^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home
Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search


John Corigliano is among the most honoured composers in the United States. He was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Symphony No 2, introduced in November 2000 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and subsequently heard in New York, Helsinki, Berlin, and Moscow. In March 2000, Corigliano’s third film score, for The Red Violin, was awarded the Academy Award (“Oscar.”) Corigliano’s Symphony No 1, an impassioned response to the AIDS crisis, captured the 1991 Grawemeyer Award for Best New Orchestral Composition; The Chicago Symphony’s recording of the piece won the GRAMMY® awards for both Best New Composition and Best Orchestral Performance, and it has been played by over 150 different orchestras worldwide.

A Distinguished Professor of Music at the City University of New York, Corigliano was named in 1991 both to the faculty of the Juilliard School and to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an organisation of American’s most prominent artists, sculptors, architects, writers, and composers: he is one of the few living composers to have a string quartet named after him.

Commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera, where it premièred in December 1991, Corigliano’s “grand opera buffa” The Ghosts of Versailles sold out two engagements at the Metropolitan (1991 and 1994) as well as its 1995 production at the Chicago Lyric Opera. The nationwide telecast of the Metropolitan’s première production was released on videocassette and laser-disc by Deutsche Grammophon. Following its première, The Ghosts of Versailles collected the Composition of the Year award from the first International Classic Music Awards. In April 1999, The Ghosts of Versailles received its European première, in a new production directed and designed for the opening of the new opera house in Hannover, Germany, and revived at the Met in the ’09–’10 season. Other works include 2004’s Circus Maximus: Symphony No 3, for multiple wind ensembles: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (‘The Red Violin’) released on compact disc by Sony in December 2007 with Marin Alsop leading soloist Joshua Bell and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the orchestral song cycle Mr Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, recorded for Naxos in March 2007, with JoAnn Falletta leading soprano soloist Hila Plitmann and the Buffalo Philharmonic (Naxos 8.559331).

Corigliano’s catalogue includes three symphonies, seven concerti (for violin, flute, clarinet, oboe, guitar percussion, and piano), numerous shorter works for orchestra and an extensive catalogue of chamber works, which have been recorded on numerous major labels. His music is published exclusively by G. Schirmer, Inc.

For more information about John Corigliano, please visit his website at www.johncorigliano.com.

View by Role: Classical Artist | Classical Composer
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
CLASS OF '38 Naxos

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ADAMS, J.: Violin Concerto / CORIGLIANO: Chaconne from The Red Violin Naxos
Choral - Secular
Choral Concert: Young People's Chorus of New York City - GORDON, M. / YOON, Bora / MONK, M. / RILEY, T. / CORIGLIANO JR., J. (transient glory III) Cantaloupe Music
Choral - Secular
CLASS OF '38 Naxos
Chamber Music
CORIGLIANO / COPLAND: Violin Sonatas / DELLO JOIO, N.: Variations and Capriccio Artek
Chamber Music
CORIGLIANO / HARBISON / HERSCH / KERNIS / KOLB: American Orchestral Works Cedille
CORIGLIANO, J.: Conjurer / Vocalise (Glennie, Plitmann, Albany Symphony, Miller) Naxos
Concertos, Vocal
CORIGLIANO, J.: Dylan Thomas Trilogy (A) (T. Allen, T. Jackson, J. Tessier, Nashville Symphony and Chorus, L. Slatkin) Naxos
Choral - Secular
CORIGLIANO, J.: Mr. Tambourine Man / 3 Hallucinations (Plitmann, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta) Naxos
Orchestral, Vocal
CORIGLIANO, J.: Phantasmagoria Suite / To Music / Fantasia on an Ostinato / 3 Hallucinations (Tampere Philharmonic, Klas) Ondine
CORIGLIANO, J.: Piano Music (Oppens, Lowenthal) - Winging It / Chiaroscuro / Fantasia on an Ostinato / Kaleidoscope / Etude Fantasy Cedille
CORIGLIANO, J.: Symphony No. 2 / The Mannheim Rocket (Helsinki Philharmonic, Storgards) Ondine
CORIGLIANO, J.: Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus" / Gazebo Dances (University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Junkin) Naxos
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
CORIGLIANO, J.: Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus" / Gazebo Dances (University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Junkin) (Blu-Ray Audio) Naxos
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
CORIGLIANO, J.: Violin and Piano Music (Bieler, Tichman) Naxos
Chamber Music, Concertos, Instrumental
CORIGLIANO, J.: Violin Concerto, "The Red Violin" / KUUSISTO, J.: Leika / Violin Concerto, Op. 28 (Vahala, Lahti Symphony, Kuusisto) BIS
CORIGLIANO, J.: Violin Concerto, "The Red Violin" / Phantasmagoria (M. Ludwig, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta) Naxos
Orchestral, Concertos
CORIGLIANO: Red Violin Caprices (The) / Violin Sonata / THOMSON, V.: 5 Ladies / Portraits (Quint) Naxos
Instrumental, Chamber Music
CORIGLIANO: Snapshot - Circa 1909 / String Quartet No. 1 / FRIEDMAN: String Quartet No. 2 Naxos
Chamber Music
CORIGLIANO: Tournaments Overture / Piano Concerto First Edition
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
Piano Duo Recital: ZOFO Duet - GERSHWIN, G. / NANCARROW, C. / BARBER, S. / CORIGLIANO, J. / SHAWN, A. (Mosh Pit) Dorian Sono Luminus
Story of Naxos (The) - The Soundtrack Naxos Special Projects
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
ZWILICH, E.: Clarinet Quintet / SHENG, B.: Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet (Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society) Delos
Chamber Music

 View Albums

For picture licensing, please contact customer service.

 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
8:13:40 AM, 26 May 2016
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.