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WILLIAM BOLCOM  

(b 1938 )

The American composer and pianist William Bolcom was a pupil of Darius Milhaud at Mills College, and of Milhaud and Messiaen in Paris. He returned to America to hold various university teaching positions and to develop his own interpretation of ragtime. He joined the teaching staff of the University of Michigan in 1973. After earlier use of serialism, he developed his own particular musical idiom, influenced in good part by his interest in and performance of popular music-hall and parlour songs.

Vocal and Choral Music

Bolcom’s work is summarised in his monumental setting of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience, written between 1956 and 1981, and scored for soloists, three choruses and orchestra. His songs range from settings of Blake and Whitman to settings of Roethke.

Orchestral and Chamber Music

Bolcom’s orchestral music includes nine symphonies, piano concertos and multiple concertos. He has also made a significant contribution to chamber music.

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Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BOLCOM: Songs Naxos
8.559249
Vocal
CLASS OF '38 Naxos
8.572087
Interview
EXPLORE AMERICA Naxos
8.559187
Instrumental
MCKAY: Suite for Viola and Piano / My Tahoe Window / An April Suite Naxos
8.559143
Instrumental, Vocal, Instrumental
Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC - PERSICHETTI, V. / SCHUMAN, W. / BOLCOM, W. / FINE, I. / FOSS, L. (University of Texas Chamber Singers) Naxos
8.559358
Choral - Secular
Artist Profile Series - VAN RAAT, Ralph Naxos
8.578026
Chamber Music
BOLCOM, W.: Canciones de Lorca / Prometheus (R. Barbera, Biegel, Pacific Chorale and Symphony, St. Clair) Naxos
8.559788
Vocal, Choral - Sacred
BOLCOM, W.: Gospel Preludes, Books 1-4 (Hand) Naxos
8.559695
Instrumental
BOLCOM, W.: Piano Solo Music (Oppens, Taylor, Finehouse, Olevsky) Naxos
8.559832-34
Instrumental
BOLCOM: Music for Two Pianos Naxos
8.559244
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental
BOLCOM: Songs Naxos
8.559249
Vocal
BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Naxos
5.110083-84
Choral - Secular
BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience Naxos
8.559216-18
Choral - Secular
BOLCOM: Symphony No. 1 / Symphony No. 3 / Seattle Slew Orchestral Suite First Edition
FECD-0033
Orchestral
BOLCOM: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4 Naxos
8.559150
Chamber Music
BOLCOM: Works for Cello (Complete) Naxos
8.559348
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
CLASS OF '38 Naxos
8.572087
Instrumental
Orchestral Music - LEIF, S. / SHOSTAKOVICH, D. / NIELSEN, C. / SCHULHOFF, E. (Earquake) (Helsinki Philharmonic, Segerstam) Ondine
ODE894-2
Orchestral
Orchestral Music - LEIFS, J. / SHOSTAKOVICH, D. / HANSON, H. (Earquake - The Loudest Classical Music of All Time) (Helsinki Philharmonic, Segerstam) Ondine
ODE1210-2
Orchestral
Piano Duet Recital: Schumann, Nina / Magalhães, Luis - BARBER, S. / BOLCOM, W. / RZEWSKI, F. / ADAMS, J. (American Intersections) TwoPianists
TP1039220
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Levingston, Bruce - PART, A. / SATIE, E. / GROSS, A. / SCHUBERT, F. / CHOPIN, F. / BOLCOM, W. / GROSS, A. (Still Sound) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92148
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Lewin, Michael - NIEMANN, W.R. / LYAPUNOV, S.M. / GRIEG, E. / TAUSIG, C. / MEDTNER, N. / DVORAK, A. (Piano Phantoms) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92168
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Wang, Chun - BARTÓK, B. / BONNÍN DE GÓNGORA, J. / BOLCOM, W. / RAVEL, M. Naxos
8.573945
Instrumental
Piano Trios - KRAMMER, G. / WOOLRICH, J. / YE, X.G. / DODERER, J. / NDODANA-BREEN, B. / SÁNCHEZ-VERDÚ, J. (Dedicated to Haydn) (Haydn Trio Eisenstadt) Capriccio
C7020
Chamber Music
Story of Naxos (The) - The Soundtrack Naxos Special Projects
9.00124
Choral - Secular
Violin and Piano Recital: Koornhof, Piet / Walt, Truida van der - RACHMANINOV, S. / SCHOENFIELD, P. / WILLIAMS, J. / BOLCOM, W. (Remembrances) Delos
DE3476
Chamber Music
Violin Recital: Fain, Tim - PUTS, K. / GLASS, P. / KERNIS, A.J. / ZHURBIN, L. / DANIELPOUR, R. / BOLCOM, W. / HIGDON, J. (River of Light) Naxos
8.559662
Chamber Music
Wind Band Music - TICHELI, F. / BASSETT, L. / BOLCOM, W. (Angels in the Architecture) (MTSU Wind Ensemble, Thomas) Naxos
8.572732
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Role: Arranger 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
BOLCOM: Music for Two Pianos Naxos
8.559244
Chamber Music




 
 
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