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WILLIAM BOLCOM  

(b 1938 )

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1938, William Bolcom now resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he taught at the University of Michigan for 35 years until his retirement in 2008. At age 11 he entered the University of Washington to study composition privately with John Verrall; later studies were with Darius Milhaud at Mills College and the Paris Conservatoire. He received a Master’s degree from Mills College and the first Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stanford University. Recent honors include the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Music; four GRAMMY® Awards (2005); the 2006 National Medal of Arts; two Guggenheim fellowships; six honorary doctorates; “2007 Composer of the Year” designation by Musical America and others. Bolcom has received commissions from, among many others, the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, and the MET Orchestra. He has written for Plácido Domingo, Isaac Stern, James Galway, Marilyn Horne, Joyce Castle, and Ursula Oppens, among many others. His extensive chamber commissions include works for Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, the Emerson and Guarneri Quartets, Pro Arte Quartet, and other groups. Bolcom has composed nine symphonies, twelve string quartets, four operas, three theater operas, and one zarzuela. As a highly acclaimed solo pianist and concert artist with his wife, mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, Bolcom has recorded and performed widely. William Bolcom’s publisher is Edward B. Marks Music Company.

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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 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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