John Corigliano: Early Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR659     Release Date: 1993-01-01

John and Richard Contiguglia, duo-pianists; William Ferris Chorale; William Ferris, conductor; John Corigliano, Sr., violin; Ralph Votapek, piano


As the title says, this disc is a collection of works from early in my career. The oldest piece, Kaleidoscope, was written when I was twenty-one years old. Both it and the Gazebo Dances are lighter, short-form works dedicated to friends and colleagues. The two choral works are presented together for the first time, their unifying factor being the poet and translator Richard Wilbur.

The Sonata for Violin and Piano was my first major work and is perhaps the most widely performed. Though it has now been recorded numerous times, this recording remains the definitive performance of the work and also the first recording of my music issued on CRI when I was thirty years old!...
—John Corigliano

John Corigliano (b 1938) is internationally recognized as one of the leading composers of his generation. In orchestra, chamber, opera, and film work, the passion and thoughtfulness of his highly expressive and compelling works, mediated by a multifaceted and ever-expanding technique, has won for him global critical and popular acclaim.


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

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John Corigliano: Early Works

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Track Listing

Kaleidoscope
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Gazebo Dances: I. Overture
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Gazebo Dances: II. Waltz
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Gazebo Dances: III. Adagio
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Gazebo Dances: IV. Tarantella
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Two Richard Wilbur Settings: L'invitation au voyage
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Two Richard Wilbur Settings: A Black November Turkey
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: I. Allegro
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: II. Andantino (with simplicity)
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: III. Lento (quasi recitativo)
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: IV. Allegro
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