Glennie and Albany Symphony win Grammy with Corigliano’s 'Conjurer'
28th January 2014
Conjurer is based on instruments of "wood, metal, and skin." Using numerous instruments including xylophone, chimes, and kick drum. Corigliano's composition establishes the soloist as a kind of sorcerer, conjuring possible themes from these three instrumental categories and then passing them onto the orchestra to develop and embellish. The recording also features Hila Plitmann in Vocalise for soprano and orchestra.
Corigliano won an Oscar in 1999 for Best Music Score for "The Red Violin," and in 2001 he won a Pulitzer Prize for Symphony No. 2.
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