Joseph Schwantner1943 -
The majority of Joseph Schwantner's compositional output is instrumental music, but some of his works include American poetry, including Wild Angels of the Open Hills, which sets the poetry of Ursula LeGuin.
Photo: Joseph Schwantner, Publicity Photo
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Joseph Schwantner studied at the American Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his orchestral piece Aftertones of Infinity, Schwantner's unique style of combination between tonal and atonal music has helped draw a broader audience to new music.