Joseph Schwantner

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.

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About

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.

–Christie Finn

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Recordings

20th Century Consort

(Joseph Schwantner)

2004

American Classics: Schwantner

(Joseph Schwantner)

2004

The Music of Joseph Schwantner

(Joseph Schwantner)

1997

White Moon - Songs to Morpheus

(Ruth Crawford Seeger and Joseph Schwantner)

1995

Schwantner/Johnson: Chamber Works

(Joseph Schwantner)

1984

Songs

Sheet Music

Evening Land

Composer(s): Joseph Schwantner

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Evening Land Symphony

Composer(s): Joseph Schwantner

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