Corigliano, John (Paul)(1938– ) composer; born in New York City. After some years working in television and radio, he taught in New York and from 1987–90 was composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony. His music has been described as polished, popularistic avant-gardism; his Symphony No. 1 won a 1992 Grammy.
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