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John Corigliano on The Red Violin

February 29, 2008 | CUNY Lecture Series, Lehman College, New York City College of Technology

For the Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer John Corigliano, scoring music for the film “The Red Violin” — a story that spans four centuries in five countries — presented a unique challenge. Before a screening of the movie that was held at New York City College of Technology as a part of the Brooklyn Philharmonic 2008 John Corigliano Festival, Corigliano discusses his use of seven simple chords as the foundation that connects the film’s various themes. A Distinguished Professor of Music at Lehman College, Corigliano, was presented with an Academy Award for best original score for “The Red Violin” and has also been the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards.
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