Charles Wuorinen  

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Charles Peter Wuorinen (June 9, 1938 – March 11, 2020) was a American composer of contemporary classical music based in New York City. He performed his works and other 20th-century music as pianist and conductor.

He composed more than 270 works, including works for orchestra, operas such as Brokeback Mountain, chamber music, as well as solo instrumental and vocal works. Salman Rushdie and Annie Proulx have collaborated with him. Wuorinen's work has been described as serialist, but he came to disparage that term as meaningless. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for Time's Encomium, his only purely electronic piece. Wourinen was also an academic teacher at several institutions including Columbia University and Manhattan School of Music.

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