Schuller, Gunther (opera) (Alexander )
- Austin Clarkson
(b New York, Nov 22, 1925). American composer . The son of a violinist, he began his career as a horn player; he was principal horn at the Metropolitan Opera from 1945 to 1959. As a composer he is entirely self-taught. His interests range widely over both popular and classical traditions, and he has amalgamated diverse elements into syntheses that have a distinctive viability, vividness and communicative power. His earliest published work, the Suite for wind quintet (...