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Schuller, Gunther (opera) (Alexander )locked

  • Austin Clarkson

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(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 (...

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