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Distinguished Professor of Music John Corigliano Discusses his Creative Process

January 18, 2011

In this CUNYMedia interview, Lehman's Distinguished Professor of Music John Corigliano discusses his lengthy music career and his creative process—from his Grammy Award-winning classical composition Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, to his Academy Award-winning score to the film The Red Violin, to his critically acclaimed opera The Ghosts of Versailles. He also talks about why he loves being a member of the Lehman faculty, which he joined in 1974. Regarded as one of the world's leading composers of orchestral, chamber, operatic, and film music, Professor Corigliano has also won and a Pulitzer Prize for Music and the Grawemeyer Award, as well as a Grammy Award for String Quartet and Rage and Remembrance: Symphony No. 1.