Charles Wuorinen
Jun 09 , 1938 - Mar 11 , 2020

Charles Wuorinen began composing since he was five, and he was a forceful presence on the American musical scene for more than four decades. In 1970, Wuorinen was the youngest composer ever to have won the Pulitzer Prize (for the electronic work Time's Encomium). The Pulitzer and the MacArthur Fellowship were just two among many awards, fellowships and other honors to come his way.

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Charles Wuorinen began composing since he was five, and he was a forceful presence on the American musical scene for more than four decades. In 1970, Wuorinen was the youngest composer ever to have won the Pulitzer Prize (for the electronic work Time's Encomium). The Pulitzer and the MacArthur Fellowship were just two among many awards, fellowships and other honors to come his way.

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