Born: 1943, Chicago, Illinois
Idiosyncratic, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner revels in instrumental color and has written a number of popular concertos and orchestral pieces. Stylistically omnivorous, he treats serialism freely, tonality as tone rows, and rhythm and melody with an increasingly minimalist bent.
New Morning for the World (1982)DePreist, Oregon Symphony(Koch)
Velocities for Solo Marimba (1990); Concerto for PercussionGlennie, Slatkin, National Symphony(RCA)