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Composer John Corigliano.

Composer John Corigliano, Composer-in residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His composition "Symphony No. 1" is Corigliano's personal statement about the AIDS crisis. The first three movements of the Symphony are dedicated to three of his lifelong musician-friends who died of AIDS. Corigliano was inspired to write the composition after seeing the AIDS memorial quilt. (Corigliano: Symphony No. 1, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim -- on the Erato Label, #2292-45601-2).


Other segments from the episode on June 5, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 5, 1992: Interview with John Corigliano; Interview with Charlie Sifford; Review of the film "Patriot Games."


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