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Composer: Harbison, John (b. 1938)

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Year of birth1938
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
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LondonWinter's Night

Morales, Praetorius, Howells, Rorem, Traditional, Rathbone, Tavener, Weir, Parry, Frances-Hoad, Harbison, Beamish, Barber, Rutter, Panufnik, L'Estrange, Goss, Holst, Berlin, Pierpont
Graham Ross; Choir of Clare College Cambridge

BostonKen-David Masur conducts Harbison, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev

Harbison, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Ken-David Masur; Garrick Ohlsson

BostonSir Andrew Davis conducts Harbison, Mozart and Vaughan Williams

Harbison, Mozart, Vaughan Williams
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Alessio Bax

SeattleShostakovich Symphony No. 15

Bach, Harbison, Shostakovich
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Wayne Marshall

New York CityThe Art of the Recital: Cho-Liang Lin + Jon Kimura Parker

Harbison, Schoenfield, Stucky
Cho-Liang Lin; Jon Kimura Parker
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A truly great Gatsby: John Harbison's opera gets a thrilling performance in Boston

John Harbison  ©  Katrin Talbot
Between Baz Luhrmann’s recent film The Great Gatsby, Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby currently at Sadler’s Wells, and Elevator Repair Service’s circulation-testing, eight-hour Gatz at the Noël Coward Theatre last year, Londoners such as myself could be forgiven for feeling all Gatsbied out (in truth, Gatz could probably have achieved that by itself).
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Chamber music with members of the San Francisco Symphony and Yefim Bronfman

Yefim Bronfman  ©  Dario Acosta
The San Francisco Symphony recently returned from an exhausting six-city, ten-concert tour of Asia and now enter the month of December with a selection of seasonal, festive performances.
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Harbison's Symphony no. 5 in Boston: A meditation on loss

John Harbison,  ©  Katrin Talbot

There is an electric guitar on stage at Boston's Symphony Hall, and it is not a Pops concert.

John Harbison's Symphony no. 5 for baritone, mezzo-soprano and orchestra up-ends what we think of as a symphony, presenting the voice as an instrument and recalibrating the form.