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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1959.

Events[edit]

Albums released (in alphabetical order)[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1959.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bobby Darin Mack the Knife 1959 United States UK 1 – Sep 1959, US BB 1 – Sep 1959, US BB 1 of 1959, US CashBox 1 of 1959, Canada 1 – Aug 1959, Grammy in 1959, POP 1 of 1959, DDD 3 of 1959, Norway 9 – Nov 1959, South Africa 13 of 1959, RYM 15 of 1959, RIAA 15, Italy 38 of 1960, Europe 88 of the 1950s, Party 226 of 1999, Rolling Stone 251, Acclaimed 407, WXPN 518
2 Johnny Horton The Battle of New Orleans 1959 United States US BB 1 – May 1959, Canada 1 – May 1959, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Dec 1958, US CashBox 2 of 1959, Australia 9 of 1959, UK 16 – Jun 1959, South Africa 17 of 1959, RYM 19 of 1959, US BB 38 of 1959, POP 38 of 1959, DDD 47 of 1959, RIAA 333, Acclaimed 821
3 Lloyd Price Personality 1959 United States Australia 1 for 4 weeks Nov 1958, US BB 2 – May 1959, Canada 2 – May 1959, Australia 5 of 1959, US CashBox 6 of 1959, Norway 6 – Jul 1959, South Africa 12 of 1959, UK 25 – Aug 1959, US BB 33 of 1959, POP 33 of 1959, Europe 36 of the 1950s, DDD 56 of 1959, RYM 85 of 1959, Acclaimed 2027
4 Lloyd Price Stagger Lee 1959 United States US BB 1 – Jan 1959, Canada 3 – Dec 1958, South Africa 5 of 1959, UK 7 – Feb 1959, Norway 8 – Apr 1959, US CashBox 11 of 1959, DDD 23 of 1958, US BB 28 of 1959, POP 28 of 1959, RYM 31 of 1958, Europe 86 of the 1950s, Rolling Stone 456, Acclaimed 1013
5 Frankie Avalon Venus 1959 United States US BB 1 – Feb 1959, Canada 1 – Feb 1959, Australia 1 for 2 weeks Oct 1958, US CashBox 3 of 1959, RYM 4 of 1959, Italy 6 of 1959, South Africa 6 of 1959, Australia 15 of 1959, UK 16 – Apr 1959

Top hits on record (in alphabetical order)[edit]

See also: Hot 100 number-one hits of 1959 (United States)

Published popular music[edit]

Other notable songs[edit]

Classical music[edit]

  • Juhan Aavik – Requiem
  • Jean Absil
    • Danses bulgares, op. 103, for piano
    • Passacaglia in memoriam Alban Berg, op. 101, for piano
    • Rhapsody No. 5, op. 102, for 2 pianos
  • Murray AdaskinSaskatchewan Legend, for orchestra
  • Samuel AdlerToccata, Recitation, and Postlude, for organ
  • Stephen Albert – Toccatas (2), for piano
  • William Alwyn
    • Symphony No. 4
    • Trio for strings
  • Hendrik Andriessen
    • Missa populi, for solo voice, congregation, and organ
    • Signum Magnum, for soprano, choir, and organ
    • Suite, for flute or recorder and piano
    • Tota pulchra, anima mea, for 2 voices and organ
  • Jurriaan Andriessen – Sonata da camera, for flute, viola, and guitar
  • Louis Andriessen
    • Nocturnen, for soprano and chamber orchestra
    • Percosse, for flute, trumpet, bassoon, and percussion
  • István Anhalt
    • Electronic Composition No. 1 "Sine nomine I"
    • Electronic Composition No. 2 "Sine nomine II"
  • Hans Erich Apostel
    • Fantasie, op. 31b, for piano
    • Österreichische Miniaturen (5), for orchestra
    • Vier kleine Klavierstücke, op. 31a, for piano
  • Malcolm Arnold
    • Concerto, for guitar and chamber orchestra, op. 67
    • Song of Simeon, op. 69 (nativity masque), for mimes, solo voices, and chamber orchestra
    • Sweeney Todd, op. 68 (ballet)
    • William Blake Songs, op. 66, for alto and strings
  • Claude Arrieu
    • Fantaisie lyrique, for ondes martenot and piano
    • Suite, for string orchestra
  • Robert Ashley – Piano Sonata ("Christopher Columbus crosses to the New World in the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria using only dead reckoning and a crude astrolabe")
  • Larry AustinHomecoming, cantata for soprano and jazz quintet
  • Jan Bach – Toccata, for orchestra
  • Sven-Erik BäckA Game around a Game, for orchestra
  • Henk Badings
    • Capriccio, for violin, 2 tapes, and "elektromagnetische Klangfiguren"
    • Die Frau von Andros, ballet, electronic music
    • Jungle, ballet, electronic music
    • Languentibus in purgatorio, for mixed choir
    • Psalm 147, for children’s chorus, chamber chorus, chorus, and orchestra
  • Claude BaillifMouvements pour deux, op. 27, for flute and piano
  • Tadeusz BairdEspressioni varianti, for violin and orchestra
  • Leonardo BaladaMusica en cuatro tiempos, for piano
  • Samuel BarberNocturne (Homage to John Field), op. 33, for piano
  • Jean Barraqué… au-delà du hasard, for soprano, SA choir, 20 instruments in 4 groups including piano and clarinet soloists
  • Leslie Bassett
    • Duets, for 2 cellos
    • For City, Nation, World. cantata, for tenor, SATB choir, children’s choir ad lib, congregation, 4 trombones, and organ
    • Sonata, for violin and piano
  • Jürg Baur
    • Chorale Preludes (4), for organ
    • Concertino, for flute, oboe, clarinet, string orchestra, and timpani
    • Metamorphosen, for piano, violin, and cello
  • Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt – String Quartet No. 5
  • John J. Becker
    • At Dieppe, for voice and piano
    • String Quartet no. 3 (unfinished)
  • John BeckwithMusic for Dancing, for orchestra (second orchestration)
  • Jack Beeson
    • Against Idleness and Mischief and in Praise of Labor, for high voice and piano
    • "Fire, Fire, Quench Desire", for high voice and piano
    • Lullaby, for alto and piano (revised version)
    • Round and Round, for piano, four-hands
    • Symphony No. 1, in A major
    • Three Love Songs, for alto and piano (revised version)
    • Transformations, for large orchestra
  • Paul Ben-Haim
    • Hazono shel navi [The Vision of a Prophet], for tenor, SATB choir, and orchestra
    • Poème, for harp
  • Arthur Benjamin – String Quartet No. 2
  • Richard Rodney BennettMusic for an Occasion, for orchestra
  • Niels Viggo Bentzon – Piano Sonata No. 7, op. 121
  • Gunnar Berg
    • Gaffkys I–X, for piano
    • Pour clarinette et violon, for clarinet and violin
    • Pour piano et orchestre, for piano and orchestra
    • 37 Aspects (Spoon River) , for ensemble
  • Arthur Berger – Chamber Concerto, for small orchestra
  • Luciano Berio
    • Allez Hop!, "racconto mimico"
    • Quaderni I, for orchestra
  • Lennox Berkeley
    • Overture, for light orchestra
    • "So sweet love seemed", for mezzo-sopran or baritone and piano
    • Sonatina, op. 52, no. 2, for 2 pianos
  • Boris BlacherMusica giocosa, op. 59, for orchestra
  • Easley Blackwood, Jr.
    • Concertino, op. 5, for 5 instruments
    • String Quartet No. 2, op. 6
  • Arthur BlissBirthday Song for a Royal Child, SATB choir
  • Augustyn Bloch
    • Espressioni, for soprano and orchestra
    • Impressioni poetiche, for male choir and orchestra
  • Konrad BoehmerVariation, for orchestra
  • William BolcomRomantic Pieces, for piano
  • Margaret Bonds
    • Dream Portraits (3), for voice and piano
    • "Ezekiel saw the wheel", for voice and piano
    • "I Got a Home in That Rock", for voice and orchestra or piano
    • Mass in D Minor, for choir and organ
  • Narcís Bonet – Choral, for organ
  • Pierre Boulez
  • Paul BowlesSweet Bird of Youth, incidental music for the play by Tennessee Williams
  • Henry BrantThe Crossing, for tenor, oboe or soprano saxophone, glockenspiel, violin, and cello
  • Havergal Brian – Symphony No. 13 in C major
  • Benjamin Britten
    • Cantata academica, carmen basiliense, op. 62, for SATB chorus and orchestra
    • Fanfare for St Edmundsbury, for 3 trumpets
    • Missa brevis in D, op. 63, for boys’ voices and organ
    • Oliver Cromwell, for unison voices and piano
  • Earle BrownHodograph I, for flute, piano + celesta, and percussion
  • Alan BushDorian Passacaglia and Fugue, op. 52, for orchestra
  • Geoffrey BushSongs of Wonder, for soprano or tenor and string orchestra or piano
  • Sylvano BussottiPiano Pieces for David Tudor
  • Nigel ButterleyJoseph and Mary, for soprano and flute
  • Cornelius CardewPiano Piece 1959
  • Elliott Carter – String Quartet No. 2
  • Niccolo CastiglioniCangiati, for piano
  • Chen Gang & He Zhanhao - Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto
  • Aldo Clementi
    • Ideogrammi No. 1, for 16 instruments
    • Ideogrammi No. 2, for flute and 17 instruments
  • Aaron Copland
    • Dance Panels, for orchestra
    • Paisaje mexicana and Danza de Jalisco, as Two Mexican Pieces, for orchestra; later became part of Three Latin American Sketches (1971)
  • John Corigliano
    • Kaleidoscope, for 2 pianos
    • Petits Fours, for violin and piano
  • Paul Creston
    • Janus, op. 77, for orchestra
    • Prelude and Dance, op. 76, for band
  • George CrumbVariazioni for large orchestra
    • Halim El-Dabh
    • Elements, Beings and Primevals, for tape
    • Juxtaposition No. 1, for percussion ensemble
    • Juxtaposition No. 2, for percussion and harp
    • Juxtaposition No. 3, for mezzo-soprano, 2 harps, and percussion
    • Leiyla and the Poet, for tape
    • Meditation on White Noise, for tape
    • The Word, for tape,
  • Mario DavidovskySerie sinfonica 1959 for orchestra
  • Paul Dessau
    • Flug zur Sonne, dance scenes
    • Hymne auf den Beginn einer neuen Geschichte der Menschheit, for speakr, soprano, chorus, 3 pianos, 2 harps, double bass, timpani, and percussion
  • David Diamond
    • A Private World, for piano
    • Sonata, for solo cello
    • Sonata, for solo violin
    • Symphony No. 7
  • Henri Dutilleux – Symphony No. 2 (Le Double)
  • Werner Egk
    • Furchtlosigkeit und Wohlwollen, oratorio for tenor, mixed chorus, and orchestra (revised version)
    • Variationen über ein karibisches Thema, for orchestra
  • Gottfried von EinemTanz-Rondo, op. 27, for orchestra
  • Hanns Eisler
    • Brandverse, for voice and piano
    • Motto (Auf einer chinesischen Theewurzellöwen), for voice and piano
    • Musik zu ‘Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg’, for voice and small orchestra
    • Trommellied, for voice and piano
    • Rezitativ und Fuge auf 60. Geburtstag von J. R. Becher, for voice and piano
    • Um meine Weisheit unbekümmert, for voice and piano
  • Kenneth GaburoStray Birds, for soprano and piano
  • Roberto Gerhard
    • Asylum Diary, incidental music for the play by Lavant
    • Chaconne, for solo violin
    • Coriolanus, incidental music for the play by Shakespeare
    • Don Carlos, incidental music for the play by Schiller
    • Lament on the Death of a Bullfighter, for speaker and tape
  • Ottmar Gerster
    • Concerto, for horn and orchestra
    • Vorwärts!, for baritone, speaker, SATB choir, and chamber orchestra
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks
    • Drama for Orchestra, for clarinet, trumpet, piano, 3 percussionists, strings
    • Saul and the Witch of Endor, ballet for television
  • Roger Goeb
    • Concertino no. 2, for orchestra
    • Iowa Concerto, for chamber orchestra
  • Alexander Goehr
    • Fantasia, op. 4 (revised version), for orchestra
    • Songs from the Japanese, op. 9, for mezzo-soprano and piano or orchestra
    • Variations, op. 8, for flute and piano
  • Henryk Górecki – Symphony No. 1 1959
  • Fernando Lopes Graça
    • Canções populares portuguesas (24), book 4, for voice and piano
    • História trágico-marítima, second version, for baritone, alto chorus, and orchestra
    • A menina do mar, for chamber orchestra
    • Nocturnos (5), for piano
    • As predicações de Adamastor contra os portugueses, for voice and piano
    • Prelúdio e dança burlesca, for 2 pianos
    • Rondes et complaintes des provinces de France, for choir
    • Tres peças, for violin and piano
    • Tres velhos fandangos portugueses, version for piano
  • Camargo Guarnieri
    • "O amor de agora", for voice and piano
    • "Onde andará", for voice and piano
    • Ponteios, volume 5, for piano
    • Sonata No. 5, for violin and piano
    • Valsa No. 10, for piano
  • Cristóbal Halffter
    • Sonata, for violin solo
    • Three Pieces, for flute solo
  • Rodolfo HalffterTripartita, op. 25, for orchestra
  • Iain Hamilton – Sinfonia, for two orchestras
  • Roman Haubenstock-RamatiInterpolation: Mobile pour flûte
  • Bernhard Heiden – Viola Sonata
  • Hans Werner Henze
    • Sonata for piano
    • L’usignolo dell’imperatore, balletto-pantomima, after Hans Christian Andersen
  • Paul Hindemith
    • Festmarsch, for 3 male voices and tuba
    • Joseph, lieber Joseph mein, canon for 4 voices
    • Six songs from Das Marienleben, op. 27, arranged for soprano and orchestra
  • Karel Horký
    • Jan Hus, tastura, ballet (revised version)
    • Symphony No. 1
  • Alan Hovhaness
    • Bardo Sonata, op. 192, for piano
    • Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra, op. 174
    • Lake of Van Sonata, op. 175, for piano (revised version)
    • Symphony No. 6 "Celestial Gate", op. 173, for chamber orchestra
    • Symphony No. 7 "Nanga Parvat", op. 175, for wind ensemble
  • Andrew ImbrieLegend, for orchestra
  • Maki IshiiPrelude and Variations, for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, piano, and percussion
  • Jānis Ivanovs – Piano Concerto in G minor
  • Francis JacksonDiversion for Mixtures
  • Miloslav Kabeláč
    • Cizokrajné motivy [Motifs from Foreign Countries], op. 38, for piano
    • Suite from Master of Nine Songs’, op. 34a, for baritone and orchestra
    • Suite, op. 39, for saxophone and piano*Dmitri Kabalevsky
    • Preludes and Fugues, op. 61
    • The Leninists, cantata after Y. Dolmatovski for three choruses and large symphony orchestra, op. 63
  • Mauricio KagelTransición II, for piano, percussion, and two tape recorders
  • Aram Khachaturian
    • Lermontov: Suite, for orchestra
    • Sonatina, for piano
  • Tikhon Khrennikov – Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 14
  • Gottfried Michael Koenig
    • Quintet for Winds, for flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, and bassoon
    • String Quartet 1959
  • Ernst Krenek
    • Flötenstück neunphasig, op. 171, for flute and 6 pianos
    • Hausmusik, op. 172, for various instruments
    • Quaestio temporis, op. 170, for small orchestra
    • Six Motets, op. 169, for 4 voices
  • György Kurtág
    • String Quartet, op. 1
    • Wind Quintet, op. 2
  • John La MontaineFragments from the Song of Songs, op. 29, for soprano and orchestra
  • Ingvar LidholmMutanza, for orchestra
  • György LigetiApparitions, for orchestra (1958–59)
  • Otto Luening – Fantasia, for string quartet and orchestra
  • Witold Lutosławski
    • Dance Preludes, version for 9 instruments
    • Piosenki dziecinne (3), for voice and piano
  • Elizabeth MaconchyA Hymn to God the Father, for tenor and piano
  • Bruno Maderna
    • L’altro mondo, ovvero Gli stati e imperi della luna, music for a radio play by A. Brissoni, after Jonathan Swift's Gulliver’s Travels
    • Piano Concerto
  • Donald Martino – Trio, for violin, clarinet, and piano
  • Bohuslav Martinů
    • The Burden of Moab, cantata, for male voices and piano
    • Impromptus (2), for harpsichord
    • Madrigaly, for mixed voices
    • Mikeš z hor, chamber cantata, for solo voices, chorus, 2 violins, viola, and piano
    • Musique de chambre no. 1, for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, harp, and piano
    • Nonet, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, and double bass
    • Pièce, for 2 cellos
    • Písničky pro dětský sbor, for children’s choir
    • The Prophecy of Isaiah, cantata, for solo voices, male chorus, trumpet, viola, piano, and timpani
    • Ptačí hody, for children’s voices and trumpet
    • Variations on a Slovak Folksong, for cello and piano
    • Vigilie, for organ
    • Znělka, for children’s voices
  • Yoritsune Matsudaira
    • Danse sacrée et Danse finale, for orchestra
    • Katsura, for soprano, flute, guitar, harp, harpsichord, and percussion
  • Toshirō Mayuzumi
    • Campanology, electronic music
    • Sange, for male choir
    • Shukukon-ka [Wedding Song], for chorus and orchestra
    • U so ri, oratorio
  • Peter MenninSonata concertante, for violin and piano
  • Darius Milhaud
    • Burma Road, op. 375, incidental music for television
    • Mother Courage, op. 379, incidental music for the play by Bertolt Brecht
    • Sonatina, op. 378, for viola and piano
    • Symphonie concertante, op. 376, for bassoon, horn, trumpet, double bass, and orchestra
    • Symphony No. 9, op. 380
  • Federico MompouImpresiones intimas, for piano (revised version)
  • Makoto Moroi
    • Chamber Cantata No. 2
    • Pitagoras no hoshi [Stars of Pythagoras], music drama, for solo voice, instruments, and tape
  • Thea Musgrave
    • Scottish Dance Suite, for orchestra
    • Triptych, for tenor and orchestra
  • Bo Nilsson
    • Ett blocks timme, cantata for soprano and chamber orchestra
    • Stenogram, for organ
    • Brief an Gösta Oswald, cantata trilogy
      • Ein irrender Sohn, for alto, alto flute, and chamber ensemble
      • Mädchentotenlieder, for soprano, alto flute, and chamber ensemble
      • Und die Zeiger seiner Augen wurden langsam zurückgedreht, for alto or soprano and orchestra
  • Luigi NonoComposizione no. 2 (Diario polacco ‘58), for orchestra
  • Andrzej Panufnik
    • Pieśni ludowych (5) unison choir, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, and bass clarinet (revised version)
    • Polonia, suite for orchestra
  • Arvo Pärt
    • Meie aed, op. 3, for children’s chorus and orchestra
    • Sonatine, op. 1, no. 2, for piano
  • Vincent Persichetti
    • Song of Peace, op. 82, for TTBB/SATB choir and piano
    • String Quartet No. 3, op. 81
  • Michel Philippot – Composition No. 1, for string orchestra
  • Walter Piston
  • Quincy Porter
    • Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra
    • Concerto (Concertino), for wind orchestra
  • Henri Pousseur
    • Préhistoire du cinéma, 1–track tape
    • Rimes pour différentes sources sonores, for 3 orchestral groups and 2-track tape
  • Juan Orrego-Salas
    • Alabanzas a la Virgen, op. 49, for soprano or tenor and piano
    • Garden Songs, op. 47, for soprano, flute, viola, and harp
  • Angelo PaccagniniCanti brevi: secondo libro, for voice and soprano
  • George Perle – Wind Quintet No. 1[2]
  • Allan Pettersson – Symphony No. 4 (1958–59)[3]
  • H. Owen Reed
    • Che-Ba-Kun-Ah (Road of Souls), for band, or for winds and string quartet
    • Renascence, for band
  • George RochbergBartókiana, for piano
  • Ned Rorem
    • "Memory", for voice and piano
    • Miracles of Christmas, for SATB choir and organ
    • "My Papa's Waltz", for voice and piano
    • "Night Crow", for voice and piano
    • "Root Cellar", for voice and piano
    • Two Poems of Theodore Roethke, for voice and piano
    • "The Waking", for voice and piano
  • Hilding Rosenberg
    • Glaukes sånger (revised version), for voice and piano
    • Quintet for winds
    • Riflessioni No. 1, for string orchestra
    • Sonata, for solo flute
    • Songs (4), for voice and piano
  • Frederic RzewskiPoem, for piano
  • Vadim Salmanov – Symphony No. 2 in G
  • Domingo Santa Cruz – String Quartet No. 3, op. 31
  • Giacinto ScelsiQuattro pezzi su una nota sola ["Four pieces each on a single note"]
  • Bogusław SchaefferConcerto breve for cello
  • Pierre SchaefferEtudes aux objets
  • R. Murray SchaferIn memoriam: Alberto Guerrero, for string orchestra
  • Hermann Schroeder
    • Missa figuralis, for choir, instruments, and organ
    • Partita Veni Creator Spiritus', for organ
    • Quartet No. 3, for oboe, violin, viola, and cello
  • Heino Schubert
    • Missa "unanimi voce", for chorus and organ
    • Stücke (4), for piano 4-hands
  • Gunther Schuller
    • Abstraction, for nine instruments
    • Concertino, for jazz quartet and orchestra
    • Conversations, for jazz qartet and string quartet
  • William Schuman – Violin Concerto (revised version)
  • Makoto Shinohara
    • Kassouga, for flute and piano
    • Pièces concertantes (3), for trumpet and piano
  • Dmitri ShostakovichCello Concerto No. 1
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Igor Stravinsky
    • Double Canon: Raoul Dufy in memoriam, for four instruments
    • Epitaphium, "Für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg", for flute, clarinet, and harp
  • Carlos Surinach – Concerto for Orchestra
  • Tōru Takemitsu
    • Ikari wo komete furikaereba [Looking Back with Rage], incidental music
    • Kaizoku [A Pirate], incidental music
    • Saegirarenai kyūsoku [Uninterrupted Rest] I–III, for piano
    • Scene, for cello and string orchestra
    • Shiseru ōjo [A Dead Princess], incidental music
  • Randall Thompson
    • Frostiana, for 3–7 voices and piano or orchestra
    • The Gate of Heaven, 4-part choir
  • Virgil Thomson
    • Bertha (incidental music for the play by K. Koch)
    • Collected Poems (K. Koch), for soprano, baritone, and orchestra
    • Fugues and Cantilenas for orchestra
    • Lamentations, for accordion
    • Mostly about Love (Four Songs for Alice Estey), for voice and piano
  • Michael TippettLullaby, for 6 solo voices: alto, two sopranos, two tenors, and bass
  • Erich Urbanner – Concertino, for flute and orchestra
  • Vladimir Ussachevsky
    • The Boy Who Saw Through, film score
    • Studies in Sound, Plus, for tape
  • David Van Vactor – Symphony No. 3
  • Santiago Velasco Llanos – "O salutaris hostia", motet for chorus
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • Concerto Grosso, for wind quartet and wind ensemble
    • Suite No. 1, for chamber orchestra
    • Suite No. 2, for chamber orchestra
  • William Walton
    • Anon in Love, 6 songs for tenor and guitar or orchestra
    • March: A History of the English-speaking Peoples, incidental music for ABC TV
    • A Queen’s Fanfare, for brass
  • Egon Wellesz
    • Lieder aus Wien, op. 82, for voice and piano
    • Quintet, op.81 for clarinet and string quartet
    • Rhapsodie, op. 87, for viola
  • Healey Willan
    • Passacaglia and Fugue no. 2 in E minor, op. 178, for organ
    • Poem for Strings, op. 82, version for string orchestra
  • Grace WilliamsAll Seasons Shall Be Sweet
  • Charles Wuorinen
    • Musica duarum partium ecclesiastica, for brass quintet, timpani, piano, and organ[4]
    • Symphony No. 3[4][5]
    • Trio concertante, for oboe, violin, and piano[4]
  • La Monte Young
    • Sarabande, for any instruments
    • Studies I, II, and III, for piano
    • Vision, for piano, 2 brass, recorder, 4 bassoons, violin, viola, cello, and double bass
  • Jōji YuasaProjection Topologic, for piano
  • Iannis Xenakis
    • Analogique B, for 2-track tape
    • Duel for Two Small Orchestras
    • Syrmos, for 12 violins, 3 cellos, and 3 double basses
  • Çesk ZadejaAtdheu im, cantata for tenor and mixed chorus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicola Adelfi, "Per le dolci canzoni d'amore un pandemonio da codice penale", La Stampa, no. 140 (13 June 1959).
  2. ^ "George Perle's Site:Quintets". Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ Notes to cpo recordings of Pettersson's symphonies, which contain a chronology.
  4. ^ a b c Jason Carucci and Louis Karchin, "Wuorinen, Charles (Peter)", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  5. ^ "Archive of Newsmakers Interview with Charles Wuorinen". UXL Newsmakers. 2005. Retrieved January 3, 2009.