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Coates, Gloria

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Coates, Gloria, compelling American composer; b. Wausau, Wise, Oct. 10, 1938. She was educated at La. State Univ. (B.Mus. in composition and voice; M.Mus. in composition and musicology), and pursued postgraduate studies at Columbia Univ. She also attended the Cooper Union Art School. Her principal mentors in composition were Otto Luening and Alexander Tch-erepnin. In 1969 she went to Munich, and in 1971 she founded the German-American Contemporary Music Series in both Munich and Cologne, serving as its director until 1983. From 1975 to 1984 she taught music for the Univ. of Wise. International Programs in Munich, and also in London in 1976. Coates gained wide recognition with the premiere of her Music on Open Strings (Sym. No. 1) at the Warsaw Autumn Festival on Sept. 20, 1978. While she has composed a number of distinguished scores in several genres, it is as a symphonist that she has made her most significant contribution to the late 20 th century repertoire. Her syms. often display a remarkable originality, assured technique, dramatic sweep, and luminous expressivity. A number of CD recordings of her works have been adorned with her original paintings.

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