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John Harbison

*1938 US, Orange, New Jersey
Composer of Classical

John Harris Harbison (born December 20, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey) is an American composer.

  • Classical
  • Spoken Word
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Suite For Solo Cello (1994): 4. Giga on The Twentieth-Century Cello by Matt Haimovitz
John Harbison-Duo for flute and piano- Fanfare on The Dark Side of the Flute by Laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
Mirabai Songs: I. It's True, I Went to the Market on Knoxville: Summer Of 1915 by Dawn Upshaw
Mirabai Songs: VI. Don't Go, Don't Go on Knoxville: Summer Of 1915 by Dawn Upshaw
Mirabai Songs: II. All I Was Doing Was Breathe on Knoxville: Summer Of 1915 by Dawn Upshaw
Variations: Violin and Clarinet Alone on Harbison: Four Songs of Solitude / Variations / Twilight Music by John Harbison, Daniel Blumenthal, Janine Jansen & Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer
Mirabai Songs: III. Why Mira Can't Go Back to Her Old House on Knoxville: Summer Of 1915 by Dawn Upshaw
Variations: Piano Alone on Harbison: Four Songs of Solitude / Variations / Twilight Music by John Harbison, Daniel Blumenthal, Janine Jansen & Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer
Strange on Something to Sing About by Various Artists
Variations: Clarinet, with Piano on Harbison: Four Songs of Solitude / Variations / Twilight Music by John Harbison, Daniel Blumenthal, Janine Jansen & Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer

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Title Artist Year Type
Double ConcertosJohannes Brahms, Wolfgang Rihm, John Harbison, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang2018Album
Orchestral WorksJohn Harbison, Carl Ruggles, Steven Stucky, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, David Alan Miller2018Album
String Trio / Four Songs Of Solitude / Songs America Loves To SingJohn Harbison2014Album
Full Moon In March Mirabai Songs Exequien For Calvin SimmonsJohn Harbison - Lorraine DiSimone, Anne Harley, Frank Kelley, James Maddalena, Janna Baty, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose2009Album
Multiplicities: '38 - Music By Composers Born In 1938Blair McMillen Wih Sachiko Kato / John Corigliano, Joan Tower, Frederic Rzewski, Charles Wuorinen, John Harbison, William Bolcom2008Album
LORRAINE AT EMMANUEL—CELEBRATING THE LIVES OF CRAIG SMITH AND LORRAINE HUNT LIEBERSONLorraine Hunt Lieberson, John Harbison, Craig Smith, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel2008Album
Songs America Loves to Sing: Old & New Music for Winds, Strings & PianoAtlanta Chamber Players, John Harbison, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Norman Dello Joio, Kenji Bunch2006Album
Chamber MusicJohn Harbison - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Emily Lodine, The Chicago Chamber Musicians2006Album
The Adventures Of HippocratesOrion String Quartet, Chick Corea, John Harbison, Marc Neikrug2006Album
American Viola ConcertosWalter Piston, John Harbison, Samuel Adler / Randolph Kelly, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Aleksandrs Viļumanis2003Album
Four Songs Of Solitude · Variations · Twilight MusicJohn Harbison - Spectrum Concerts Berlin, Janine Jansen, Lars Van Den Oudenweijer, Bernhard Krug, Daniel Blumenthal2003Album
Morton Gould • Symphony No. 2Morton Gould, John Harbison, Gabriel Ian Gould, Steven Stucky — Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller2003Album
Early Works Of John HarbisonJohn Harbison2001Compil.
b. 1938William Bolcom / John Corigliano / John Harbison / Ellsworth Milburn / Joan Tower / Charles Wuorinen - The Fischer Duo2001Album
Six String ChristmasJohn Harbison2000Album
The Most Often Used Chords / Symphony No. 3 / Flute ConcertoJohn Harbison2000Album
Recital - Voices Of Our Time - A Contemporary Songs SelectionDawn Upshaw2000Album
Works For Wind EnsembleNew England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Frank L. Battisti, Bernard Rands, John Harbison, William Kraft, Karel Husa1999Album
The 20th-Century Cello · Vol. 2Matt Haimovitz - Benjamin Britten · Mario Davidovsky · John Harbison · Paul Hindemith · George Perle · Roger Sessions1997Album
ParadigmCincinnati Wind Symphony, Eugene Corporon, Igor Stravinsky, Bernard Rands, Don Freund, Paul Hindemith, John Harbison, Edward Gregson1994Album
Symphony No. 2 / Symphony No. 2 / Oboe ConcertoRoger Sessions, John Harbison, William Bennett, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt1994Album
Contemporary American Piano TriosAndrew Imbrie • Seymour Shifrin • John Harbison • Mel Powell, The Francesco Trio1993Album
American ContemporariesJohn Harbison • Richard Wernick • Gunther Schuller – Emerson String Quartet1993Album
Harbison: Piano Quintet Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57John Harbison, Dmitri Shostakovich, The Apple Hill Chamber Players1993Album
Simple DaylightJohn Harbison, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Gilbert Kalish, Sanford Sylvan, Dawn Upshaw1993Album
String QuartetsJohn Harbison - Lydian String Quartet, Yehudi Wyner1992Album
Works By John Harbison And Ezra LadermanJohn Harbison And Ezra Laderman - New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Hugh Wolff, Jaime Laredo1991Album
Works By Cage, Harbison, Hartke, WynerMichelle Makarski / John Cage, John Harbison, Stephen Hartke, Yehudi Wyner1991Album
The Flight Into Egypt ·The Natural World · Double Brass ConcertoJohn Harbison1990Album
Miarabai Songs / VariationsJohn Harbison, Janice Felty • Collage New Music • Rosemary Harbison • David Satz • Ursula Oppens1987Album
Ulysses' Bow / Samuel ChapterJohn Harbison1986Album
Sinfonia / Symphony No. 1Olly Wilson / John Harbison - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa1985Album
Naumburg Performing Award Winners Play Naumburg Commissions (Woodwind Quintet / Slow Fires Of Autumn)John Harbison / George Rochberg1980Album
Piano Concerto / Inner SpaceAmerican Composers Orchestra, Gunther Schuller, Robert Miller - John Harbison / David Stock1980Album
Song And Dance / The Flower-Fed BuffaloesFrederic Rzewski / John Harbison - Speculum Musicae With David Evitts, The Emmanuel Choir Of Boston1979Album
Cascando / Full Moon In MarchCharles Dodge / John Harbison1973Album
Five Songs Of Experience / Trio / Bermuda TriangleJohn Harbison1973Album
Movement For Nine Players / Per Vege Viene / Bagatelles No. 3 / Parody-Fantasia / Wind QuintetRaoul Pleskow / John Harbison / Roger Johnson1972Album
At First LightJohn HarbisonAlbum
Spectrum: New American Music Volume IIIJacob Druckman / Joseph Schwantner / John HarbisonAlbum
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