Arnold Rosner

(b. 8 November 1945, New York, New York – d. 8 November 2013, New York, New York).

American composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout the Americas and in Europe.

Mr. Rosner received his BA in mathematics at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in 1965. He then studied there with Lejaren Hiller, Henri Pousseur, Allen Sapp, and Leo Smit, where he graduated with highest honours in music and where he earned his MA in composition in 1970 and his PhD in music theory in 1972.

His music is the subject of a doctoral thesis by Paul Vanderwerf at Northwestern University.

He was also active in other positions. He served as assistant music director at WNYC from 1970–72.

He taught at Brooklyn College, the College of Staten Island, the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and Wagner College. He taught at Kingsborough Community College from 1983–2013.




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Musique de Clavecin, Op. 61. Barbara Harbach, harpsichord (Gasparo Records, 1990)

Responses, Hosanna and Fugue, Op. 67. David Amos/strings of the Philharmonia Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi France: HMU 906012, 1991 [reissued as Kleos: 5119, 2002])

Sonatine d'Amour, Op. 83. Barbara Harbach, harpsichord (Gasparo Records: 280, 1993)

Of Numbers and Bells, Op. 79; Sonata (French horn), Op. 71; Sonata (cello), Op. 41; Nightstone, Op. 73. Heidi Garson, French horn; Maxine Neuman, cello; Timothy Hester, Randolph Lacy, Yolanda Liepa, Joan Stein, Nancy Weems, pianos (Albany Records: TROY 163, 1995)

String Quartet Nos. 2, Op. 19; 3, Op. 32; 5, Op. 66; A Duet for Violas, Op. 94. Diedre Buckley, Mark Ottesen, violas; Ad Hoc String Quartet (Albany Records: TROY 210, 1997)

Sonata (oboe), Op. 54. Mark Weiger, oboe; Robert Conway, piano (Centaur Records: CRC 2451, 2000)

A Millennium Overture, Op. 112; A Sephardic Rhapsody, Op. 95; Concerto for Two Trumpets, Strings and Timpani, Op. 107; The Tragedy of Queen Jane, Op. 78. Nicholas Palmer/Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra (Albany Records: TROY 548, 2002)

Sextet, 'Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland', Op. 47; Besos sin Cuento, Op. 86; Sonata in B-flat (trombone), Op. 106. Gregg Erickson, trombone; Angelina Tallaj, piano; Sestetto Agosto; Pinotage (Albany Records: TROY 553, 2002)

A Gentle Musicke, Op. 44; Concerto Grosso No. 1, Op. 60; Five Meditations, Op. 36; Magnificat, Op. 72; Prelude to Act II from The Chronicle of Nine, Op. 81. David Amos/St. Paul's Cathedral Choir of San Diego, Clarion Brass, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (Laurel Records: 849)

String Quartet No. 4, Op. 56. Alorian Quartet (Opus One Music)