American composer Joan Tower was born 6 September 1938 in New Rochelle, New York. She grew up in South America, where her father was a mining engineer, absorbing the native culture, and discovering a love for performing, playing percussion and piano in family shows.
Wikipedia article with summary of life and works, noting her complete focus on instrumental pieces. Includes internal references to related people and topics.
Brief biographical sketch, photograph, summary of orchestral music, and Naxos discography.
Biography, notes, reviews, articles, upcoming performances, work list, links.
Summary of works, brief biography, and links from Musicalics.
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