The Northwestern Music Library has acquired the original manuscript of a well-known 20th-century symphony.
The original manuscript of John Corigliano’s “Symphony No. 1 (Of Rage and Remembrance)”, considered by many to be the first response of classical music to the AIDS epidemic, was obtained in early December, said D.J. Hoek, head of NU’s music library.
Hoek said the acquisition of the manuscript was important to the music department and the University because of the history behind it.
“It isn’t just a well-composed musical work. It comes from a time when a very creative person is responding to social events going on at the time,” Hoek said. “It’s kind of a landmark in that it captures this incredibly unfortunate, horrible development in the 20th