Arnold Rosner Biography
Arnold Rosner was born in New York City in 1945. He earned a doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1971, during an era when the postatonal avant-garde was in full swing. Despite this Rosner has pursued a conservative but highly individual style, and his works have been widely performed, recorded, and reviewed. He has composed two operas, six symphonies, five string quartets, and numerous other orchestral, chamber, vocal, and choral works, including three a cappella settings of the Roman Catholic Mass. Critic Steven Schwartz commented on classical.net: “[Rosner's] music packs a huge emotional wallop and it's meticulously well-written besides. He writes gorgeous, powerful, long-breathed tunes. The craft serves the message to the point where it effaces itself almost completely.