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 Posted:   Sep 22, 2011 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

For those members who also love and collect contemporary classical music as well as soundtracks, do you own any disc(s) containing a concert work which has won a Pulitzer Prize for music?

I discovered that I have 8 albums with such award-winning compositions (more than I thought I had).

Mind you, I don't necessarily place a high value on a piece just because it has received an award (whether it be an Oscar from the MPAA or any other sort of prize).

But it is interesting to learn about which musical works have won over a jury panel & and the bestowing Board.

Here's the listing thus far according to Wikipedia:

1943: William Schuman, Secular Cantata No. 2: A Free Song
1944: Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 4
1945: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, ballet
1946: Leo Sowerby, The Canticle of the Sun
1947: Charles Ives, Symphony No. 3
1948: Walter Piston, Symphony No. 3
1949: Virgil Thomson, Louisiana Story, film score
1950: Gian Carlo Menotti, The Consul, opera
1951: Douglas Stuart Moore, Giants in the Earth, opera
1952: Gail Kubik, Symphony Concertante
1953: no prize awarded
1954: Quincy Porter, Concerto Concertante for two pianos and orchestra
1955: Gian Carlo Menotti, The Saint of Bleecker Street, opera
1956: Ernst Toch, Symphony No. 3
1957: Norman Dello Joio, Meditations on Ecclesiastes
1958: Samuel Barber, Vanessa, opera
1959: John La Montaine, Piano Concerto
1960: Elliott Carter, String Quartet No. 2
1961: Walter Piston, Symphony No. 7
1962: Robert Ward, The Crucible, opera
1963: Samuel Barber, Piano Concerto
1964: no prize awarded
1965: no prize awarded (See Duke Ellington)
1966: Leslie Bassett, Variations for Orchestra
1967: Leon Kirchner, Quartet No. 3 for strings and electronic tape
1968: George Crumb, Echoes of Time and the River
1969: Karel Husa, String Quartet No. 3
1970: Charles Wuorinen, Time's Encomium
1971: Mario Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 6
1972: Jacob Druckman, Windows
1973: Elliott Carter, String Quartet No. 3
1974: Donald Martino, Notturno
1975: Dominick Argento, From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
1976: Ned Rorem, Air Music
1977: Richard Wernick, Visions of Terror and Wonder
1978: Michael Colgrass, Deja Vu for percussion and orchestra
1979: Joseph Schwantner, Aftertones of Infinity
1980: David Del Tredici, In Memory of a Summer Day
1981: no prize awarded
1982: Roger Sessions, Concerto for Orchestra
1983: Ellen Zwilich, Three Movements for Orchestra (Symphony No. 1)
1984: Bernard Rands, Canti del Sole
1985: Stephen Albert, Symphony RiverRun
1986: George Perle, Wind Quintet No. 4, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon
1987: John Harbison, The Flight into Egypt
1988: William Bolcom, 12 New Etudes for Piano
1989: Roger Reynolds, Whispers Out of Time
1990: Mel D. Powell, Duplicates: A Concerto
1991: Shulamit Ran, Symphony
1992: Wayne Peterson, The Face of the Night, the Heart of the Dark
1993: Christopher Rouse, Trombone Concerto
1994: Gunther Schuller, Of Reminiscences and Reflections
1995: Morton Gould, Stringmusic
1996: George Walker, Lilacs, for soprano and orchestra
1997: Wynton Marsalis, Blood on the Fields, oratorio
1998: Aaron Jay Kernis, String Quartet No. 2, Musica Instrumentalis
1999: Melinda Wagner, Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion
2000: Lewis Spratlan, Life is a Dream, opera (awarded for concert version of Act II)
2001: John Corigliano, Symphony No. 2, for string orchestra
2002: Henry Brant, Ice Field
2003: John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls
2004: Paul Moravec, Tempest Fantasy
2005: Steven Stucky, Second Concerto for Orchestra
2006: Yehudi Wyner, Chiavi in Mano, (piano concerto)
2007: Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar
2008: David Lang, The Little Match Girl Passion
2009: Steve Reich, Double Sextet
2010: Jennifer Higdon, Violin Concerto
2011: Zhou Long, Madame White Snake, opera

Here's the ones I have:

1994 Gunther Schuller's "Of Reminiscences And Reflections"

1993 Christopher Rouse's "Trombone Concerto"

1990 "Duplicates" by Mel Powell

1983 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (the first woman to win this prize) & her "Symphony No.1"

1982 "Concerto for Orchestra" by Roger Sessions

1968 George Crumb's "Echoes Of Time And The River"

1963 Samuel Barber's "Piano Concerto"

1947 "Symphony No.3" by Charles Ives

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