A Cautionary Tale
Pulitzer Prize-winning choral
and orchestral music -
'... an important and largely successful undertaking.'
This disc is dedicated to three early Pulitzer Prize-winning works: William Schuman's A Free Song, 1943 prize; Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, 1945 prize; and Leo Sowerby's The Canticle of the Sun, 1946 prize. Under the baton of Carlos Kalmar in collaboration with chorus director Christopher Bell, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus have certainly pursued a worthy endeavor particularly with regard to the Schuman and Sowerby, presenting the World Premiere Recording of these works.
Although the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917, the music category honoring works by American composers was only added in 1943. To be eligible the piece must have received its first performance or recording in the United States in the award year. Schuman won that first year with his A Free Song for chorus and orchestra...
Copyright © 23 August 2011
Las Vegas, USA