Music Library Association Awards Recognize American Music Scholars

Music Library Association At the annual meeting of the Music Library Association, held in New York, NY, the 2001 Dena Epstein Award for Archival and Library Research in American Music was granted to Ruth A. Inman, Elizabeth Bergman Crist and Roberta Lindsey. The award endowment was established through a generous gift from Morton and Dena […]

John Corigliano Wins Pulitzer Prize

John CoriglianoPhoto by Julian Kreeger courtesy G. Schirmer John Corigliano has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Symphony No. 2. Commissioned by the Boston Symphony to commemorate the centenary of Symphony Hall, the work is an expansion of the string quartet the composer wrote for the farewell tour of the Cleveland Quartet, in […]

Tan Dun Wins Academy Award

Tan DunPhoto by Steve Zaho Congratulations to Tan Dun for his “Best Score” Academy Award for the acclaimed Ang Lee film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Tan Dun’s soundtrack had already been honored with the British Academy Film Award for Best Original Score, the Los Angeles Critics Award, and the Gold Horse Award (Taiwan) for Best […]

A View from the West: The Experimental Tradition

Dean SuzukiPhoto by Ryan Suzuki It may appear that the West Coast is cowering in the shadow of Manhattan and the East Coast when it comes to new music, but might also argue that perception and reality are two very different things in this matter. It is easy to forget or ignore the long standing […]

Boulez and Us

Greg SandowPhoto by Melissa Richard I For a long time, I’ve found Pierre Boulez’s music pretty. Not his earliest works, his Sonatine for flute and piano, his hard-edged first two piano sonatas, or his startling, rigid Structures for two pianos (which he himself no longer seems to like). But starting with his 1955 Le marteau […]

Michael Tilson Thomas: Making Anything Sound Good

Michael Tilson ThomasPhoto by Terrence McCarthy Michael Tilson Thomas talks with Frank J. Oteri@ the New World Symphony, Miami Beach, FL Monday, April 16, 2001, 1:00 p.m. Transcribed by Julia Lu American Music and Welcoming in the Vernacular Orchestras as Repertory Companies Advocating American Repertoire Difference in the Reception of Music and Art American Music […]