Four Barlow Commissioned Pieces Recognized by the Pulitzer Prizes
O ver the years, many composers who were commissioned by the Barlow Endowment have either won a Pulitzer Prize or have been Pulitzer Prize finalists.
Four of the afore-mentioned composers received recognition from the Pulitzer Prizes with the same piece that the Barlow Endowment commissioned. Pulitzer prize winners include Melinda Wagner in 1999 for Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion which premiered in 1997. Pulitzer Prize finalists include Harold Meltzer in 2009 for his piece Brion, which premiered in 2008; Stephen Hartke in 2008 for his piece Meanwhile, which premiered in 2007, and Joan Tower in 1993 for Concerto for Violin, which premiered in 1992.
Below is a complete least of all other Barlow commission recipients who have either won a Pulitzer Prize, or were considered as a finalist.
Barlow Commission Recipients also recognized by the Pulitzer Prizes
|Year||Past Barlow Commission Recipients||Composition Title|
|2012||Kevin Puts||Silent Night: Opera in 2 acts|
|2005||Steven Stucky||Second Concerto for Orchestra|
|2004||Paul Moravec||Tempest Fantasy|
|1999||Melinda Wagner||Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion*
*1997 Barlow Endowment Commission
|1998||Aaron Kernis||String Quartet #2 (musica instrumentalis)|
|1994||Gunther Schuller||Of Reminiscences and Reflections|
|1993||Christopher Rouse||Trombone Concerto|
|1988||William Bolcom||12 New Etudes for Piano|
|1987||John Harbison||The Flight Into Egypt|
|1984||Bernard Rands||“Canti del Sole” for Tenor and Orchestra|
|1979||Joseph Schwantner||Aftertones of Infinity|
|1978||Michael Colgrass||Deja Vu for Percussion Quartet and Orchestra|
|1975||Dominick Argento||From the Diary of Virginia Woolf|
|1971||Mario Davidovsky||Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sound|
|1970||Charles Wuorinen||Time’s Encomium|
|2013||Aaron Kernis||Pieces of Winter Sky|
|2012||Andrew Norman||The Companion Guide to Rome|
*Brion was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment in 2004 and made its premiere in 2008.
**Meanwhile was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment in 2004 and made its premiere in 2007.
|2007||Augusta Read Thomas||Astral Canticle|
|2006||Chen Yi||Si Ji (Four Seasons)|
|2002||David Rakowski||Ten of a Kind (Symphony No.2)|
|1999||David Rakowski||Persistent Memory|
|1999||Steven Stucky||Concerto for Orchestra|
|1994||Aaron Kernis||Still Movement with Hymn|
|1993||Joan Tower||Concerto for Violin***
***Concerto for Violin was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment in 1988 and made its premiere in 1992.
|1988||Gunther Schuller||Concerto For String Quartet and Orchestra|
|1985||William Bolcom||Songs of Innocence and Experience|
|1980||Lukas Foss||Quintets for Orchestra|