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  1. April 15, 2013 3:44 pm

    The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this morning. You may be interested in the winner of the Music Prize: http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2013-Music

  2. April 15, 2013 4:29 pm

    Thanks! This is lovely:

    http://www.pulitzer.org/WORKS/2013-Music

    And the 2013 winner of the Pulitzer Music Prize, one Caroline Shaw, is the 5th woman to win in the past 70 years. We can easily name them all here:

    2013 – Caroline Shaw
    2010 – Jennifer Higdon
    1999 – Melinda Wagner
    1991 – Shulamit Ran
    1983 – Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

    Interesting, each was awarded the Prize in years since the institution of the blind audition in most (if not all) of the big orchestras. I know the Prize is for more than “orchestra” related works, but could this be mere co-incidence?

    The remaining 62 Pulitzer Music Prize (three years of “no award”) are, of course, all men, too many to list here in this comment very easily.

  3. April 15, 2013 5:20 pm

    Interesting — in the interest of full disclosure, I was not pushing for Shaw to receive the award. I think it should have gone to Wadada Leo Smith’s four and a half hour long jazz composition: “Ten Freedom Summers“:

    http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42324

    http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/jazzdownload.php?id=7689

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