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The Music Room => Composer Discussion => Topic started by: arpeggio on August 31, 2018, 02:31:11 PM

Title: George Walker 1922-2018
Post by: arpeggio on August 31, 2018, 02:31:11 PM
Has anyone mentioned the passing of George Walker.  He was the first African-American Composer to receive the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for Lilacs For Voice and Orchestra .  He passed away on August 23, 2018.
Title: Re: George Walker 1922-2018
Post by: relm1 on August 31, 2018, 03:13:28 PM
I met him.  It was 2010 and the work was Foils for Orchestra (Hommage à Saint George) (West Coast Premiere) which was a very fine and intense work about St George and the dragon.  A very fine and modest composer.  RIP. 
Title: Re: George Walker 1922-2018
Post by: Mahlerian on August 31, 2018, 04:44:58 PM
There was an interview on NewMusicBox with him just last year:
https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/george-walker-concise-and-precise/