Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Ellen Reid on her Pulitzer Prize for p r i s m, an opera she composed with a libretto by Roxie Perkins.  Read more at NPR, read what Alex Ross wrote about the piece in The New Yorker, and learn more about Reid in a conversation with NewMusicBox.  If you’re not familiar with the work, you can watch the trailer for the opera below:   This week NPR also had a conversation with Caroline Shaw about her new album of works for string quartet titled Orange. Read the conversation here, or…

Monday Link Round Up: April 17, 2017

News to start your week! Congratulations to Du Yun for winning the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel’s Bone!  Read the story at NPR or NewMusicBox – which interviewed the composer about her work in 2014.  Watch part of the interview below:   It is also notable that for the first time in history all three music finalists were women under age 40.  The other two finalists were Ashley Fure for Bound to the Bow and Kate Soper for Ipsa Dixit.   For more on why this is significant, be sure to read William Robin’s piece in The New Yorker on “What Du Yun’s Pulitzer Win…

Julia Wolfe Wins Pulitzer

Congratulations to Julia Wolfe on winning the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Anthracite Fields.  The piece is an oratorio inspired and based on the lives of Pennsylvania coal miners.  It was commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Their website is full of information about the piece, the compositional process – which included extensive research, as well as the performers.  Anthracite Fields is going to be performed this weekend (April 26 and 27th) in Philadelphia – tickets are still available! Here is Wolfe discussing the work: Be sure to also read this great interview with Wolfe on NPR, which explores the process of writing: By…