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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts is still inspired by the age-old symphonic form.
August 5, 2013 Kevin Puts won the Pulitzer Prize for his opera Silent Night. He's written concertos and lots of other music, but he says writing a symphony is a particularly moving experience: "I need a private place where I can express the spiritual, the epic, the heartbreaking without shame or embarrassment."
San Juan Bautista Mission in California, the inspiration for Kevin Puts' Symphony No. 4.
July 24, 2013 Hear excerpts from three new albums, each telling a distinctly different American story — from a Toscanini-obsessed symphonic fantasy to a special preview of a majestic symphony of clashing cultures.
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