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Steven Stucky Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Steven Stucky Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

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Steven Stucky, a Cornell University professor, composer and conductor, has won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for music. His award-winning composition, the Second Concerto for Orchestra, was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and premiered March 12, 2004.

Steven Stucky Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

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Stucky has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 15 years — the longest composer residency of any American orchestra. He speaks to NPR's Fred Child about the award.