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David Lang Composition Wins Pulitzer

April 9, 2008

"David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion has been awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The award, for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year, comes with a $10,000 cash prize. In addition, a Special Citation was awarded to Bob Dylan for his profound impact on popular music and American culture. Also nominated as finalists in for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music were: Meanwhile by Stephen Hartke, premiered November 7, 2007 at the University of Richmond, and Concerto for Viola by Roberto Sierra, premiered November 11, 2007 at Barnes Hall, Ithaca." - NewMusicBox 04/07/08

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