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Archive for April 21, 2009

Steve Reich Wins 2009 Pulitzer Prize for “Double Sextet,” a work commissioned by eighth blackbird

Steve Reich’s Double Sextet — commissioned by eighth blackbird and given its first performances by the group last season — has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music. This is the second time an eighth blackbird commission has been nominated (Stephen Hartke’s Meanwhile received a nod last year). Scored for two identical sextets each comprising more…