List of Pulitzer Prize Winners in Music, 1943-2001

1943

William Schuman (b. 1910). Secular Cantata No. 2: A Free Song for full chorus of mixed voices, with accompaniment of orchestra.

1944

Howard Hanson (1896-1981). Symphony no. 4, op. 34.

1945

Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Appalachian Spring.

1946

Leo Sowerby (1895-1968). The Canticle of the Sun.

1947

Charles Ives (1874-1954). Symphony no. 3.

1948

Walter Piston (1894-1976). Symphony no. 3

1949

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989). Louisiana Story. (Score for a documentary film.)

1950

Gian-Carlo Menotti (b. 1911). The Consul. (Opera.)

1951

Douglas Moore (1893-1969). Giants in the Earth. (Opera.)

1952

Gail Kubik (1914-1984). Symphony Concertante.

1953

Not awarded.

1954

Quincy Porter (1897-1966). Concerto Concertante for Two Pianos and Orchestra.

1955

Gian-Carlo Menotti (b. 1911). The Saint of Bleecker Street. (Opera in three acts.)

1956

Ernst Toch (1887-1964). Symphony no. 3.

1957

Norman Dello Joio (b. 1913). Meditations on Ecclesiastes.

1958

Samuel Barber (1910-1981). Vanessa. (Opera.)

1959

John La Montaine (b. 1920). Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, op. 9.

1960

Elliott Carter (b. 1908). Second String Quartet.

1961

Walter Piston (1894-1976). Symphony no. 7.

1962

Robert Ward (b. 1917). The Crucible. (Opera.)

1963

Samuel Barber (1910-1981). Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 38.

1964

Not awarded.

1965

Not awarded.

1966

Leslie Bassett (b. 1923). Variations for Orchestra.

1967

Leon Kirchner (b. 1919). Quartet no. 3 for strings and electronic tape.

1968

George Crumb (b. 1929). Echoes of Time and the River.

1969

Karel Husa (b. 1921). String Quartet no. 3.

1970

Charles Wuorinen (b. 1938). Time's Encomium.

1971

Mario Davidovsky (b. 1934). Synchronisms no. 6.

1972

Jacob Druckman (1928-1996). Windows.

1973

Elliott Carter (b. 1908). String quartet no. 3.

1974

Donald Martino (b. 1931). Notturno.

1975

Dominick Argento (b. 1927). From the Diary of Virginia Woolf.

1976

Ned Rorem (b. 1923). Air Music.

1977

Richard Wernick (b. 1934). Visions of Terror and Wonder.

1978

Michael Colgrass (b. 1932). Deja Vu for Percussion and Orchestra.

1979

Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943). Aftertones of Infinity.

1980

David Del Tredici (b. 1937). In Memory of a Summer Day.

1981

Not awarded.

1982

Roger Sessions (1896-1985). Concerto for Orchestra.

1983

Ellen Zwilich (b. 1939). Three Movements for Orchestra. (Symphony no. 1.)

1984

Bernard Rands (b. 1934). Canti del Sole.

1985

Stephen Albert (1941-1992). Symphony RiverRun.

1986

George Perle (b. 1915). Wind Quintet no. 4, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon.

1987

John Harbison (b. 1938). The Flight into Egypt.

1988

William Bolcom (b. 1938). 12 New Etudes for Piano.

1989

Roger Reynolds (b. 1934). Whispers Out of Time.

1990

Mel D. Powell (1923-1998). Duplicates: A Concerto.

1991

Shulamit Ran (b. 1947). Symphony.

1992

Wayne Peterson (b. 1927). The Face of the Night.

1993

Christopher Rouse (b. 1949). Trombone Concerto.

1994

Gunther Schuller (b. 1925). Of Reminiscences and Reflections.

1995

Morton Gould (1931-1996). Stringmusic.

1996

George Walker (b. 1922). Lilacs for soprano and orchestra.

1997

Wynton Marsalis (b. 1961). Blood on the Fields. Oratorio.

1998

Aaron Jay Kernis (b. 1960). String Quartet No. 2, Musica Instrumentalis

1999

Melinda Wagner. Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion.

2000

Lewis Spratlan. Life is a Dream, opera in three acts: ACT II, Concert Version.

2001

John Corigliano. Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra.

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