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George Walker, Wonder Man

Sep 8, 2017

Composer George Walker is the first African-American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

Pulitzer-prize winning composer George Walker has written ten sonatas, two string quartets, and challenging concertos for piano, violin, cello, and trombone.   Last year he finished a new sinfonia.   What makes Walker’s latest creation so rare is that when he finished it, he was 94 years old.  Read Frank Oteri's profile here.