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STATE OF THE ARTS

George Walker, Composer

  • Aired: 05/13/2012
  • 11:06
  • Rating: NR
George Walker was the first black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music. As Walker celebrated his 90th birthday in 2012, the NJ Symphony Orchestra premiered his latest work, Sinfonia No. 4 "Strands."  A celebrated concert pianist when young, Walker broke racial barriers in the conservative world of classical music. Conductors Jacques Lacombe and Jed Gaylin reflect on Walker's noted career. 
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At age 90, George Walker reflects on his career as a black composer of classical music.
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