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has said some charming things about me. From an early age I was inspired by great composers, writers, choreographers and painters who could say something immensely important, yet also reach a lot of people. Those 19th-century giants - Beethoven, Tolstoy, Dickens, Wagner, Zola - had enormous audiences. Maybe that's not possible for a serious artist today, because even very ...
Winner of the 1995 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his composition "Violin Concerto" (1993).