Artists' Fellowship - 1988
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More about the Artist:
Aaron Jay Kernis’ work Dream of the Morning Sky was premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1983 when Kernis was 23 years old. His work has since been performed all over the world to enormous critical and popular acclaim.
“With each new work and new recording,” says the San Francisco Chronicle, “Kernis solidifies his position as the most important traditional-minded composer of his generation. Others may be exploring musical frontiers more restlessly, but no one else is writing music quite this vivid or powerfully direct.”
Kernis has won honors from ASCAP, BMI, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy in Rome. He was the youngest composer ever to receive a Pulitzer Prize—awarded for his String Quartet No. 2 (“musica instrumentalis”) in 1998. He won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition in 2002 for his work Colored Field, making him the youngest composer to win that prize as well. He was also commissioned by Disney to ring in the new millennium with his choral symphony Garden of Light.
To purchase works by or about Aaron Jay Kernis click below:
Colored Field ·Musica Celestis
Air/Double Concerto/Lament & Prayer
The Lark Quartet plays Aaron Jay Kernis
Kernis: Chamber Music
Colored Field/Still Movement With Hymn
100 Greatest Dance Hits
Brilliant Sky, Infinite Sky/Love Scenes/Morningsongs
Second Symphony, Musica Celestis, Invisible Mosaic III
Symphony In Waves/Musica Celestis
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