A living legend, 92-year old African-American composer made history when in 1996 he became the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in Music. Writing music for orchestra, piano, voice, and chamber music, Walker’s work has been referred to as “accessible, rhythmically defined, and ultimately life enhancing.” – (Fanfare Magazine, 2008) In addition to his work as a composer, Walker is an accomplished pianist who has recorded many works from the standard piano repertoire alongside his original compositions.
5 Pieces by George Walker
1) Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2
2) Lilacs for voice and orchestra
3) Ev’ry Time I Feel De Spirit
4) String Quartet No. 2
5) Piano Sonata No. 2
Bonus Piece: Music for Brass, Sacred and Profane