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Steven Stucky Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Steven Stucky, a Cornell University professor, composer and conductor, has won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for music. His award-winning composition, the Second Concerto for Orchestra, was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and premiered March 12, 2004.

Stucky has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 15 years -- the longest composer residency of any American orchestra. He speaks to NPR's Fred Child about the award.

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Fred Child is a commentator for NPR and the host of American Public Media's Performance Today.