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PSNY Welcomes George Perle

Last summer, Schott Music announced the acquisition of nearly fifty works by renowned American composer and scholar, George Perle. In a career spanning over fifty years, Perle won many of the greatest composition prizes in the United States, including a MacArthur Fellowship and a Pulitzer Prize. A leading scholar of the Second Viennese School, Perle co-founded the Alban Berg Society with Igor Stravinsky and Hans Redlich in 1968. After teaching all over the United States, Perle returned to his native New York City area later in life and continued to compose and lecture until his death in 2009. 

May 6 marks the centennial of Perle's birth, and to celebrate we'll be adding selected chamber works from his catalogue to PSNY in the coming months. To kick off his centennial celebration a few weeks early, Perle’s Woodwind Quintet No. 3 is now available for download from PSNY. Check out an excerpt from Mvt. II "Scherzo": 

This week also sees new works available from Pierre Jalbert, Fred Lerdahl, Joseph Schwantner, and Scott Wollschleger. Two new Jalbert works include his String Quartet No. 5, and the Copland House commission, Crossings for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. The two piano version of Fred Lerdahl’s 1994 orchestral work, Quiet Music, along with Lerdahl’s violin and cello duo, Give and Take, which just received its premiere at the Musica Nova Helsinki Festival, have also been added to PSNY. Other additions this week include the score for the chamber orchestra version of Joseph Schwantner’s New Morning for the World, and Brontal 6, a new work for piano by Scott Wollschleger.