Garlands For Steven Stucky
Southwell, Peabody; Hove, Carolyn; Cheng, Gloria
Garlands for Steven Stucky is a tribute to the late-American composer, Steven Stucky. The project was spearheaded by Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng, who has recorded the 32 new pieces that make up this star-studded “garland”. In addition, Ms. Cheng is joined by soprano Peabody Southwell and oboist Carolyn Hove in a recording of Mr. Stucky’s Two Holy Sonnets of Donne (1982). Musician royalties for the sale of this recording go to the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Steven Stucky Composer Fellowship Fund.” Widely recognized as one of America’s leading composers, Steven Stucky was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Second Concerto for Orchestra. He wrote commissioned works for many of America’s major orchestras and ensembles. For over 21 years he was resident composer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He taught at Cornell University, where he founded Ensemble X, until 2014, when he joined the faculty of The Juilliard School. He died of cancer in 2016.