John Adams: Mixed Feelings About Pulitzer Win

Composer John Adams is happy to have won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for music. But “every year I continue to be disappointed that the Pulitzer has stayed stylistically within such a narrow bandwidth of mainly academic music. It doesn’t carry much prestige amongst the composers that I know. I hope that over the years, the people who administer the prize will accept that American music is a far more universal art form than the past history would suggest.”