Why Pulitzer Doesn’t Mean Much In Music

The Pulitzers are prestigious. But not in the music category, says John Adams, this year’s winner. “I am astonished to receive the Pulitzer Prize. Among musicians that I know, the Pulitzer has over the years lost much of the prestige it still carries in other fields like literature and journalism. Anyone perusing the list of past winners cannot help noticing that many if not most of the country’s greatest musical minds are conspicuously missing,”