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News - Pulitzer Prize Winning String Quartets

Thursday, September 5, 2013
A significant number of string quartets have garnered Pulitzer Prizes over the years, and we want to make sure you are aware of these superlative works for your quartet's repertoire. Audio clips from many of these pieces can be found though the links below. Should you wish to listen to any of these works in their entirety, please contact our promotion department.

1998 Winner: Aaron Jay Kernis, String Quartet No. 2 (musica instrumentalis)

1973 Winner: Elliott Carter, String Quartet No. 3

1969 Winner: Karel Husa, String Quartet No. 3

1967 Winner: Leon Kirchner, Quartet No. 3

1960 Winner: Elliott Carter, String Quartet No. 2

Music for String Orchestra

2001 Winner: John Corigliano, Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra

1995 Winner: Morton Gould, Stringmusic


1988 Finalist: Gunther Schuller, Concerto For String Quartet and Orchestra

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