And the richest composer prize on earth goes to…main
… yawn … Wolfgang Rihm.
The prolific German composer, 62, was awarded $100,000 today for IN-SCHRIFT, a 15-minute work for which he has already been handsomely rewarded when commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic for the 50th anniversary of their concert hall.
Rihm is probably the busiest living German composer, with commissions to last him three lifetimes.
There must surely have been a more exciting work of new music premiered somewhere during 2013-14 for the Grawemeyer judges to consider.
Nominations for the alternative Grawemeyer?