..."the highbrow climate in the United States has never been overly hospitable to homegrown compositions."
"America’s best composers merit more than a passing nod on their anniversaries or a story about their disappearance from the concert hall."
When was the last time we heard Yehudi Wyner's Piano Concerto, Henry Brant's Ice Field or Wayne Peterson's The Face of the Night, The Heart of the Dark? Can't be crap; all have won the Pulitzer Prize in music--in 2006, 2002 and 1992 respectively--and yet, I've never heard (nor heard of) any of them. Houston, (or substitute any major American city) I think we have a problem.
Husa celebrates his 90th birthday on August 7. Let's not blow this one. Everybody send him a card.
Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám Karel!