Wind Quintet No. 4 (Perle)

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Wind Quintet IV (1984-5) is George Perle's (1915–2009) fourth wind quintet. He was awarded the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a MacArthur Fellowship for the piece.[1]

It was commissioned by the Dorian Wind Quintet,[2] who gave the first performance of the work at Merkin Concert Hall on October 2, 1985.[3]


The work is in four Movements:

  1. Invention
  2. Scherzo
  3. Pastorale
  4. Finale


  1. ^ Kozinn, Allan (January 24, 2009). "George Perle, a Composer and Theorist, Dies at 93", New York Times.
  2. ^ Heinz Dietrich Fischer (2010). The Pulitzer Prize winners for music: composer biographies, premiere programs and jury reports, p.184-185. ISBN 978-3-631-59608-1.
  3. ^ Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners, p.444. ISBN 978-1-57356-111-2.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rosenhaus, Steven L. (1995). "Harmonic Motion in George Perle's Wind Quintet No. 4," Ph.D. dissertation, School of Education, New York University. Cited in Perle, George (1996). Twelve-tone tonality, p.xv. ISBN 978-0-520-20142-2.

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