In this episode, Dave and Andrew discuss John La Montaine's first piano concerto, a work that made a splash in the late 1950s only to disappear from the repertoire. Similarly, La Montaine has faded from view, so what made this work catch the Pulitzer committee's attention?

If you'd like to learn more about John La Montaine, we recommend:

  1. Frank Oteri's 2003 interview "Rediscovering John La Montaine"
  2. Bruce Duffie's 1989 interview with John La Montaine
  3. Erica Beth Weintraub's article “John La Montaine: Life on the Edge” in Music Educators Journal, vol 69, no. 7 (March 1983): 41-43

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