In this episode, Dave and Andrew return to Walter Piston, who first won the Pulitzer in 1948 for his Third Symphony. In 1961, not even a year into his retirement, Piston won again for his Seventh Symphony. Although Piston's music isn't performed much today, Carol Oja has argued that "From the perspective of the early 21st century, the music of Walter Piston sounds mighty appealing." Will Dave and Andrew agree?

If you're interested in more information about Walter Piston's teaching, we recommend:

  1. Piston/DeVoto, Harmony
  2. Piston, Counterpoint 
  3. Piston, Orchestration