WEB EXCLUSIVE: A Discussion with the Late American Composer Robert Ward (from the ST Archives)
Robert Ward, the highly acclaimed American composer, died today at age 95. Ward won the Pulitzer Prize for his opera "The Crucible" --- based on the classic Arthur Miller play, with a libretto adapted by Bernard Stambler --- which was commissioned by the New York City Opera and had its premiere in 1961. (You can read an appreciative NPR Music obituary for Robert Ward here.) In February of 1995, the great composer participated in a StudioTulsa interview; at that time, Ward was in town for a staging of "The Crucible" by Tulsa Opera. We're pleased to share this special discussion (as a "web exclusive") from the StudioTulsa archives. Enjoy.