April 2011

peter lieberson (1946-2011)

More sad news this morning. American composer Peter Lieberson died in Israel while undergoing treatment for lymphoma. He was 64. Lieberson is perhaps best known for the 2005 cycle of five songs on Neruda poems dedicated to and premiered by his wife, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who passed away in 2006 after a long battle with breast cancer. Her recording of the set with the Boston Symphony won a Grammy in 2008 for Best Classical Vocal Performance.