Northwest Reverb - Reflections by James Bash and others about classical music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond
Monday, August 12, 2013
Stephen Paulus - composer in a coma for the past month
Musical America (subscription only) reported that American composer Stephen Paulus has been in a coma for the past month. Paulus, age 63, suffered a massive stroke on July 4th. He has composed over 500 works and is known primarily for his operas and choral pieces. He achieved much acclaim for his 1982 opera "The Postman Always Rings Twice," which is one of several operas he has written for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Paulus's website notes that scheduled concerts of Paulus's music are moving forward with a "premiere of “A Refined Reflection”, commissioned by organist Caron Farmer to be a lyrical second movement for Baronian Suite, which was named in honor of Pipedreams® host Michael Barone. She is scheduled to perform the work at a recital in Michigan on August 14th."