Northwest Reverb - Reflections by James Bash and others about classical music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond
Monday, October 20, 2014
Composer Stephen Paulus dies at age 65
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Stephen Paulus passed away at the age of 65. He had been in a coma for the past two years after suffering a stroke. Paulus wrote the opera "The Postman Always Rings Twice" as well as nine other operas, 60 orchestral works, and 150 choral pieces. In 1973, he founded the American Composers Forum.
I sang some of his music when I was a member of the Portland Symphonic Choir. He had a wonderful talent.