In celebration of Black History Month, #MusicMonday is featuring works by African American composers. Photographed is George Walker’s
(b Washington, DC, 27 June 1922)
“Sonata for cello & piano” from the Marion Davies Cello Music Collection (http://bit.ly/1PkEfHu). Walker
studied piano at the Oberlin College Conservatory (BMus), the Eastman School of Music (DMA), the Curtis Institute of Music, and the American Conservatory, Fontainebleau. Among his many awards and honors are Fulbright, Whitney, Guggenheim, Rockefeller and MacDowell fellowships, an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and a Pulitzer Prize.