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Peter Lieberson wins Grawemeyer Award

Peter Lieberson has been awarded the 2008 Grawemeyer Award, worth $200,000 for his Neruda Songs, a group of five love songs setting work by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. The songs were written for Lieberson's wife, the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who had been diagnosed with cancer in 2005. She performed the work with the organizations that jointly commissioned it, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Boston Symphony, before she died in 2006.

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