Today composer Paul Moravec turns 54 years young. He'll have a world premiere this January in San Antonio with SOLI Chamber Ensemble, basing a quartet on Beethoven's Grosse Fuge - part of the Beethoven Festival.
Moravec is also the commissioned composer for the San Antonio International Piano Competition in October 2012 and will be in town to judge.
Host John Clare has interviewed Moravec numerous times and shares this insightful talk from 2006: mp3 file
We'll have more coverage with Paul this January and October, but wish Paul a very happy birthday!
From WQXR a live performance of Moravec's Pulitzer Prize winning Tempest Fantasy: