Benjamin Korstvedt receives the Claude V. Palisca Award for his new Edition of the Bruckner Symphony No 4.
In their announcement, the Society provided the following citation:
The Claude V. Palisca Award committee engaged in a delightfully impossible quest to select just one awardee from among 18 stellar nominations. We have chosen a volume exemplifying the best in musicological detective work with a variety of musical, notational, and documentary sources. It contains what an edition of any kind should include: an engaging history of composition, performance, and reception; a detailed summary of textual changes; elucidation of editorial method; critical discussion of previous editions; and careful evaluation of performance markings. Resulting from years of reflection on the composer’s creative process, the edition displays brave originality, patience, logic, and crystalline elucidation of aesthetic and methodological challenges. The 2020 AMS Claude V. Palisca Award goes to Benjamin M. Korstvedt for his brilliant edition of Anton Bruckner’s Symphonie Nr. 4 in E-flat major, second version, published in Vienna by the International Bruckner-Gesellschaft.