John La Montaine

John La Montaine

John La Montaine (b. Oak Park, Illinois, United States, 17 March 1920) is an American composer who won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Piano Concerto no. 1, Op. 9, "In Time of War" (1958), which was premiered by Jorge Bolet.

His teachers included Howard Hanson, Bernard Rogers, and Nadia Boulanger. His works have been performed by Jessye Norman and Jorge Bolet.

La Montaine lives in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. His publisher, Fredonia Press, is named for the street on which he lives. His business partner was the composer and pianist Paul J. Sifler (1911-2001).

External links

* [ Fredonia Press]
* [ John La Montaine in conversation with Frank J. Oteri]
* [ John La Montaine biography]
* [,22 Pulitzer Prize winners from 1959]


* [ John La Montaine interview] by Bruce Duffie (June 1989)
* [ "Rediscovering John La Montaine"] by Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox (published September 1, 2003)

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