Kevin Puts Concentrates on the Direct, Intimate Present

Q2 Music Album of the Week of July 29, 2013
By Daniel Stephen Johnson

Kevin Puts was a dark horse for the Pulitzer Prize when his Silent Night brought him the commendation in 2012. But that opera seems in retrospect tailor-made for the award: telling a gripping story in two lean hours of music, sung in five languages and an array of musical styles, Silent Night was nothing if not ambitious, the sort of achievement that cries out for laurels. MORE

Published August 1, 2013
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