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Today in WMH: Better Late Than Never

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4/5 Today in Weird Music History: 1947.  Charles Ives wins the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Symphony No. 3, thirty-six years after he finished the piece. Ives, ever the filled with gruff sensibility said this of the award: “Prizes are for boys, and I am all grown up.” He gave the money that accompanied the award away, half of it to Lou Harrison, an early editor and champion of his music.

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