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      Composer Champions

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      Where would Gustav Mahler be without the incredible support of Leonard Bernstein?  Bach without the support of Mendelssohn?  Being championed by a famous performer or conductor is an incredible leg up to the career of many composers.  Who are the modern day composer champions, and whose work are they promoting?
       

      Music featured on this show:

      James Newton Howard: 133… At Least
      Hilary Hahn, v.; Cory Smithe, p.

      2:02

      Norbert Moret: En Rêve, I
      BSO/Seiji Ozawa
      DG 431626
      7:11

      Thea Musgrave: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (excerpt)
      LSO/Norman del Mar
      Lyrita 253
      14:01

      John Psathas: Matre’s Dance
      Philip Smith, p.; Evelyn Glennie, perc.
      RCA 47629
      9:28

      Sofia Gubaidulina: Offertorium (excerpt)
      BSO/Dutoit; Gidon Kremer, v.
      DG 289479
      10:23

      David Rakowski: Etude, Book 2 No. 14, Martler
      Amy Briggs, p.
      Bridge 9121
      2:28

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