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Celebrating Leon Kirchner's decades of composing

Composer Leon Kirchner, who turns 90 this month, will be the focus of a concert next Thursday. Composer Leon Kirchner, who turns 90 this month, will be the focus of a concert next Thursday.
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / January 9, 2009

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Call it the Anti-Mozart syndrome: Instead of dying young and leaving so much promise bitterly unrealized, composers now seem to be living well into old age, their late works taking on a special aura of hard-won wisdom. Exhibit A, of course, is Elliott Carter, whose centenary was widely feted last year. (Full article: 700 words)

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