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12 Aug 2008

Intimidated by Mozart’s Ghost? Not Anymore

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/arts/music/10smit.html?ref=arts

By STEVE SMITH [NY Times, 8 August 2008]

SANTA FE, N.M.

MOZART, it almost goes without saying, was a phenomenon: a composer whose startling abilities and mature insight into the human condition have earned nearly universal admiration. For composers, on the other hand, Mozart can be a problem. Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish composer who is in residence at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center this summer, will be sharing the stage — figuratively at least — with a forebear whose example nearly stifled her own creativity.

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