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07 Jan 2009

Revisiting the Rare, in Search of a Surprise

By ALLAN KOZINN [NY Times, 6 January 2009]

It may seem perilous for an ensemble to build its repertory mostly on rarities and forgotten works, particularly if the group at least implicitly promises that its discoveries are worth a listener’s attention. Often music sinks into oblivion for a reason. Can there really be enough obscure high-quality work to fill out a program just about every other week?

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