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“The theatrical gestures of Mahler, the rich orchestration — this all appealed to American tastes, so Mahler may seem strangely familiar to American audiences in terms of sound,” said Federico Cortese, senior lecturer on music and director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.

The mystery of Mahler

America embraced the Austrian composer and conductor to a surprising degree, lecturer tells Ed Portal audience

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Carol Oja, Harvard’s William Powell Mason Professor of Music, chair of the Music Department, and the Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic, was in the midst of researching another book on Bernstein’s work when “I realized there was this whole really fascinating racial history” connected with the first production of "On the Town."

In 1944, Broadway subversion

Young, gifted creators of ‘On the Town’ quietly stirred diversity into their groundbreaking musical, professor recounts

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