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Byron Adams Discusses Program Twelve • Boulanger’s Credo

In 1962, when Boulanger led the New York Philharmonic in a program featuring the world premiere of Virgil Thomson’s powerful orchestral piece A Solemn Music and Fauré’s beloved Requiem, the Carnegie Hall audience included Botstein, then just 15 years old.

Now, more than half a century later, Bard’s founder recreates this characteristic Boulanger coupling in Program Twelve, pairing it, as she did, with music by her sister: in this case, the hypnotic Vieille prière bouddhique for tenor, choir and orchestra, Psalm 24 and Pour les funérailles d’un soldat.

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