Lee Hyla
Composer Lee Hyla plays his piano. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff) Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
Classical Music

Controlled chaos

For three decades, composer Lee Hyla has successfully combined rock 'n' roll's energy with the complexities of classical music

By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / January 14, 2007

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Many teenagers possess a special talent for feeling like a single song or album has changed their lives. In most cases the impact is as fleeting as it is sensational, but not for composer Lee Hyla. He grew up in the Midwest, an altar boy who dutifully studied the piano and thought about becoming a priest. Then came a series ... (Full article: 2089 words)

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