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Appreciation

A master of music's complexities

Lukas Foss - composer, conductor, and Boston University professor - had a lifelong love of the classical canon. Lukas Foss - composer, conductor, and Boston University professor - had a lifelong love of the classical canon.
By Matthew Guerrieri
Globe Correspondent / February 7, 2009

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It took me a little time to figure out what Lukas Foss really wanted. I had arrived at Boston University in 1994 to study musical composition with him, and part of his teaching was to give all his students the same assignment. A solo for a given instrument, a song on a given text, a particular compositional problem - solving ... (Full article: 803 words)

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