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With new Fantasia, composer enjoying a cosmic time

Composer Michael Gandolfi (center) at Tanglewood after the 2004 world premiere of 'Impressions From 'The Garden of Cosmic Speculation.' He credits wider interest in his work to conductor Robert Spano (left): 'He's gone out there and put it on the map.' Composer Michael Gandolfi (center) at Tanglewood after the 2004 world premiere of "Impressions From 'The Garden of Cosmic Speculation." He credits wider interest in his work to conductor Robert Spano (left): "He's gone out there and put it on the map." (walter h. scott/file 2004)
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / January 19, 2007

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Over the past few years Michael Gandolfi's compositions have been popping up all around Boston, and with each premiere he establishes himself more firmly as a major local composer. Two years ago the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave the first local performance of "Impressions from 'The Garden of Cosmic Speculation.' " (Robert Spano conducted the world premiere at Tanglewood in 2004.) ... (Full article: 805 words)

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