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Leon Kirchner; Harvard teacher wrote bold, daring music, won Pulitzer; at 90

Leon Kirchner founded a highly regarded course at Harvard, Music 180, that joined performance and music analysis. Leon Kirchner founded a highly regarded course at Harvard, Music 180, that joined performance and music analysis.
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / September 18, 2009

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The distinguished American composer Leon Kirchner - who was also an admired conductor and pianist, as well as a revered teacher for almost three decades at Harvard University - died of heart failure yesterday in his New York home. He was 90. . (Full article: 1020 words)

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