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The maestro at 25

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel has had a meteoric rise to prominence

By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / August 25, 2006

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Prodigies are common in classical music, with the exception of conducting, where they're comparatively rare. Leading an orchestra, guiding a multitude of players to a single view of a piece of music, is a task that seems to demand not just talent but authority, experience, and gravitas. Which is why it's not uncommon for conductors to hit middle age before ... (Full article: 1161 words)

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