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Discovering a Composer Both Experimental and Austere

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews some commemorative recordings of the late Swiss composer and conductor Frank Martin, who isn't well known in the U.S. His music was often moody and unsettling, and religious in nature.

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Other segments from the episode on January 8, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 8, 1991: Interview with Carl Sagan; Review of the album "Frank Martin Dirige Frank Martin"; Interview with Christopher Durang; Review of Philip Roth's book …

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