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Conductor Kent Nagano Expands the Repertoire

Kent Nagano conducts the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. He's known for performing lesser known, experimental works, including pieces by Olivier Messiaen and Frank Zappa. Contrary to many other musicians, he doesn't place much value in recordings, and believes the only way to fully appreciate a work is to witness it performed live.

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Other segments from the episode on August 13, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 13, 1990: Interview with Yomo Toro, Ruben Figuero, and Luis Cabrera; Review of new albums of Duke Ellington's music; Interview with Kent Nagano; Review of the made…

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