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Conductor Marin Alsop on Keeping Alive a Black Composer's Music

Alsop is the music director of the Colorado Symphony. One of the few woman conductors in the world, she has also served as music director of the Lond Island Philharmonic, and has been the guest conductor for many orchestras, including the St. Louis Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Her new CD "Victory Stride," features the work of the African American composer James P. Johnson.




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Other segments from the episode on July 25, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 25, 1994: Interview with Jerrold Ladd; Interview with Marin Alsop; Review of Shoe's album "Propeller" and Freedy Johnston's album "This Perfect World."


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