Music: Hail to Freedom

Paris was set this week to welcome 2,300 musicians from the U.S. and Free Europe for a month-long festival in celebration of human freedom. The idea behind the festival, billed as "Masterpieces of the 20th Century": to show some of the good things produced in the past 50 years "by independent creators, exercising the priceless gifts of freedom and self-expression." The U.S. will be represented by the Boston Symphony and the New York City Ballet, by the music of such native American composers as Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Walter Piston and...

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