Music: Masterpiece in Louisville?

When a composition by Roger Sessions is played, it is a major event. Reason: his music is so imposing and complex that few orchestras dare to try it. But this season. Composer Sessions, 59, unveils four major new works in a row: 1) a cantata; 2) a Mass, to be performed at Kent School, Conn.; 3) a piano concerto, to be played at Manhattan's Juilliard School of Music next month; 4) a symphony, his third, which the Boston Symphony Orchestra expects to play in March. The Louisville Orchestra, under Robert Whitney, premiered the cantata—really...

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