Faith: Meditation and Mysticism in Turn-of-the-Century France By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Faith: Meditation and Mysticism, performed on April 28, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Anyone living in the late 1990s in America might be tempted to think that he or she is trapped in an age peculiarly weighed down…

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Le Martyre de Saint Sebastian (1911) By David Grayson, University of Minnesota Written for the concert Faith: Meditation and Mysticism, performed on April 28, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien, Gabriele d’Annunzio’s sacred drama, had rather profane origins. The incident that stimulated the realization of his long-standing ambition to…

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Resurrection: Symphonic Prelude after Tolstoy, Op. 4 (1903) By Brian Hart, Indiana University Written for the concert Faith: Meditation and Mysticism, performed on April 28, 1996 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. At the age of 25, Albert Roussel (1869-1937) left a promising career in the Navy to study music at Vincent d’Indy’s Schola…

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