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Marin Alsop says the toughest harmony she faces this season doesn't lie in demanding symphonic scores or the orchestras who play them.

"I think the most challenging aspect," she says, of becoming the first woman to be made music director of a major U.S. symphony orchestra, "is people's need to focus on the fact that I'm a woman.

"It's really entirely irrelevant to what I do." Read full article »

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