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"Composer, best known for his operas and large choral works ... Harbison won the prestigious BMI Foundation's Student Composer Awards for composition at the age of sixteen in 1954 ... The Metropolitan Opera commissioned Harbison's The Great Gatsby to celebrate Maestro James Levine's 25th anniversary with the company ... Harbison was jointly commissioned by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity and the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue to write a piece for the historic "Papal Concert of Reconciliation." ... When asked for his "artistic Credo" Harbison (1990) replied: "to make each piece different from the others, to find clear, fresh large designs, to reinvent traditions."" - Wikipedia
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