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[MUSIC REVIEW] Contemporary Music Festival, Tanglewood

8.2.06
Critic's Notebook
The Classical and the Vernacular, a Cohesive Choice of the Contemporary

By ALLAN KOZINN
Published: August 2, 2006

LENOX, Mass., Aug. 1 -- Change comes slowly to the Festival of Contemporary Music, the Tanglewood Music Center's annual showcase for its virtuosic students and various currents of musical modernism. But it comes all the same. The trend, lately, has been to bring in a famous composer or new-music conductor to direct the festival, but this year the center turned to Stefan Asbury, a young English conductor who has been on the faculty here since 1995.

Mr. Asbury's most immediately striking contribution has been to make the programs cohesive, for the most part. In past years the programs were motley assemblies of works in various styles for ensembles of all sizes, with only the orchestral finale using the centerís forces coherently. Not that it mattered: if programmatic unruliness has a place anywhere, it's at a new-music festival played by students, faculty and occasional guests.

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