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Classical Notes: September 8, 2011 Archive

Mahler and Beyonce

Posted at 8:42 AM on September 8, 2011 by Alison Young (2 Comments)

It turns out they're cousins four times removed. The NYT's Norman Lebrecht explains in his new book the connection goes deep, "Beyonce has presence, energy and concentration in what she does, much like Mahler...and (he) would have liked her. Mahler was interested in everything."

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