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Judith Weir on finding your own voice

As the Barbican prepares a season celebrating the work of Judith Weir, Britain's foremost female composer talks to Ivan Hewett in yesterday's Telegraph

"A lot of young composers these days have become very expert at a kind of safe modernism, like Birtwistle mixed with a bit of George Benjamin," she says with some heat, "but you wonder what the point of it is. What do they actually want to say?"

[with thanks to Lawes in the C:T forum for pointing this article out]

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