Influential Books: Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop made history with her appointment as the 12th music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. With her inaugural concerts in September, she became the first woman to head a major American orchestra. In 2005, Alsop was named a MacArthur Fellow, the first and only conductor to receive this prestigious American award. The three books that most influenced her:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."The Magic Mountain" By Thomas Mann (Everyman's Library $26) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."On the Psychology of the Unconscious" By Carl Jung (Modern Library $24.95) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."Crime and Punishment" By Fyodor Dostoevsky (Wordsworth Classics $5.95)

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