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Peter Lieberson dies at 64; American composer
Peter Lieberson dies at 64; American composer

Peter Lieberson, an American composer who wrote his most inspired songs for his great love, the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, died Saturday of complications from lymphoma at a hospital in Tel Aviv, where he had been receiving treatment. He was 64. Lieberson, who lived in Santa Fe, N.M., was a well-established artist before meeting Lorraine Hunt. His works were performed by the top U.S. orchestras and soloists including cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin. In 1983, Serkin premiered Lieberson's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which then commissioned three more works from him, including the 2010 "Songs of Love and...

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