The ‘It’ Composer

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By JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 24 January 2006]
Classical music has an “it” composer at the moment, and his name is Osvaldo Golijov. His press is ecstatic, and his publicity even more so. And for the next month, he will own part of New York, as Lincoln Center stages a festival in his honor: “The Passion of Osvaldo Golijov.” That festival kicked off on Sunday afternoon with a performance of his opera, “Ainadamar,” at the Rose Theater.