Boyer professor's composition premieres

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Philadelphia Inquirer

"To Kiss the Earth," an 11-song cycle by Maurice Wright, chair of Music Studies and coordinator of Composition at Temple's Boyer College of Music and Dance, was one of three new works presented at Lyric Fest this past weekend. His work is based on the diaries of the late Bauhaus artist Marguerite Wildenhain. The diaries were written in her 20s upon the death of master potter Max Krehan. The work "prompted complex reactions," wrote Inquirer critic David Patrick Stearns. "Should any diary be so enshrined? Wright's music gave a kind of dignity to the emotional rawness."