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Featured on the NY Times and Wall Street Journal today: "Young Composer Makes an Awful Decision."

Mr. Tarm said he was still reluctant to explain what the piece is about, saying the music should speak for itself.

I too like to let my listeners draw their own conclusions. But I also don't quote Nazi anthems. Read the official NYYS statement on the removal of the work, highlighting the composer's lack of willingness to simply justify the presence of the material (which would have mitigated this fiasco).

- G.

We believe deeply in a free creative process. But along with freedom comes responsibility, even more so when young people are involved.
— New York Youth Symphony