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January 05, 1988

Lily Laskin, 94, Harpist and Concert Soloist

Lily Laskin, 94, who helped make the harp a featured solo instrument on concert hall stages. Miss Laskin, who performed in public well into her 80s, was credited with popularizing the harp and reviving many musical scores written for it by such composers as Handel and Camille Saint-Saens. She began playing the harp as a child and gave her first public concert at 12. Miss Laskin was best known for her interpretations of Mozart and in 1937, at the Salzburg Music Festival, she gave a landmark performance of his concerto for flute and harp. In Paris on Monday.

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