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Jazz composer and bandleader Maria Schneider went hang gliding in Rio a couple of years ago. The experience was so vivid for her that she turned it into a composition. Schneider describes her trip to Rio, the hang gliding, and how she made them into music. She says that at certain points in the composition, the orchestra is the wind and the soloist is the hang glider, riding on the wind. "Hang Gliding" is on the CD "Allegresse,"

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