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MUSICIAN milestones...

    1929 - 2000
    Boston Globe Obit

    1925 - 2000
    American recorder soloist
    Boston Globe, AP Obit

    Canadian Composer
    Born Quebec, 12 NOV 1916
    Died 15 AUG 2000
    Compact Disc Audio:
    Papineau-Couture:Idée, Dialogues

    Contemporary Classical Musicians...

    All About Jazz has named Gunther Schuller Jazz Composer/Journalist of the Month. This large feature, which includes a two-part interview, career highlights, a selected discography, and excerpts from his February 2000 keynote address to the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio is in celebration of his 75th birthday on November 22. ~ MORE


    "When Bach and his family got together, they always started off with a chorale. But then, right after that, they did a "quodlibet," [the final variation in the Goldbergs] where each would make up the words, and the words apparently were very dirty--very bawdy. And I love that, because that shows that the ritual and the earthy are not so dissimilar--that everything is part of God. Everything. To come down to earth, this is part of us, too. If it's treated with respect and with sensitivity and we can also bring to earthly things all of the qualities that we can bring to spiritual things, then we can make a completeness out of our experience here on Earth. That's what I think the quodlibet is about." --Murray Perahia, on his love for the "Goldberg Variations" To read's interview with Murray Perahia, go to the following link: Interview, Murray Perahia


    The popularity of Holst's "Planets" is unmistakable: it's one of the most-played works at concert halls, and its influence on contemporary soundtrack composers is profound. Check out's Get Started In feature to get background information and an audio tour of Holst's masterpiece. "The Planets

    Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie, about her Dad...

    "There's nobody who does all the things together. There might be a good conductor over here, and a terrific composer over there, and a good communicator over there. But not all in one package."   --Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie, speaking to editor Thomas May on the legacy of a famous father. Read's complete interview:
    ~ HERE


    "It's very important for me to reach as many people as possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera. It is a great honor for me to be able to take the music of the tenor to a great number of people and also to feel that perhaps I might just have introduced some people to this music. As for being remembered in history--well, above all, as I said before, I am an opera singer and, hopefully, this is how people will remember me, in the roles I perform best on stage."
    -- Tenor Luciano Pavarotti on his recent efforts, including September's first Madison Square Garden concert in more than a decade.
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    Strings is written by and for players and teachers of bowed stringed instruments. Each issue features lively interviews with such luminaries as Itzhak Perlman, Edgar Meyer, and Yo-Yo Ma. Plus, it's filled with music to play, from long-forgotten pieces to new works.

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