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1929 - 2000
Boston Globe Obit
1925 - 2000
American recorder soloist
Boston Globe, AP Obit
Born Quebec, 12 NOV 1916
Died 15 AUG 2000
Compact Disc Audio:
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.
INTERVIEW: MURRAY PERAHIA, pianist
"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 Amazon.com's interview with Murray Perahia, go to the following link:
Interview, Murray Perahia
GET STARTED THE MUSIC OF GUSTAV HOLST...
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 Amazon.com's Get Started In feature to get background information and an audio tour of Holst's masterpiece.
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 Amazon.com editor Thomas May on the legacy of a famous father.
Read Amazon.com's complete interview:
INTERVIEW WITH LUCIANO PAVAROTTI
"It's very important for me to reach as many people as
possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera.
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
-- Tenor Luciano Pavarotti on his recent efforts, including
September's first Madison Square Garden concert in more than
Read Amazon.com's complete interview.
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