Posts Tagged ‘composers’

Nadia Boulanger taught … everyone.

May 3, 2022

Nadia Boulanger taught Burt Bacharach, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Donald Byrd, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Gian Carlo Menotti, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Shafer, Virgil Thomson, and many more. A musical biography by Oscar Osicki.

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“The greatest music teacher who ever lived,” Clemency Burton-Hill, BBC Culture

“She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More.” William Robin, New York Times

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Leslie Bricusse, 1931 – 2021

October 21, 2021

“Pure Imagination,” performed by Casey Abrams, 2021

Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter Leslie Bricusse died on Tuesday. He was 90 years old. His many songs include “Pure Imagination,” which he wrote with Anthony Newley.

“When talking of Pure Imagination earlier this year, Bricusse said: ‘It’s a good thought for people, especially young people, to carry with them through life. You’ll be free if you truly wish to be at the end is, to me, the most important line ….. It’s a reflective thought on how to make a life work.’”

— “Leslie Bricusse, songwriter behind Goldfinger and Willy Wonka, dies at 90,” Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

Obituary here

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Happy Birthday, Wolfgang!

January 27, 2016

Happy Birthday, Wolfgang!

It’s the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We baked him a little kuchen, but the Internet fire marshals wouldn’t let us put 261 candles on it.

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