Making Music By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Making Music: Composer-Conductors, performed on Feb 9, 2007 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Compared to other fields of musical performance, conducting is a relatively recent and modern phenomenon as a primary activity for a musician. It became a common and widespread profession only towards…

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Geroge Szell, Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 4 By Richard Wilson Written for the concert Making Music: Composer-Conductors, performed on Feb 9, 2007 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. George Andreas Szell was born in Budapest on June 7, 1897 and died in Cleveland on July 30, 1970. Growing up in Vienna, he…

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Paul Kletzki, Violin Concerto, Op. 19 By Timothy L. Jackson, PhD, Professor of Music Theory, University of North Texas Written for the concert Making Music: Composer-Conductors, performed on Feb 9, 2007 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Born in 1900 in Łódž as Pavel Klecki, Paul Kletzki (the Germanicized form of his name) became famous…

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Harold Farberman, Double Concerto for Violin and Percussion By Harold Farberman Written for the concert Making Music: Composer-Conductors, performed on Feb 9, 2007 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The “Double Concerto” was born of affection and admiration for Guillermo Figueroa. It was composed in 2005-2006. It is a work I wanted to create.…

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Leonard Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety” By Carol J. Oja, Professor of Music, Harvard University Written for the concert Making Music: Composer-Conductors, performed on Feb 9, 2007 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Leonard Bernstein delighted in juxtaposing the epic and the everyday, linking classics with the vernacular. Think of Candide (1956),…

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