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  • Sad news: Eminent conductor collapses and dies (Sir Jeffrey Tate)

    06/02/2017 10:57:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | June 2, 2017 | Norman Lebrecht
    The management agency for Sir Jeffrey Tate has confirmed his death, this afternoon, at the age of 74. The eminent British conductor suffered a heart attack while visiting the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, Italy, and could not be revived. Sir Jeffrey Tate, who was 74, was knighted six weeks ago for services to music.
  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra's conductor laureate, dies at 93

    02/21/2017 6:14:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Euan Kerr
    Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has died. He was 93. Skrowaczewski came to Minnesota decades ago to lead what was then the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and he never left. He changed the face of classical music in Minnesota, and remained a towering presence in the classical music world until the end.
  • Sadness: A clarinet legend has died (Gervase de Peyer)

    02/05/2017 9:19:00 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | February 4, 2017 | Norman Lebrecht
    We have been informed by close friends of the death of Gervase de Peyer, the foremost British clarinet player of his time. Gervase was 90. A founder of the Melos Ensemble, with whom he recorded extensively, Gervase was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1956 to 1973. He was also a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and an influential teacher.
  • French maestro conductor Georges Pretre dies at 92

    01/04/2017 11:58:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | January 4, 2017 | Agence France Presse
    French maestro Georges Pretre, who regularly conducted the renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday aged 92, the Austrian capital's Philharmonic society said.
  • Conductor Sir Neville Marriner dies aged 92

    10/02/2016 7:52:44 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 19 replies
    Sir Neville Marriner, one of the world’s greatest conductors, has died. The founder of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who has conducted many of the world’s best orchestras, died in his sleep on Sunday, aged 92, the academy said.
  • Kurt Masur Dies at 88; Conductor Transformed New York Philharmonic

    12/19/2015 8:13:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 19, 2015 | Margalit Fox
    Kurt Masur, the music director emeritus of the New York Philharmonic, who was credited with transforming the orchestra from a sullen, lackluster ensemble into one of luminous renown, died on Saturday in Greenwich, Conn. He was 88. The death was announced by the Philharmonic. Mr. Masur (pronounced mah-ZOOR) was the Philharmonic's music director from 1991 to 2002. When he took its helm, the orchestra was roundly considered to be a world-class ensemble in name only, its playing grown slipshod, its players fractious and discontented, its recording contracts unrenewed.
  • Lorin Maazel, 1930-2014

    07/13/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 15 replies
    Th Wasington Post ^ | July 13 at 1:18 PM | Anne Midgette
    I am stricken to hear of the death today of Lorin Maazel at his home, Castleton Farms, Virginia, in the middle of the festival that he and his wife Dietlinde Turban-Maazel founded there, and that now continues without him. He was 84 years old and had been suffering from what Nancy Gustafson, Castleton’s executive director, described as an unexplained illness following a kind of collapse from fatigue after spending much of the spring jetting back and forth between Asia, Europe and North America for various high-profile conducting gigs. The official cause of death was “complications following pneumonia.” He had appeared...
  • Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos - obituary (conductor)

    06/12/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 11, 2014
    Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, who has died aged 80, was a conductor who delivered memorable interpretations of the works of his Spanish compatriots while championing the Germanic canon on the Iberian P eninsula. His work took him to orchestras around the world, but he was best known for his associations with the Philharmonia in London and the Philadelphia Orchestra in the United States.
  • Claudio Abbado, a Conductor With Global Reach, Dies at 80

    01/20/2014 9:23:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 20, 2014 | Allan Kozinn
    Claudio Abbado, a conductor whose refined interpretations of a large symphonic and operatic repertory won him the directorships of several of the world’s most revered musical institutions — including La Scala, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic — died on Monday at his home in Bologna, Italy. He was 80.
  • Diamonds Face Unlikely Competitor For World's Best Thermal Conductors

    07/09/2013 1:46:18 PM PDT · by null and void · 9 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Jul 08, 2013 04:03 PM EDT | Tamarra Kemsley
    An unlikely material, cubic boron arsenide, could deliver a thermal conductivity high enough to compete with the costly industry standard currently set by diamond, according to a report in the latest issue of the journal Physical Review Letters. Known for its brilliance and use in jewelry, diamond is the best-known thermal conductor - a role that grows increasingly important as smaller, faster and more powerful microelectronic devices pose the challenge of removing the heat they generate quickly. However, besides being rare and expensive, high quality synthetic diamond is difficult and costly to produce, prompting researchers to search for new materials...
  • Wolfgang Sawallisch, 1923-2013 (conductor)

    02/24/2013 10:21:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 24, 2013 | Peter Dobrin
    Wolfgang Sawallisch has died, Der Spiegel reports. The Philadelphia Orchestra's music director from 1993-2003 was 89. Sawallisch died Friday, according to the Bavarian State Opera, which Sawallisch led for 20 years. He had been stricken in recent years by a number of diseases and conditions.
  • Breaking: great conductor dies

    09/18/2011 8:11:53 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies ^ | 09/11/18 | Norman Lebrecht
    The quiet legend that was Kurt Sanderling is no more. Sanderling, a German refugee in Stalin’s Russia, grew very close to Dmitri Shostakovich during and after the Second World War. He was joint principal conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky, effectively his deputy. He would get to conduct the second run of performances of each new symphony after his boss had given the premiere. Mravinsky, a man of deep reserve, had a cold and formal relationship with Shostakovich. Sanderling became a close friend. When I asked him once to talk about it, he refused. ‘I don’t like...
  • Conductor Mitch ("Sing Along With Mitch") Miller dies at age 99

    08/02/2010 10:44:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 9+ views
    AP on ^ | 8/2/10 | AP
    NEW YORK, (AP) -- Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records, has died at age 99. His daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther, says her father died in New York City after a short illness. Miller was a key record executive at Columbia Records in the pre-rock 'n' roll era, making hits with singers Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett.
  • "Progressticide"

    02/22/2010 1:31:37 PM PST · by Talons Out · 210+ views
    Sagacious Sam: Sparks of a Collegiate Daredevil ^ | February 22, 2010 | Talons Out
    A Framingham rapist and Level 3 sex offender is accused of breaking his GPS monitoring bracelet and committing another rape and kidnapping after he violated his probation last month but was allowed to remain free. Prosecutors say William French, 29, raped a woman in Framingham on Thursday, just two days after Middlesex Superior Court Judge Howard Whitehead ordered French to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet for one year because he violated the terms of his probation by testing positive for smoking pot Jan. 4. “This is a terribly disturbing case,” Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone said in a statement. “We...
  • LSO conductor Valery Gergiev leads defiant South Ossetia concert (supporting the Russian invasion)

    08/22/2008 6:50:16 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 11 replies · 240+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | August 22, 2008 | Tony Halpin
    The theme was Russia’s victory over Georgia; the spirit was Second World War defiance; the music was from Leningrad — and the conductor was from London. Surrounded by soldiers and barbed wire, hundreds crowded into the centre of Tskhinvali to see Valery Gergiev conduct the Maryinsky Orchestra from St Petersburg as Russia staged a victory concert amid the ruins of the capital of South Ossetia. From the mournful first bars of Shostakovitch’s Symphony No 7 (known as the Leningrad) in the makeshift arena, it was clear that the theme of the night was a stirring appeal to patriotism and the...
  • Train conductor files lawsuit over goose attack

    02/22/2008 6:22:27 AM PST · by mountaineer1997 · 14 replies · 171+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/08 | Staff Reports
    When a train conductor was performing an inspection, he was goosed and fell down; he sues his employer on February 4, 2008.
  • Maazel Departs for Pyongyang Amid Controversy (NY Philharmonic conductor criticizes America)

    02/08/2008 2:12:19 PM PST · by MaestroLC · 37 replies · 463+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | February 7, 2008 | KATE TAYLOR
    On the eve of the New York Philharmonic's departure on an Asian tour that will include a visit to Pyongyang, its music director, Lorin Maazel, suggested that Americans are not in a position to criticize the North Korean regime, because America's own record on human rights is flawed. "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw bricks, should they?" Mr. Maazel told the Associated Press. "Is our standing as a country — the United States — is our reputation all that clean when it comes to prisoners and the way they are treated? Have we set an example that should...
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the town’s fire department has strung “caution” tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The home’s metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • Anti-Kerry comment

    08/10/2004 2:25:23 PM PDT · by Arizona Carolyn · 11 replies · 1,314+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 10, 2004
    A train conductor and candidate for Congress who suggested to his passengers they might want to vote against Sen. John Kerry for president has been suspended without pay
  • Religeous fundamentalism - Christian, Islamic and Judaic.

    08/05/2004 10:28:28 AM PDT · by ADeanDemocrat · 78 replies · 19,232+ views
    I would like to hear from other people whether they feel that George Bush is a devout Christian or not. I consider myself a devout Christian, and feel very uncomfortable with George Bush painting himself as being representative of my religeon. It appears to me that fundamentalists within all the major religeons - Christianity, Islam and Judaism - are interested in heading our planet toward Armageddon. True Christians, Muslims and Jews ascribe themselves to the principles of religeous tolerence and peaceful co-existence. I am interested in the opinions of others here re: this matter.