March 5: Names in Music

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March 5: Names in Music

Post by Lance » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:07 pm


Births and Deaths
  • Born 1903: Gitta Alpar, soprano, died 02-17-1991
  • Born 1710: Thomas Arne, composer, born 05-28-1710 [possible birth: 03-12-1710]
  • Died 1993: Felicja (Mrs. Alexander) Brailowsky, wife of pianist, born 12-04-1908
  • Died 1984: Pierre Cochereau, organist/composer, born 07-09-1924
  • Died 2005: Sergiu Comissiona, conductor, born 06-16-1928
  • Died 1998: Annie D'Arco, pianist, born 10-28-1920
  • Born 1914: Philip Farkas, French hornist, died 12-21-1992
  • Born 1950: Eugene Fodor, violinist
  • Born 1853: Arthur W. Foote, composer, died 04-08-1937
  • Died 1984: Tito Gobbi, baritone, born 10-24-1913
  • Born 1854: Philip Hale, music critic, died 11-30-1934
  • Born 1948: Richard Hickox, conductor
  • Died 1974: Sol(omon) Hurok, impresario, born 04-09-1888
  • Died 1956: Erich Itor Kahn, composer/pianist, born 07-23-1905
  • Died 1973: Paul Kletzki (Pawel Klecki], conductor, born 03-21-1900
  • Born 1932: Robert Lombardo, composer
  • Died 1977: Moses Pergament, composer, born 09-21-1893
  • Died 1953: Serge Prokofiev, composer/pianist, born 04-27-1891
  • Born 1929: Sylvia Stahlman, soprano, died 08-19-1998 [possible birth year: 1933]
  • Died 1952: Vladimir V. Stcherbatchev, composer, born 01-24-1899
  • Born 1931: Barry Tuckwell, French hornist/conductor
  • Born 1887: Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer, died 11-17-1959
  • Died 2000: Alexander Young, tenor, born 10-18-1920
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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:17 pm

Hey! What happened to the delightful quotes?
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Post by Febnyc » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:47 pm

One of the best, and most powerful, chamber works I know was written by Moses Pergament. His first String Quartet (from the 1920s) has "modern" sounds to it, but is a very moving work with orchestral density.

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Re: March 5: Names in Music

Post by MaestroDJS » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:26 pm

Lance wrote:MARCH 5
  • Born 1950: Eugene Fodor, violinist
SCTV was a legendary Canadian sketch comedy television program from 1976 to 1984, built on the premise of a cheap television station. Taped in Edmonton, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario, they had a very inventive approach to their musical guests, who were written into their comedy sketches. This gave the musical guests more to do than simply perform a few numbers, and it helped expand the range of the show into some surreal segments.

This episode features a spoof of the 1946 film Humoresque, which starred Joan Crawford and John Garfield. The 1981 SCTV version features Catherine O'Hara as a hilariously overdressed Joan Crawford and classical violinist Eugene Fodor in the Garfield role.

SCTV: New York Rhapsody: part 1

SCTV: New York Rhapsody: part 2

Synopsis: The story of a kid from a New York tenement who becomes a great violinist. His break comes when he plays for a society party, but his mother warns him against society dames. Paul plays at the party (Dance of the Goblins by Antonio Bazzini) and impresses a society dame. They exchange some witty repartee ("Bronko Nagurski called, he wants his shoulders back." "By the way, you dropped your eye-brow pencil.") She becomes his patron and teaches him about living, takes him to the top, and then drags him down in high-style living. His concert at Carnegie Hall is cancelled. The Society dame visits Mama to see if Mama can help her stay away from Paul. Mama suggests suicide. Paul plays Carnegie Hall at last. The tragic conclusion.

Paul Boray: Eugene Fodor
Mama: Andrea Martin
Papa: Joe Flaherty
Host at Society party (Rawl Withers): Eugene Levy
Joan Crawford: Catherine O'Hara

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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:39 pm

It is difficult for me to believe that the pretty-boy violin prodigy and flash-in-the-pan whose career was cut short by drug problems Eugene Fodor is four years older than I am.

Well, what can I say, except,


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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Post by Corlyss_D » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:42 am

What John said!
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