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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back from vacation...

...to read the sad news of the passing of Michael Steinberg, long time program annotator for the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. He died of cancer at his home in Minnesota (http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_12942669) Steinberg published three volumes of his program notes: "The Symphony," "The Concerto," and "Choral Masterworks," all three of which I have found to be indispensable. He wrote in a clear, friendly, and accessible manner that made you want to listen to the music more closely (my record library has grown much larger, thanks to him.) You may even find some of his writing among your own CDs - he contributed liner notes to a number of classical recordings over the years.

Bill

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