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Going to Carolina in My Mind

After Austrian born composer and conductor Peter Paul Fuchs died about a year ago in North Carolina our English home Pliable wrote two short tributes to him On An Overgrown Path with John McLaughlin Williams. Fuchs’ widow saw the tributes and supplied Bob with previously unpublished biographical material and photos.
To mark the first anniversary of Fuchs’ passing, Pliable published a new profile at On An Overgrown Path and on Wikipedia (which had no entry for him) using this material. 

And here’s some good news:  Scott Unrein has revived his Nonpop Music podcast and blog.  We alll know Brian Eno but how many of you knew there was a Roger Eno?


Comment from zeno
Time: March 27, 2008, 3:29 pm

Hmm … there appears to be limited 20th c. American classical music by the National Symphony next season, as it searches for its new direction. (Some American Hollywood film score music is to be announced at a later date.)

Bernstein’s Serenade with Jennifer Koh and Michael Christie, Ilan Volkov leading Crumb’s Haunted Landscape, Oliver Knussen leading Schuller’s Reminiscences and Reflections.

Also, Ivan Fischer leading Leo Weiner’s Serenade, Xian Zhang leading Weill’s Mahagonny Suite, and Yakov Kreizberg leading Franz Schmidt’s Symphony #4
(beautiful, but a tad longish in its later movements).

But no Peter Paul Fuchs, Ernest Bloch, and other American modern classical masters, as championed here by Jerry and Sequenza21, by the Naxos American Series, and by On an Overgrown Path, Pliable, and John McLaughlin Williams.

Comment from Dan Johnson
Time: March 27, 2008, 8:24 pm

I highly recommend Brian & Roger Eno’s 18 Keyboard Studies by Hans Friederich Micheelsen: Roger plays organ chorale-etudes on the Disklavier, Brian records it as sound & MIDI, and then Brian integrates his own MIDI instruments with the sound of the acoustic piano. Designed to be listened to on shuffle mode, like wind chimes but genius. A little bit new-age, but worth a listen or ten.

Comment from Scott Unrein
Time: March 30, 2008, 7:57 am

Thanks for the mention.