Enjoyed the program about Nadia. It brought back many memories, as I studied with the "grande dame" from 1950 to 1955. Easley Blackwood (Jr.!) and I were buddies in her accompaniment class. When we weren't gorgeing ourselves on French food, I was teaching him how to play bridge! Glad you mentioned what a superb pianist he is, as well as a composer of great merit (it was his accompaniment in the Emperor concerto that got me my piano diploma at the Ecole Normale de Musique). Thanks, Bill, for the fine program.
Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 05:22 pm:
Thank you for your wonderful exploration of Nadia Boulanger. I only caught the last day, and knew she was influential, but didn't realize *how* influential. Glass, Piazzola, even LeGrande (I adore the Jessye Norman song you played). Thanks again, Bill!