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    R. I. P. Gian Carlo Menotti

    Gian Carlo Menotti has passed away at age 95.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Musi....ap/index.html

    My earliest musical memory is of seeing "Amahl and the Night Visitors." I must have been only 5 or 6, but the memory has stayed with me.
    Dan Powers
    www.danielpowers.info

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

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    Rest in peace, Gian Carlo. I mounted your opera "Amahl" twice, with great success, also "The Telephone". We all enjoyed them immensely.

    You had a good sense of theatre, and you knew how to write good melodies, too. Who is your successor, I wonder..

    Terry

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    Re: R. I. P. Gian Carlo Menotti

    Quote Originally Posted by danpowers
    Gian Carlo Menotti has passed away at age 95.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Musi....ap/index.html

    My earliest musical memory is of seeing "Amahl and the Night Visitors." I must have been only 5 or 6, but the memory has stayed with me.
    Whitney Balliett, who wrote so elegantly about music and musicians, has passed away at age 80. In his book New York Voices, he really captured the essence of my teacher, Harvey Phillips, as well as Bob & Ray, Jackie Mason, harpist Daphne Hellman (did you know her, Gary?), and others who contributed to the cultural environment in NYC.

    Jim
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: R. I. P. Gian Carlo Menotti

    A very long life, and a productive one.

    He will be missed.

    Good journey into the other side, Gian Carlo, good journey.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    I remember a radio performance of "The medium" as an exciting experience, because of the evocative effect of music creating pictures in my mind even listening just to a radio broadcasting. He di big things with the Spoleto Festival, anyway.

    Peace.

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