Friday, July 16, 2010

Vale Charles Mackerras

An extraordinary musician who almost single-handedly introduced the operas of Janaček to the west. He pioneered the idea of historically informed performances, and as well as conducting the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Dvořak he also left several excellent recordings of Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

This is one of the many appreciations published over the last few days.
More at On an Overgrown Path.


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