Recital next Wednesday 9/21!   Leave a comment

I hope to see you at my recital at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown LA on September 21 (12:45 pm). Here’s a bit about one of the composers I’ll be featuring:

Herbert Fromm (1905-1995) was one of many Jews who fled the Nazis and came to the U.S. He studied with highly influential composer Paul Hindemith at Tanglewood, and was organist and music director at Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo and at Temple Israel in Boston, where he remained until his retirement in 1972.  In 1945 he won the first Ernest Bloch (another composer on this program) Award for The Song of Miriam.

Fromm was known for his insistence on high aesthetic standards and his criticism of the populist trends and the raw, mass-oriented ethnic elements that could be found increasingly in American synagogue music.

Read more about Fromm and see a picture (he looked like Jay Leno!) at http://www.milkenarchive.org/people/view/all/527/Fromm,+Herbert.

And be sure to visit again tomorrow for more about next Wednesday’s recital!

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Posted September 16, 2011 by Ray Urwin in Uncategorized

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