In celebration of Black History Month, #MusicMonday is featuring works by African American composers. Photographed is George Walker’s
(b Washington, DC, 27 June 1922)
“Sonata for cello & piano” from the Marion Davies Cello Music Collection (http://bit.ly/1PkEfHu). Walker
studied piano at the Oberlin College Conservatory (BMus), the Eastman School of Music (DMA), the Curtis Institute of Music, and the American Conservatory, Fontainebleau. Among his many awards and honors are Fulbright, Whitney, Guggenheim, Rockefeller and MacDowell fellowships, an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and a Pulitzer Prize.
The Beatles play pass-the-phone at their New York Press conference. From their suite at the Plaza Hotel the boys innocently take some real calls, which turn out to be from DJs. Many of these go out on the air, and when Epstein discovers what is going on, he is furious at the small fortune’s worth of interview material that they have given away for free.
There is a kind of magic in touching things. Actually, it’s not magic at all — it’s the chance to pay attention, which should be part of everyday existence, but which seems less and less central in our device-reliant, multiple-open-window lives.
Ann Powers on the 800-song Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1932) box set, but more importantly, on why archives matter