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2 January 2018

 

 

Carmine Campione - clarinetist with the Cincinnatti Symphony orchestra, 40 years an Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati - In Memoriam

 

              Carmine Campione is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, 37 years a clarinetist with the Cincinnatti Symphony orchestra, 40 years an Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. A renowned teacher and author of several books that have been a staple in pedagogical content benefitting students for decades past.

 

 

 

1 January 2018

 

 

  

 

Robert Mann, Founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet - In Memoriam

 

New York City USA

 

                      Robert Mann, the founding first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, the internationally renowned ensemble that at midcentury helped engender a chamber music revival throughout the United States, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 97.

 

                     His death was announced by Debra Kinzler, associate director of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation, of which he was president from 1971 to 2015.

Conceived in 1946, the Juilliard quartet gave its first official performance the next year. Besides Mr. Mann, the original roster included the second violinist Robert Koff, the violist Raphael Hillyer and the cellist Arthur Winograd.

 

                    Mr. Mann — for decades the quartet’s de facto spokesman, institutional memory and “resident spark plug,” as The Chicago Tribune called him in 1997 — remained with the ensemble for 51 years. By the time he retired in 1997 he had outlasted the entire original lineup, as well several subsequent permutations, to become one of the longest-serving members of any chamber group in the world.

 

 

                   From the beginning, the Juilliard Quartet was known for its probing musicality (the group once devoted two full rehearsals to a single measure from Elliott Carter’s Third String Quartet); hard-driving style, which for all its passionate intensity was considered refreshingly unsentimental; and deep commitment to contemporary music.

 

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