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Behind the Scenes: Page Turner to
Twenty years ago or so I spent two days as a page-turner on a classicalrecording session. Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, John Cerminaro, and CecilLicad were recording the Brahms Horn Trio (recording on Amazon*) and I washired to turn pages for Licad.Scholar that I am, I kept extensive notes on that session, figuring that one dayI’d base a polished bit of writing on them, perhaps fiction.Well, that’s not happened. So I’ve decided to publish the notes. I’ve cleanedthem up a bit, but not much. They’re still pretty messy. But that’s how recordingsessions are, messy.
WLB, aka the Page Turner
: Frustrated Renaissance man. Theorist of mind &brain and cultural evolution etc. Jazz musician & performer.
: Violinist. Born in Rome on Jan 15, 1960 &raised by mother and grandparents. Came to USA when 8 to study at CurtisInstitute. Went to Julliard in early teens to study with Dorothy DeLay. Won the1981 Naumberg competition, the youngest to ever win it; they didn't give 2ndand 3rd that year. This was her recording session, though that wasn't obviousto me at the start.
: French Horn. Spent 10 years as 1st horn with the LosAngeles Philharmonic and 10 years as 1st horn with New York Philharmonic.Now working as a horn soloist based out of Chicago (Mt. Pleasant). Middle-age. Gorgeous tone. Brass player's chip on his shoulder.
: Piano. From Philippines. Small, but has a deep near-masculinevoice (baritone). Has known Nadja since they were teenagers at Curtis. Has a*http://tinyurl.com/mcllnzr