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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
The American composer George Perle, who studied with Ernst Krenek, was born in New Jersey on 6 May 1915. He was a serialist, although using a method of his own devising. He taught at various American universities and notably wrote six string quartets. His Woodwind Quartet No 4 won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1986. Perle died in New York on 23 January 2009, aged 93.
Ensemble. A True Dynamo - Lawrence Budmen listens to French conductor Ludovic Morlot, in concert with Jennifer Koh and the New World Symphony
Ensemble. Tanglewood and Beyond - The sounds of summer in the Berkshires, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen