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Monday, April 29, 2013

Janos Starker, RIP

Fall of 1989... I had no business attending (not as a performer but as audience) a master class he gave at Indiana University Conservatory of Music while I was visiting a friend who studied with him.  The word "intimidating" does little to describe this hurricane of a man. But above all, he was a great musician and a sensitive artist... outspoken, hard drinking and chimney-like smoker, but a beautiful cellist nonetheless. Rest in peace, Maestro.

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