01-03-10 Pianist Gunnar Johansen - My Music

January 3rd, 2010

DrMarkMalkovich-podcastpic.jpgPianist Gunnar Johansen - In this episode of My Music w/ Dr. Mark Malkovich, Dr. Malkovich plays music from Gunnar Johanson one of the foremost pianists of his time and an immensely prolific composer, Gunnar Johansen was born in Denmark on January 21, 1906. He was closely associated with the Busoni circle in Berlin in the 1920s and studied with Egon Petri. After tours in Europe, Johansen emigrated to the United States, living on the West Coast. He was a major figure in the musical life of San Francisco and gave weekly radio concerts for NBC. In 1939 he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin as the first Artist-in-Residence in music in America. For more information go to http://www.gunnarjohansen.org/

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01-03-10 Eddie Dillon: Acoustic Guitarist - Conducting Conversations

January 3rd, 2010

MikeMaino-podcastpic.jpgEddie Dillon: Acoustic Guitarist - In this episode of Conducting Conversations w/ Mike Maino, Mike talks with Eddie Dillon acoustic guitarist. Originally from Boston, Eddie Dillon of Fairhaven, Massachusetts is a well-known entertainer and songwriter who has performed many years in Irish folk clubs and festivals throughout the Northeast. A multi- instrumentalist, Dillon plays the guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass. At home on any stage, Dillon combines his instrumental virtuosity with a keen wit for an original and entertaining performance. Whether playing with his own band, "The Eddie Dillon Band" or performing with the Clancy Brothers, Dillon's love of comedy always shines and his professional stage delivery marks the presence of a veteran performer. With over thirty five years of entertaining audiences in every venue- mostly in the Irish music world, Dillon is the only American to have toured with the Clancy Brothers and was a member of the Clancy family reunion performance at the worlds largest Irish festival in Milwaukee, WI. For more information go to http://www.arkalbums.com/EddieDillon.htm

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