James Leonard

Born in New Jersey, 1954 Played in rock bands from 1968 - 1974 Bachelors Degree from Rutgers with degrees in music and literature 1977 Recital: The Early Piano Music of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern Thesis: Music in Vienna in the Fin De Siecle Masters Degree University of Michigan School of Music 1980 Thesis: Funf Satze fur Streichquartett Opus 5 by Anton Webern Worked in record stores in Ann Arbor 1977 - 1997 Owned record stores in Ann Arbor 1997 - 2001 Music Critic for Ann Arbor News 1981 - 1988 Music Critic for Ann Arbor Observer 1988 - to the present Radio shows The Silver Mine on WUOM 1993 - 1996 Music Critic for AMG 1999 - to the present Philosophy of Music: Music is the only art to touch the infinite. Schopenhauer What we cannot speak about, we must pass over in silence. Wittgenstein A few favorite albums or performances: Bach: B minor Mass. Otto Klemperer The Beatles A Hard Day's Night. Beethoven: Symphony in D minor. Wilhelm Furtwangler (1942) Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor. Quatour Vegh Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem. Otto Klemperer Chopin: Mazurkas, Prelude, Ballade and Scherzo. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Davis: Miles Ahead. With Gil Evans Debussy: Children's Corner, Images. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home. Evans, Bill: Waltz For Debby. Mahler: Symphony No. 2. Otto Klemperer Mahler: Symphony No. 9. Herbert von Karajan (live) Schubert: Winterreise Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (EMI) Sinatra: Songs For Swinging Lovers. With Nelson Riddle Sinatra: Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely. With Nelson Riddle Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen. Georg Solti Wagner: Tristan und Isolde. Wilhelm Furtwangler

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