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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

This blog entitled Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five, is the end, but theirs a new beginning for him soon.

Classical Repertoire

Goodman‘s first classical recording was made on April 25, 1938, when he recorded Mozart‘s Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581, with the Budapest Quartet. After his bop period, Goodman furthered his interest in classical music written for the clarinet, and frequently met with top classical clarinetists of the day. In 1946he met Ingolf Dahl, an emigre classical composer on the faculty of the University of Southern California, who was then the musical director of the Victor Borge show. They played chamber music together (Brahms, Milhaud, Hindemith, Debussy) and in 194...

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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four

As I’m reading my older blogs, I found that I never completed his life story, so I’m doing it now, in Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four.

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four

Carnegie Hall Concert

In late 1937, Goodman‘s publicist, Wynn Nathanson, attempted a publicity stunt by suggesting that Goodman and his band should play Carnegie Hall in New York CityIf such a concert were to take place, then Goodman would be the first jazz bandleader to perform at Carnegie Hall. Benny Goodman was initially hesitant about the concert, fearing for the worst; however, when his film Hollywood Hotel opened to rave reviews and giant lines, he threw himself into the work. He gave up several dates and ins...

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