Slayton: Choral Legacy

Vermont’s cultural life suffered two significant losses last week with the deaths of choral conductors Blanche Moyse and Dr. James Chapman. Tom Slayton had attended performances by both – those of Blanche Moyse at the Marlboro Music festival, Dr. Chapman’s at UVM. Here is his remembrance.

Blanche Moyse (1909-2011)

Blanche Moyse passed away at the age of 101.  Today we’ll celebrate her musical legacy and honor her memory with recordings of her violin playing and conducting.  Also today, we’ll hear about a concert in Burlington this weekend that features Mendelssohn, and we’ll hear Martha Argerich and friends playing Schumann’s Piano Quintet.

VT Edition: Celebrating Blanche Moyse

We celebrate the life and music of musician and chorale conductor Blanche Moyse.  She founded the Brattleboro Music Center and the New England Bach Festival, and this year she celebrates her 100th birthday.