Monday, February 28, 2011

Jack Gottlieb (z'l) talks about his music on WQXR (1980)

With the recent passing of Jack Gottlieb, the Jewish music world has lost a giant. A brilliant and gifted composer, Jack's music was just as captivating and effective in the synagogue as it was on the concert stage (and vice versa.)

In October 1980, Jack celebrated his 50th birthday with an extraordinary concert of his music that I was privileged to attend. (More on that very soon.)

Several days before that concert Jack was interviewed on WQXR radio, and several of his songs were beautifully performed by Julia Lovett, Alberto Mizrahi, and Jay Willoughby. Click on this link to download a 30-minute portion of that program. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi: Jack's niece here. I, too, was at the 50th birthday concert as a mere 23 year old. It was an enchanting experience. The thing that strikes me about it now was how old I thought he was! Now at age 52 I can look at the photos from te event in in "Working for Bernstein" and realize he was just getting started! -- Jane Gottlieb