Friday, June 18, 2010

Life, Song, Aging, And Death On Earth: In Memorium, Maureen Forrester

“I go around preaching to young people that the performer is the mouth of the composer. You must see that the composers in your country get a hearing. When I travel and do recitals, I always program a big piece of Canadian music [such as Michael Conway Baker, Srul Irving Glick, and Malcolm Forsyth].”

Photo credit: Maureen Forrester. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number van.5a51993.


Leila Fadel "Iraq ill-equipped to cope with an epidemic of mental illness" Washington Post June 18, 2010

"Iraqi man turns to music to cope with depression, war
Dhia Hardan, 38, who deals with manic depression, plays the oud, a pear-shaped string instrument. He says music helps him purge his sadness, but when militants took over the streets following the U.S. invasion and during Iraq's sectarian war he worried he'd be killed for playing. Now he only plays at the mental health hospital and in his home."



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