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Erik Eriksson

Music critic, article writer, lecturer, and symphony narrator Erik Eriksson continues to be involved in classical music and jazz evaluation since starting a 12-calendar year profession in broadcasting in age 17. Today traditional and jazz critic for Metropolitan Papers in Wisconsin, he spent the majority of his lifestyle in the Chicago region where he went to Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts, opera at Chicago’s Lyric Opera and jazz in night clubs now very long since shuttered. In the first times of his radio system, he welcomed such guests as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Birgit Nilsson, Boris Christoff, Hans Hotter, Jeffrey Siegel, Christa Ludwig and John Shirley-Quirk. For days gone by decade, he offers covered traditional music occasions in Northeast Wisconsin, regularly venturing to Chicago, NY as well as the Western Coast to create about important occasions. Furthermore to writing evaluations and two regular newspapers columns, Erik is definitely editor of the arts and ecology journal, lectures regularly, gives pre-concert applications and performs as narrator for functions which range from Stravinsky and Britten to Marvin Hamisch. He’s an associate of Music Critics Association of THE UNITED STATES as well as the Jazz Journalists Association. Favorite recordings? Too many to say, but, included in this, several are treasured extremely. The Bayreuth Parsifal and Die Götterdämmerung from 1951 (Teldec 76047 and Testament 4175, respectively), a recently available reissue of Astrid Varnay’s Deutsche Grammophon studio room recordings through the 1950s (DGG 474410), Benjamin Britten’s amazing documenting of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (London 433163), the Schwarzkopf/Hotter/Sawallisch documenting of Strauss’s Capriccio (Angel 67391), John Browning’s recital of Samuel Barber single functions for piano (Expert Experts 67122) and Kurt Sanderling’s Brahms symphonies (Eurodisc 69220). Also included will be several recital discs by Schwarzkopf, Ludwig Weber, Rosa Ponselle, Hans Hotter, Ian Bostridge, Fritz Kreisler, and Nathan Milstein.

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