Among the many confusions about the private Russian army known as “the Wagner Group” is how to pronounce its name. Reporters and pundits seem to vacillate between “Wag-ner” and “Vog-ner.” Also, nobody seems to know how the group got its name.
Of course, the highlight of the evening for me, and for Jerry Goldsmith beside me, was the extended sequence from STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE... What a thrill it was to hear Jerry's provocative score played live once again.
Beethoven Survives Mauceri
Boy! Have you got rhythm!
Dear John — A happy New Year to all of us, if possible.
Dear John, Thank a lot for saving me from Swan Lake. Broadway is more fun.
For John Mauceri with many thanks for his beautifully conducted STREET SCENE.
I was especially honored to hear again the main title from THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, which remains as fresh as when it was created 50 years ago...
Thank you, dear John! Thank you! Thank you!
Many congratulations on a brilliant tenure with the H.B.O. and upon an artistic contribution that grows increasingly precious with each passing year! Most fondly,
John Mauceri’s distinguished and extraordinary career has brought him not only to the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. Regarded as the world’s leading performer of the music of Hollywood’s émigré composers, he has taken the lead in the preservation and performance of many kinds of music and has supervised/conducted premieres by composers as diverse as Debussy, Stockhausen, Korngold, Bernstein, Hindemith, Elfman, Ives, and Shore. As an accomplished recording artist, John Mauceri has over 70 albums to his name, and is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, Cannes Classique, Billboard, two Diapasons d’Or, three Emmys, and four Deutsche Schallplatten Awards.