Sunday, December 31, 2006
Overgrown Path's People of the Year for 2006
During 2006 Viktor Ullman, Pierre Villette, György Kurtág, Eric Whitacre, Rudolf Mauersberger, Antony Pitts, Morten Lauridsen, Dr Samuel Hoffman, Lou Harrison, Arvo Pärt, Antal Dorati, Bill Thompson, Herbert Howells, Michel Petrucciani, Nick Drake, Beata Moon, Frederic Rzewski, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Roger Mayor, Olivier Messiaen, Helen Ottoway, Charles Ives, Joby Talbot, Ivan Moody, Vanessa Lann, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Michael Berkeley, Thomas Crequillon, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, György Ligeti, Brian Eno, Huw Watkins, Francis Poulenc, Hans Werner Henze, Thea Musgrave, Michael Tippett, Ruth Schonthal, Jan Johansson, Tansy Davies, Roland Dyens, John Coltrane, Darius Milhaud, many contemporary Finnish composers, Stuart MacRae, Julian Anderson, Malcolm Arnold, Heinrich Kaminsky, Gerald Finzi, Francis Pott, Michael Zev Gordon, numerous mid-20th century German composers, Joyce Koh, Nigel Osborne, several Icelandic composers, Moritz Eggert, composers who write for the theremin, George Ratzinger, Plastic People of the Universe, Robert Simpson, Iannis Xenakis, Peteris Vasks, Jacob Obrecht, Pete Seeger, Arnold Bax, Ali Ufki, George Lloyd, Huw Warren, Hugo Distler, Paolo Pandolfo, Viktor Kalabis, John Cage, and several little known 18th century Russian composers featured On An Overgrown Path, and are my People of the Year.
Dmitri Shostakovich, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Tan Dun and Philip Glass also featured here in 2006.
Now decide how my choice compares with Time magazine's Person of the Year 2006.
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