Friday, January 25, 2008

A great American composer and artist besides


Email received - Bob, I found your post about artists who also paint fascinating. As you have pointed out, there are many more than we previously thought. Schoenberg comes to mind. I thought you would be interested in another. Nicolas Flagello was really something, one of the great American composers and an artist besides. I attach these CD covers not to attract publicity for myself, but because these are the only examples of his art in my possession. Though the cover pics are details, I've seen the large originals at Flagello's wife's residence, and they are remarkable.

A day without OAOP wouldn't be a day at all.
Best, JMW



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3 comments:

Bodie said...

Don't forget Stravinsky!
http://trombonestuff.blogspot.com/2007/01/perspective.html
-Bodie

violainvilnius said...

Emmanuel Vardi, the violist, after an accident turned to painting (other claim to faim is that his older sister was Heifetz' accompanist in Vilnius way back when).

I see here http://www.foxjones.net/artist.html that Rivka Golani, the violist, is 'also a painter of distinction'....

Ben.H said...

While we're naming names, Gloria Coates is another composer and painter, whose CDs typically use her art for the cover designs.