Remembering two of my heroes

Jazz pianist Bill Evans was born on August 16 1929. His influence has spread far beyond the jazz world.

Brother Roger, founder of the Taizé Community, was stabbed to death on August 16 2005 while at evening prayer in the Church of Reconciliation in Taizé. The influence of this ecumenical community has been felt throughout the Christian communion, and beyond. The photograph above of Brother Roger's grave in Taizé was taken by me last September. The article it was originally published in is the most frequently visited on the whole Overgrown Path , receiving thousands of hits every month, many from Wikipedia. (And this is the second most visited article.) In two weeks time we will be back on that remarkable green hill far away.

Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and other errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk


Recent popular posts

A tale of two new audiences

Does it have integrity and relevance?

Is classical music obsessed by existential angst?

The Berlin Philharmonic's darkest hour

New music for old instruments

Will this attract young audiences? - discuss

Why new audiences are deaf to classical music

Whatever happened to the long tail of composers?

Master musician who experienced the pain of genius

Your cat is a music therapist