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News Archives - 2005

April 1, 2005

Michael Steinberg, concert program annotator, to lead class on Beethoven String Quartets

Michael Steinberg, considered to be one of the best concert program annotators in the world and is a well-respected author of books and articles on classical music, will be lead a class at 8am on April 14 in Lindell Library 16 on the Beethoven String Quartets as part of a music history class taught by Dr. Merilee Klemp and Richard Evidon (visiting lecturer and also one of the principal editors of the voluminous and definitive Grove Dictionary of Music).

Michael Steinberg, musicologist, writer, lecturer, critic, teacher, chamber music coach, and narrator, retired from his positions as program annotator of the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic at the end of the 1999-2000 season. Previously he had served the Boston Symphony in the same capacity. He was the San Francisco Symphony's Artistic Adviser for ten years and later held the same post with the Minnesota Orchestra, where he was also Artistic Director of the annual Viennese Sommerfest. He has also been part-time program annotator with the Saint Louis Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra, and he has provided notes for the Metropolitan and New York City operas, the Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals, and the London Proms. In addition, he has written liner notes for most major classical record labels, including Angel-EMI, BMG, Decca-London, Deutsche Grammophon, and Nonesuch.