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John Beckwith

John Beckwith once played piano in a Toronto Symphony Orchestra performance conducted by Seiji Ozawa. On April 28, 2017, New Music Concerts in Toronto will present three compositions by Beckwith, two of them premieres.

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John Beckwith

Dancing Around the Point

How can two music lovers have a book-length conversation about music that manages to evade the subject almost entirely? December 2016
Haruki Murakami is a prolific and distinguished novelist; Seiji Ozawa is an internationally renowned orchestral conductor. In December 2009, Ozawa was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and in the ensuing months, while receiving treatments, he underwent a back operation. During his difficult but successful recuperation and the modified return to professional commitments that followed, he and his friend Murakami hit on the idea of recording the frequent informal talks about music they had been…