"Putting a human face on it"

June 2009
Eastman Notes;Summer2009, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p17
An interview with Eastman School of Music historian Vincent Lenti in Rochester, New York is presented. When asked about the personality of music director Howard Hanson, he states that Hanson represents a benevolent dictatorship in the school. He states that Hanson is obsessed with his own vision and his own definition of American music. He emphasizes that the tenure of Walter Hendl in Eastman is the crisis period of the school for he fails to develop a vision of musical education.


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