seems like yesterday, but it was some 30 years ago when John came
to Tanglewood to participate in our fledgling youth program. We all
were so impressed with his clear, analytical mind and his great musical
talent. For the next four years I had the pleasure to see and hear
John every week. I think he must have had a photographic memory, because
he mostly knew his assignments by memory.
We became very close at that time and our friendship
lasted until now, when I can’t believe that John is not with us anymore. John’s
friendly smile and his lucid mind and judgment will live with us forever!