The Live You Give: Gerhard Richter *February 9 1932

I am a simple man but for decades have understood my many privileges. Amongst many others, I have had the privilege of undergoing a second formative period, one with a level of intensity which has consistently allowed me to live life on a different plane than that of an average animal. Formative because well over… Continue reading The Live You Give: Gerhard Richter *February 9 1932

The Life You Give: Carole King *1942

Carole King, born Carol Joan Klein, on February 9 1942, in New York, New York, U.S.A., is the songwriter and singer (alto) who was one of the most prolific female musicians in the history of pop music. King’s mother was the source of her early music education. While still in high school, King began arranging… Continue reading The Life You Give: Carole King *1942

The Virtuous Black IX: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., is the poet, memoirist, and actress whose several volumes of autobiography explore the themes of economic, racial, and sexual oppression.Although born in St. Louis, Angelou spent much of her childhood in the care of her paternal grandmother in rural Stamps,… Continue reading The Virtuous Black IX: Maya Angelou

The Life You Give: Alban Berg *1885

Alban Berg, born Alban Maria Johannes Berg, on February 9 1885, in Vienna, Austria, is the composer who wrote atonal and 12-tone compositions that remained true to late 19th-century Romanticism. He composed orchestral music (including Five Orchestral Songs, 1912), chamber music, songs, and two groundbreaking operas, Wozzeck (1925) and Lulu (1937).Apart from a few short… Continue reading The Life You Give: Alban Berg *1885