October 4 - Kansas City / by Nathan Carterette

 the famous Dr Weirich

the famous Dr Weirich

on the way home from Fayetteville I stopped in Kansas City to visit my former professor and dear friend Dr Weirich, who recently retired from teaching at the conservatory after about 20 years. his teaching was characterized by commitment to clarity and a real examination of the score, what was written and what did it mean or imply. he had a productive relationship with Aaron Copland which resulted in among other things a recording of the three Copland piano masterpieces, the Fantasy; Sonata; and Variations. dr weirich is one of those rare teachers whose students can all sound different, their own talents and personality realized through his teaching.