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Jack Gallagher at 70 - WGTE: Classical Conversations

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Interview with WGTE's Brad Cresswell

Composer Jack Gallagher's works have been performed or recorded by the London Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra of Krakow, Kiev Philharmonic, U.S. Air Force Band of Flight, GRAMMY® award-winning pianist Angelin Chang, Trio Terzetto, and others. His Naxos debut recording by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by GRAMMY®-winner JoAnn Falletta, recorded at Abbey Road Studios, was greeted by twin rave reviews in Fanfare magazine, noting - "a most welcome release of some absolutely fantastic music," and "there is poignancy, explosive energy, good-natured humor . . . and a warm-hearted directness that is tremendously engaging."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer said his music "evokes glowing images" and exhibits "glistening personality." Gallagher's Symphony in One Movement: Threnody was acclaimed by in Tune magazine as "enormously inventing" by Österreichische Musikzeitschrift as "a one-movement symphony of great colorfulness," and by Abeillemusique (Paris) as "a marvel of invention and orchestration." His compositions are included on fourteen published compact discs on the Naxos, Musical Heritage Society, Capstone, Vienna Modern Masters, Summit Records, Promuse, Altissimo, and ERM labels.

Gallagher's music has been written about in the US Press and broadcast extensively at Radio. He has been the recipient of awards, grants, fellowships, or recognition from the Ohio Arts Council, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, Meet the Composer, the Yaddo Corporation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Petit Jean International Art Song Festival, the Barlow International Composition Contest, the Virginia chapter of the College Band Directors National Association, and The College of Wooster Henry Luce III Award for Distinguished Scholarship.

Gallagher celebrated his 70th birthday in June and WGTE: Toledo celebrates some of his recent recordings in this conversation with Host - Brad Cresswell. LISTEN TO THE Classical Conversation.