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2009-03-15 11:10:18

Joseph Bloch, who taught and inspired scores of pianists at New York's famed Julliard School, has died in Larchmont, N.Y., at the age of 91, his family says. During Bloch's five decade-long career at Julliard, he taught such notable pianists as Misha Dichter, Jeffrey Siegel, Emanuel Ax and Jeffrey Swann, The New York Times noted Sunday. Many, many other pianists, even though he didn't teach them privately, felt that he had an immeasurable impact on their musical knowledge and their musical...


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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