John McCabe CBE (born 21 April 1939, Huyton, Merseyside) is an English composer and pianist. A prolific composer from an early age, John McCabe had written thirteen symphonies by the time he was eleven. After studies in Manchester and Munich he embarked upon a career as a composer and virtuoso pianist (he still tours internationally as a recitalist).
The Consortium Classicum is a German Chamber Orchestra. In the early sixties the clarinetist Dieter Klöcker founded the Consortium Classicum, a German chamber-music ensemble to bring back to life rediscovered musical works.
These works use only wind instruments as well as the combination of woodwinds and strings, up to nine players.
Isidore Cohen December 16, 1922, Brooklyn, New York – June 23, 2005, Bronx, New York
was a renowned chamber musician and violinist, as well as a former member of the Juilliard String Quartet and Beaux Arts Trio.