Monday, May 10, 2010
Hindemith's Class circa 1947
[make sure to click the photo for a larger view]
I know that #4 is George Hunter, but identities of the rest of these people standing behind Paul Hindemith somewhere around the Yale Campus are a mystery. Please leave your guesses in the comments, and let's use all the brain power of the musical internet to identify these composers!
UPDATE: Helen Boatwright (now 93) confirmed that #1 is her late husband Howard. She also identified #5 as John Cowell. Robert Hickok is confirmed as #7 (by Hickok himself) and he confirmed that #8 is Anthony Barbieri.
Donald Keats, who was at the Yale School of Music from 1946 to 1949 informed us that David Kraenbuhl is #12, and thinks that # 6 is Carl Miller. He only guesses that #11 might be Lennie Sarason.
#10 is a real puzzle: He has Benjamin Britten's hair and build, but a slightly different face!
UPDATE QUERY: Does anyone reading this think that #2 might be Donald Keats?