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R.I.P.

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畢澤翔 Yondani C.C. Butt

1945.01.23 - 2014.08.28

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Yondani Butt in 2012

 

Dear all,

It is with a much saddened heart to report that a phone call from Roger Butt (Yondani's elder brother in Hong Kong) informed me that our beloved Maestro Yondani Butt was certified this morning by the hospital at 10:45 am this morning after going into a coma and had to rely on a breathing machine since 5 am this morning - 28th October 2014 !

What more can I say except 天妒英才, I think we should all 節哀順變吧 !

I am sure we will all miss him so very much ! May he rest in God's arms in peace for eternity !

Take care & good health to all,

Alex Mak

 

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Yondani Butt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yondani C. C. Butt is an orchestral conductor.[1] He was born in Macao of Chinese parentage. He died on August 27, 2014 (note: August 28, 2014 Beijing Standard Time) after a sudden illness while living in China. He studied music at Indiana University and the University of Michigan. He also has a PhD in chemistry,[2] on which subject he has published numerous research papers, particularly on polyene photochemistry.He studied conducting with Wolfgang Vacano (1906-1985) at Indiana University, majoring in chemistry. He continued to study conducting with Josef Blatt[3] (1906-1999) at the University of Michigan while pursuing his chemistry degree.

As founder of Symphonie Canadiana, he has led the orchestra on major tours throughout North America. Since 1983, he has held the position of Resident Conductor of the Victoria International Festival, creating the Concerti Extravaganza series, for which he conducted more than 23 concertos in six weeks. Butt has recorded and performed in the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe.[4] He has led the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, the American Symphony (with which he performed a Brahms cycle in New York), Hamilton Philharmonic of Canada, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico, Singapore Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Japan Gunma Symphony and Het Gelders Orkest, amongst many others. Works he has recorded included the First Symphony of Mahler, the Glazunov Third, the Saint-Saëns Second, and much more.

In 1995, Yondani Butt received an MRA Gramophone Award in the Symphony category for his recording of Glazunov’s Sixth Symphony. He had won the same Award in 1986 for his interpretation of Rimsky-Korsakov's Third Symphony.[5] Yondani Butt’s recording of Glazunov's Third Symphony is recognized by the Glazunov[6] Society as definitive, and earned him the title of Honorary Patron of the Society. His extensive discography includes works by Elgar, Glière,[7] Grieg, Kodály, Lalo, Liszt, Mahler, Raff, Saint-Saëns,[8] Sibelius[9] and Richard Strauss.[10] His recording of Goldmark's Rustic Wedding Symphony[11][12] featured in the Classical Charts and was a Gramophone Magazine Critics’ Choice.

In the early 2000s, Yondani Butt suffered damage to his vocal chords, and retired from conducting. However, in 2009 he returned to the podium, working with the London Symphony Orchestra to record many of the Austro-German classics, including Beethoven,[13][14][15] Brahms, Schumann and Wagner, as well as works by Tchaikovsky, and a disc of French Classics.[16]

Yondani Butt is also a composer. He studied free counterpoint and composition with Bernard Heiden[17] (1910-2000). In Indiana, Yondani Butt studied piano with Sidney Foster,[18] a protégé of Isabelle Vengerova and David Saperton at the Curtis Institute. In Michigan, he studied ensemble with Eugene Bossart [19] (1917-2011) and piano with Karen Keys.

References[edit]

  1. Jump up ^ The Penguin guide to compact discs. Penguin Books. 2002. pp. 522–.
  2. Jump up ^ "the Journal of Chemistry". the Journal of Chemistry 85: 209–2097. June 1981.
  3. Jump up ^ "Obituary". Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  4. Jump up ^ King’s Lynn festival, Eastern Daily Press, August 1st, 2000, Evening of the World-Class Playing at Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Yondani Butt
  5. Jump up ^ San Francisco Chronicle, Rimsky-Korsakov, Symphony no3, A Fairy Tale op.29,July 20, 1986
  6. Jump up ^ Nov.99 Gramophone Magazine Glazunov Symphony No4&5 ASV CDDCA1051, Ivan March
  7. Jump up ^ Gliere Violin Concerto, Symphony no,2. Butt/Philharmonia Orchestra ASV CDDCA1129, Critics Choice of the year 2002 Robert McColley, Fanfare Magazine, Dec/Nov 2002
  8. Jump up ^ Gramophone, Magazine, Saint-Saens, Symphony no2, London Symphony, Yondani Butt, Reviewed by Ivan March,July1990
  9. Jump up ^ American Record Guide Review Sibelius, Pelleas et Melisande, Swanwhite, Kuolema, Valse Romantique; Spring Song, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. ASV CDDCA649,9/10/1989.
  10. Jump up ^ R.Strauss ,Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Death and Transfiguration, Imp Classics Nov/Dec 1991, American Record Guide, Mckelvey.
  11. Jump up ^ Classic CD, 27 July1992 ASV CDDCA791,Goldmark, Rustic Wedding Symphony, Sakuntela overture op.13, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , David Doughty
  12. Jump up ^ Goldmark, Rustic wedding Symphony, Sakuntala Overture, op.13, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Critics of Choice the month gramophone magazine, July 1992, ASV CDDCA791
  13. Jump up ^ Classical Candor, Classical Music Reviewed by John J. Puccio, Sep,2011; Beethoven: Symphony no3 “Eroica”, Fidelio, Consecration of the House, Nimbus Alliance N16144
  14. Jump up ^ International Record Review, Nimbus Alliance NI6147, Beethoven Symphony no.4&5, Mortimer H. Frank.
  15. Jump up ^ Classical Net, the Internet’s Premier Classical Music Sources, Nimbus Alliance NI6146, Beethoven, Symphony no.9, Copyright@2011, Gerald French.
  16. Jump up ^ French Classics, John Whitmore, Music Web International, 29/10/2012
  17. Jump up ^ "classical composer database". Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  18. Jump up ^ Sidney Foster, Ovation to Sidney Foster, International Piano Archives at Maryland, IPAM/204A-B
  19. Jump up ^ "In Memoriam". Retrieved 3 January 2014.