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Richard Lane (1933-2004)
On September 3, 2004, a police patrol intercepted a convertible Ford Mustang that was zigzagging out of control.
Richard Lane had just left Cape Cod, where he spent his summers composing, and suffered a stroke while driving back to his home in Paterson, New Jersey. He was urgently taken to Newark University Hospital, but nine days later, he passed away, leaving behind a rich legacy of over 500...
Caracteristic musical signature
Richard Lane dedicated with pleasure smaller works to friends or students. All have his caracteristic musical signature, a synthesis between charm and an exceptional sens for melodic and harmonic forms. Few are the composers able to write simple, easier works avoiding any banalities while preserving their personal style. Richard Lane was a great master in that art.
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