The articles about the composers below, describe my relationship with each of them, how they and their music have influenced me and my music, and a variety of other thoughts about them and the music each of them has composed.

Imbrie, Andrew

Andrew Imbrie - (April 6, 1921 – December 5, 2007) - Possibly more than any other composer, my own musical compositions are influenced by Andrew Imbrie and his ample musical output.

Sessions, Roger

Roger Sessions - (December 28, 1896 – March 16, 1985) - the genius who became a composer. Roger Sessions forged an iconically American influence on symphonic music by creating music with a vigorously bold style who content could only have been made possible by a person with intellectual capacity.

Takemitsu, Toru

Toru Takemitsu - ( October 8, 1930 – February 20, 1996) - I adore Toru Takemitsu's extraordinary music and his unique musical style. The first works of his that I heard some years ago were his Requim for Strings and then his Asterism for Piano and Orchestra.