Page 216. " For hours I used to stamp out the descending chords and rising arpeggios that opened Grieg's piano concerto "

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843 – 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist, perhaps best known for his Piano Concerto in A minor.

 

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 Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto In A Minor 

  

Page 216. " screaming and roaring with pleasure as I wildly and doubtless unrhythmically conducted Beethoven's Egmont and the overtures of Rossini "

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)  was a German composer and pianist.

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) was an Italian composer of 39 operas.

 

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 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Egmont Overture: the overture to a series of incidental musical pieces written by Beethoven for the 1787 play Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

 Rossini – William Tell Overture - Finale

Page 217. " Captain Beefheart is better than Edgar Broughton "

Don Van Vliet (aka Beefheart b.1941) is an American musician whose music is difficult to categorize, but experimented with rock, blues, free-jazz and psychedelia. He sometimes collaborated with Frank Zappa.

Edgar Broughton Band was an English progressive rock group.

 

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Sure 'Nuff 'n' Yes, I Do  

 

Edgar Broughton Band – Evening Over Rooftops  

Page 218. " Go to Carmichael's study and tell him that The Incredible String Band is better that Jethro Tull. "

The Incredible String Band was a Scottish psychedelic folk band and an influential exponent of the British Counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Jethro Tull is an experimental rock group which incorporated aspects of classical music, jazz and folk music. Ian Anderson contributes vocals, lyrics and flute work.