The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music news addendum: Here is the published news story about the death of retired University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor James Crow. | January 6, 2012

By Jacob Stockinger

Earlier today, I posted my In Memorium piece about retired University of Wisconsin genetics professor James Crow (below), who died at 95 on Tuesday and who was also a classical musician and a classical music philanthropist.

Here is a link to that post:

Then this morning I read the news story about his death in The Wisconsin State Journal. I suspect a fuller obituary is to come.

In the mean time, here is a link to that story, which I will also add to the earlier version of the memorirm post:

Posted in Classical music


  1. Seeing his great picture was making me teary. I will never forget his twinklings eyes. Always kind, insightful and helpful, a human being I adored and will not forget.

    Comment by Barbara DeMain — January 6, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    • Hi Barbara,
      I had much the same reaction, even as I was writing my piece.
      The professional distance of journalism helps, but the closeness of friendship cannot and will to be denied.
      We have lost someone we will not see the likes of again.
      Jim Crow was a rare breed of human being, the finest specimen of our species.
      It was privilege to know him and to work with him, and I suspect many feel the same way.
      Yours in sorrow.
      I hear the Brahms German Requiem playing in my imagination, especially the last movement “Selig sind die Toten,” for Jim.
      Be comforted.

      Comment by welltemperedear — January 6, 2012 @ 11:10 am

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