Philip Copeland: Remembering Frank Pooler

PHILIP COPELAND: Remembering Frank Pooler. “Frank never accepted less than what he heard in his own head.  We worked for weeks and weeks on Brahms’ “O Heiland Reiss” before our 1983 Australia/New Zealand tour, and it was everyone’s favorite piece.  And yet, Frank was never satisfied with it.  There was something he wanted to hear from us that we just couldn’t deliver.  In the end, we only performed the piece once or twice on a 57-concert tour.  As frustrating as it could be, we all knew we could trust that the result would be stunning if we followed his lead.”

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