RIP Erich Kunzel (1935-2009)

Yesterday I read in the Cincinnati Enquirer that Erich Kunzel, conductor for the Cincinnati Pops, passed away. This is very sad, and Cincinnatians are definitely mourning him. His death wasn't a shock to me, but the announcement that he had cancer of the pancreas, liver and colon a few months ago certainly was. Cancer is awful.

Here are a couple of YouTube videos I found of the conductor.

Erich Kunzel's Induction to the American Classical Hall of Fame

Erich Kunzel introducting the Cincinnati Pops to the YouTube audience before performing at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Opening Weekend

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