Alan Rich: June 17, 1924 – April 23, 2010

Alan Rich died April 23, 2010 of natural causes in his sleep at his home in West Los Angeles.

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6 Responses to Alan Rich: June 17, 1924 – April 23, 2010

  1. John Whiting says:

    Alan, thank you for over half a century of my musical education, starting way back when we both sold 78s at Art Music in the early 50s. I’m going to listen again to the hour’s conversation we had in ’94 about KPFA and the seminal role you played in making it what it once was:

  2. John Whiting says:

    The beginning of the New York installment of Alan’s career is covered in a conversation with a later KPFA music director, Will Ogden, recorded in 1962:

  3. Jerry Kavanagh says:

    R.I.P., Alan, a mentor, teacher, and friend from New York Magazine with a warm personality and a sense of humor.

  4. Jonathan Valenti says:

    Debussy’s ‘Pelleas et Melisande’ is the most exquisite, the most ravishing and the most addictive of all operas.

  5. Christine Upton says:

    I loved his book. I take it with me every year to the Ojai Festival to re-read it.

  6. John Whiting says:

    An expanded version of my obituary for the Guardian is on my KPFA website:

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