Phil Gallo

Working with Alan exposed me not just to classical music and composers, but what makes music tick, how it connects with the soul and is so much more than just getting the notes right. Alan’s openness to the new and disdain for the lackluster – all of it based on a incredible bank of knowledge – was his hallmark, a reason to view him a model critic. False praise and following the crowd were not his style, two traits that we don’t see enough of anymore.