The conductor Yakov Kreizberg died earlier this week; he was only 51. Many in our area will remember him, from his frequent appearances with the Minnesota Orchestra--in fact, he was apparently a serious contender to become the Orchestra's music director.
Tony Woodcock, the Orchestra's former president, leaves these warm and at times humorous reminiscences.
LATER: Thanks for the keen eyes--corrections now in place!
His name was Yakov KRIEZBERG!
Yakov Kreizberg, actually.