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Classical Notes: April 8, 2012 Archive

In memoriam Mike Wallace: violinist and classical music fan

Posted at 1:28 PM on April 8, 2012 by John Birge (1 Comments)

The unique and unforgettable Mike Wallace died yesterday, age 93. Face the Nation aired this excellent tribute from Morley Safer. While it makes passing reference to Mike Wallace's early study of the violin, it omits that he studied at the famous Interlochen summer music camp.

Safer's tribute does mention that for all the celebrities, crooks, and presidents that Mike Wallace met in his career, his favorite interview was with a classical musician. Wallace even badgered him into playing "The Stars and Stripes Forever." From 1977, when Giants roamed the Earth -- Mike Wallace and Vladimir Horowitz:

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