I was very sad to hear from Roger Evans that George Perle passed away yesterday, at the age of ninety-three. A composer of formidable intellect and playful spirit, a scholar whose books on Alban Berg will always dominate discussion of that composer, a kindly man with a wry sense of humor, Perle will be greatly missed. Condolences to his wife, Shirley. Allan Kozinn's obituary is online at the New York Times. Here is the Elegy in memory of Balanchine from Perle's Serenade No. 3 (1983):
Richard Goode, piano, with Gerard Schwarz conducting the Music Today Ensemble; Bridge 9214 (orig. Nonesuch).