John Mack (1927-2006)

Yesterday at Severance Hall, a prolific musical tribute was offered in memory of oboist John Mack. As a performer and pedagogue, John Mack had an immense impact on the Cleveland Institute of Music and its students/alumni, many who performed at the memorial. In his tenure at CIM, John Mack performed many recitals both as a soloist and chamber musician. The library collection includes 36 recordings of CIM recitals featuring John Mack. This brief glimpse at selected pieces in this collection provides a perspective of the breadth of his repertoire and the musicians he collaborated with.

Library Recordings featuring John Mack
A selective list of repertoire

CIM-CD 1059
Bach, Johann Sebastian. Weihnachts-Oratorium. Flosst mein Heiland, flosst dein Namen. John Mack, oboe; Elizabeth DeMio, piano; Christiana Pierce, soprano.
February 21, 2001.

CIM-CD 1059
Griebing-Haigh, Margaret. Bocadillos Floridianos. John Mack, oboe; Elizabeth DeMio, piano. February 21, 2001.

Cassette 719
Holst, Gustav. Terzetto, flute, oboe & viola. John Mack, oboe; Joshua Smith, flute; Robert Vernon, viola. January 11, 1995.

Cassette 235
Loeffler, Charles. Rapsodies, oboe, viola & piano. John Mack, oboe; Robert Vernon, viola; Eunice Podis, piano. October 12, 1983.

Cassette 354
Martin, Frank. Piece breve, flute, oboe & harp. John Mack, oboe; Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp. April 30, 1986.

Cassette 318
Poulenc, Francis. Trio, piano, oboe & bassoon. John Mack, oboe; Eunice Podis, piano; George Goslee, bassoon. May 12, 1985.

CIM-CD 1119
Prokof’ev, Sergeii Sergeevich. Quintet, woodwinds & strings, op. 39. John Mack, oboe; Peter Salaff, violin; Jeffrey Irvine, viola; Lawrence Angell, double bass; Daniel McKelway, clarinet. February 13, 2002.

CIM-CD 1240
Ravel, Maurice. Sonatina, piano; arr. John Mack, oboe; Elizabeth DeMio, piano. January 23, 2004,

These recordings are available for in-library use only.

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