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In 1955 John Ardoin studied at The University of Texas at Austin.
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In 1956 John was a student at The University of Oklahoma.
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In 1959 John Ardoin studied at Michigan State University.
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In 1987 John studied at The University of North Texas and there he earned a Doctor of Philosophy.
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In 1973 John studied at Eastman School Music.
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Furtwngler's recordings remain for many the standard by which all subsequent performances are judged. This study offers an overview of his career and his place in the mainstream of the German school of conducting, with commentaries on all his recorded performances.
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Acclaimed music journalist John Ardoin focuses on the inspired directorship of Valery Gergiev in his eloquent celebration of the Kirov theater and its heroic survival. In the 1990s this great artistic institution regained its original name, the Mariinsky Theater, and thanks to Gergiev's efforts won back its status as Russia's premier opera theatre.
In 1955 John Ardoin studied at The University of Texas at Austin. He earned a Bachelor of Music. In 1956 John was a student at The University of Oklahoma. There he got a Master of Music. In 1959 John Ardoin studied at Michigan State University and got a Postgraduate. In 1987 John studied at The University of North Texas and there he earned a Doctor of Philosophy.
From 1959 till 1963 John Ardoin was an assistant editor at Museum American magazine. John worked in the position as an associate editor at Museum American magazine from 1963 till 1964. In 1964 he became an editor at Museum American magazine. After that, John was a managing editor at the Philharmonic Hall program. From 1964 till 1966 John Ardoin was a New York music critic at London Times. From 1965 till 1966 he was a member of the music staff at Saturday Review. From 1965 till 1966 John was a New York music critic at Opera magazine. Then, from 1966 till 1998 John worked as a New York music critic at Dallas Morning News. After that, from 1971 till 1972 he was a guest lecturer at Indiana University. In 1973 John Ardoin studied at American Institute Museum Studies. In 1986 John became a music consultant at National Educational Television in New York.
John was a member of New York Music Critics Circle from 1960 till 1964.
As a child of twelve, John became interested in listening to the Saturday Met broadcasts and also heard and saw many singers of the day on The Voice of Firestone, and The Bell Telephone Hour. As John Ardoin notes, "the radio was my first important link to the whole world." He also describes his first experiences of seeing opera: "it wasn't until I was about 16 or 17 I saw my first opera - the old Charles Wagner Company, which used to barnstorm around towns, with Beverly Sills. Wait, I should say, that was my second opera, because I heard my first opera, La bohème, and then I saw the next year this neighboring city was doing La traviata. I went, and there was a baby Bev and John Alexander."
Quotes from others about the person
“The Guardian: "Ardoin, an ebullient, forthright figure, was a lively writer, his literary personality rivalling his character in raciness and volubility. He had been a music critic of the Dallas Morning News for 32 years, retiring in 1998. He could be sharp, even caustic, but his judgments were always cogent and thought through, and based on his love of music, in particular opera."
The Guardian: "Ardoin was a kind and warm person with a refreshingly self-deprecatory manner. He once averred that he "went into music criticism because I loved music and didn't know what else to do."”
Ardoin was unmarried.