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Buxbaum, Merritt

Clarinettist and saxophonist who helped premiere Facade: An Entertainment, William Walton’s musical setting of poems by Edith Sitwell, in September of 1951.

In 1979, he appeared on Frank Sinatra’s boxed set, Trilogy.  This Encino-based reed musician also plays parties and weddings.

Here’s the performance of William Walton’s Facade with Edith Sitwell and Peter Pears…

Sources:

  1. http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,539084,00.html
  2. http://myweddingdayplanning.com/vendors/Encino-California-Clarinet_Players.html
  3. etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-11132007-163128/unrestricted/keanmonograph.pdf
  4. http://www.partypop.com/Categories/Clarinet_Players/California.htm?c=3165&p=5