When my opera Plump Jack was performed in 1989, my first piano teacher sent me something that I’d composed when I was four. I remember I played it, and it still sounded like me. I’m the same composer I was then.
I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore. I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.
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|Birth:||20th December, 1934|
|Profession:||Businessman, Composer, Investor, Philanthropist|
Gordon Peter Getty was born in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and classical music composer, the fourth child of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. When his father died in 1976, Gordon assumed control of Getty's US$2 billion trust. He earned a B.A. in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is one of the nation's leading venture capitalists and philanthropists. In 2002, he donated US$3 million to the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, a charitable trust. He is a classical music composer, whose compositions include the opera Plump Jack, Joan and the Bells, piano pieces and a collection of choral works.
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