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Don Delauter

Don Delauter was born (1933) and raised in Frederick County, Maryland. Graduated Middletown High School 1951, University of Maryland 1955. Commissioned 2d Lieutenant, USAF and entered the service in March 1956. Served 31 plus years in the Air Force, flying jet fighters (F-100, F-4 and F-15) much of that time. Also earned MBA from Ohio State University and Masters in Education from Boston University. Retired from USAF 1987 as brigadier general.

From October 1987 to January 1996, employed by Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group, Linthicum, Maryland. From 1996 to present, lived in Moore County, North Carolina (Whispering Pines, then Southern Pines). Served on Whispering Pines Village council and on Moore County Airport Authority. Was vice president and president of the Sandhills Chapter, Military Officers Association of America. As member of the Moore County Chapter of North Carolina Symphony, wrote reviews of this orchestra’s performances for The Pilot newspaper for four seasons.

For years, Don has been a strong enthusiast of classical music and grand opera, and immensely enjoys reading and writing about, and listening to, this great music.

Don will be a feature writer in classical music for the Voice of North Carolina web site.

Articles:

The Great Concert Composers

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Camille Saint Saёns (1835 – 1921)

Antonin Dvořák (1841 – 1904)

Book Review: Dore Gold’s “The Rise of Nuclear Iran”

“Churchill” – A Book Review

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)

Alexander Borodin (1833 – 1887)

Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)

Guiseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)

Women Composers

Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)

“The Frugal Superpower” – A Book Review

Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953)

Checkpoint Charlie – Hot Spot Of The Cold War – A Book Review

Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

“This Time We Win,” by James S. Robbins – A Book Review

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)

Modest Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881)

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)

Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 – 1908)

“The Amateur,” By Edward Klein – A Book Review

Giachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)

Caesar Franck (1822 – 1890)

George Frederick Handel (1685 – 1759)

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)

Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)

A Book Review – “Becoming Europe,” By Dr. Samuel Gregg

Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896)

ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678 – 1741)

Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899)

Vaughn Williams (1872 – 1958)

Bedrich Smetana (1824 – 1884)

Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 – 1826)

Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928)

Christoph Gluck (1714 – 1787)

AMY BEACH (1867 – 1944)

My First Jet Flight

THE LOST SPRING – A BOOK REVIEW

The LION’S GATE – A BOOK REVIEW

I Heard My Country Calling – a Memoir by James Webb

Please Stop Helping Us by Jason L. Riley – A Book Review