To the Editor:
My wife, Peggy, died July 9 of a stroke. Back in the 1930s there was only one classical music station in northern California: “Music of the Masters” on KRE Berkeley. Sponsored by the “Berkeley Music House,” Peggy and her father selected each night’s program. Her father founded and owned the “Berkeley Music House.”
One night Peggy played Stravinski’s “Rites of Spring.” Immediately, the phone started ringing off the hooks in protest. Letters came in for weeks asking, “Do you call this music?”
Peggy worked at the music department at UC Berkeley for more than 25 years. Each day she walked to the campus and back to our home in the Elmwood area (Cherry Street) and made a home for me. If there is a heaven, Peggy’s there.