Dufallo, Richard (John)
- Richard Bernas
(b Chicago, Jan 30, 1933; d Denton, TX, June 16, 2000). American conductor and clarinettist. A graduate of the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and the University of California, he was associate conductor of the Buffalo PO (1963–7) and was also active as clarinettist of the Creative Associates at the New York State University at Buffalo, performing a great deal of new music. In 1965 he studied with William Steinberg at the New York Philharmonic Seminar for conductors, which led to invitations to conduct the orchestra and also Steinberg’s Pittsburgh SO. He worked with Boulez in Basle (1969), and made his European début with the Orchestre National de l'ORTF in 1971. His reputation as an interpreter of new scores was consolidated with performances of Stockhausen’s Carré for four orchestras (with fellow conductors Tabachnik, Amy and Foss) in The Hague, Paris and London in ...