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Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Robin Garr » Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:27 pm

I've had an inquiry from a major media reporter who's got a new cookbook in hand, "World's Best Tomato Recipes," by a Burton Kaplan. No clue if this is our (former) Burtie, but it sure sounds like something he would do.

The cookbook publisher is being thoroughly uncooperative, and I don't have Burt's E-mail or contact info any more. If any of you have either E-mail or phone for him, please pass them on ASAP, by email to wine@wineloverspage.com if you don't want to put it online.
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Bob Ross » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:15 pm

Robin, I may be able to find on my old computer. In the meantime consider http://www.magicmountainmusic.org/pdtBooksSO.html
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Bob Ross » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:20 pm

I think this is him: Magic Mountain Music Farm, Practice Marathon Retreats

Morris, NY, May 23–June 7 (ret. #1); July 2–17 (ret. #2); July 27–September 2 (ret. #3 & #4); October 21–28 (ret. #5); January 2–17, 2003 (ret. #6). AF $40. Fee $1,350 (spec. 5wk sess.-$2900 all inclusive, free 3rd week holiday). R&B incl. Tape. (11)

Interest-free extended-payment plans available. Required: resumé, professional level of playing. Advanced conservatory students welcome. Founded in 1986. Intensive practice marathon retreats for violinists, violists, and cellists. Expert individual coaching three times a week. Daily workshops to increase performance consistency and confidence, reduce muscle tension, and improve practicing effectiveness. Gourmet food.

Faculty: Burton Kaplan, violin/viola/cello.

Contact: Burton Kaplan, 817 West End Ave., #11B, New York, NY 10025. (212) 662-6634. Fax: (212) 662-2916. E-mail:musicfarm@mindspring.com. Web: http://www.magicmountainmusic.org.

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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Robin Garr » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:34 pm

Bob, are you sure? Maybe I've just forgotten, but I sure didn't think "our" Burt was a professional music teacher, and I also thought he lived upstate.
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Bob Ross » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:37 pm

I almost positive, Robin. I think the school/residence is upstate -- Magic Mountain. The NY address was an office, if I remember well.

I can check tonight on my old computer and confirm.

But the only reason I would know about this music/Burton Kaplan would have been through FLDG.

I'll get back to you soon as possible with certainty -- or lack thereof.
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by Robin Garr » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:40 pm

Bob Ross wrote:I almost positive, Robin. ... I'll get back to you soon as possible with certainty -- or lack thereof.


Don't make a big project out of it, Bob. I really appreciate your help, and I'm sure you're right. It just happens that I only saw the foodie side of Burt and didn't recall a music side. :)
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Bob Ross » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:44 pm

No, you're right. Burt told me about this error and it was discussed in FLDG at one time: http://www.myspeakerscorner.com/forum/i ... mid=257336

Burt lived next door to the violinist "Burton Kaplan" in the City, and his phone number was one digit different. Sorry. (But maybe the violinist keeps in touch with our Burt. :-))

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by Jenise » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:24 am

That book is definitely by our Burt "Disappearing Ink" Kaplan. I've been aware of it's publication via a mutual friend. As for the musician part--doesn't sound like the burt I remember, but hey. He taught at a university or college if I remember, somewhere up in white pizza territory. Mystic CT?
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by Robin Garr » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:54 am

Jenise wrote:That book is definitely by our Burt "Disappearing Ink" Kaplan. I've been aware of it's publication via a mutual friend. As for the musician part--doesn't sound like the burt I remember, but hey. He taught at a university or college if I remember, somewhere up in white pizza territory. Mystic CT?


I can't remember the details, Jenise, but the reporter who's keen to interview him isn't having much luck.
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Bob Ross » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:00 am

Westport, Connecticut, I think, Jenise, at least in 2002 -- Burt moved alot. From Passaic, NJ, near Clifton border. See http://www.myspeakerscorner.com/forum/i ... mid=241368

We planned to tour the Bronx markets, but somehow schedules never matched. I see there's a Burton H. Kaplan in northwestern Connecticut now, but no other listings I recognize.
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by Jenise » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:19 am

but the reporter who's keen to interview him isn't having much luck


Neither did burt's ex-wife. OOPS. I shouldn't have said that. :shock: Can't the reporter find him through his publisher?
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Robin Garr » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:53 am

Jenise wrote:
but the reporter who's keen to interview him isn't having much luck


Neither did burt's ex-wife. OOPS. I shouldn't have said that. :shock: Can't the reporter find him through his publisher?


I didn't recall Burt as being the marryin' kind. Anyway, no, the reporter got a real cold shoulder from the publisher ... no help at all there.
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Jenise » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:55 pm

He mentioned having been divorced.

I have thought of burt more than once when I've looked at pictures of Jamie Oliver, a bottle of Tavel or box of Maldon Salt.
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Bob Henrick » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:47 pm

Our Bertie was from Ct. Not NY.
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by Jenise » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:55 pm

Agreed, Bob. But he also seemed to keep an apartment in the City, or at least spend some time there occasionally.
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Bob Henrick » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:10 pm

Wasn't he engaged in writing a book when he left the FLDG some years ago...and was that about the same time that Jimmie Wellman left?

PS: And Becca of course
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Re: Anyone have a contact for Burt Kaplan?

by Jenise » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:58 am

Bob Henrick wrote:Wasn't he engaged in writing a book when he left the FLDG some years ago...and was that about the same time that Jimmie Wellman left?

PS: And Becca of course


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