William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr. at the second Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, photographed by Bert Goulait on January 21, 1985.
William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925 – 2008). 1

An American conservative author and commentator, who founded the National Review. Buckley played the piano and harpsichord.

[Buckley’s] early schooling in the family home… consisted of formal piano lessons.  Over the years… it was Bach and the harpsichord Buckley grew to treasure.  In a self-interview in 1989 for the New York Times, 'Buckley, Why on Earth?…,' he describes his solo harpsichord performance of Bach’s F Minor concerto with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra: 'It was fun finding out that a lapsed amateur can, if he is willing to spend lots and lots of time on the problem, manage to draw on a lifetime of devotion to a composer and play creditably for eight and one-half minutes one of his beautiful concertos.'
William F. Buckley and William F. Meehan from Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr. 2
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Happme22.  "William F. Buckley, Jr. at the 2nd Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, Photographed by SPC 5 Bert Goulait, US Military, 21 Jan. 1985."  Photograph.  Military Photo, PD.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 29 Feb. 2008.  Web.  26 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.
Buckley, William Frank, and William F. Meehan III, ed.  Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009: xii.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Oct. 2015.