Barton's influence made an indelible mark on my life. He was my teacher and mentor since 1963. I will always treasure my experiences with him -- his boat parties, dinner with Ann and Adam, chamber music coaching, playing concerti, his conducting, and of course the lessons, which always strayed past the cello into its historical context and creation. Especially in my memory is our West Coast premiere of Menotti's Suite for two celli and piano with Joseph Levine, written for Piatigorsky's birthday. Barton's pool of knowledge was an ocean profound and complex permeated with sensitivity and humanistic humor. He was unusual, quite special and gave more than I believe he ever knew. He will always be deeply missed.
My condolences to Adrienne, Leora, Eamon and Marcus.