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Remembering Irma Rogell “Walks with Wanda,” the only English-language essay in Martin Elste’s lavishly illustrated volume Die Dame mit dem Cembalo [The Lady with the Harpsichord] published by Schott in 2010, consists of five...
Organ Method VII This month’s column starts with a discussion of the ways of using excerpts from repertoire as pedal exercises—even very early in the process of learning to play pedals. I have always suggested this to my own...
As it was in the beginning Every student of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach learns early how much more there is to it than meets the untrained ear. There’s no contesting that he was a genius of melody and harmony, but...
Some composers’ reputations, such as those of Bach and Mozart, are secured by their masterpieces in various genres. Some composers are remembered for their contributions to specific genres, such as Verdi in opera,...
  The world’s most distinguished concert organist, Marie-Claire Alain, died at the age of 86 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in Le Pecq, a small French commune located next to her home city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. She...
Heinz Wunderlich died March 10, 2012 (see “Nunc Dimittis,” The Diapason, May 2012, pp. 10, 12). He served for many years as music director at St. Jacobi in Hamburg and as professor of organ and improvisation at the Hamburg...
A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Lithonia, Georgia Advent Lutheran Church,  Melbourne, Florida Advent Lutheran Church in Melbourne, Florida is a relatively young church, founded in 1982; services were first held in a...