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Can it be fixed? I love to cook. Wendy says I have a lot to show for it. I usually don’t follow recipes but I enjoy reading cookbooks to learn how...
  Wally Behnke died June 2 at the age of 91 in Alpena, Michigan. He was a contributor to the early development of electronic organs for...
A Symphonic Organ in the Cradle of the Symphony The new Rieger Organ in the Golden Hall of the Music Society in Vienna Introduction For centuries,...
Long before I began my formal training for degrees in organ performance, I spent many occasions playing my grandmother’s Hammond C-3, known as the “...
Over the years, I’ve asked myself why harpsichordists aren’t expected to memorize, and, like many harpsichordists, I’d been asked by audiences why I...
Thoughts on teaching interpretation Interpretation is fascinating from many points of view. These include the relationship between interpretation and...
Introduction In 2010 J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, and D. Scarlatti, who were born 325 years ago, once again were the main figures of the musical...
We’re havin’ a heat wave It’s hot. I’m writing in mid-July from the coast of Maine, where we usually enjoy cool ocean breezes. But records are being...
We’re havin’ a heat wave It’s hot. I’m writing in mid-July from the coast of Maine, where we usually enjoy cool ocean breezes. But records are being...
Remembering Wm. Neil Roberts (1929–2011) Contemplating an invitation to play a harpsichord recital in California and not knowing where to find a...
Elaine Sylvia Bliss died May 7 in Rochester, New Hampshire. She studied music at Middlebury College, where she received her BA in 1956, and at Union...
Robert William Wallace Pipe Organs, Newport News, Virginia St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia This...
Johnson Organ Company, Moorhead, Minnesota Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, Minnesota Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Fergus Falls, Minnesota,...
Paul Fritts & Co., Tacoma, Washington St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas From the organist Nearly a decade ago, St. Philip...
Part 1 was published in the July 2011 issue of The Diapason. The “Turkish” Percussions Between the first and the second decades of the 18th century (...
It is well known that Bach aggressively studied the music of his contemporaries and predecessors as he developed his own personal and unique style....
Memorization II Last month I staked out a position about memorization that went something like this: that asking students to perform from memory is...
Did you say millions? It’s like making sausages. You might enjoy the finished product but you don’t want to know what went into it. Each month I sit...
Oswald Gleason Ragatz, formerly of Bloomington, Indiana, and recently residing in Burnsville, Minnesota, died May 20, of natural causes. Dr. Ragatz...
A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Lithonia, Georgia Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida The early morning hours of December 23,...