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  César Franck’s organ works are part of many American organists’ repertoire, on many college or conservatory...
  A national French celebration took place March 24–27, 2011 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a Parisian suburb west of Paris and...
  Continuo, part I The musical practice known as continuo playing was an integral part of ensemble music from about 1600 until about 1750...
  A world unto itself In July 2010, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal was working on a story in Washington, D.C., when she noticed a...
  Billy J. Christian died June 6 in Athens, Georgia. He was 86. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the...
David Petty & Associates, Eugene, Oregon Seattle University, Seattle, Washington David Petty & Associates of Eugene, Oregon have recently...
Anabel Taylor Chapel Cornell University Baroque Organ Ithaca, New York GOArt / Parsons / Lowe Selection In 2003 Cornell University began planning for...
Franjo Dugan: A forgotten composer Croatian history shares a commonality with western European countries and simultaneously retains very different...
Surrounded by farmlands planted in thick carpets of corn, Grinnell, Iowa, is considered one of the most livable small towns in America. Founded in...
The train slammed to a hard stop, almost throwing me to the floor. “We are experiencing an earthquake. Please wait a moment,” came the voice from the...
This and that This month’s column is a grab bag or miscellany of sorts. I will add to what I have already written about each of my last two...
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...