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After living in Italy, I had the opportunity to go to Egypt to study Arabic. I had always been fascinated by Arabic literature and music, as well as...
The Power of the Press: “A Living Legend” Nicholas Slonimsky (1894–1995), writing about harpsichordist Wanda Landowska for the French journal Disques...
Memory This month I will write about memorization. More precisely, I will introduce a discussion of memorization with two other related performance...
Aeolus Ruler of the winds. That’s who he was. According to Greek mythology, he was son of King Hippotes and custodian of the four winds, keeping them...
International Carillon Congress in Michigan Seven churches and three universities in Michigan will host a joint congress of the World Carillon...
Robert M. Fischer died October 21, 2010. He was 95 years old. Born in Buffalo, New York, and raised in Pittsburgh, as a child he bicycled to weekly...
Lewis & Hitchcock, Inc., Beltsville, Maryland Wesley United Methodist Church, Vienna, Virginia Wesley United Methodist Church of Vienna, Virginia...
J.H. & C.S. Odell, East Hampton, Connecticut Scarborough Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, New York I remember receiving my first phone call from...
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear. —Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass1 Prologue Unlike political history, American choral music did not...
Introduction Religious conflicts brought about the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), which devastated Germany. Reconstruction took at least one hundred...
The eighth International Organ and Early Music Festival took place October 21–27, 2010 in Oaxaca, Mexico, with the theme, “Celebrating the...
Buxtehude and Boëllmann—final thoughts (for now) For the last year I have looked, in as much depth as space seemed to permit, at the process of...
The temperamental organ Winter was coming to an end, and at Fenway Park, fabled home of the Boston Red Sox, and the facilities manager was working...
Another member joins the harpsichordists’ century club Virginia Pleasants, harpsichordist, clavichordist, and fortepianist, celebrates her 100th...
Nancy Jane Blair died November 6, 2010. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, she graduated from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, and earned a...
Wicks Organ Company, Highland, Illinois All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas, Virginia All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia, is...
Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders, Denver, North Carolina The Community Church at Tellico Village, Loudon, Tennessee From the director of music This pipe...
Christopher Houlihan may very well be the youngest organist ever interviewed by The Diapason. A Connecticut native, Houlihan—sometimes known as “...
Pittsburgh is a very attractive American city, situated between the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River at the tip of...
The seat of the Bishop I’ve always been a sucker for construction equipment. The other day I was walking up Second Avenue in New York, where a new...