June 2020

The saga of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 908 This is a special organ. It was built at a special time and for installation in a special city. Most know the story: by the 1930s Ernest Skinner had sold his firm (1919) to Arthur Hudson Marks,…
The origin of the organ and organbuilding in Lviv, Ukraine Christianity played a fundamental role in the formation and development of Ukrainian society. The existence of an organ in Ukraine is noted on a fresco in Saint Sophia’s Church,…
If a tree fell in the forest and there was no one there to hear it . . . Suppose that we are sharing Christmas dinner. We are sitting with family and friends at a “groaning board” festooned with Granny’s stemware and china, ironed linen…
Time flies. Elaine Funaro’s compact disc Time Flies (Centaur CRC 3783) is this valued artist’s valedictory musical program to mark her stepping down as CEO of Aliénor, the non-profit organization that sponsors worldwide competitions for…
Edward Brewer, 82, died April 3 in Leonia, New Jersey. Born in 1938 in Erie, Pennsylvania, his talent for music was revealed at an early age. Brewer majored in organ at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio. As a graduate student at…