We thank all those who nominated young leaders for The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2019. The members of the Class of 2019 will be announced at the website in March. The May issue will feature these women and men, with biographical information and photographs of each person.
The February issue is full of informative items. Lorraine Brugh covers the Three Choirs Festival in England. Joy Schroeder reports on the University of Michigan’s conference, Trailblazers: Women’s Impact on Organ, Carillon, Harpsichord, and Sacred Music. John Collins offers his annual article on early organ composer anniversaries. John Bishop, in “In the Wind . . .,” writes about what it takes to dismantle, pack, and move a pipe organ. In “On Teaching,” Gavin Black continues his discussion of aspects of repetition in music composition. Larry Palmer, in “Harpsichord Notes,” shares Jane Clark’s essay on the influence of Evaristo Gherardi’s Théâtre italien in François Couperin’s Pièces de Clavecin.
The newsletter sponsors are Schoenstein & Co., of Benicia, California, whose new organ at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the cover feature of our February issue, and The Organ Historical Society, whose convention will be held in Dallas, Texas, July 14–18.
Editorial Director & Publisher