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Author Kirkpatrick, Ralph, author.

Title Reflections of an American harpsichordist : unpublished memoirs, essays, and lectures of Ralph Kirkpatrick / edited by Meredith Kirkpatrick.

Publication Info. Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2017.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Kirkpatrick,R KIR    Available
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Description x, 199 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Eastman studies in music ; v. 140
Eastman studies in music ; v. 140.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-188), discography (pages 189-192), and index.
Contents Part one. Memoirs, 1933-77 -- Part two. Reflections: On performing ; On recording ; On chamber music ; On harpsichords and their transport -- Part three. Essays: Elliott Carter's Double concerto (ca. 1973) ; On editing Bach's Goldberg variations: for Arthur Mendel (March 31, 1973) ; RK and music at JE [Jonathan Edwards College] (1983) ; The equipment and education of a musician (1971) ; Bach and Mozart for violin and harpsichord (ca. 1944) ; The early piano (broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Music weekly, September 23, 1973) -- Part four. Lectures (Yale University. 1969-71): Bach and keyboard instruments ; In search of Scarlatti's harpsichord ; Style in performance ; The performer's pilgrimage to the sources ; Private virtue and public vice in the performance of "Early music."
Summary This collection of unpublished writings by the eminent harpsichordist and scholar Ralph Kirkpatrick contains his memoirs for the period 1933-77 and essays on a variety of topics, including his preparation for the first performance of Elliott Carter's Double Concerto, thoughts on editing Bach's Goldberg Variations, and reflections on recording, chamber music, performance, and harpsichords and their transport. The volume also contains five lectures from a Yale University lecture series presented between 1969 and 1971, a bibliography of publications by and about Kirkpatrick, a discography of his recordings, and a foreword by former Kirkpatrick student and renowned organist William Porter. Meredith Kirkpatrick, the niece of Ralph Kirkpatrick, is a librarian and bibliographer at Boston University and the editor of Ralph Kirkpatrick: Letters of the American Harpsichordist and Scholar (University of Rochester Press, 2014).-- Publisher description.
Subject Kirkpatrick, Ralph.
Harpsichordists -- Biography.
Harpsichord music -- History and criticism.
Added Author Kirkpatrick, Meredith, editor.
ISBN 9781580465915 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 40027150538

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