September 2020


ORGANISTS’ REVIEW


This is a tremendous book: I knew that as soon as I began reading. I recommend it most highly to anyone interested in the French classical organ and its music. Paolo Crivellaro has brought together the corpus of historical sources – including all the major treatises of the time as well as the music itself – and provided an impressive analysis that will be of significant value to performers, teachers and students alike.


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This is an awesome book. The author says that he ‘does not make any musicological claims’. Why not? He should do! Organ and Interpretation: the French École Classique is a seminal tome that should be on your shelves. Buy it now!


David Baker




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ORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY


Organ & Interpretation: The French École Classique will soon gain a place as the sine qua non of organ studies of le Grand Siècle.


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We should be grateful to Paolo Crivellaro for this comprehensive study of French Classic organ literature because through his systematic examination of historical evidence, he has clarified the interpretation of organ music during the epoch of Louis XIV. This reference book is indispensable reading for organists and organ scholars who seek understanding of this magnificent era of French organ music. Organ & Interpretation: The French École Classique is truly a landmark of musicological enlightenment.


Bynum Petty




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This is an awesome book. The author says that he ‘does not make any musicological claims’. Why not? He should do! Organ and Interpretation: the French École Classique is a seminal tome that should be on your shelves. Buy it now!


David Baker




October 2020


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