September 2020


ORGANISTS’ REVIEW

INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION of ORGANISTS (UK)


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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THE TRACKER

ORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (USA)


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


REVIEWS




3 - 2020


ORGELforum

SVENSKA ORGELSÄLLSKAPET (S)


[...] a great new encyclopedic treatise – the prologue is dated May 2020 – on this rich and exciting period that, with all certainty, will become the new reference work [...].


Crivellaro has gone into incredible depth and seems to have examined all conceivable sources concerning the French organ baroque as well as other related sources. [...]


With this book, Paolo Crivellaro has given us a splendid review of the French école classique. With its clear structure, it functions as an outstanding encyclopedia where you can get answers to pretty much every question you can ask yourself about French organ baroque. A book that is a must for the organists who are interested in this colorful repertoire and a gift to all those who are engaged in organ pedagogy.


Hans Fagius


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[...] en rykande färsk – förordet är daterat maj 2020 – stort upplagd sammanfattning av hela denna rika och spännande epok som med stor säkerhet kommer att bli det nya standardverket […]. Crivellaro har gått otroligt grundligt tillväga och verkar ha gått igenom alla tänkbara källor kring den franska orgelbarocken och även annan musik man kan relatera till den. [...] Paolo Crivellaro har med denna bok givit oss en strålande genomgång av den franska école classique. Med dess klara uppbyggnad fungerar den som ett enastående uppslagsverk där man kan få svar på i stort sätt alla frågor man kan ställa sig om fransk orgelbarock. En bok som är ett måste för de organister som intresserar sig för denna färgstarka repertoar och en gåva till alla dem som ägnar sig åt orgelpedagogik.