By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
Happy New Year to all our readers and students around the world!
Ausra and I would like to wish you happiness this year by making other people happy.
It's the same with success:
If you want to be successful in organ playing, try to make other people successful.
And of course, stay in good health.
(If you're ill, get well soon and get back to the organ bench).
Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #75!
Today's guest is an American organist Dr. Jesse Eschbach who is a world-reknown expert on the French organ culture in general and Aristide Cavaille-Coll's organs in particular.
Dr. Eschbach is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he was a student of Robert Glasgow. He completed his education during a five-year residency in Paris as a student of Marie-Claire Alain and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé.
Since 1986, Eschbach has served on the faculty at the University of North Texas as the full-time Professor of Organ. Eschbach has several CDs to his credit.
Released in 2003 was his 800+ page book, detailing the original stoplists of the majority of organs constructed by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.
Due to focal dystonia in the right hand, his career was sidetracked for more than 10 years, but due to the efforts of Dorothy Taubman and Sheila Paige, he has begun resuming his performance career.
In this conversation we talk about Dr. Eschbach's research on the stop lists of Cavaille-Coll's organs.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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