Welcome to the Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #3!
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Today's guest is Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, organist, teacher, composer, and a world-renown expert on improvising in the Bach style. I had a privilege to study with her at Eastern Michigan University for my Master's degree but her enthusiasm for historically inspired improvisation caught my attention even earlier, back in 2000 when we met for the first time in Gothenburg, Sweden at the Goteborg International Organ Academy. Improvisation in the Bach style has been a life-long pursuit for her and in this episode she shares her insights about improvising chorale-based works of Bach on any keyboard instrument, which is the focus of Vol. 1 of her book "Bach and the Art of Improvisation".
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"Bach and the Art of Improvisation", Vol. 1 (book review)
"Bach and the Art of Improvisation", Vol. 1 - the book
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