Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast 541!
Today's guest is organist and harpsichordist Frank Mento, who was born in the United States and holds degrees from the Dana School of Music (Youngstown State University), from the College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati) and from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He has done additional study with Huguette Dreyfus (harpsichord), Eiji Hashimoto (basso continuo), Daniel Roth and Raphaël Tambyeff (organ). He is Professor Emeritus of Harpsichord at the Conservatory of the 18th precinct in Paris and Organist Emeritus at Saint-Jean de Montmartre Church, also in Paris. He concertizes in Europe and North America.
Frank has already been on our podcast talking about the earlier volumes of his Complete Harpsichord Method here and here but now has an exciting update to share because his harpsichord method is available on Amazon in paperback form.
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