Erickson, Raymond

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Personal Summary / Bio

Harpsichord student of Ralph Kirkpatrick and Albert Fuller; piano studies with Margaretha Lohmann and Nadia Reisenberg. Ph.D. in History of Music (Yale). Teacher of historical performance practices (1600-1900) at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, Rutgers-New Brunswick, and Juilliard.  Long associated with Aston Magna from its beginning in 1973 to 2009:  regular artist (harpsichord) for first twenty-five years, soloist in Aston Magna's NYC debut, and a participant on the Aston Magna Brandenburg Concertos (first American period instrument recording of the set). Director of the 13 Aston Magna Academies (1978-97) and the associated Public Outreach Program in almost 30 states. Author/editor of 4 books (including Schubert's Vienna (Yale) and The Worlds of J. S. Bach (Amadeus Press, 2009).  Contributor to the New Grove and author of articles on computer applications in music, medieval music theory, performance practice, and intellectual history.  Have reintroduced improvisation into both harpsichord and piano recitals.  Current teaching focus:  Bach interpretation for players of modern instruments and for singers.  Lectures and master classes on performance practice and improvisation all over the US and in Europe. Director of annual summer performance workshop (Queens College, CUNY):  "Rethinking Bach."



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