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Wanda Landowksa 50th Anniversary

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Celebrating the career of Wanda Landowska This year is the 50th anniversary of the death of Wanda Landowska, the famous Polish harpsichordist. Wanda eloped to Paris in 1899 with Henri Lew, a polish enthnologist whom she had met in Berlin where she was in college, studying piano and composition.Because of a severe ganglion in […]

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What do you know about “Second Life”?

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Affiliate Promos, Classical Music, Music Medicine, Music Research, Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Do you know about “Second Life”? Several months ago I was interviewed by Dave Schwartz of Music Academy Online. The hour-long interview was done in Second Life, a technology that gives humans animated avatars on-screen.  The interviewed focused on the research I did on the famous harpsichordist, Wanda Landowska.  We discussed my sources and how […]

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Are you a fan of Wanda Landowska?

June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Are you a fan of the harpsichord? If you are then you probably have heard of Wanda Landowska, famous Polish harpsichordist who almost single-handedly revived the harpsichord after it had fallen into oblivion after the piano was invented in 1710. I’ve been a fan of the harpsichord since I first heard one back in […]

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Medical Problems of a famous harpsichordist

June 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Today at the Library of Congress I spent quite a bit of time reading the teenage diaries of Wanda Landowska.  Around age 15, she developed a serious ganglion in her right wrist and had to have years of treatments for it, including a couple of surgeries.  She was devastated by this and was worried […]

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Wanda Landowska and the Revival of the Harpsichord

June 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Chantdoc goes to Washington, D.C. I’m in the middle of a very exciting adventure in Washington, D.C. The official reason is to do research at the Library of Congress on Wanda Landowska and the Revival of the Harpsichord. Wanda was the topic of my Ph.D. dissertation back in 1990 and at that time I […]

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