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RALPH KIRKPATRICK - HARPSICHORDIST

Autographed 3 x 5 double-weight original photograph of the American virtuoso harpsichordist and Scarlatti scholar.

Kirkpatrick (1911-1984) studied with Nadia Boulanger and Wanda Landowska in Paris. He went on to study with Arnold Dolmetsch, Gunther Ramin and Heinz Tiessen. In 1937 armed with a Guggenheim Fellowship he toured Europe studying Baroque performance practice. He also toured Spain finding relatives of Domenico Scarlatti there and that begun a life-long fascination with Scarlatti and his music. He returned to American and was hired by Yale, where he remained until his retirement in 1976. He was appointed full Professor there in 1965. Kirkpatrick was also a full Professor at the University of California at Berkeley as of 1964. Kirkpatrick edited 60 Scarlatti sonatas and then recorded them for commercial release. Kirkpatrick also published a facsimile of all of the sonatas. He also recorded the complete harpsichord works of Johann Sebastian Bach. His Goldberg variations are considered to be landmarks in Baroque performance practice. He also authored a book on the Well Tempered Clavier. While noted for his accurate, scholarly baroque performances on the harpsichord, he was also noted for his Premiere performance on the harpsichord of modern composers, Stravinsky, Milhaus, Cowell, Piston, Carter and others.

An unusal autograph, not often encountered and this is an ideal image!