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Lavender and new lace: Sylvia Marlowe and the 20th-Century harpsichord repertoire

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American harpsichordist Sylvia Marlowe (1908–1981), more than any other player of her generation, commissioned American composers to write music for the harpsichord. This article places Marlowe in her historical context and surveys her significant commissions and recordings of works by Vittorio Rieti, Elliott Carter, Ned Rorem, Henry Brant, and others.

Keywords: 20th-century harpsichord history; American harpsichord music; Sylvia Marlowe; harpsichord recordings

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2001-01-01

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