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LRCD1004 - Daquin and the French Noel

LRCD1005-7 - Viaticum

LRCD1008 - ...in Dialogue Vol. 1



Robert Bates is University Organist at Stanford University, where he received a Ph.D. in musicology.  He has won top prizes for organ performance in Bruges, Fort Wayne, San Antonio and Detroit, and he has been awarded the Prix d’Excellence and the Prix de Virtuosité, both from the class of Marie-Claire Alain by unanimous consent of the jury.  Other teachers include Ray Ferguson, Herb Nanney and Robert Anderson.  He has performed concert tours of Switzerland, France, Sweden, Mexico and the U.S, and played for French and Swiss National Radios.

He is a specialist in seventeenth-century French and Spanish organ music, the history of theory, and early tuning systems; his articles have appeared in the Organ Yearbook, Music and Letters and Performance Practice Review.  Dr. Bates has been invited to perform, lecture and compose music for many conferences and festivals, including national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the American Organ Academy and the American Institute of Organ Builders.  He has been granted a distinguished alumnus award for artistic achievement from Wayne State University in Detroit.








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