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Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery

Magazine article The Tracker

Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery

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Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester N.Y., Edoardo Bellotti on the Eastman Italian Baroque Organ. Loft LRCD-1097. Edoardo Bellotti has come up with a brilliant idea to present this beautiful organ, which so handsomely ornaments the Fountain Court of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. He has chosen seven paintings on view at the museum and pieces of music that have connections-some obvious, some veiled-with the pictures. It's a "Pictures at an Exhibition" for organ and Italian paintings (except for one English view of Vienna).

Uwe Pape and I had the great pleasure of inspecting the organ several years ago and we were struck by its wonderful sound and delightful appearance. It was discovered in an antique shop by German organbuilder Gerald Woehl, who purchased and stored it. A visit to the Fountain Court in the Rochester Museum suggested the ideal location for the organ and soon a contract was signed with the Eastman School of Music to restore and install it in the court. …

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