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Sandra P. Rosenblum

Sandra P. Rosenblum

Sandra Rosenblum taught piano and music theory at Concord Academy, where she was chair of the Department of Performing Arts. She is the author of Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music: Their Principles and Applications. Selected a Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 1989, it was subsequently translated into Korean. Book chapters include an Historical Introduction for Muzio Clementi's Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Pianoforte (1801) for a facsimile reprint by Da Capo Press, 1974 (v-xxxix); and "'A composer known here but to few': Reception and Performance Styles of Chopin's Music in America, 1839-1900," Chapter 13 in The Age of Chopin: Interdisciplinary Inquiries, ed. Halina Goldberg, 2004.

Her articles and reviews have appeared in Proceedings of the Second International Chopin Congress, Warsaw, October 10-17, 1999; Fontes Artis Musicae, Journal of the Conductors'Guild, Early Music, Journal of Musicological Research, Performance Practice Review, NOTES, CANOR, and other journals. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute, the National Endowments for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies, and of the Wilk Prize for writing on Polish music.

Rosenblum holds degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University. She has lectured, given master classes, and adjudicated piano students at universities, conservatories, and piano teachers's organizations across the U.S. She has also given papers on Chopin at conferences in Durham (England) and Warsaw. For some time her research has been focused on performance practices in Chopin's music, most recently including their connection to the instruments he played. She has also served as a manuscript consultant for several academic publishers. Currently she is chair of the Musicology Committee for the New England Piano Teachers Association and on the Advisory Board of The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies.


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