who obtained his organ degree at the Curtis Institute in 1956 and an
honorary Doctorate degree at the Combs College of Music.
In 1962, he
recorded a solo album, Temple Painter—Harpsichord
Recital, which the New York Times
lauded for being “the most satisfying” harpsichord album of the
year. Other recordings on which
he appears include the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’s Gloria! Gloria! and
Roman Vespers, and Harold Boatrite: Sonatas and Suites, which finds
him doing double duty on harpsichord and piano.
As a soloist,
he has performed with The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra,
and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
He spent forty years as harpsichordist with the aforementioned Chamber
Orchestra of Philadelphia, of which he was a founding member, and
forty-five years as organist at the Congregation Adath
Jeshurun, which is located in Elkins Park,
In the field
of music education, he spent thirteen years as Associate Professor of Music
for Haverford College and has lectured at Temple and Immaculata
have found him concentrating on the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian
Bach, recording the master’s two- and three-part inventions and
helping fellow keyboardist Theodore Hendricks-Verdejo
prepare for a recital of The Goldberg Variations.
Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of
Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
Soprano – Benita Valente
Conductor – Michael Korn