Lakeville Salutes Wanda Landowska

Wanda Landowska Photo by Otto F. Hess, contributed by Christine Gevert

Wanda Landowska was famed for her performance, study and teaching of Bach and other Baroque composers and for returning the harpsichord to the 20th-century performance hall. The instrument had been shunned, even immolated, by French revolutionaries as a symbol of the nobility, and the small instrument was eclipsed in the 19th century by the grand piano, large halls, big orchestras and changing tastes. 

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