Joan Lippincott

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Joan Lippincott is Professor Emerita of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and was Principal University Organist at Princeton University from 1993 to 2000.  She presently devotes time to concertizing, on a reduced schedule, and to recording.  Her most recent recording is J. S. Bach Orgelbüchlein, recorded on the Fritts organ at Princeton Theological Seminary.  In 2016-2017, she will be performing the Bach Goldberg Variations (organ) in concert.

BOSTON “Lippincott brought the Art of Fugue down from its pedestal and turned it into a living, breathing piece of music, by turns thoughtful, dancing, graceful, or bold … She drew from a veritable painter’s palette of articulations, touches, phrasings, tempi, and registrations to express the widely varied characters and mood that Bach put into groups of contrapuncti and canon.”
The American Organist

NEW YORK CITY “Most important perhaps, is her way with rhythm … the mighty Toccata in F had an irresistible and wonderfully humanizing swing about it.”
The New York Times

LOS ANGELES “Almost everything about Joan Lippincott’s organ recital proved first class … The organist displayed a strong architectonic flair in both programming and performance, a penchant for detail and more than ample technical facility to realize her interpretative goals.”
The Los Angeles Times

(J.S. Bach Concerto Transcriptions)
Gothic CD, G-49275
“Splendid is the word for this CD!  Phrasing, articulation, rhythmic drive, beautiful organ sounds – it’s all there.   What are you waiting for?  Get this CD, slip it into your player, hit the play button, settle back, and smile.”
The Tracker

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