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Early Years

With an epilogue by Frederick Hammond

Yale University

In these memoirs of his early years Ralph Kirkpatrick describes his quintessentially American background, his undergraduate years at Harvard, and his overwhelming first experience of European culture.
This volume will interest the music-lover and amateur of early music in its description of the formation of one of the most distinguished keyboard players of our time. But the general reader will also be fascinated by a document of the classical American confrontation with the historic civilization of England, France, Germany and Italy.
Contents: Kirkpatrick's early years in Leominster, Massachusetts - His education at Harvard - His training as a keyboard player and exponent of early music and other experiences in Europe.