“Keep the Music Playing and Let Your Spirit Soar!”: A Conversation with Barbara Harbach
By Robert Schulslaper I first spoke with Barbara Harbach in 2010 (Fanfare 33:3) but I’ve kept up with her musical adventures in the intervening years thanks to the ongoing series of Fanfare interviews that followed. For those who don’t know her, she’s a...
Fanfare Magazine September/October 2021
A Chat with prolific composer Barbara Harbach By Maria Nockin Barbara Harbach has an enormous catalogue of works including symphonies, operas, chamber works, choral music, and film scores. She has also arranged numerous Baroque pieces for modern instruments, and she...
Fanfare Magazine – September/October 2015
Pennsylvania native Barbara Harbach, who studied organ and harpsichord at Penn State, received a master’s degree at Yale, and then a doctoral degree in organ and composition from the Eastman School of Music, has been one of the busiest performers in America.
Fanning the Flames of Tonality: The Music of Barbara Harbach
Fanfare readers have met Barbara Harbach in interviews by Robert Schulslaper in 33:3 and Colin Clarke in 35:6. In the latter issue, I also reviewed three CDs of her engagingly tonal music, expressing my considerable admiration for her compositional gifts. This is not, however, a one-sided woman, as she is also well-known as a keyboard player, most recently specializing in the organ. That she is still busy as a composer is evidenced by the CD on which I interviewed her in late May of 2014, attempting not to re-walk the paths explored by my two colleagues.
Fanfare Magazine September/October 2014
By David DeBoor Canfield HARBACH Night Soundings. Gateway Festival Sym. A State Divided - A Missouri Sym. Jubilee Sym — David Angus, cond; 1Nicholas Betts (tp); London PO — MSR 1519 (61:03) Having previously reviewed three full CDs of Barbara Harbach's music, I feel...