The exceptional musicianship of Wm Neil Roberts, combined with the tonal resources of the 20th C. revival instrument, brings Ragtime a refreshing elegance and ease. In the hands of a sympathetic and scholarly artist an instrument is but a tool for musical expression and Roberts' performances on this recording demonstrate another possible use of such an instrument.
Wm Neil Roberts holds two degrees in musicology and is well known for his recordings and concert appearances. This recording is a testament to Roberts' musical impartiality, sensitivity and sincerity: qualities admired and respected by his pupils, friends and audiences.
He teaches harpsichord of Occidental College and at the Harpsichord Center in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the early music group Los Angeles Baroque Players, is book reviewer for the Southern California Early Music Society, and is an award winning watercolorist.
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