Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Famed Patelson Music Store Closing

Musicalamerica.com has confirmed what ArtsWatch hinted at a few weeks ago: that the Joseph Patelson Music House in New York City is closing.

Famed Patelson Music Store Closing

Musicalamerica.com has confirmed what ArtsWatch hinted at a few weeks ago: that the Joseph Patelson Music House in New York City is closing.

Sad, sad, sad. On the other hand, services such as schirmerondemand represent marvelous innovation, even if they only fill part of the void left by the soon-to-be-departed Patelson's. You can't, while navigating online, look up from thumbing through the sale bin and catch sight of Simon Rattle.

In Manhattan, there's still the Frank Music Company. And the quick-witted Heidi at Frank is at least half the experience.

A good string of responses has gathered on sequenza21.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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