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.

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