Post Date: 05/14/2020


“The Pianist’s Guide to Historic Improvisation” (Oxford University Press) made its debut as the #1 New Release on Amazon in the category Music Instruction and Study.  Author John Mortensen is internationally known as a pianist, harpsichordist, and Fulbright Global Scholar in Historic Improvisation.

Noam Sivan, Professor of Improvisation at the Hochscule of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart (and recently Director of Improvisation at the Curtis Institute of Music), states that “…in this important book John Mortensen wonderfully demystifies the creative process and presents a clear and gradual method for learning to speak the language of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.”

To learn more about the book and to see video of Mortensen’s keyboard improvisations, visit


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