McIntyre's biography has appeared in various editions of American
Keyboard Artists (Chicago) and International Who's Who in Music
(Cambridge, England). He served as director of the Music and Art Center, Goddard College,
Plainfield, Vermont, from 1960-1970.
1970-1972, Mr. McIntyre lectured on Music History at the Institute
of European Studies in Vienna, Austria and was a Professor of Piano
at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (Vienna) from 1972 until 1983.
this time, he pursued his passionate interest in research on historical
performance practice by availing himself of the rich musical resources
available to him.
1983 he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with
his family and teaches piano and harpsichord.
is a frequent adjudicator and lecturer-recitalist on historical
performance for various organizations, including the National Convention
of the Music Teachers National Association, Wichita, Kansas, 1989,
and was awarded a Master Teacher Certificate by that organization
a harpsichordist, McIntyre rates with the best in the land,"
said the Detroit Free Press in 1956.
1968, the New York Times wrote of him, "McIntyre's forceful
playing...showed a fine ability to accumulate the special austere
kind of grandness of sonority and line the harpsichord is capable
of...a serious musician with intelligent, individual ideas."
Well informed on historical performance practice, and with his extensive
background as a concert harpsichordist, Mr. McIntyre brings to life
the harpsichord pieces of Couperin on the piano (and harpsichord)
by demonstrating that with an understanding of the style elements,
touch, articulation, note inequality, treatment of silence and an
understanding of ornamentation, the harpsichord pieces of Couperin
become universal keyboard works.
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