La Caverne by J.-F. LeSueur
The second publication in this facsimile series is one of the latest operas to be included. As with each of the scores the publication includes the libretto a summary of the plot iconographic materials bibliographies and appendices. The introductory material is in both French and English. With very few exceptions (included for the sake of historical completeness) none of the works are available today in full score. The series will provide a comprehensive panorama of the history of French opera from its origins to the end of the 18th Century.
R. Peter Wolf:
After fourteen years as a professor of music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Utah, and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and four years as Production Manager and editor for the music publisher Broude Brothers Limited, Peter Wolf took up the profession of non-profit fund raising in 1989. Among the organizations for which he has worked as a senior fundraiser have been Planned Parenthood-Essex County (New Jersey), The National Council of Negro Women, the Center for Excellence in Education, the Network of East-West Women, the Tahirih Justice Center, the Points of Light Foundation, and the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. He received professional certification as a Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 1996. Mr. Wolf graduated magna cum laude in music from Harvard and received his Ph.D. in music history from Yale. After graduation from Harvard, Mr. Wolf studied harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt on a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to The Netherlands, and while at Yale, he studied harpsichord with Ralph Kirkpatrick. Early in his career, Mr. Wolf was an apprentice to Master Harpsichord Maker William Dowd. Of his New York dпїЅbut the reviewer for The New York Times wrote пїЅThe harpsichord can seem a genteel instrument, but Peter’ Wolf’s debut recitalпїЅ at Carnegie Recital Hall was about as thrilling as gentility can be. With this performance Mr. Wolf established himself as one of the finest harpsichordists before the public today.пїЅ Since then, he has performed widely across the United States both as soloist and as a member of various ensembles. Mr. Wolf holds a Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Management from the George Washington University. In his пїЅspareпїЅ time, he collects stamps and he and his wife breed champion Cardigan Welsh Corgis. As a volunteer, he served four terms as treasurer of the Chesapeake Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club and recently rotated off a 3-1/2 year term on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, DC Metro Chapter.