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Malcolm Hamilton Perform's Bach's Well Tempered Clavier, 1964

The Canadian harpsichordist Malcolm Hamilton (1932-2003) started playing the piano and harpsichord at the age of 12, but trained to be a public school teacher because his father did bot believe he could make a living as a musician. After teaching junior high in Victoria for three years, he became the first recipient of the music fellowship awarded by the American National Defense Scholarship and went to the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was the first student to receive a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Harpsichord. He then moved to Southern California where he studied harpsichord at the University of South California Alice Ehlers and received his doctorate. Alice Ehlers, who died in 1981, had been the first student of world-renowned harpsichordist Wanda Landowska.