Lutenist Erik Ryding is the author of In Harmony Framed & coauthor (with Rebecca Pechefsky) of the award-winning biography Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere. He has worked on hundreds of recordings in various capacities & is president of Quill Classics which specializes in early music CDs, videos, & concert performances. Erik has given pre-concert lectures for the New York Philharmonic, the Bard Music Festival, My Lord Chamberlain’s Consort, & Parthenia. As an annotator, he has written program notes & articles for Carnegie Hall (where for years he was managing editor), the New York Philharmonic, Sony Classical, EMI, Andante, VAI, & Quill Classics. His interest in early music can be traced to 1958, when his mother asked him who his favorite composers were & he responded: “Bach and Mozart.” He studied lute with Anthony Bailes in Basel, Switzerland, & has performed professionally in the United States & Europe. His wife is harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky, & his father was an amateur harpsichordist, so cembalic sounds have wafted through in his dwellings for much of his life. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, & is delighted to write about early music in general, & harpsichord music in particular, for Capriccio Baroque.