Anne was pleased to consult and be mentioned by notable writer Patricia Morrisroe in her November 6, 2020 New York times article about Nannette Streicher and her pianos. You can even find a photo of the replica Nannette Streicher piano from 1816 begun by Margaret Hood and completed by Anne.
Anne was very pleased to be invited to contribute to the special American Musical Instrument Society’s 50th anniversary issue resulting in her article “The Right Stuff? Material changes for New and Antique Musical Instruments”, which considers the issues and changes in the materials that go into and even the redefinition of what constitutes a musical instrument, as well as issues of endangered species and restricted toxic components.
Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society: supplement to Volume XLVI: 2020/21
The “In the Wind” regular feature in the February 2021 issue of the The Diapason (February 2021) features the early 19th century piano maker Nannette Streicher, her pianos and Beethoven, and the women who made a replica of an 1816 Streicher grand, begun by Margaret Hood and completed by Anne Acker. Anne was interviewed for the article.
“Collections and Collectors: a report on the 40th Anniversary meeting of the Westfield Center for Historic Keyboard Studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music on 23-26 October 2019” published in Harpsichord & Fortepiano, vol. 25, no. (Autumn 2020), Peacock Press, West Yorkshire, UK, pp. 38-39.
Book Review published in the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, vol. XLVI (2020), 228-232.
Patricio Barbieri. Hydraulic Musical Automata in Italian Villas and other Ingenia 1400-2000. Rome: Gangemi International, 2019, 544 pp. ISBN: 978-88-492-3813-6.
Publication of solicited book review for The Galpin Society:
STEWART POLLENS: Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, xv, 384 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-09657-8, £74.99, $120.
appearing in GSJ Volume LXXII (March 2019)
I was honored to be asked to write an article about my friend and mentor, Margaret Hood for The Piano Technicians Journal
“Margaret Hood: Piano Maker, Artist, Philosopher, Mentor”, Piano Technicians Journal, Vol. 59, no. 11, (November 2016), 16-19.
I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of an article to Oxford Bibliographies. They inform me that the official citation form is as follows:
Acker, Anne. “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Music. Ed. Bruce Gustafson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Acker, Anne. “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments.” Oxford Bibliographies in “Music”. Ed. Bruce Gustafson. New York: Oxford University Press, published and last modified May 24, 2017. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199757824/obo-9780199757824-0204.xml?rskey=CWgeI4&result=47
Cleaning out some files today, I rediscovered a old publication from Continuo Magazine, December 1997. Richard Turner and I had been asked to write an article by publisher Matthew Redsell to compliment our then new recording of 19th century American songs, “Voices That Are Gone”. It has some nice photos in it including one of Richard and myself researching at the Library of Congress with librarian Wayne Shirley.