BEHIND THE PIPES
The Story of the Kotzschmar Organ
This book reveals a new chapter in the documentation of Portland's musical and cultural history. "Behind the Pipes" is the absorbing tale of the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ and the stories and controversies that whirled around it. The book follows the history of the organ from its donation to the present day and tells the colorful stories of the organ's musicians and caretakers. Janice Parkinson-Tucker presents much previously undocumented material in this tribute to the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, often called the jewel of Portland. This is the second book in the Kotzschmar series, also including "A Maine Woman's Travel Letters: Mrs. Hermann Kotzschmar's 1897 Grand Tour" and "Hermann Kotzschmar: an Appreciation." Casco House Publishing, 2005 paperback, 115 pages.