RJ Stove
R.J. Stove

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R. J. Stove
Antipodean Antipathies

R. J. Stove, author of the FGF column, Antipodean Antipathies, is an Australian writer who resides in Melbourne. He is the author of four books:

• César Franck: His Life and Times (Scarecrow Press, 2011)
• Prince of Music: Palestrina and His World
(Quakers Hill Press, Sydney, 1990)
The Unsleeping Eye: Secret Police and Their Victims (Encounter Books, San Francisco, 2003)
A Student's Guide to Music History (ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware, 2007)

A contributing editor at The American Conservative since 2004, Mr. Stove has had articles published in numerous U.S. periodicals — including Modern Age, The University Bookman, The Remnant, and Chronicles — as well as in antipodean magazines (including Coast & Country, National Observer, Organ Australia, and News Weekly).

From 2001 to 2009, he was the organist at two Melbourne Catholic churches; he converted to Catholicism in 2002. He is at work on a biography — which, when finished, will be the first English-language one since 1973 — of 19th-century organist-composer César Franck. He has composed in his own right since adolescence, solo songs, choral works, and organ works. Many of these compositions are published by the Wirripang company of Wollongong, New South Wales.

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Archives of Antipodean Antipathies:

• May 15, 2013 – Smokin' Joe: Conservatism's Mozart


• October 4, 2010 – An Aussie Remembers Joe

• March 10, 2010 – Confessions of a Non-Bestseller

• February 10, 2010 – Mahler: Is it Just me, Or...?


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