David Gordon  

Books


Acoustic Music


Classical Music
four decades on the
concert & opera stage


Words


Photo Album


Greetings from the Pacific Northwest.

Historic Jacksonville is in the beautiful Rogue Valley of southern Oregon, surrounded by mountains. It was a mid-19th century gold rush boom town, and today it is steeped in rich and colorful history. The town is an architecturally picturesque National Historic Landmark. It's a great place to live.

In 2012 I co-founded Lucky Valley Press with my wife, Ginna Gordon. Together we have designed and produced 65 books currently in international retail distribution: 13 of our own titles and 52 other books by 33 independent authors.

In 2017 I published The Little Bach Book, a unique and often surprising look at everyday life in Leipzig in the era of J.S. Bach. There's no other book like it. Learn more...

When time permits, I strap myself to an acoustic guitar and give concerts here and there. More info...

For more than 40 years I traveled the world as an opera and concert tenor and there is plenty of information in this website about that, via the links on the sidebar to the left.

The Carmel Bach Festival in California was a central part of my work for more than 30 years — first as tenor soloist, and then as Dramaturge, Lecturer, Director of the Vocal Master Class for professional singers, and creator of English-language supertitle projections for concerts.

David and his guitar

Carmel Impresarios, a book I published in 2014, tells the story of two extraordinary women who became an inspirational duo in art, music and theater, and founded the Carmel Bach Festival in 1935.
With 400 pages, 300 vintage illustrations, footnoted, it's a definitive account of music and theater in the early Carmel decades. More info here...

Drop me a line if you'd like to connect about any of these things. And thanks for reading this intro all the way to the end!