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Historian and organist Robert James Stove is the author of César Franck: His Life and Times (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2012), The Unsleeping Eye: Secret Police and Their Victims (New York City: Encounter Books, 2002), and Prince of Music: Palestrina and His World (Sydney: Quakers Hill Press, 1990). His articles have been frequently published in The American Conservative (of which he is a Contributing Editor), Modern AgeThe Musical TimesThe Sydney Organ JournalOrgan Australia, and elsewhere, while his organ-playing has been captured on five CDs all available on the Ars Organi label. In 2021, he was awarded his PhD in musicology from Sydney University, having devoted his doctoral thesis to Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s organ compositions. He lives in Melbourne with his beloved cat.