As part of the 2020 Early Music Summit, Early Music America is proud to present this video playlist representing submissions by some of the artists and performing ensembles that make up our membership.
Abby & Jay Michaels – The Harper & The Minstrel
Four Early Music pieces played on five different instruments
Adriana Ruiz (voice) & Jason Yoshida (vihuela and baroque guitar)
A short recital, performing Spanish renaissance and baroque songs.A short recital, performing Spanish renaissance and baroque songs.
ARTEK, Gwendolyn Toth, director – Music from ARTEK’s CD, Monteverdi: The Complete Madrigals, Book 7
ASTERIA, winners of EMA’s first Unicorn Prize, has produced four exquisite CDs of intimate medieval love songs, drawn from their work with original 15th century manuscripts.
The Attaignant Consort
“Ach lieb mit leid‚” (Paul Hofhaimer)
Boston professional vocal ensemble Blue Heron performs Biauté qui toutes autres pere from Guillaume de Machaut’s Remede de Fortune. Recorded live on March 17, 2017, at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge MA.
The Boston Camerata
This new production of Purcell’s only true opera features performances by live and remote musicians and media elements conceived by Peter Torpey, all stitched together to be viewed from the safety and comfort of your home.
Burning River Baroque
One soprano portrays six characters in Burning River Baroque’s production of “La Matrône d’Ephèse”, the witty mini-opera by Nicolas Racot de Grandval (1676-1753).
Medieval Byzantine chant from Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (now Istanbul). With a reverberation time of over 11 seconds, the actual acoustics of Hagia Sophia were auralized in real-time on the performance by Icons of Sound, Stanford University.
Carolina Pro Musica
Fidelis servus, anonymous probably by an indigenous composer from the time of the Jesuit Reductions in Paraguay (South America). This European inspired work is from the Concepción Collection currently housed in Bolivia. This recording is from a concert entitled Musical Surprises.
“Totally Telemann,” our first virtual concert, features Fantasias for viol, violin, and recorder performed by Gail Ann Schroeder, Mary Hostetler Hoyt, Erika Cutler, and Jean Hein. Hosted by Peter Hoyt
Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble
An excerpt from a concert, “The Harmonious World of George Phillip Telemann,” in Pasadena, California to commemorate in 2017 the 350th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Mark Fewer & Hank Knox
Antonio Vivaldi’s Violin Sonata in D minor, RV12. This work is part of the ‘Manchester Violin Sonatas’ – a collection of previously unknown violin sonatas discovered in a library in Manchester, UK in the 1970s.
Ida’s Salon Online is a series of classical mini-concerts on period instruments. “Third Solitudes”, our inaugural production, is in direct tribute to and celebration of Montreal’s Golden Age of Yiddish and and its “eternal mother”: Canadian-Yiddish poet Ida Maze (1893-1963).
Fantasia No. 4 a 5, Jerome Bassano (1559-1635)
Embracing Change is Les Délices’ all-virtual 2020-21 Concert Series.
John Mortensen improvises a fugue on harpsichord for the University of Michigan School of Music’s 60th Organ Conference in October 2020.
The Oberlin BPI 2020 Lute Ensemble (Lucas Harris, lute; Candace Magner, guitar; Annett Richter, lute) joins Genevieve Gilardeau (violin) for “The Duke of Norfolk, or Paul’s Steeple” (The Division Violin, 1688).
Sonata Seconda for violin and continuo – Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589–1630)
Parthenia Viols and countertenor, Daniel Moody, performed Theatrical Music for Dramatic Times: Songs and instrumental pieces from the Elizabethan period to the Restoration in February, 2020, in Manhattan. Here is a playlist of five outstanding selections from that performance.
On October 7, in the midst of the pandemic, I experienced the thrill of making music in the glorious (and empty) Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, Featured here: Lamento di Tristan and Rotta, two anonymous 14th century dances from a manuscript in London.
Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare live in concert on February 29, 2020, just before our planned tour to Germany to perform in Dresden, Leipzig and Magdeburg. Jean-Féry Rebel: Les Caractères de la Danse
TENET Vocal Artists
“Laudate pueri” from Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610; this video is from TENET’s 2020 Green Mountain Project on a tour to Venice, Italy.
Zoe Vandermeer accompanies her singing on Welsh triple harp Handel’s aria ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’, from the opera Rinaldo. The performance features ornaments from Isabella Girardeau’s 1711 London performance.
Handel’s As steals the morn from L’Allegro, performed by Voices of Music, March 29, 2019. Amanda Forsythe and Thomas Cooley, soloists. Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, directors.