As the only published composer of African descent in 16th-century Europe, Vicente Lusitano’s compelling music and life are overdue for reevaluation.
The French-American lutenist is on an unstoppable rise to the top of the international early-music scene.
It was hidden for more than a century in the basement of an old house. The instrument’s discovery offers important hints about a forgotten history of New England ensemble string playing.
The vulnerability of our natural ecosystems makes us more aware of the fragile state of our artistic ecosystems—and how profoundly interconnected these issues are.