Hails, Farewells, Hellos

Included in the Full Issue

  • On the Cover: Hails, Farewells, Hellos by Anne Schuster Hunter
  • Banner Year for Keyboardists: 1722 by Mark Kroll
  • Venerable and Vibrant by Kyle MacMillan
  • From the Editor: Such Sweet Sorrow
  • From the Board President and Executive Director: Inspiring the Future
  • The Art of the Amateur: Carrying the Torch
  • EMA Courant – News from Around the Early Music Community
  • CD & Book Reviews
  • EMAg Puzzle by Joshua Kosman
  • Musings: Glancing Ahead by Thomas Forrest Kelly

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Nurturing a Love for Early Music

Amherst Early Music and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute have long embraced musicians ranging from enthusiasts to professionals. These two programs, similar in many regards, serve a range of abilities and interests, and both of them got their start a half a century ago.

Rock & Reel: Monticello’s Black Fiddlers

Sally Hemings’ three sons with Thomas Jefferson, and many in her extended family, were accomplished musicians. The pieces they played are ripe for modern performances on historical instruments.

Let Voices in Early Music Be Heard

Thinking about the current state of early-music singing, I polled friends, colleagues, students, and teachers, both here and abroad. Many instrumentalists find singers more confident with style than in the past, more flexible vocally, and more expressive with a variety of repertoires. Singers themselves are much less upbeat.

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