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.
The French-American lutenist is on an unstoppable rise to the top of the international early-music scene.
The American violin scene is set for renewal as a versatile younger generation replaces their distinguished teachers.
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.
As the only published composer of African descent in 16th-century Europe, Vicente Lusitano’s compelling music and life are overdue for reevaluation.
Do students need a degree in historical performance to enter the field of early music? Most instrumentalists are positive about the need for a specialized degree. Singers? Not so much. But for anyone considering a degree in early music, ask yourself, “What does the program offer?”
Why is Renaissance choral music mostly absent in U.S. schools? From an emphasis on living composers and ‘vertical’ harmonies to choral directors themselves unfamiliar with the repertoire, there’s a lot to discuss. A choir director asks the questions and offers possible solutions.