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December 14 @ 8:00 pm - December 23 @ 8:00 pm EST
December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
By exploring historical instruments and techniques to play them, pioneers of the early music revival have opened up new worlds of sound.
The French violinist shares her wisdom on giving a convincing historically-informed performance.
The early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., will perform 12 concerts titled “A Christmas Messe: A Banquet of Seasonal English Music” Dec. 14-23.
Jeanne-Marie Dolmetsch, elder twin-daughter of Dr Carl Dolmetsch CBE, and his first wife Mary, grew up amid a whirlwind of music-making that encompassed teaching, concert-giving both at home and abroad, and musical-instrument making at the family’s Haslemere workshops.
The ensemble’s new recording explores music composed by or attributed to Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, including scores preserved in the Archdiocesan Museum in the Moravian town of Kroměříž, where the composer worked briefly as a court valet and musician beginning in 1668.
On his latest recording, the remarkable cellist Guy Fishman proves that Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach — so admired by the likes of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven — should be viewed as more than the transitional composer he is often thought to be.
British conductor, keyboardist and early music expert Richard Egarr has been named the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s newest artistic partner.