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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.
Each year on April 13, Our Lady’s Choral Society and the Dublin Handelian Orchestra commemorate the first performance of ‘Messiah’ with an hour-long version of the oratorio on Fishamble Street in front of the spot where the concert hall once stood that presented the 1742 premiere.
At the fore of this antiquarian revival was Wolfgang Zuckermann, a German-born Jew who fled to the United States after Adolf Hitler came to power, worked as a child psychologist and piano technician and, in 1959, developed a build-it-yourself harpsichord kit that brought this once-obscure instrument …