The sun rose twice on Monday evening during Juilliard415’s concert at Alice Tully Hall: first in Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 (“Morning,” 1761), then in Telemann’s cantata “Die Tageszeiten” (“The Times of D …
Source: The New York Times. Published: November 17, 2015.
Tom Zajac, a member of the Piffaro group who played recorder, bagpipe, sackbut, pipe & tabor, flute and percussion, died in August of brain cancer. This week, the pipes came out for his memorial servi …
Source: Slipped Disc. Published: November 15, 2015.
The 14-strong band of strings, winds, and harpsichord L’Académie brought “Musique pour le chambre du roi” to Christ Church Cambridge Saturday night, presenting works of three superb French composers f …
Source: The Boston Musical Intelligencer. Published: November 8, 2015.
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Formidable fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout coming to the Early Music series at St. James on Monday
Last year Kathleen Spencer, who runs the Early Music Series at St. James Episcopal Church, was attending an early-music festival in Berkeley, California, and Kristian Bezuidenhout was performing a rec …
Source: Lancaster Online. Published: November 21, 2015.
A Baroque bow tells you how to play, because this music was written for one. If I try to play Bach with a modern bow now, it’s very hard – almost unplayable. My advice to students now is to try and pl …
Source: The Strad. Published: November 18, 2015.
A real meller of a music documentary, the aptly titled “Highly Strung” follows the volatile trajectories of the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) and the legendary Guadagnini instruments in their custod …
Source: Variety. Published: November 18, 2015.