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Fans of early music have a new addition to their weekend radio lineup. Early Music Now with Sara Schneider is a new one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque: from sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals, dances, and conso …
While most string players in modern symphony orchestras use synthetic strings made of steel or nylon, baroque violinist Andrew Fouts — an artistic director of Chatham Baroque — special orders gut strings from a small shop in Minnesota.
The sheer joy that cellist Jaap ter Linden and fortepianist David Breitman describe in the liner notes about getting to play this music with each other is on display throughout the album.
Rebecca Cypess and Nancy Sinkoff’s monograph, a collection of fascinating essays based on a conference they had produced at Rutgers University, provides a significant resource for reassessing the historical record.
Conductor Zachary Carrettin and the Boulder Bach Festival return to one of J.S. Bach’s masterworks of their repertoire on Sunday (Nov. 11), the Mass in B minor. But if you heard it the last time they performed the same work, in 2015, you should know this time will be different.
From Monteverdi to Mozart, the notion of period performance — or historically informed performance — has grown up. And all music, not just Renaissance and Baroque compositions, can benefit from the newfound adulthood.
Recorder player Olwen Foulkes has assembled a real Baroque grab bag packed with plenty of technical and expressive possibilities. Listeners might not even notice that, apart from two pieces, none of the music on this disc was actually intended for her instrument.