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Summer Festivals Shift Concerts And Activities Online

Summer Festivals Shift Concerts And Activities Online

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Paulina Francisco
Much like the music it studies, the early music community has proven to be incredibly resilient, adaptive, and thoughtful during a time filled with uncertainty and isolation.
Solutions for Change: Anti-Racism in Early Music

Solutions for Change: Anti-Racism in Early Music

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Vijay Chalasani
It is important to distinguish between being not racist and being anti-racist because, as EMA founding member, board member, and gambist Patricia Ann Neely says, “We know that there are subtle forms of racism and that those who are the perpetrators may not even know they are committing the offense.”
Modern Baroque String Instruments and Bows Seek Their Soulmates

Modern Baroque String Instruments and Bows Seek Their Soulmates

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Edwin Huizinga
Luthiers have so much in common with performing artists: their teachers and their entry into the profession, their incredible passion and perseverance. For the instrument and bow maker, it’s the absolute joy when they hear their creation played and loved by artists who practice thousands of hours to learn the repertoire and finally tell their own stories.

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EMA CD & BOOK REVIEWS

CD Review: ACRONYM Brings Neglected Works To Vivid Life

CD Review: ACRONYM Brings Neglected Works To Vivid Life

The 12 pieces on the ensemble's new recording are culled from 2,300 in the collection of the Düben family, whose members over three generations served as Kapellmeisters for the Royal Swedish Court in Stockholm; they are the best of the best.
Book Review: Providing Musical Motivation, With Or Without Baton

Book Review: Providing Musical Motivation, With Or Without Baton

Peter Holman uses a variety of sources, inclusive of first-hand performance descriptions, iconography, and score analysis, taking aim at certain contemporary assumptions about 17th-, 18th-, and early 19th-century performance practice.
CD Review: Schubert Songs Sound More Timely Than Ever

CD Review: Schubert Songs Sound More Timely Than Ever

Tenor Karim Sulayman and fortepianist Yi-heng Yang have released a compelling collection of Schubert songs, Where Only Stars Can Hear Us, comprising 18 Lieder spanning 14 years of the composer’s life with texts by 12 poets.
Book Review: More Ilumination About François Couperin

Book Review: More Ilumination About François Couperin

The harpsichordist and musicologist Jane Clark, Swansea University professor emeritus Derek Connon, and Keyword Press have published a third, revised edition of The Mirror of Human Life. They have improved what was already a very good thing.

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EARLY MUSIC NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES

Conductors, players and administrators don’t necessarily want to abandon blind auditions. But they say the lack of diversity in American orchestras is more complicated than that.
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The New York Times
Published:
September 10, 2020
Cavina was one of the most important Italian countertenors of his generation
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Opera Wire
Published:
September 1, 2020
Alamaire [is] making the sheet music of the new edition available on their website – everyone who downloads it is asked to make a donation, and all money raised will go to supporting the NHS.
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Gramophone
Published:
July 28, 2020
Zooming in on the images he'd hastily snapped in the Library of Congress, he saw names written in small font beside the musical compositions. Three of those names belonged to women: Sister Föben, Sister Katura and Sister Hanna.
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NPR
Published:
July 24, 2020
In this moment we accept the challenge of beginning to reflect a truer picture of the past, which includes the rich stories of Black Americans along with those of all the world’s peoples.
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Early Music Seattle
Published:
July 15, 2020

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COMMUNITY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

Cambridge, MA – The GRAMMY Award-winning Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series returns on Thanksgiving weekend with “Looking Back at Orpheus,” featuring two broadcasts of chamber opera productions inspired by the Orpheus ...
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September 24, 1:15 PM EDT Midtown Concerts’ weekly series continues with Joseph Jones and Friends and their program, Naturally Expressed in Music: The Pioneering Musical Style of J. E. Galliard. Join us ...
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Tafelmusik Returns to the Concert Hall Reimagined Fall Season Unveiled Following months of upheaval caused by the global pandemic, Tafelmusik is excited to unveil its reimagined Fall season, a series ...
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Thursday, October 1, 2020 Online at 8pm EST Directed by Elisa Citterio Following many months of isolation and remote music making, the musicians of Tafelmusik gather for an emotional return ...
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Lute and Viola Da Gamba Duo: Renaissance and Baroque, Traditional Celtic and Swedish Folk, and Original Compositions. The Tuesday Concert Series, 12:10-1pm. This concert will be pre-recorded on Monday, September ...
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