EMA FEATURES & PRESS RELEASES
Where cows outnumber people, early music finds a foothold in the high Rockies with ensembles like Wyoming Baroque, Baroque Music Montana, and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. 'Figuring out practical solutions for rural problems is a really Western way of thinking.'
The story of Angélique Diderot, talented as a keyboardist and composer, involves a famous father, a distinguished teacher, and a quirky treatise. It's a glimpse into how women in early modern Europe broke a taboo and learned to compose.
Meet Nuova Pratica, a stylish ensemble with a progressive-retro attitude. They reject the notion that everything's already been said in the Baroque language. By re-opening the book on Baroque composition, their new works are at turns fresh, varied, and imaginative.
'Early music' gets revived anew every few generations. What can an earlier revival teach us about our current revival;s method and aims?
EMA RECORDING & BOOK REVIEWS
In a revealing look into the lives of 'ordinary' folks in 17th and 18th c. Germany, author Tanya Kevorkian taps a wealth of sources that detail city life, from religious beliefs to weddings to the rhythms and rules of town watchmen. With compassion and wisdom, the author notes that historians who look at street life "have to some degree replicated the perspective of the authorities."
Emily Zazulia's valuable 'Where Sight Meets Sound: the Poetics of Late-Medieval Music Writing' explores notational aesthetics in polyphonic music, where it's not obvious how you're meant to sing what's on the page.
Long undervalued, Alessando Scarlatti's vocal writing naturally weds singable lines with the Italian language. Ars Lyrica Houston's colorful new recording of a Scarlatti oratorio, with an outstanding cast, makes a brilliant case for this rarely heard music.
On their latest stellar recording, the Suspicious Cheese Lords focus on Palestrina’s 'Missa Illumina oculos meos,' and the lengthy motet by Andreas de Silva on which it's based. World premiere recordings, beautifully sung.
EARLY MUSIC NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES
Sarah Radcliffe-Marrs brings to Blue Heron fifteen years of experience in concert, festival, and event planning and execution, as an employee of prominent arts organizations in Boston and England.
January 4, 2023
Cleveland-based early music ensemble Les Délices is thrilled to welcome Laura Potter as its new Executive Director, effective January 1st, 2023.
January 4, 2023
"Archaeologists spend a lot of time examining the remains of distant pasts, which includes the study of rock paintings. This is largely visual work – but sometimes we can “hear” the ancient past using acoustic methods."
June 22, 2022
The seashell’s music probably hadn’t been heard by humans for more than 17,000 years.
July 18, 2022
In Germany, a minstrel was expected “to acquit himself well as a swordsman.” Surviving illustrations tend to emphasize the bulky, formidable aspect of these street performers. But why?
The Honest Broker
July 2, 2022
COMMUNITY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
This catalogue provides a single resource for scholars, trombonists, chamber musicians, and conductors to access instrumental solo, ensemble, and choral works specifying trombone from the sixteenth century through to the ...
The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan welcomes applications for 2024-2025 research fellowships. The Clements’ holdings—books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, ephemera—are among the ...
Double bassist Elisabeth Ellison has become the first graduate of the full program of Medieval Music Besalu (Catalonia), receiving a Specialist Certificate in Medieval Music Performance Practice, issued by the ...
BLOOD, BOOZE & BETRAYAL is the debut album of Freelance Nun, an amorphous and adventurous duo-led collective founded by Tracy Cowart & Sian Ricketts. Recorded between 2020-2023 at The Carriage ...
Piffaro, the Renaissance Band will welcome soprano Clara Rottsolk for its annual concert series of holiday music from the Renaissance period. This year’s program features music from Southern Germany, a ...