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Period Ensembles Alive And Well

Period Ensembles Alive And Well

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Laurence Vittes
The outlines of North America’s exciting landscape of period-instrument ensembles are taking shape as the 2019-2020 season unfolds.
Teamwork Pays Off In Pittsburgh

Teamwork Pays Off In Pittsburgh

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Mark Kanny
Chatham Baroque (above) and the presenting organization Renaissance & Baroque, which merged in 2018, are looking to build on the success of their first year together as they head into 2019-20 season.
Going for Baroque Among Spirits & Steeds

Going for Baroque Among Spirits & Steeds

By
Jarrett Hoffman
Louisville, Kentucky, is a champion of whiskey and home to the Kentucky Derby, but old music has also taken up residence there, thanks to two ensembles, Bourbon Baroque and Incantare, which share violinist Alice Culin-Ellison.

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CD Review: Galou Offers Deeply Expressive Vivaldi

CD Review: Galou Offers Deeply Expressive Vivaldi

The latest release in Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition — which is recording the entire collection of the composer’s manuscripts at Turin’s Italian National University Library — gives the deepest feminine voice ...
Book Review: Wood's Love of Bach Illuminated

Book Review: Wood’s Love of Bach Illuminated

Viewing Sir Henry Wood as an unappreciated figure in the “Bach revival” movement, Hannah French has industriously researched the scores and orchestral parts of the Bach works belonging to the ...
CD Review: Sonnambula Debuts With Duarte

CD Review: Sonnambula Debuts With Duarte

The ensemble's impressive first disc promises and delivers the complete works of Leonora Duarte (1610-1678), the accomplished daughter of a prosperous Iberian converso jeweler who was resident in Antwerp ...
CD Review: Sebastians Illuminate Vivaldi And Friends

CD Review: Sebastians Illuminate Vivaldi And Friends

On its new recording, 'Folia,' the ensemble’s comfort with the material shines through. The slower movements are graceful and expressive, the faster ones exciting ...

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EARLY MUSIC NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES

A brief, incomplete, very quiet guide to the history of music’s negative spaces.
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Source:
The New York Times
Published:
October 2, 2019
Le Luth Doré® (LLD), which successfully helped lead the worldwide lute revival when launched in 2015 by renowned CEO-Founder Miguel Serdoura, is now threatened by unscrupulous music businesses engaged in alleged counterfeiting and deceptive sales and marketing. And the Paris-based company is fighting back.
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Yahoo! Finance
Published:
October 1, 2019
Early Music Sources takes on the can of worms of all cans of worms - vocal vibrato!
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Source:
Early Music Sources
Published:
September 20, 2019
Clifford Bartlett, who has died aged 79, was a leading music editor whose invaluable re-creations of early music published under the King’s Music imprint are widely used in concerts and opera performances; he was also a remarkable font of knowledge on early music and would be widely consulted by musicians anxious to perform with historical accuracy.
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The Telegraph
Published:
September 9, 2019
In 1996 he accepted the position of Executive Director of the American Musicological Society, located at New York University, which he held for 23 years.
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Legacy.com
Published:
September 1, 2019

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