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A Happy Return at Viola da Gamba Society's Conclave 2022

A Happy Return at Viola da Gamba Society’s Conclave 2022

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Jacob Jahiel
After two pandemic years, the Viola da Gamba Society of America returned to an in-person Conclave, and almost 200 viol enthusiasts attended. One satisfied gambist filed an one-the-scene report.
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Master of Music in New Spain

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Master of Music in New Spain

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Ibis Laurel Betancourt
The music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, perhaps the most prolific and important composer in Spanish Colonial America, has been remarkably well preserved. He's our best source on the role of the vernacular 'villancicos' in New Spain's Christmas celebrations.
Girl Just Wanna Have Fun

Girl Just Wanna Have Fun

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Aaron Keebaugh
With pop-star flair, violinist Aisslinn Nosky has shown vitality across her career. For her latest high-profile project, a complete Mozart violin concerto cycle, she traveled through rarely performed Haydn—an unusual journey for most violinists, but in perfect keeping with the H&H approach.

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EMA CD & BOOK REVIEWS

Book Review: 'Like an Electric Shock,' Channeling the Ancestors and Discovering Historical Performance

Book Review: ‘Like an Electric Shock,’ Channeling the Ancestors and Discovering Historical Performance

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Wendy Heller
Peter Bassano's story goes back 500 years, when five Bassano brothers were hired by Henry VIII as court musicians. In the late 1960s, Peter joined David Munrow in London's exploding early-music scene. He describes it as "an electric shock going through me."
CD Review: Yi-heng Yang, free-spirited on fortepiano

CD Review: Yi-heng Yang, free-spirited on fortepiano

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Steven Silverman
Yi-Heng Yang's latest recording on the fortepiano covers three early Romantic composers: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. She makes the case for the music, but equally for use of the fortepiano in this repertoire.
CD Review: The Lonely Life of Baroque Pastiche

CD Review: The Lonely Life of Baroque Pastiche

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Anne E. Johnson
It's fascinating to see how artists responded to pandemic lockdowns. Violinist Martin Davids' clever project takes Baroque pastiche into new realms, stitching together movements from various composers.
CD Review: Masterful Music for Two

CD Review: Masterful Music for Two

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Karen Cook
The Flanders Recorder Duo, exacting in technique and joyful in expression, explore two-part repertoire from across the centuries, going back to the 13th century and as fresh as a world premiere.

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EARLY MUSIC NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES

"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."
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The Conversation
Published:
June 22, 2022
The seashell’s music probably hadn’t been heard by humans for more than 17,000 years.
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Classic FM
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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?
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The Honest Broker
Published:
July 2, 2022
Author, critic, teacher and public intellectual, he was an unabashed flamethrower who challenged conventional thinking about classical music.
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The New York Times
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July 1, 2022
A BLM placard in New York encouraged a conductor in London to discover more about this 16th-century pioneer of European classical music.
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The Guardian
Published:
June 16, 2022

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COMMUNITY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

An international, multi-era, historical dance Zoom workshop hosted by The New York Baroque Dance Company August 20, 21, 27, 28, 2022 ...
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Cappella Artemisia, the international women's ensemble based in Italy and dedicated to the repertoire of early Italian convents, has just released its new CD (their 10th) dedicated to the prolific ...
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(Vancouver, B.C.) – We all know that the ‘real’ New Year starts September 1. It’s when the school year starts, people head back to work from summer vacation and the ...
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One of the nation’s leading organizations for the advancement of early music, the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS), has announced its 2022–23 season featuring some of the most exciting ...
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Pegasus Early Music is thrilled to announce a first for Rochester: a premiere production of Monteverdi's 1607 opera, or "tale in music", L'Orfeo. This ground-breaking opera is based on the ...
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