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Cappella Romana Celebrates Music By Byzantine Abbess

Cappella Romana Celebrates Music By Byzantine Abbess

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Aaron Keebaugh
Alexander Lingas and the Oregon-based ensemble Cappella Romana have turned the spotlight on more of a medieval composer's works through 'Hymns of Kassianí,' a recording released in April on their own label.
David Bayer: Harpsichord And Guitar Maker Extraordinaire

David Bayer: Harpsichord And Guitar Maker Extraordinaire

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Curtis Price
His best instruments have something extra: a Gestalt that makes them "objects of desire." His legacy is his output, and all of the surviving instruments deserve to be preserved and maintained for posterity.
Newberry Consort Revives Music By 17th-Century Mexican Composer

Newberry Consort Revives Music By 17th-Century Mexican Composer

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Kyle MacMillan
The ensemble's new recording comprises vespers music by Juan de Lienas (1617-1654) and others from the period.

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CD Review: Works Inspired By A Former Swedish Queen

CD Review: Works Inspired By A Former Swedish Queen

On this latest release from the American early-music ensemble Armonia Celeste, the musicians turn a keen eye and ear to works Christina would have helped to cultivate at court, chapel, and home.
CD Review: Vinikour Savors Subtleties Of Couperin

CD Review: Vinikour Savors Subtleties Of Couperin

The American harpsichordist Jory Vinikour's album 'L’Unique' explores both the solace and urgency in the music of a composer remembered primarily for rococo-era worldliness.
CD Review: Berlin Friday Academy Energizes Janitsch Trio Sonatas

CD Review: Berlin Friday Academy Energizes Janitsch Trio Sonatas

The performances are well balanced and clear, with sensitive attention to ornamentation, tempo, and blend. The musicians have a lovely sense of buoyancy and graceful motion that serves this repertoire very well.
Book Review: Music As Partisan Propaganda On American Political Scene

Book Review: Music As Partisan Propaganda On American Political Scene

A significant contribution to the field of American history as well as musicology, 'Hail Columbia!' provides a detailed analysis of popular American songs on the political scene in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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EARLY MUSIC NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES

Conservatoires should do more to make 17th-century music a fundamental part of the curriculum.
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The Strad
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April 26, 2021
His revolutionary sound defined the Renaissance era. So how did we forget this Copernicus of music?
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The Telegraph
Published:
April 15, 2021
Olivier Latry, titular organist at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and professor of organ at the Conservatoire de Paris, discusses music at Notre-Dame, the current and planned repairs of the grand orgue, as well as impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Vox Humana Journal
Published:
April 11, 2021
"This folk music, it's also a kind of affiliation of our religion," says Mamou Othman, who studies music as psychotherapy at the University of Dohuk. "There are special songs that only the Yazidis sing."
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NPR
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April 4, 2021
Researchers capture how choral music would have sounded in birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.
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The Guardian
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April 5, 2021

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COMMUNITY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

May 13, 2021, 1:15 PM EST The Diverging Baroque Traditions Eighteenth-century Europe was a melting pot of diverging musical traditions. Marin Marais and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre’s music showcase essences of the ...
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Ethan DePuy to become next Artistic Director of Boston Art Song Society He will succeed Ann Schaefer as the organization’s leader BOSTON, MA Issued May 5th, 2021… In advance of ...
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Chicago’s 2021 Bach Week Festival will arrive as a virtual two-concert series of free-to-view webcasts May 16 and 21 featuring instrumental and vocal music of the festival’s namesake, German Baroque ...
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 Boston Baroque returns to live performance with “On the Lawn” Outdoor Concerts this June at the Lyman Estate in Waltham Welcoming back in-person audiences, the program includes works by J.S ...
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An organ recital performed by leading Canadian organist, Matthew Larkin and presented by the Toronto Bach Festival as part of our 2020-21 online season. Get 20% off tickets with coupon ...
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