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American Bach Society Diversity Initiative Off to Upbeat Start

American Bach Society Diversity Initiative Off to Upbeat Start

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Ashley Mulcahy
The American Bach Society has piloted a grant initiative designed to “fund scholarly or creative projects that expand diversity in the study or performance of J. S. Bach and his music…along any axis.”
Going Off Script: Modern Pianists Turn to Early Music to Learn Improvisation

Going Off Script: Modern Pianists Turn to Early Music to Learn Improvisation

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John Mortensen
"Having discussed these matters with countless students from across the world," writes John Mortensen, " I have become convinced that the classical music realm is increasingly receptive to historic improvisation."
EMA welcomes David McCormick as Executive Director

EMA welcomes David McCormick as Executive Director

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Early Music Ameica
On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am thrilled to welcome David to EMA. His deep experience in our field as a multi-instrumentalist, scholar, educator, and administrator will serve

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EMA CD & BOOK REVIEWS

CD Review: Guatemalan Music Given Exuberant and Sensitive Treatment

CD Review: Guatemalan Music Given Exuberant and Sensitive Treatment

El Mundo's bold and brilliant performances make a compelling case for music often relegated to the margins of traditional musical histories.
CD Review: Ensembles Evoke Wonders of Mexican Christmas

CD Review: Ensembles Evoke Wonders of Mexican Christmas

The renowned Chicago-based Newberry Consort and Colombian newcomers EnsAmble Ad-Hoc alternate between sacred works and a variety of secular genres with a full complement of colonial and Mexican traditional instruments.
CD Review: Isolation Inspires a Violinist to Expressive Heights

CD Review: Isolation Inspires a Violinist to Expressive Heights

Marie Nadeau-Tremblay takes the listener on a journey through the long seasons of the pandemic. We hear everything from gusts of spring wind and summer’s bird calls to long, cold, tranquil winters, still alone, still wondering, still improvising.
Book Review: Setting the Table for a Musical Feast

Book Review: Setting the Table for a Musical Feast

"Music and Instruments of the Elizabethan Age: The Eglantine Table" places a focus on the musical items portrayed on the tabletop, for at least 15 musical instruments appear alongside music as it would have been notated at the time.

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EARLY MUSIC NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES

Cellist of the CBSO Baroque Ensemble Jackie Tyler MBE shares her insights on the role of a continuo player, as well as how working with wind players and her Baroque cello set-up inform her playing.
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The Strad
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November 2, 2021
Interactive tool features more than 500 women who are often forgotten in the classical music world.
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The Guardian
Published:
August 19, 2021
Understanding the history of bows will help guide you in your quest for just the right style of bow for you, and you might find it worth your while to invest in a variety of bows to keep in your musical arsenal.
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Strings Magazine
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August 13, 2021
This is the oldest example of a pipe organ ever discovered, and it's in excellent condition.
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Aleteia
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July 24, 2021
A thorough knowledge of Baroque repertoire apart from the works of Bach is so important if modern players are to gain a proper understanding of Classical and Romantic works.
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The Strad
Published:
July 16, 2021

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COMMUNITY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

(Boston December 3, 2021) The Handel and Haydn Society celebrates the glory of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony on January 7 and 9, 2022 at Symphony Hall in Boston. Led by Czech ...
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Richmond, VA – Richmond-based ensemble RVA Baroque and Firehouse Theatre are producing an original opera to open December 3.  Julie, Monster tells the story of Julie d’Aubigny (ca. 1670-1707), a ...
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Contacts:  Susan Barbash, Competition Coordinator info@jsbachcompetition.org  516-639-8575 Christina Dahl, Department Chair, Stony Brook University Department of Music  christina.dahl@stonybrook.edu  631-632-7330   Stony Brook, New York Violinists Lun Li and Tianyou Ma share ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Christmas in Baroque Germany with Award-Winning Ensemble Blue Heron Friday, December 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm Cambridge, ...
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The first monographic recording entirely dedicated to Francesco Rasi is released for the 400th anniversary of his death (30 November 1621). The first interpreter of Monteverdi’s Orfeo , an astonishing tenor and poet ...
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