A New François Couperin Edition, of Music in a Life
With this new publication of François Couperin's celebrated 'Pièces de clavecin' (Book III) together with his 'Concerts royaux,' we now have a chance to compare the keyboard composer with the chamber musician in a single volume. The introduction alone is invaluable scholarship on this period of the composer's life and world.
EMA Announces 2022 Annual Award Recipients
The 2022 Annual Awards will be conferred during a special Awards Ceremony as part of the 2022 EMA Summit.
Peter Thacher and the Viol in Colonial Massachusetts
Massachusetts is full of lovingly preserved homes from the 17th century. But what did life in these homes sound like? The latest essay in 'Early Music: the Americas' explores the world of a Puritan reverend who left us tantalizing clues.
The Extraordinary Life of One of Colonial America’s Earliest Musicians
The turbulent life of John Antes, an American of pluck and imagination, is part of global histories on colonialism, revolution, nationalism and religion, and international trade. It reads like an early-music adventure novel.
For a Thai-American Violinist, It’s All About Connections
Sallynee Amawat, raised in two distinct cultures, is eager to take artistic risks and hungry to link continents and ideas. Her latest projects with Infusion Baroque cover topics as varied as gender, courtly dance, and 'exoticized' repertoire.
EMA Board Issues Statement Against Sexual Harassment and Assault
The EMA board of directors, meeting last week in Berkeley, California, voted to release the following statement against sexual harassment and assault in our field and across society.
EMA’s New Online Series Explores Music Across the Colonial Americas
To shed light on the fascinating characters who populated the early Americas’ broad musical landscapes, EMA's Emerging Professional Leadership Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital-essay series, Early Music: the Americas.
Introducing EMA’s Young Performers Festival and Emerging Artists Showcase
Early Music America’s Young Performers Festival and the Emerging Artists Showcase presents some of the most talented and inspiring musicians in North America, this year June 8 - 10, as part of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (BFX), which runs a full week starting June 5. The festivities begin with Virtual Showcase on June 1 & 3 via YouTube.
Virtual Review: Delightful ‘The White Cat’ fairy tale from Les Délices
Fairy tales may seem like an unlikely source for a tragédie lyrique. But Cleveland-based Les Délices, in a newly created production of 'The White Cat,' combines the two genres with arresting results. Based on a 1698 fairy tale by the pioneering Madame d'Aulnoy, the English-language opera weaves a story about the virtues of friendship, loyalty, and love through puppets and a pastiche of French Baroque favorites by Lully, Couperin, and other composers.
Canto: Imagine East and West in Song
We can start to envision a world where ancient music from opposite sides of the globe co-exists on a program, creating and exploring a new definition for historically informed performances. Allowing ourselves to explore different aural palettes enriches us. When we learn about and understand different cultures with open hearts and minds, we begin to appreciate one another.
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