EMA’s Top 10 Most Popular of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, check out EMA’s 10 most popular features and reviews from the world of early music. For more news, profiles, and ideas, subscribe to EMA’s weekly E-Notes newsletter.

Early to Rise: Multi-instrumentalist Peter Lim

Meet Peter Lim. In concert, he effortlessly switches between different families of instruments, from the harpsichord to Baroque oboe to recorders to the voice and more. A colleague calls him a ‘once-in-a-generation talent’

Recording Review: The Occasional Sound of German Brass

Music for solemn occasions has long called for the dark gravitas of a brass ensemble. With its latest recording, Belgium-based period-instrument ensemble InAlto focuses on an especially rich period in the genre’s history.

It’s a Woman’s World on Infusion Baroque’s ‘Virtuosa’

In their recent recording ‘Virtuosa,’ Infusion Baroque proves there is always more to be discovered about women in music. This two-disc set revisits a few familiar names and presents others that will be new to many listeners. The strong performances are enthusiastic and convincing.

How Goes Gesualdo?

In some repertoire, the gulf between singers and instrumentalists is narrowing. The author calls it ‘among the more exciting developments in historical performance,’ which might reshape our understanding of Italian Renaissance music.

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