Click to read the Spring 2016 Issue (must be logged in to view content). On The Cover: “A recent press trip to Israel piqued my interest in that fascinating country’s early-music scene. Israel is at once ancient and new, like so much of what we are trying to do in our field, and I was curious about the history of the early-music revival, the active and retired performers and teachers, and the challenges facing musicians and presenters today.” -Judith Malafronte
A Q&A with Music Before 1800's new artistic director Bill Barclay: 'If people are going to take a risk of coming to a concert for the first time, they need something to hold on to'... it's 'sadly a bit of an exclusionary pleasure — you have to know a little bit to get a lot out of it, unless there’s something that resonates and makes people understand that early musicians are arbiters of ancient insights into human performance.'
The latest essay in EMA's 'Early Music: the Americas' series looks into the private notebooks of two women who preserved music of Latin American and European composers -- music that in some cases is found nowhere else.
Video games generate more revenue than the movie industry, and many games are set in 'legendary times' that cry out for an early music soundtrack. As technology improves, many games employ early music not just as background but as element of play.