Spring 2016 EMAg “Musical Miracles” Out Now!

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Published March 7, 2016

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


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