“Founded in 1982, the New London-based Connecticut Early Music Society presents an annual festival of between six and nine concerts each June. The term “early music” refers to both a repertory (European music written before about 1800, including medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music) and an approach to performance (“historically-informed performance,” including the use of period instruments).
Performers and scholars of early music seek to discover and present music from times past and to explore a repertory of music that is otherwise little known. From Gregorian chant to the music of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, the repertory spans a millennium, from roughly 800 to 1800. Early music specialists also aim to recreate the sound-worlds of earlier times through the use of period instruments and techniques. …“
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