Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is like the snowdrop: a tender flower, poking, fragile, above the snow, well ahead of spring.
A dedicated resource guide for the restoration enthusiast who is looking for information on restoring the early square piano!
The Organ Historical Society publishes books, a quarterly journal, an annual study of organs by locale, and also produces sound recordings on CD.
This sensual and exotic music illuminates the lives of Sephardic Jews after their expulsion from Spain.
The May workshop will explore and focus on two beautiful textless music sources from the early 16th century, which include the full bandwidth of early 16th century secular polyphonic musical expression: from languid songs and teasing folk ditties, to purely instrumentally-conceived pieces and virtuosic compositions.
For the second time in a matter of just a few weeks, the Wigmore Hall audience were treated to an evening of seventeenth-century song and dance.
Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.
Musick Fyne will be taking the role of the semi-chorus in the Inverness Choral Society's performance of Elgar's epic masterpiece
Featuring a discussion about Martin Carthy may seem like a stretch for devotees of early music, since his style is generally considered to fall into the category of ‘folk’ rather than ‘art’ music. But we attempt to keep our eyes and ears open to intelligent insights that filter into our collective consciousness from any quarter.
Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM)
We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of No. 21 in our series: An edition of two spiritual monodies by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger edited by David Dolata and Margaret Murata.
From REED and the growing body of work by comparatists and theater historians, we now know that women performed at all social levels and in all performance spaces except the all-male stage, by Englishwomen and by foreign players.
Andreas Scholl had six thousand people on the edge of their seats when he sang Handel arias in the BBC Proms some years ago. The German counter-tenor has released several critically acclaimed recordings. His repertoire spans from opera and baroque music to folk tunes.
This year's summer festival will once again feature some of the world's leading harpsichordists.
This summer, Bay Area early music specialists American Bach Soloists (ABS) will inaugurate an annual Bach Festival & Academy, the world!s newest, in San Francisco from July 15 through 23.
The 2010-2011 Season Finale will bring to the West Coast the premiere of a work that was discovered just a decade ago: the Mass for Three Choirs by the Venetian master Antonio Lotti.
Festival History starts with a meeting of enthusiasts. In 2002, Yannick Lemaire Fabien Guilloux and share their interest in the sacred musical heritage, and create the association Harmonia Sacra.
With the wealth of music that has been written over the centuries, it’s no surprise that some pieces are seldom performed. Still, when a piece composed in the early 18th century is making its West Coast debut, while also being performed only for the second time in the U.S., it’s an occasion worth noting.
Héroïnes en musique
Lully, Charpentier, Purcell, Haendel
Opening concert to the Le Printemps des Arts Festival.
Intarsi di musica e danza antica
Artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi
This year's edition of "L'Humor Bizzarro. Intarsi di musica e danza antica" returns to the Eternal City, hosted by the historic Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio.
Reminder to recorder aficionados or this excellent on line resource.
A flash back of Einstein and his love for music and the intersection of physics and music in his life.
Discover the mad craze in Follia, the sexy courtship of the elegant Minuet, the full passion of the Bouree and the pyrotechnic challenges in the Sarabande.
One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.
I am pleased to announce the launching of the FRESCOBALDI THEMATIC CATALOGUE ONLINE (FTCO), an annotated thematic catalogue of the works of Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), published exclusively online. The catalogue includes excerpts of over 800 compositions and citations of all known seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century sources, modern editions, and literature, and has extensive search capabilities.
Mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao, whose saga with stage four lung cancer continues to inspire an international audience, is in the midst of an astounding series of performances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Nicholas McGegan.