Thoughts on the state of improvisation in Early Music (and a new English ensemble dedicated solely to improvisation), Anne Midgette on Blanche Moyse, and some spirited Vivaldi.
- An American lutenist in London, Paula Chateauneuf, shares her thoughts on improvisation and Early Music.
- Anne Midgette remembers a 20th-century champion of J.S. Bach’s music (though perhaps not of the period performance variety).
- Guess what instrument (and musician) can play Vivaldi concertos all by itself? And really fast.
In case you missed them, here are this week’s blog posts:
“King’s Music: Death of an Early Music Publishing Company” – The demise of a beloved English music publisher.
“Questions for Maria Coldwell” – The Executive Director of Early Music America answers questions about her organization.
“Sting: First Dowland, Now Schumann” – A new project for Sting.
“Early Music in America: Texas” – Get to know some of the professional ensembles and organizations in the great state of Texas.