Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Early Music News

Here are some interesting articles from the last week:

On the celebration of Ton Koopman's 70th birthday, the New York Times ran a article, see it here.

Not on early music, but a nice article here about non-professional musicians. In my world, the word amateur is not a bad word.

Branford Marsalis is doing a baroque tour on saxophone, see an article here. While one of my least favorite things to do is to play baroque music on modern bassoon, that doesn't mean that will rail against others playing baroque music on modern instruments. Honestly though, the idea makes me a little itchy. The matter for me is a physical one, not authenticity. I don't like how baroque music feels and sounds on my modern.

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