All period instruments articles

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    Blogs

    Baroque music was invented in Italy – and spread like wildfire

    2019-08-01T15:26:00Z

    Violinist Johannes Pramsohler writes about the latest two albums from Ensemble Diderot, dedicated to the Italian influence on music in Paris and London

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    L'Achéron: Orlando Gibbons, Fancy for six viols

    2019-04-18T13:38:00Z

    François Joubert-Caillet leads viol consort L’Achéron in a Fancy by Orlando Gibbons, an English composer contemporary of Shakespeare. Recorded at the Église de Centeilles, Siran, in the Minervois region of France, the performance is on a matched set of instruments by maker Arnaud Giral . The musicians are: ...

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    Quicksilver Baroque: Fux Sonata a Quattro, K. 347

    2019-02-13T17:09:00Z

    The US-based early music ensemble Quicksilver Baroque performs a Sonata a Quattro (four parts plus continuo) by Johann Joseph Fux. Fux, who died 278 years ago today, is best known today for his treatise on counterpoint, the Gradus ad Parnassum , which the likes of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven ...

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    ViolaCam meets Torelli Sinfonia in C

    2019-02-08T15:04:00Z

    The Baroque ensemble La Serenissima in rehearsal from the vantage point of violist Jim O’Toole. The Sinfonia in C by Giuseppe Torelli is featured on the group’s award-winning album The Italian Job .    

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    Review

    Eybler Quartet: Beethoven Quartets op.18 nos.1-3

    2018-08-16T10:09:00Z

    Subtly restrained period instrument performances prove that less is more

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    Video

    Introducing the Baroque double bass

    2018-08-09T12:13:00Z

    In this video from the London-based Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, double bassist Cecelia Bruggemeyer introduces the – or as she more accurately puts its, ‘a’ – Baroque double bass

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    Steven Isserlis on period instruments and his Stradivarius cello

    2014-12-19T00:00:00Z

    I have always said that playing on an authentic or period instrument is like acting Shakespeare with original pronunciation. It will makes some things simpler and clearer' Steven Isserlis talks about his love of period instruments and his Stradivarius cello ahead of performances with the Academy of Ancient ...