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Early Music

Messiah "Fully Loaded:" Kent Tritle Brings it Home

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 02.22.2015 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Young tenor, Mingjie Lei, a product of the prestigious Curtis Opera Theatre, displayed the voice and confidence of the up and coming Bel-Canto tenor that he is. His tones were bright, without an edge, sort of a soothing balm to the ears.

Haiku Reviews: MUSIC December 2014

Laurence Vittes | Posted 02.22.2015 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Daniel Knaack has provided valuable liner notes in the form of a dialogue about language and history and music between he and the two musicians, with one or two technical tips and tricks along the way.

The Struggle of Harmony and Invention

Tony Woodcock | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

The concert was a joy from start to finish. Aisslinn is not just a gifted Baroque violinist playing with true style and power, but a great performer and communicator whose energy and passion for the music set the audience alight

European Travel: Seventeenth-Century Opera in Two European Cities

Edward Schneider | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Even in today's more authentic and interesting productions, seventeenth-century Italian/Venetian opera can be a hard sell: Where are the tunes amid all the recitative-like declamation?

Classical Sounds: Italian, French and English Early Music + Bach

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

There must always be something a tiny bit sad when we take ourselves so far back in time to such idealized tunes and harmonies, and then eventually to have to return to our modern noisy world.

Truth to the Music: An Interview with Trevor Pinnock

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

By trying to create a sound that was true to the composer's original intentions, these musicians had created something entirely new.

White Lights of the French Baroque: An Evening of Marc-Antoine Charpentier at Alice Tully Hall

Victoria Martino | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
Victoria Martino

The tone of the evening could best be characterized as lugubrious, focusing upon suffering, torture, and martyrdom. The only moments of relief came in the joyful, celebratory choruses of St. Cecilia's spiritual triumph over evil and the father's forgiveness of his prodigal son.

Cave Artifacts Push Dawn Of Human Creativity WAY Back

Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/24/2012 01:46 PM EDT on LiveScience Early modern humans could have spent their evenings...

Taming The LA Phil

Laurence Vittes | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Just when Clap Between Movements seems to have exhausted its usefulness as a triggering topic for the relevance of classical music, along come three c...