invite all musicians, musicologists, etc., who are interested in cooperation, to post in this forum, their articles on the subject of the broadly understood theme “early music”, folk, jazz. I cordially invite you.
Approximately from the thirteenth century onward, as the cult for the saints spread over the West, also as a response to the quest for tangible figures of faith that might recall the drama of the death of the incarnate Christ, new musical forms bore witness to an emerging sensitivity.
One of the most popular TV-programmes in Norway over the last 40 years has been the weekly magazine “Norge Rundt” (Around Norway). Each half-hour programme contains reports from different parts of Norway, made locally by the regional offices of NRK, the Norwegian state broadcasting company.
Playing music together was once what music was all about. In our current times of “social distancing,” we need, perhaps more than ever, the opportunity to come together, even if only in smaller circles.
The Troubadours were poets and composers of the medieval West, coming from Southern France. Their name derives from the Provençal verb trobar meaning to invent and, by extension, to compose verse and music.
The invention of the “gravecembalo”(extended harpsichord with piano and forte) is due to Bartolomeo Cristofori (Padua 4 May 1655 – Florence 27 January 1731), harpsichord maker at the Medici Court of Florence between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Hildegard’s music is not only music. Her sacred repertorie is a place of culture, theology, poetry, and a precious casket of sounds and words heard from heaven, written then in neumes so that even today we could listen to it and sing it.
The composer Johann Kaspar Kerll personally experienced the siege at the gates of Vienna and, overwhelmed by his impressions, wrote a mass which was intended to provide “comfort in the lamentations on the siege of Vienna”; the Missa In fletu solatium obsidiensis Viennensis.
1. Play with love, play with devotion. Thoughts about a heart-spoken technique. 2. Progressive exercise. Customise yourself your improvements. 3....
The flute started to be popular on the international stage only at the end of the 17th century. It was a professional instrument used for solo and...