Back in 2001 Harvard@Home and the Alumni College asked Prof. Thomas Kelly to speak to the public about Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, looking into its historical context and its uniqueness among the great works of western music.
The whole lecture is fascinating, but of particular interest to me was a clip from the questions from the [...]
While in London last November I visited the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the National Gallery and spotted a lovely painting of an angel playing a lira da braccio (credited to Napoletano). My interest was piqued.
Time for the Greenwich Exhibition has come again! The fun starts Thursday, 7 November 2013 and runs through Saturday the 9th. I’ll be packing up an assortment of fiddles, violas da braccio, a rebec and a bass viol for my stand in lower exhibition hall of the Royal Naval College. [...]
On Saturday, 26 May, the Tage Alter Musik instrument exhibition begins in Regensburg, Germany. Follow the link to see available concerts, and a list of attending luthiers. I’ll be there with the instruments pictured above: two bass viols (a division bass and a Renaissance bass), as well as [...]
The “Wszystkie Mazurki Świata 2012” (“All the mazurkas of the world”) Festival will take place in Warsaw, Poland, 7-13 May–just days away at the time of this post! I’m excited to be returning to Warsaw, having lived there for several years when I was in [...]