Latin Baroque, 6/8/19

From tiny jungle churches in Bolivia to the cathedrals of Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico, manuscripts of Renaissance and Baroque compositions are being uncovered and brought to modern scholarship and performance. Join us to explore instrumental music from early Latin America, exploring the ways that traditional folk instruments originally introduced by Jesuit missionaries can help us... Continue Reading →

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GBB launches GoFundMe!

Por favor considere apoyarnos en ofrecer presentaciones profesionales en lugares públicos gratuitos. Please consider supporting us in offering professional performances in free public venues. GoFundUs! Si desea obtener un recibo deducible de impuestos por su contribución, por favor comuníquese con nosotros (se requiere la dirección postal). If you would like to obtain a tax-deductible receipt... Continue Reading →

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Friso de los ángeles músicos, Iglesia Mayor de la Misión Jesuítica de Trinidad. Itapúa, PARAGUAY

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En los muros del ábside de la Iglesia Mayor de la Misión de Trinidad, se encuentra el friso de los ángeles músicos.
Se trata de un relieve decorado en la propia piedra que representa treinta ángeles tocando instrumentos musicales.
La música era parte constitutiva de la misión. Los jesuitas supieron captar la predisposición guaraní para la música y el baile y la encaminaron hacia la formación de coros y grupos musicales.
Los músicos aborígenes tocaban arpas, violines, clarinetes, clavicordios y hasta un órgano, todos ellos elaborados con madera autóctona.

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Black folk don’t listen to classical music?

Who's the cellist? He's really good! Black musicians matter! I would have liked to have heard and watched his entire performance for this interview along with his comments, front and centre! Instead, he was relegated to credits music and faded out, as predicted by the attitudes of several other commentators—pretty normal American attitudes toward this... Continue Reading →

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MUNDI PROJECT PRESENTS: GREAT BASIN BAROQUE DIVINE │ DIABOLICAL Gambists Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray were both household musicians of Louis XIV. The playing of each were reported a generation later by the eccentric commentator Hubert Le Blanc as, respectively, like an angel and like a devil. In Marais, he wrote, we find the perfection... Continue Reading →

The end of an era: Zuckermann passes on

The man who brought the historical harpsichord to life for so many North American musicians has passed away at the age of 96. A holocaust survivor and Allied veteran, Wolfgang Zuckermann created the most successful Do-it-yourself harpsichord building kit, from which the company he founded in the 1950's developed a whole range of historically modelled... Continue Reading →

Who was Susannah Cibber, the contralto who first sang "He Was Despisèd" in The Messiah? A documentary performance for KUER, with Dr. Kirsten Chavez, University of Utah School of Music. https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js Messiah "He Was Despised" with Kirstin Chavez from RadioWest on Vimeo. University of Utah playwright Tim Slover explains the intrigues and dramas behind the premiere... Continue Reading →

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