EMA Publishes Fall 2010 issue of Early Music America magazine

30 Aug 2010

(SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America has published the Fall 2010 issue of its quarterly publication, Early Music America magazine.


Handel at Cannons
Graydon Beeks gives the background story behind the creation of Esther and Acis and Galatea, two works to be performed at next year’s American Handel Festival in Seattle.

Excerpt: “The performance of Esther at the American Handel Festival in Seattle in March 2011 will be the first to take into account Roberts’s discoveries and will provide the first opportunity since 1720 to hear the oratorio performed in a version as close as we are liable to get to its original form.”

Making Your Own CD
Tina Chancey provides a thorough guide into the ins-and-outs of creating a professional recording.

Excerpt: “Making a professional recording is a collaboration between experts: performers, engineer, producer and CD production company. If you skimp on any link in the process, the recording may not sound or look as good as it could.”

Piffaro in Bolivia
Piffaro co-director Joan Kimball recounts the Philadelphia-based wind band’s performances at the Renaissance and Baroque Festival in Bolivia.

Excerpt: “It was both gratifying and humbling to perform here and in the mission churches, to reach across cultures and through language barriers, and to witness the depth of understanding and appreciation for music that is so prevalent in Bolivia.”

Also in this issue:
Profile: ArkivMusic by Craig Zeichner
Gear for Your Gig by John Marks
The 10th Berkeley Festival and Exhibition by Don Kaplan

Plus Recording Reviews, Book Reviews, and Sound Bytes (news from the field).

About Early Music America
Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music. EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support. EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America. “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles. For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org.

Contact: Patrick Nugent
206-720-6270; fax 206-720-6290