Early Music America has published the Winter 2012 issue of its quarterly publication, Early Music America magazine.
NOTABLE IN THIS ISSUE:
Vitruvian Man, Baroque Dance, and Fractals
Catherine Turocy, a leading American choreographer of Baroque dance, discusses architectural and mathematical principles that inspire her work.
Excerpt: “I sometimes feel that the larger geometry of the paths traced in space by the dancing body are similar to the energy paths going through the body as it moves on a micro level. Am I experiencing a fractal model as I dance?”
Performing the Score
Malcolm Bilson’s lifelong argument for the interpretive advantages of the fortepiano takes the stage again in a new instructional video. An appreciation by Sylvia Berry.
Excerpt: “The piano you practice on is much more important that the piano you give a concert on, because that’s where you begin.” –Malcolm Bilson
Music from the Time of Dancing Plagues and a Madman Called Dracula
A player of Medieval plucked strings with 35 CDs? What kind of alchemy explains his unusual success? An interview with Tim Rayborn by Don Kaplan.
Excerpt: “Even though we try to adhere to rules for interpretation, there is no one definitive way to perform a Medieval song, and it’s likely this was the case in 1212 just as it is in 2012.”
Also in this issue:
Profile: Boston College Professor Wins Gramophone Award by Rosanne Pellegrini
In Conclusion: Junking Pianos: Galileo and the Power of Instruments by Rebecca Cypess
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.
Patrick Nugent, Publicity Director
206-720-6270; fax 206-720-6290