THE EARLY MUSIC PODCAST

There is more to Early Music than you think!

Dive into the lives of your favourite performers, enjoy the stories of the most preeminent programmers, learn about new projects …  connect the dots between performance, recording, research, instrument making, and embrace the bigger picture!
Each episode introduces a theme that will be developed in our Summit. Enjoy the prequel and get acquainted with some of the speakers you will meet in BOZAR!

CREDITS

Interviews/ Jasmina Črnčič
Editing/ Francesco Agostini
Production/ REMA-Agathe Créac’h

   

Learn and become:
teaching the next generation of performers

The music schools in which young students are trained to become Early Music performers come in all shapes and sizes, with sometimes a repertoire as the only common ground. What does it mean to study in the Early Music department of a prestigious conservatory? What would be different in a school designed to focus on Early repertoire? Or a Summer course? Or a more eclectic institution? Coming from a variety of backgrounds, our guests share how their teaching situation has shaped the curriculum and the pedagogy they can implement, and the repercussions for the students. This episode was created in partnership with AEC, the European Association of Conservatoires.
Interviews with

Isaac Alonso de Molina Renaissance Music Theory and Performance Practice teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague – AEC Early Music Platform Chairman
Claire Michon Early Music coordinator at Pôle Aliénor, Poitiers – AEC Council Member responsible of activities in the field of Early Music
Kelly Landerkin Management team, and Head of studies for the Bachelor, Master of Music Education, and Medieval Programs, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli Directors of Palma Choralis Research Group; heads of the Early Music Department at the Diocesan Foundation “Santa Cecilia” Brescia
Dr. Mauricio Molina Director of the Mediaeval Music Besalu course

Music
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Officium defunctorum
Students of The Hague Royal Conservatoire,
led by Isaac Alonso de Molina
Bethany Shepherd – cantus primus, Aleksan Chobanov – cantus secundus, Tigran Matinyan – altus, Isaac Alonso de Molina – tenor primus, Yuichi Sakai – tenor secundus, Andrew Hopper – bassus
(performance from facsimile of the original choirbook edition of 1603)
Recorded live in the presentation of the VOXearlyMUS ERASMUS+ project Saint Joseph Cathedral, Bucharest 26th June 2016

CONCERT 2.0: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Early Music performances, just like any type of music, come with certain rules and traditions: you will most probably sit in a darkened room and enjoy your concert in silence for one hour and a half. These are not perpetual laws, but merely constantly evolving standards. And the magic happens when performers, programmers, and audiences step out of their comfort zone… and experience the concert of the future!
Interviews with

Bernard Foccroulle composer, organist, and founder of RESEO network
Ira Givol Artistic director of Cologne Early Music Festival
Mélanie Froehly manager of zamus
Tamar Brüggemann Managing director of Wonderfeel Festival

Music
Suite (2019), Jonathan Keren
Les Voyagers – Cécile Dorchene, Joanna Huszcza – violin ; Ira Givol – cello ; Jonathan Keren – viola ; Michael Borgstede – harpsichord
Live concert in Cologne, Germany ( November, 2019) zamus unlimited


More
BIRMINGHAM CITY OPERA
RESEO
ZAMUS
JONATHAN KEREN’S SUITE BY LES VOYAGERS
JOHN ADAMS’ ERASMUS PRIZE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH


MUSEUMS, PERFORMERS, INSTRUMENT MAKERS:
A LOVE TRIANGLE?

On one side, instruments from museums and collections, carefully protected and studied by their curators. On the other side, performers longing to rediscover a unique sound. And on the last side, instrument makers, working with both to recreate some of the lost magic of heirloom instruments…
Recorded at the International symposium PLAYING AND OPERATING: FUNCTIONALITY IN MUSEUM OBJECTS AND INSTRUMENTS, organised by Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris in collaboration with ICOM-CIMCIM and CIMUSET.
Interviews with

Thierry Maniguet Head of the curatorial team of Musée de la Musique -Paris
Emanuele Marconi Director of Musée des Instruments à vent – La Couture Boussey
Geerten Verberkmoes Ghent University & Department of Musical Instrument Making, School of Arts, Ghent
Sebastian Kirsch Musée de la musique, Paris & University of Leipzig
Jean-Luc Ho harpsichordist
Catalina Vicens historical keyboards player

Music
Allegro and Aria Gratioso from Sonata 3, Opus 1, Henry-Jacques de Croes
Ensemble Boussu
Geerten Verberkmoes – instrument maker, researcher
Recorded using the copies of Brussels Musical Instruments Museum’s violin (MIM2781) and cello (MIM1372) made as part of G. Verberkmoes’ PhD at Ghent University. Recordings funded by School of Arts, Ghent.


More
CATALINA VICENS
PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS’ SYMPOSIUM
BOUSSU ENSEMBLE


GREAT EXPECTATIONS: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE CAREER IN EARLY MUSIC
A journey into the life of a young performer, falling into Early Music by chance, being provided support by mentors, avoiding the traps of the star system, and finally building a sustainable path towards a happy ending career story.
Interviews with

Jonathan Cohen cellist and director of Arcangelo
Daniel Bizeray Director of Ambronay and founder of the Eeemerging programme
Jonatan Alvarado and Nuno Atalaia Seconda Prat!ca Ensemble
Skip Sempe harpsichordist and founder of Capriccio Stravagante
Catalina Vicens historical keyboards player and artistic director of Servir Antico

Music
Romerico florido, Mateo Romero from the Cancionero de la Sablonara (early 17th century) Ensemble Seconda Prat!ca
Recorded at the Göttingen Händel Festival 2019


More
CATALINA VICENS
EEEMERGING/ SECONDA PRAT!CA
JONATHAN COHEN


EARLY MUSIC: BERNARD FOCCROULLE TELLS YOU WHY
As a composer, organist, director of several prestigious music institutions in Europe, and founder of RESEO network, Bernard Foccroulle knows the history of the Early Music Movement, its evolution and possible outcomes better than anyone. A first-rate introduction to Early Music!

Music
Nigra Sum, Bernard Foccroulle -Outhere Music 2012
Recorded on the Picard organ (1741) of Beaufays


More
WORKS FOR HISTORIC ORGANS
L’ORFEO
LE RETOUR D’ULYSSE