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The trio sonata was the perfect meeting ground for the rival claims of the old vocal music and the new instrumental style, and could adapt the old ideas of polyphony to the new concept of accompanied melody.
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Every time the idea comes to mind that it would be good to write an opera, I feel as if my body was afire, and tremble from head to foot with impatience.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
Letter of July 31, 1778
Quantz is a marvelous composer.
Johann Joachim Quantz, one of the most important proponents of the transverse flute in the 18th century, a performer as well as a composer, died in Potsdam on July 12, 1773. This year, … Lire plus
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Thence Swan and I to a drinking-house near Temple Bar, where while he wrote I played on my flageolet till a dish of poached eggs was got ready for us.
Diary, February 9, 1660
Elizabeth I stunned many … Lire plus
The brochure for our 27th season has arrived! It features our new visual identity, created by Agence Comme pas deux, as well as illustrations by Catherine St-Martin.
You can download the web version of the brochure here. Past subscribers … Lire plus