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Composer: Ferrari, Benedetto (1603-1681)

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Year of birth1603
Year of death1681
NationalityItaly
PeriodBaroque
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Le Poème Harmonique at Columbia University

Le Poème Harmonique  ©  O. Matsura
In his 1995 book Text and Act, the musicologist Richard Taruskin wrote of the historically-informed performance movement, “the very recent concept of historical authenticity is implicitly projected back into historical periods that never knew it.
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L'Arpeggiata: Inspired by the Baroque

Christina Pluhar,  ©  Marco Borggreve
Though they play Baroque music, the ensemble L’Arpeggiata is more like a jazz band than a traditional orchestra. Anchored by a continuo (rhythm section?) led by artistic director and theorbist Christina Pluhar, they are joined by various other instrumentalists, singers, and even dancers, fitting each of their projects.
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Baroque at its best - Iestyn Davies and Richard Egarr at the Wigmore Hall

Marco Borggreve
In sporting parlance, the "dream-team" of countertenor Iestyn Davies and Richard Egarr at the harpsichord came together last night for a Wigmore Hall concert held to mark the 10 years directorship of John Gilhooly, and was the perfect representation of his decade at the helm: singer + harpsichord, immaculate programming, consummate musicianship, scholarship, unheard-of treasures, blended with a da