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Ottoman Music, Cultural Evolution, and the Problems of Musical Mythmaking

by Peter Tracy   Ataturk holding a Panama hat in 1925 shortly after making the Western style hat cumpulsory ...

Where on Earth is Betsy Brick?

An interview with Gus Denhard and Betsy Brick   Betsy Brick on the shore of Port Townsend, WA Gus: Betsy, ...

Blocking out the Sun: Music Censorship and the Taliban

by Peter Tracy Minstrels in Herat 1973 In early 2001, just before the American-led invasion of Afghanistan, the ...

Ode to my Childhood Violin Teacher

By Hannah Lim There are two kinds of violin teachers. The nice ones, and the excellent ones. That’s what I ...

Coffee, Creativity, & Claudio Monteverdi

by Theodore Deacon Like so many things in Seattle, Early Music Seattle’s journey to fully staged period opera ...

Poppea Reflections

by Philippa Kiraly If you enjoy early opera and you were not here in 2007, you are in for a treat. Early Music ...