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A Canon is an Idea: Craft, Genius, and the Making of “Classical Music”

by Peter Tracy Watercolor of the Vienna State Operas opening concert When the Vienna State Opera opened in 1869, ...

Al-Andalus: the Music of Islamic Iberia and its Living Descendants

by Peter Tracy | August 13, 2021 13th Century Spanish Lute Player We can point to any number of moments in music ...

My Lunches With Fred

Fred Hauptman Reminiscences on Early Music Seattle board member and music director Fred Hauptman by his quarrelsome ...

Ecco la Primavera!

by Mauricio Roman After a year-long winter as trees blossom all around us here in Seattle, it is the ideal time to ...

Tancred’s Regret at Jerusalem’s Golden Gate

By Mauricio Roman Any man who has had the misfortune of hurting a woman -- even in her feelings -- will certainly ...

La Dafne: Sculpting Syllables with Music

by Mauricio Roman Opera was born in Florence among the circle known as the Florentine Camerata, a group of artists ...