Written Word

Banduras for the Blind: Minstrels, Epic Song, and the Ukrainian Culture of Resistance

by Peter Tracy   In the 2014 film Povodyr (The Guide), director Oles Sanin tells the story of an ...

Women in Early Music: Nannette Streicher

by George S. Bozarth Co-Artistic Director, Musique du Jour Presents The path-breaking Nannette Streicher, née ...

Mechanical Instruments and the Aesthetics of Human Performance

by Peter Tracy     Music Box Music of Japan. Parsimoniously from the water clock the drops ...

A Changing of the Guard

by Gerald Elias Author and Musician The year 2013 marked the 300th anniversary of a major changing of the guard ...

“To Please the World With Their Songs”: the Battle for Music in 17th Century Convents

by Peter Tracy   It was the year 1640, and the many nuns of Bologna were trapped in their cloisters. ...

Corelli and the Elevator

by Gerald Elias Go for it. What would you say has been the most important invention over the past five hundred years ...