Wed, 15 June 2011
Episode 63: The Violin’s Awesome Medieval Ancestors, the Rebec and Vielle!
Upcoming Events: June 16 – Trio Settecento live on WGBH, June 17 – Trio Settecento at the Boston Early Music Festival, June 27-29 – Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp at Berklee College in Boston, July 4 – Barber Concerto with the Orquesta Filamonica de Montevideo in Uruguay
Inquiries from my Inbox: assindiastignani asks, “There are some videos of you rehearsing, talking about, playing bits and pieces of the Bruch Scottish Fantasy. Do you have anywhere a complete performance of the work with you and orchestra? I'd really love it if you would put it on your channel. Many thanks!!”
Random Musical Thought: What is early music?
A conversation with multi-instrumentalist and early music specialist David Douglass about the violin’s medieval ancestors. Includes four pieces from the 1200s played by Rachel Barton Pine on rebec and David Douglass on rebec or vielle. To learn more about the rebec, please visit The Rebec Page, http://crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/rebec.html.
Total playing time: 53:12