Tag: Metropolitan Museum of Art

keyboard viscera… for science!

Later this month Charles Metz is slated to give a Zoom talk on historical keyboards for the Newberry Consort, and the next #NCGreatPerformances video is designed as a companion piece. It features recordings of three works from three periods played on three period-style instruments. I was asked to give each piece its own title card…
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Winter pastimes and symbolism for New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s gift of music by Holborne, Kapsberger, and Loesser is accompanied by two seasonal tapestries designed by the Master of the Months of Lucas around 1535. Winter (from the “Seasons of Lucas” Series) is crowded with all manner of people enjoying winter pastimes or doing winter work. Images of children playing and just…
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