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The Mind-Body Probl
A recent post on Violinist.com announced the rediscovery and publication of Eugène Ysaÿe's violin transcription of Chopin's First Ballade. Not long after, a Twitter discussion ensued in which the relative merits of such transcriptions were called into quest...

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The Two Faces of Early Music
I became a visiting lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this autumn -- not as part of the Historical Performance department, but for their 'Contextual Studies' programme. This means that, although my lectures were all about early music, performa...

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Stalking Veracini
I have been utterly obsessed with Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768) for nearly a decade. Since I first encountered his music in 2007, I haven't been able to stop thinking about him, playing his sonatas, and even -- at least for a brief period in 2012 -- ...

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Diary of a Recording: Telemann Violin Sonatas
Although my previous post here is clearly marked 23 July 2015, I still have a hard time believing that 13 months have passed since I last added to this journal. Now -- with September and a new season in view -- seems a good time to begin again. To ease in, ...

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