Posted by Patricia Callaway on Monday, March 21, 2011,
Atlanta is blessed with a stellar early music group called New Trinity Baroque, whose maestro Predrag Gosta, or some one among his associates,is really on the ball about using electronic resources to get their name out. My friend Martha just sent me a link (http://www.instantencore.com/music/details.aspx?PId=5082625&iet=1501446) to a site where the recording made during their March 12, 2011, concert is available to stream online free of charge. What a great idea!
Recently a dear friend who had listened to me sing some early Italian songs asked me why I had "used" vibrato in baroque music. Restraining the urge to pick up a blunt object to apply to his head, and the urge to scream that the vibrato controversy has been over since 1984 with Friedrich Neuman's article on "The Vibrato Controversy" in the American Musicological Society's journal, I said to him gently, "That's just because I'm old."
Now granted that I do have a wobble nowadays, and I must say...