Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Programme announced for 2017 NEMA Conference

12:41, 29th August 2017

The National Early Music Association’s 2017 conference will take place in Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge on 2 September.

Titled  ‘Early Keyboard Instruments: Repertoire, Use and Design’, the conference programme encompasses repertoire ranging from the 16th to the 18th centuries, from clavichords to fortepianos, and claviorgans to piano-hammers in guitars.

The day will begin with Derek Adlam’s keynote speech, and will conclude with a recital of the Goldberg Variations by Dr Dan Tidhar.

Presentations include Frauke Jürgensen (Aberdeen University) on editing the Buxheim organ book; Christian Kjos (Norwegian Academy of Music) on harpsichord accompaniment in Handel’s continuo cantatas; and Stephan Schönlau (University of Manchester) on folia grounds in English keyboard sources between 1675 and 1705.

Tickets cost £45 for NEMA members, £40 for RMA members, £30 for students, and £50 for non-members.


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