Period Repertory.
Period Instruments.
Composers had very specific sounds in mind, based on instruments familiar to them. Performances of their works on `new and improved' instruments frequently transgress the composers' vision, by disrupting the balance between instruments, introducing unfamiliar timbres, and omitting nuances unavailable on the newer instruments.This is particularly true for music before 1850. The composer (represented by the score and information from the time), the performer (with appropriate skills and knowledge about performance practices of the time), and authentic instruments, a Musical Trinity, of which all three parts are essential for reproducing and understanding much of our most cherished repertory.

I invite you to experience familiar pieces on period instruments, and discover why period instruments are essential to the interpretation and enjoyment of our musical heritage.