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Research Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

Practice-led exploration of Early Music

The work of the Research Department focuses principally on two areas: music from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, and historical music practice. Research looks at both the technical aspects (notation, repertoires, conventions etc.) and the application of historical music practices in a present-day setting, with particular weight given to the critical examination of the role of primary sources in the performance of Early Music. We use and share our findings in a variety of ways: academic publications, presentations at symposia and conferences, concerts and recordings.

We have a permanent team of researchers, who are supported by scholars working on specific project. Their work helps to inform the teaching and concert activities of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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Research areas

Historical musical practice is concerned with the in-depth study of musical sources and repertories, as well as undocumented musical practices and historical conventions. Organology is the practice-led study of period instruments.

Historical Performance Practice

This area of research is concerned with the technical aspects of playing Early Music: from its historical context to the source material right up to its ...

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Period instruments - an essential source in the study of Early Music.

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Events Research

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Concerts and events in cooperation with Musik Akademie-Basel.

Concerts and events