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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 interpretation and performance.

A critical approach to sources and careful examination of interpretive approaches are essential to the performance of Early Music. Our research deals with subjects and issues related to historically-informed musical practice, develops the requisite groundwork and shares this with musicians. Our findings are used in teaching, concert performances and CD recordings.

Overview and results of the research projects:


Motet cycles (c.1470-c.1510)

Compositional design, performance and cultural context

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Basel Bibliography of Historical Music Practice

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"… vnd machens nur aus dem Synn"

Improvisational practices of 16th and 17th century trumpet ensembles

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Polifonia sforzesca

The Motet Cycles in the Milanese Libroni: Between Liturgy, Devotion and Ducal Patronage

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