Saturday Concerts

Instrumental Rarities

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Human ingenuity and musical technology have never ceased to create new instruments, enriching the palette of sounds available to composers and listeners. But many of these instruments never took hold despite arousing attention in their day, and wound up being discarded as rarities, confined to the corners of history. These concerts consist of works from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries originally written for virginal, clavichord, violoncello da spalla, pedal piano, ondes Martenot and glass harmonica.

Concerts in this series