I‘d like to introduce a subcategory to Historically Informed Perfomance Practice (HIP): Historically Informed Creativity (HIC). The creative aspects for musicians from the early music epochs (Middle ages, Renaissance, Baroque) included improvising, diminuting, ornamenting, arranging … Read more
Quite a difficult decision when you can only choose 5 CD’s! Here they go, in alphabetical order: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet: A Concorde of Sweete Sound (L’Oiseau-Lyre, 1993) Karl-Ernst Schröder & Crawford Young: Amours Amours … Read more
I’ve always loved this first movement of Telemann’s 10th Fantasia for solo flute. I play it very unrytmically because I feel I can tell its story much better this way. I’m a professional freelance recorder … Read more
Milena Cord-to-Krax | Sofia Chekalina | César Queruz
Last 21-12-15 I played a concert in Berlin with Sofia Chekalina (baroque cello) and César Queruz (tiorba) at KiezKulturWerkstadt. It was the first time for me to travel to Berlin and I had spoken with César via eMail, but we only got to know each other 3 days before the concert. His teacher Björn Collel kindly put us into contact after I asked him whether he knew anybody who would like to play with me at my friend’s, Javi Vela’s, small and very beautiful stage in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In the end we performed as a trio, as Sofia joined us. Everything worked out fine and we had a good time. I hope we’ll repeat. 🙂
Milena Cord-to-Krax, recorder | Johanna Rose, viella
Earlier this month, I was lucky to get to perform with excellent viol player Johanna Rose. This piece forms part of a medieval music duo program:
La dolçce sere
Medieval Italy around 1400: names such as Ciconia or Landini, famous and celebrated composers in their time, often seem to be quite unknown to lovers of early music nowadays. Through ballatas, madrigals and virtuously ornamented pieces from the Faenza Codex we invite you to have a little look into a surprising repertory of particular beauty!
Next week, 09/04/15, I’m going to play a duo concert with Alejandro Casal (organ) in a village in Southern Spain –San Roque– next to Gibraltar. I am very happy about the program, since this music … Read more
I had to take some photos of the baroque alto recorder I’m selling, which was fun, so I went on with a renaissance recorder by Bob Marvin and it ended up being a little photo session. The quality may not be the best, I took the photos with a mobile phone 🙁 The photos of the baroque alto are here.
I home-recorded this movement because I have to sell the recorder I’m playing in the audio. Later I thought that it was actually kind of nice (except for a few little things 😉 ) and that the photos I took were also not too bad, so… I shared it. ♪
Charavgi means the very beginning of dawn in greek. As the composer explains she tried not only to describe this moment but tu create a transformation of the musical material which ends just in the moment of the sunrise.
More 16th century diminutions, but the second of the three rounds on the Madrigal was embellished by myself:
This are 3 different versions of diminutions on the same madrigal: the first one are diminutions by Ortiz for the upper voice, the second version are diminutions by myself, after Ortiz, for the bass voice and the third version are again original diminutions by Ortiz as well for the bass voice. These appear as well in Ortiz’ great instruction book for diminutions Trattado de Glosas.