Herman Baeten critical on early music today


Today, the term ‘early music’ covers a wide range: all music composed since yesterday. That is at least how Jos van Immerseel, a well-known and important figure in the early music scene, describes it. This demonstrates that the term early music comprises an ever wider repertoire. These days, even the historical performance of 20th century music is already considered early music. Early music – a term more charming than ‘old music’ – has always received attention, as we can see throughout the history of music …

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Dutch version of the text (with authorization of Herman Baeten)




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