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Tribute to Dr. Ross E. Armstrong

Tribute to Dr. Ross E. Armstrong

A Tribute to Dr. Ross E. Armstrong By Courtney Beck Dr. Ross E. Armstrong September 14, 1954 - August 29, 2017   It is with enormous sadness that we announce…

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William Skeen and his Charming Cello

William Skeen and his Charming Cello

My Five String Cello Has a Little History By PBO Cellist, William Skeen Most players aren't able to know much of the back story to their instrument, but I know…

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New Music for Old Instruments: Woodwinds and Brass

New Music for Old Instruments: Woodwinds and Brass

NEW MUSIC FOR OLD INSTRUMENTS PART I Woodwinds and Brass Bruce Lamott Although Jesus cautioned us that putting new wine into old wineskins is bad idea, his analogy doesn't extend…

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View the Rameau Photo Gallery

View the Rameau Photo Gallery

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Read all the Rameau Reviews!

Read all the Rameau Reviews!

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Early Music’s Greatest Generation – A Rememberance

Early Music’s Greatest Generation – A Rememberance

EARLY MUSIC'S "GREATEST GENERATION:" A PERSONAL REMEMBRANCE Bruce Lamott The recent death of Stanford's charismatic professor and musician George Houle (1927-2017) gave me pause to think of the giants of…

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Rameau & Voltaire: A Brief History of Collaboration and Contention – (Part 2 of 2)

Rameau & Voltaire: A Brief History of Collaboration and Contention – (Part 2 of 2)

RAMEAU & VOLTAIRE: A Brief History of Collaboration and Contention (Part 2 of 2) Bruce Lamott    A self-aggrandizing tyrant decides to enjoy an evening of theatrical entertainment after defeating…

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Rameau & Voltaire: A Brief History of Collaboration and Contention – (Part 1 of 2)

Rameau & Voltaire: A Brief History of Collaboration and Contention – (Part 1 of 2)

RAMEAU & VOLTAIRE: A Brief History of Collaboration and Contention (Part 1 of 2) Bruce Lamott "Rameau's misfortune is to be a blockhead advised by self-styled connoisseurs. This is the…

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The Truth About Countertenors

The Truth About Countertenors

The Truth About Countertenors By Bruce Lamott The story goes that upon hearing the voice of the late countertenor Sir Alfred Deller in a recital in the 1950s, one dowager…

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Adalbert Gyrowetz: The “Zelig” of Music History

Adalbert Gyrowetz: The “Zelig” of Music History

Adalbert Gyrowetz: The "Zelig" of Music History By Bruce Lamott Protégé of Mozart, promoter of Haydn, pallbearer for Beethoven, and acquainted with Chopin, Goethe, and even Napoleon, the Bohemian composer…

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