Romantic Brass in Context Symposium set for April, 2023
Romantic Brass in Context: 19th-Century Brass Instruments in Military, Church, Chamber, Opera, and Orchestra, the Sixth International Romantic Brass Symposium is set for April 20-22, 2023 in Bern, Switzerland, held by Hochschule der Künste Bern in collaboration with the Historic Brass Society.
The well-established Romantic Brass Symposia present current research on brass instruments, concentrating on music of the long 19th century (1789–1914). After conferences on the keyed trumpet and the ophicleide, French horns, the materiality of brass instruments, the saxhorn, the conservation of historical brass instruments, and the trombone and acoustics, this sixth edition is open to all brass-related topics, highlighting interaction of brass instruments with their musical contexts. It is held in collaboration with the Historic Brass Society. Keynote addresses will be given by Sandy Coffin, Ignace De Keyser, Trevor Herbert, Sabine Klaus, Arnold Myers, and Anneke Scott.
It will include papers, lecture recitals and concerts with spoken commentary on all topics of brass instruments of the long 19th century, including historically informed performance, style, repertoire, history, and instruments. The official language for the conference is English.
The symposium website is www.hkb-interpretation.ch/rbic. All information on program, fees and accommodation will be published there.
Coiled Cornet at the Met
Frank Hosticka and Jeff Nussbaum recently visited Metropolitan Museum of Art musical instrument curator Bradley Strauchen to examine a fascinating coiled 19th century instrument by Jahn of Paris.
John Wallace awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music 2021
The Queen has approved the award of Her Majesty’s Medal for Music for the year 2021 to John Wallace CBE.
An internationally renowned Scottish trumpet soloist, composer and educator, John Wallace is the seventeenth recipient of the award, following the celebrated organist Thomas Trotter, who received The Queen's Medal for Music 2020.
Inaugural Issue of Historic Brass Today
The inaugural edition of Historic Brass Today, an all-new publication of the Historic Brass Society to be published two times a year, bringing you news items from the historic brass community around the globe, articles on a wide variety of topics, interviews, instrument reports, reviews, and even a cartoon!