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Back to the Future: Authenticity and Early Music


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The 'authenticity' of early music, once the pursuit of a coterie, is now a vastly popular phenomenon. But how far is it possible to be authentic? Is a historically faithful approach to performance desirable? Is it merely a 20th-century neurosis or is it a major threat to the traditions of the musical estabishment?
Nicholas Kenyon discusses these and other questions with Julianne Baird , Howard Mayer Brown ,
Reinhardt Goebel , Nikolaus Harnoncourt , Christopher Hogwood , Gustav Leonhardt , Nicholas McGegan , Robert Morgan ,
Christopher Page , Richard Taruskin and Robert Winter.


Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon
Unknown: Julianne Baird
Unknown: Howard Mayer Brown
Unknown: Reinhardt Goebel
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Nicholas McGegan
Unknown: Robert Morgan
Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: Richard Taruskin
Unknown: Robert Winter.

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Back to the Future: Authenticity and Early Music

BBC Radio 3, 18 September 1988 18.00

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