The Timeless Allure of Early Music: A Journey of Discovery 

Fast forward a few years, and a high school music teacher helps nurture this growing passion. Understanding the student’s unique needs, this dedicated teacher shares various musical styles and provides immersive experiences, from jazz vibrations felt through the floor to Bach’s harpsichord suites played at extraordinary volumes. It’s a testament to the lasting impact a teacher can have on a young life.

During this time, the student begins learning the flute, and a new teacher introduces them to the world of early music on period instruments. From the authentic sound of Bach’s Orchestral Suites to the Baroque flute’s distinct tone, the student’s love for early music flourishes. Their curiosity is further ignited by an interview with Reinhard Goebel, leading to an extensive collection of early music CDs.

Late-night research sessions reveal more fascinating insights into the world of Baroque music and its authentic performance practices. Discovering opens the door to a treasure trove of knowledge and rekindles their passion for early music from the 1200s to the 1800s.

The allure of early music is potent, and its influence is profound. If you’re willing to explore, delve into the vast repertoire available, and let yourself be swept away by the beauty of early music, you might just discover a love you never knew existed.

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Stephanie Mitchell is a passionate musician who loves classical music. She plays piano and also sings in her church choir and the Melbourne Synphonth chorus. Stephanie also works as a freelance writing providing web content and copywriting.

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