Learning Materials

The Boston Camerata’s Learning Archive:

What follows is a selection of links to articles and sound files that we believe have special interest to students, scholars, and educators. We also urge you to consult the online documentation to our CD recordings and concert program. These contain a wealth of information about all kinds of early music repertoires.

Note: These articles are copyrighted by their authors and are made available for study purposes. For permission to quote or reproduce, please Contact Us .

Program Notes:

A detailed program of the colloquium organized in Metz, France, around Anne’s production of the Tournoi de Chauvency. The papers given at the colloquium are currently being prepared as a book by Droz, Geneva.

The Sacred Bridge Program and Full Notes

Anne Azéma:

An article on the performance of medieval narrative in modern times, from Vitz, Regalado, and Lawrence, Performing Medieval Narrative (Cambridge, 2005)

An article, in French, on the performance of medieval music, from a forthcoming book

Chivalry and Courtly Love in the Middle Ages : a booklet for children, in French

Joel Cohen:

Peirol’s Vielle , an article about instrumental accompaniment in the songs of the troubadours.

The Avant Garde of the Distant Past , a chapter from the book Reprise (Boston, 1985)

Authenticity , a chapter from the book Reprise (Boston, 1985)

American Music, A Meditation

Orientalism and the Orient: An early music view , an article originally written for the Utrecht Early Music Festival’s 2000 program booklet

Joel Cohen; an extended 2002
Interview for Early Music America about the Cantigas project

An extended 2006 Interview for Early Music America: Borrowed Light and beyond

An extended presentation of the Cantigas production , prepared as a promotional brochure in advance of the historic, 2002 United States tour.


December 2002:
A Christmas Special on WBUR , Boston. Interview with Anne Azéma and Joel Cohen on Christmas music across the centuries. Length, about 58 minutes

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December 2002: This
day-before-Christmas special from “Performance Today” features performances of holiday music by The Boston Camerata, among other groups. Length, 20 minutes

March 2005:
France Musique, Paris, interviews Joel Cohen, awarded a medal that month by the French government, on his education as a student of Nadia Boulanger, and on the course of his career. In French. Length, about one hour

October 2005:
The BBC interviews Joel Cohen about the Mediterranean Christmas CD on Warner Classics. Length, about 24 minutes.

February 2008:
ABC, the Australian National Radio, interviews
Anne Azéma, Joel Cohen, Tero Saarinen, and Sister Frances Carr about Shaker Music. Length, about 57 minutes. In our opinion, one of the best and most informative radio interviews we have done in recent years.

January 2009:
Inauguration Day Special
American Public Radio (Performance Today) interviews Anne Azéma about music and its role in the life of the young American republic. Length, about 16 minutes

January 2009:
Another Inauguration Special ,
this one on French National Radio. Anne and Joel talk about American music and American life, in an extended interview for France Musique. In French. Length, about an hour.