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11/06/2019
47 On the index of society
On the rejection of theological content in the Western sound system
09/29/2019
46 Reply to no answer
Reminder letter to numerous culture editorial offices in Switzerland, Germany and Austria
07/05/2019
45 Education Directorate Zurich makes a categorical decision
Music teachers should decide on the inclusion of the theological content of the theory of harmony
12/28/2018
44 The creed of Johann Sebastian Bach in picture and sound
New insight in the art of the fugue
09/09/2018
43 Conclusio
on the Christian symbolism of Western harmony
08/14/2018
42 The Christian-medieval world view and its methodological shortcomings
08/01/2018
41 How much Christian symbolism can it be?
07/27/2018
40 What became of the Christian symbolism of Western harmony?
07/22/2018
39 On the effect of Christian symbolism in Western music
06/13/2018
38 The true story of Western music
05/27/2018
37 Is music going to be banned now?
A contribution to the discussion on the acceptance of religious symbols in classrooms
05/11/2018
36 Symbols
Mirrors of man
12/01/2017
35 What you might not want to tell ...
... your music-loving children
11/13/2017
34 How the octave got its name
Notes on the presentation of the same title
08/18/2017
33 The rediscovery of a world cultural heritage
Close to touch and yet far away!
06/17/2017
32 Strategy versus wisdom:
Basics about dealing with the world
05/06/2017
31 A concept at the abyss:
Leading culture
07/05/2016
30 Autonomy versus synergy:
The brexit
07/04/2016
29 Papal confession
Commentary on Benedict XVI's speech on occidental music
10/28/2015
28 Interdisciplinary cooperation:
Secret code of music decrypted.
10/27/2015
27 Just published!
08/03/2015
26 What architecture has to do with music.
An intense pleading for interdisciplinary work.
07/20/2015
25 Commitment to dialogue
His eminence Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, turned himself…
07/04/2015
24 Benedict XVI about Western music
Thanks words of Benedict XVI on the occasion of receiving the honorary doctorate from the Pontifical University of…
12/21/2014
23 John Henry van der Meer
12/16/2014
22 The conservation of cultural heritage did not begin with musical instruments.
Rather, the principles were formulated in the field of architecture.
12/15/2014
21 Put to the point with a pencil. Basics of scientific work.
12/15/2014
20 A portrait of Rameau
Here the composer Jean-Philippe Rameau appears in the Elysium of his own composition Castor and Pollux. Detail from…
12/12/2014
19 To support a study in tension between two arts,
11/14/2014
18 Magical instruments paintings
Diana and Actaeon, painted by Hendrick van Balen (figures) and Jan Tilens (landscape).
10/15/2014
17 The ladies instrument
Jan Vermeer, Lady standing at a virginal, National Gallery, London
07/18/2013
16 Preface to the first edition
Monsignor Vincenzo de Gregorio, Preside of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, wrote the preface to the…
12/19/2012
15 Patient support
In its capacity as custodian of the collection of musical instruments at the Royal College of Music in London, Jenny…
10/30/2012
14 Stage in Paris
Florence Getreau I owe access to the main testimonies of European Art at the Musée instrumental du Conservatoire…
10/14/2012
13 First shooting for the cultural history of keyboard instruments
Cameraman Björn Detre in front of the golden harpsichord by Michele Todini at the Metropolitan Museum New York.
10/01/2012
12 Special thanks to Laurence Libin
Curators of musical instrument collections have a special access to documents of the historic piano-heritage and…
03/18/2011
11 Hundred years of professional experience
Emil Olbrich (left) and Josef Meingast at the Music-fair in Frankfurt.
06/12/2010
10 Historic preservation activities concerning instruments: The engagement against the destruction of cultural heritage in crafts.
06/12/2010
9 Publication in honor of Grant O'Brien
To celebrate his 70th birthday Grant O'Brien hosted a concert for 2 harpsichords in the Chiesa del SSCrocifisso of…
03/01/2000
8 Dutch, especially Flemish masters
are the specialty of Dr. Ursula Härting, who completed her dissertation in 1983 on Frans Francken d. J. (1581-1642)…
12/25/1999
7 He never came with a wheelbarrow in the lecture ...
12/21/1999
6 Folklore is a science with interdisciplinary profile:
Here, crafts, religion, history, language, fashion, music and painting
09/20/1996
5 Stage in Edinburgh. A tribute to John Barnes.
11/22/1995
4 "Prof. Robert Suckale is a rousing teacher ...
students learn from him the respect for the original, which questions one has to ask on site and how to reveal one…
11/21/1995
3 After work, it was exciting ...
as Dr. Hubert Henkel (* 1937- † 2013) examined a harpsichord which was converted into a fortepiano in the Neupert…
03/01/1995
2 Searching for clues in Antwerp
As a starting point to explore the cultural history of keyboard instruments, no city in the world is more suitable…
01/01/1990
1 A book with consequences
In 1955, Franz Josef Hirt published his book: "Meisterwerke des Klavierbaus" (Masterpieces of piano-making)