Breaking Baroque Blog


March 2021

Mar 26, 2021

Behind our Bach Cello Suite Musik in Motion Video

Musik in Motion is a free series of collaborative videos, featuring local artists of diverse art forms, and produced by Tafelmusik and Puncture Design.

Mar 16, 2021

Tafel Talks: Emotional Rescue Playlist

In advance of our Tafel Talks: Emotional Rescue panel discussion, we asked our panelists and moderator to share songs which represent and evoke the ways choral singing can facilitate emotional rescue. Here are a selection of their choices. 

Wade in the Water – The Spirituals Choir

Mar 8, 2021

Antonia Bembo: The Resistant Exile

This season we have been exploring the theme of music as resistance and the ways in which music has given voice to those who have been chronically underrepresented. In 17th-century Europe —and still to this day— that group of people includes female composers.

Mar 7, 2021

Bonus Content Roundup: February

Woman Reading a Letter, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1663

Looking for more to read, watch, and learn about early music, art, news, and more? Check out these links.

Once a month, we will gather the top 10 links from the Bonus Content section in our weekly newsletter for Premium subscribers, Tafel Notes. Here are the favourite articles and videos from February.

Mar 2, 2021

The New Normal Q&A: Tenor Cory Knight

In The New Normal—our new interview series—we speak to the musicians and staff of Tafelmusik, to ask how working and performing in new ways has changed our routines, and our operations as a performing arts organization.

In this interview, we sat down with Cory Knight, a member of Tafelmusik’s Chamber Choir, to hear his perspective on how this “new normal” has affected his work and life.