Janny van Wering, the most respected Dutch harpsichordist from the 1930s to the 1950s

Graduating in 1934, she was the first professional Dutch harpsichordist who performed with all the early Dutch pioneers and Brüggen and Leonhardt; she worked both as a soloist and continuo player with several orchestras. […]

Pioneering Dutch cellist, gamba player, teacher of Gustav Leonhardt and Anner Bylsma

Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp (1906–2000) was a Dutch early music pioneer who reintroduced the viola da gamba and violoncello piccolo in the 1920s and 1930s. […]

Lady pioneers who popularized early music in Britain, at the beginning of the 20th century.

“There is a fragrant air about the[se] concerts of old music …” (The Times Oct. 1927) They combine scholarship and entertainment, which is a very rare. […]

Thomas Goff, the important British harpsichord and clavichord maker


How John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera became a hugely successful blockbuster, with a ladies’ orchestra, in the 1920s


Ambrose Gauntlett, forgotten gamba player and continuo cellist 

Although Ambrose Gauntlett (1889–1978) was a full-time orchestral principal, he was the most sought-after continuo cellist and gamba player in the UK from around 1930. […]

Remembering David Munrow (1942-76)

The composer, Professor Peter Dickinson, remembers the charismatic early music pioneer and recorder virtuoso David Munrow, for whom he wrote new works. […]

Harpsichordist Huguette Dreyfus and the French Early Music Revival


Arnold Dolmetsch, a Bach double harpsichord concerto and the genesis of the early dance revival.


Raymond Russell, collector, harpsichordist, author, and the man behind the famous instrument collection.