Posted at 9:35 PM on August 10, 2008
by Gillian Martin
The early music movement brought back into circulation instruments that hadn't been played much in centuries: the viola da gamba, the oboe d'amore, the krummhorn.
Skimming artsjournal.com tonight, I couldn't help but notice articles about the resurgence of two different instruments that were hugely popular in the 1950s but then became icons of squareness in the 1960s: the accordion and the ukulele. (Registration is required for the ukulele article.)
Who will write this century's great double concerto for these two instruments?