Accentus musicalis – Who knows today how music from the 15th-18th centuries sounded?

This project is about old music. 

Project description

The knowledge and authentic interpretation of early music from the 15th-18th centuries has only been discussed on the fringes of the teaching process at the Universities for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and Bratislava. The available know-how of the music experts in the Austrian-Slovak border region will be provided to the next generation of musicians.

The Accentus Musicalis project was created at the Music Analysis and Exile Documentation Research Centre (M.A.E.D.) of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. It deals with scientific and artistic cultivation, popularization and authentic interpretation of early music from the 15th-18th centuries. The project’s mission is to unite education, scientific and artistic activities of Vienna´s famous Music University with the activities of the following institutions: The Music and Dance Faculty of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava, the Early Music Ensembles Collegium Musicum in Vienna and the Musica aeterna Bratislava. The aim is to develop greater knowledge of the authentic interpretation of Early Music.

Highlights

Here you can hear how music from the 15th-18th centuries sounded.  

The video presents the AMUS project (till minute 4:10):

Key facts

Project duration 08/2010-02/2013
Funding programme ETC Slovakia-Austria 2007-2013
Project partners

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (AT)

Musica aeterna (Dunajská Lužná ,SK)

Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (SK)

Budget of the Viennese project partners  € 438.600 (thereof ERDF: € 372.800)