The mission of The Cambridge Society for Early Music, founded in 1952 by the noted harpsichordist and musicologist Erwin Bodky, is to entertain, enlighten, educate and, in general, promote the rich musical culture of five centuries of Western music from the Middle Ages to the early nineteenth century. Since 1980 CSEM’s Chamber Music by Candlelight concert series has brought distinguished international artists and ensembles to intimate and elegant venues in five towns around the greater Boston area. Come experience - up close! - the thrill of music from another world and time
PROFESSOR ERWIN BODKY spent almost twenty years in the United States, making his home in the Boston area until his death in 1958. Thanks to the kindness of Professor Mark Lindley, who chronicled some of Bodky's earlier life in Europe in an article entitled "A Prussian in Boston," CSEM has a trove of articles and photographs from Bodky's personal history stored in a collection of files on this web site. To peruse these, click here.
Sonatas of J. S. Bach and Concertos of G. P. Telemann
in an interconnected presentation
30 October - 3 November 2014
Works from the 14th Century
for singers and instrumentalists
29 January - 2 February 2015ruary 2015
A THIRD CONCERT, for the spring of 2015,
yet to be announced
A Celebration of the life of ERWIN BODKY, with music, a lecture and slides, and more, on 19 October 2014 at Brandeis University
Details on these events forthcoming shortly. Watch this site.
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