Celebrating Early Music and Early Music Performance
This section is devoted to showcasing performers who help keep Early Music alive with their enthusiasm and dedication to the genre.
G. Doc Rossi
Doc's music is featured on the Early Music Radio playlist.
Doc Rossi is one of the foremost experts on the English guittar or
cetra - an 18th-century cittern. He performs across Europe and North
America as a soloist and with several groups, playing Early Music and
Irish and North American traditional music.
Doc plays all
sorts of citterns and bouzoukis and specializes in the links between
traditional and baroque music. He has recorded the works of Pasqualini
Demarzi with Andrea Damiani, and La Cetra Galante, a recital CD of
18th-century solos and duets for Cetra. Copies of these CDs are
available directly from Doc.
Doc Rossi performs baroque and
classical music as a soloist, and renaissance music with The Batchelor
Consort. Les Dexters, a duo with Robert Amyot, features traditional
music from Quebec, Michigan, France, Italy, and Ireland. They are also
collaborating on a project involving 18th-century French Contradance
music as L'Ensemble D'Aubat Saint-Flour. The Duo Ferrandi-Rossi with
Roland Ferrandi explores the traditional music of Corsica and baroque
dance music with citterns and chitarra battente.
publications include The Compleat Cittern or Guittar, the English
translation of Andrea Damiani’s Tutor for Renaissance Lute, and the
acclaimed Original Guitar Styles of Jerry Donahue. Also a scholar, Doc
has prepared a modern edition of Thomas Robinson’s complete music for
cittern, several editions of 18th-century cittern music, and has
published several articles on cittern and guitar history. The tutor and
the Robinson edition are also avaliable directly from Doc.