The Schola Cantorum Basiliensis FHNW as an institute with a focus both on teaching and on research is committed to studying all areas of historical performance practice. The findings of these studies have been published in a series since 1977 (Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis). Starting in 2019 this series continues under the title of Basler Beiträge zur Historischen Musikpraxis. Each volume presents thematic highlights of the annual symposia of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis occasionally supplemented by further articles.
The Schola Cantorum Basiliensis FHNW as an institute with a focus both on teaching and on research is committed to studying all areas of historical performance practice. The findings of these studies were published in a series from 1977 to 2018 (Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis). Each volume presents a topic linked with the annual symposia of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. All the articles are openly accessible via E-Periodica.
Since 2019 this series has been continued under a new title. See "Basler Beiträge zur Historischen Musikpraxis".
Since its establishment in 1933, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland / Basel Academy of Music) has been involved in the research of historical performance practice. The series Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Scripta presents topical subjects and research results in predominantly monographic form, whereby a broad spectrum of issues and presentation formats is cultivated. The publications are intended not only for specialists, but also for students and interested persons outside the immediate field, and in this way encourage an in-depth occupation with the diversity of early music.
Here you will find open access publications – texts, audio or video files – that are the result of research projects of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The research portal also offers you access to selected written materials that touch upon our wide field of research: articles, master theses, documentations and collated material of events etc.
All the articles are also available as pdf-download.
At the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (SCB) the close co-operation between performers and scholars creates a dynamic interaction between research, professional training, concerts, and publications. In all of this, the SCB operates with a broad definition of music. This arises from a particular approach which explores the historical context of past musical production to create musical interpretations that inspire the listener today – often combined with a fascination for the previously unknown. The CD productions play their part in bringing important projects and performers at the SCB to a wider audience. Over 75 such recordings have been produced on different labels since 1980 (more information here). From 2010 the CD productions of the SCB have appeared on Glossa.