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Since its inception in the 1950s (some argue the origins of the early music movement began much earlier), the movement has grown with such terms as "ancient instruments," "authentic instruments," "historic instruments," "original instruments," "period instruments," "period instrument performance practice," "authentic performance practice," "historical interpretation," and more recently...HIP.

HIP means many things to many people -- HIP especially has different meanings for recording labels and music reviewers! Why? Because, there is no universally accepted definition for what makes an ensemble HIP. Indeed, similar definitional problems occur with the terms "original" and "authentic"! In determining the "HIPness" of an ensemble (or performer), numerous criteria can be applied...

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  • Early Music
  • Jan 27, 2003
  • English

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