What Really Happened
in Early Music History
A Cartoon Gallery
This may be a rarefied topic, but some of us love the exhilarating, transcendent sound of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music. Like other histories, early music history is filled with ironies and jokes. Sadly, few examples have survived. But here are some episodes that might have happened.
Click on any of these cartoons to open the gallery. You can move forward and backward in the gallery to view all the images; just click the arrow on the left or right side of any image. Below these thumbnails is a full-sized sample.