The Revival of the Baroque Violin

Mimi Mitchell | University of Amsterdam | The Revival of the Baroque Violin | Supervisors: Julia Kursell & Barbara Titus | 2014-2018

I propose to examine the history of the baroque violin revival through interviews with the baroque violin pioneers. An oral history of these violinists will be my subject and the interviews with them will be my primary research tool. By looking through the lens of the baroque violin pioneers’ eyes, problematizing their memories with historical documentation and placing these interviews within a cultural context, I hope to preserve their personal experiences for future scholars and provide new information and insights about the course of the early music movement in the twentieth century.