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by DONAL HENAHAN
The New York Times, 17 February 1989

Helicon is the Grecian mountain where the Nine Muses reside and from which they descend, never often enough, to inspire artists to works of greatness. Helicon is also the aptly optimistic name of Albert Fuller’s early-music ensemble, which gave the first of four original-instrument concerts on Wednesday evening at Weill Recital Hall. Mr. Fuller, whose professional involvement with older music dates back to his Carnegie Hall debut in 1957, went on to found the Aston Magna Festival in 1972 and to impart his findings to students at Yale, Harvard, the Juilliard School and other centers of scholarship.

A Musician Studies the Past’s Realities
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by ALLAN KOZINN
The New York Times, 17 February 1989

“You know, there’s a lot of talk about authenticity these days, and I think it’s nonsense,’’ said Albert Fuller, the harpsichordist and director of the Helicon Ensemble. Mr. Fuller and his group have been presenting an early-music festival at Weill Recital Hall since Wednesday, with the final concerts scheduled for this weekend. ‘‘The authenticity I’m interested in is our contemporary sense of the reality of the past, and what the music we have inherited has to do with us today. I believe that music is a window into the unconscious, and the miracle of it is that it lets us get close to what Beethoven, Bach and Mozart were thinking.