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(US) 2010-2011 Boston Concert Series

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2010

The Boston Early Music Festival announce their 2010-2011 concert series.

(AR) Ana Paula Segurola Pita and Gabriel Schebor Announce Their European Tour

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2010
Finally, here is the plan of our next European tour.I look forward to meeting you over there, and thank you for sending it to those who may be interested in attending any of the concerts.

Yours,
Ana Paula & Gabriel

(US) Sarge Gerbode's Lute Page -- 3000 Lute Pieces in French Tablature

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2010

“I have collected these pieces over the years from the internet or have entabulated and/or arranged or realized them myself. I have edited all of them and formatted them to fit nicely on US letter size paper (8.5 x 11 in), though some are formatted for US legal size (8.5 x 14 in). I have not formatted any for A4, as life is too short. Again, if you have Fronimo, it is pretty easy to reformat these to taste.  I have tried to create performable copy in all cases. These pieces are mostly for renaissance lute, but quite a few are for baroque lute and archlute, and a very few for theorbo, cittern, bandora, guitar etc. Other pieces include songs and continuo pieces, listed by composer. Under Lute ensemble in the list of composers, you will find pieces for two or more lutes.  Source facsimiles are now grouped together in one place. 

(US) Berkeley Festival Exhibition & Music Marketplace (June 10-12, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2010
JUNE 10-12, THURSDAY - SATURDAY
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Free and open to the public

Theme "500 Years of Vespers" informs this year's EMA Early Music conference. Modeled as part scholarly symposium, part workshop, it focuses on the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and its chant and Renaissance ancestors.

(US) 2010 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (June 6-13)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2010

“Experience the magnificence of Italian music in and around 1610, from the glories of St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice to the haunting spiritual cloisters of Milan, a golden age filled with the glorious sounds of centuries past.

(IT) Corsi di Musica Antica a Magnano (Aug. 12–20, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2010
A unique experience. Courses designed to allow participants an introduction to all early keyboard instruments as well as intensive study on the instrument of their choice. Basso continuo at the harpsichord and organ. Choir conducting.

(IT) X International Clavichord Symposium - CALL FOR PAPERS (Sept. 6–10, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2010
The planning committee is now accepting proposals for papers with a preference for topics on:

  • - The early clavichord from first iconographical documents to the earliest extant instruments (organology and repertoire)
  • - The pedal clavichord, from its origins to the XVIIIth century
  • - The clavichord in the XIXth century

(US) Early Music Week at Pinewoods (Aug. 14 - 21, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2010
“Early Music Week at Pinewoods explores music from that vibrant musical center, the heartbeat of Italian polychoral music, home of famous music publishers, and inspiration to courts and chapels located far beyond the Veneto region.

(US) Society for Seventeenth-Century Music 2011 Conference in Minneapolis -- Call for Proposals (April 7-10, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2010


“The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music will hold its Nineteenth Annual Conference from Thursday through Sunday, 7-10 April 2011, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted by the School of Music at the University of Minnesota. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and its cultural contexts are welcome. 

(DE) Renovated and Greatly Expanded Bach Museum

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2010

“This is the city where Johann Sebastian Bach spent his final 27 years and composed many of his major works, including the St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Mass in B Minor, the "Art of the Fugue" and nearly 200 cantatas. And this year, amid the predictable Easter-season concert programming, Leipzig marked the composer's 325th birthday with the opening of a renovated and greatly expanded Bach Museum, part of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig. Founded in 1950 (the 200th anniversary of the composer's death), the Archiv is one of the finest Bach research institutes on earth, largely thanks to its important collection of Bach manuscripts. 

(BE) SUMMER SCHOOL CAPPELLA PRATENSIS - The Petrucci Files: A New Beginning (Aug. 23-29, 2010)

Contributed by Musica on Apr 15, 2010

During the Musica Summer school, now in its second year, you can discover masterpieces of polyphonic music through original notation, coached by members of Cappella Pratensis. The 2010 Laus Polyphoniae festival will examine a choice selection of manuscripts, illustrating the evolution of polyphonic music over 500 years. This singing course will link up with this tradition by looking at the first printed sources of polyphonic music: The Petrucci Files.


(US) Society of Early Music, the Northern Maryland Chapter of the American Recorder Society Spring Workshop: "Dance Music of England, Germany, France, Spain, & Italy" (April 24, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2010

Players of recorders, viols, sackbuts, shawms, crumhorns, lutes, harps, guitars etc. are more than welcome.

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9:00 - 4:00
Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD

Featuring clinician Larry Lipkis

Larry Lipkis is a Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Moravian College. He directs the early music ensembles at the college (the Collegium Musicum, the Monteverdi Ensemble, and the Baroque Ensemble) and also teaches music theory, contemporary music, and composition. 

(FR) La Société de Luth (The French Lute Society) on YouTube

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2010
YouTube has a new channel. La Société de Luth (The French Lute Society) has a YouTube site.

(US) Over The Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival 2010 (Sept. 14-19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2010
The Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival brings together hurdy-gurdy players, builders, and teachers for intensive instruction, jamming, fellowship, and good food. Classes cover melodic techniques, rhythm, repertoire, and instrument setup and maintenance, with instruction tailored for beginning through advanced players.

(CA) Nota Bene Period Orchestra "Meet You at the Crossroad plus Tactus Vocal Ensemble" Concert (April 18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2010

Our final concert of the 2009-2010 season draws on music from both the Western and Eastern liturgical traditions.  In celebration of Easter, we are collaborating with the TACTUS Vocal Ensemble to present a selection of movements from Georg Frideric Handel's Messiah, a choral work by English composer John Tavener and several unaccompanied works from the Serbian Orthodox liturgy.

(NL) Newest publications available from the Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V. website (Jan-Mar. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 12, 2010

Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V.  announce the arrival and availability of new titles through their website.

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

  • . Cavazzoni, M.A.     "Recerchari motetti canzoni lirbo primo" (1523) and Rercada from Castell'Arquato; facsimile edition and critical modern transciption       
  • .Gallus, J. (Handl)     Compositions in keyboard intabulation; 20 motets transcr. in keyboard notation        
  • .Sweelinck, J.Pz.     Organ and keyboard works, ed. S. Rampe: vol. II.2: polyphonic works, part 2      
  • .mauscript     The Mutii Manuscript (1663): 30 works by Ferrini, Fontana, Arnò, Pasquini       
  • .Richter, F.T.     (1651-1711): Works for clavier; critical edition

    .. . and more.


(AR) Latin American music from 1770-1850, for piano, guitar, and piano & guitar duos (April 18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 11, 2010


News that the Tomaschek piano (ca.1855), recently restored in Buenos Aires by Leopoldo Pérez Robledo will be presented to the public in a concert offered on Sunday  April 18, 2010.

(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival: Baroque Instrumental Programme (Aug. 1-13, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 11, 2010


"The Legacy of the Baroque":
An intensive course primarily focusing on the High Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical Era

This programme will offer a unique opportunity to explore Baroque and early Classical Music and Dance with some of the world’s leading performers and scholars of this repertoire.

Although this is a programme for period-instrument players, advanced-level musicians with limited experience on period instruments may also apply, and appropriate instruments (flutes, oboes, violins, cellos, violas da gamba & keyboard instruments) will be available.


(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival: Baroque Vocal Programme (July 25-Aug. 6, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 10, 2010

“The Compleat Singer: Bringing Movement, Passion and Projection to the interpretation of baroque vocal music” 

Participation in ‘The Compleat Singer’ offers a unique opportunity to explore & experiment in all aspects of the Baroque singer’s development. The setting is intimate, the attention is intensely individual and the results are completely inspirational. This is a laboratory, not an audition!

The course includes Masterclasses, Coachings, Private Lessons, Movement Classes and Discussions.


(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival: Festival (July 25-Aug. 14, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 10, 2010


This year’s Festival has a special emphasis on Music by Monteverdi, to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of his Vespers of 1610: The Vespers, Staged Theatrical Works, Concerted Madrigals, Instrumental Music, and more! Also this summer: the French Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical era, with works by Bach & sons, Mozart & Beethoven.

(US) Michael Sand to join Sacramento Baroque Soloists to Perform Concerti Grossi (April 24-25, 2010)

Contributed by cellorhythm on Apr 06, 2010


Michael Sand, violinist, will lead Sacramento Baroque Soloists to perform Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in A minor , Vivaldi Concerto for Cello and Bassoon, Telemann Concerto for Two Violas, Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1, Vivaldi Concerto "Alla Rustica", and Handel Passacaglia.


(IT) "Rome in Brescia" - Two musicians of the Papal court on the Antegnati organ at San Giuseppe (May 15, 2010)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Apr 03, 2010

Church of San Giuseppe, Brescia
Saturday, May 15, 2010 9pm

         - free admission -
 


Compositions by Girolamo Frescobaldi
and Giovanni Felice Sances

Francesca Cassinari and Gea Gelmetti, sopranos
Schola Gregoriana (Collegiata di Chiari) - Giuseppe Fusari, conductor
Maki Onishi, viola da gamba
Diego Cantalupi, theorbo
Giuseppe Schinaia, Antegnati organ (1581)


(US) Play the Recorder Month (March) and Recorder Day (March 20th) Ends -- Make plans for next year!

Contributed by Admin on Mar 31, 2010

“Recorder players from across North America celebrate March as "Play-the-Recorder Month." Many ARS chapters plan special concerts and presentations to illustrate the versatility and beauty of this wonderful instrument. 


(FR) Resin Recorders from Vincent Bernolin

Contributed by Admin on Mar 31, 2010
“ After a long development process, I am pleased to offer these resin recorders of exceptional quality as an alternative to industrially-produced plastic recorders.

These hand-finished instruments, available at the pitches 442 Hz and 415 Hz, have all the features of professional recorders: curved labium and windway, undercut toneholes, cedar block, variable-taper bore, tapered block, etc.

(UK) Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann -- Where is he now?

Contributed by Admin on Mar 30, 2010
“During the second half of the twentieth century the harpsichord made the remarkable transition from almost extinct historical curiosity to concert hall staple not just for early music but also for new music from composers including John Cage, Elliott Carter and Maurice Ohana. Wolfgang Zuckermann's $150 harpsichord kits, which were launched in 1959, were a major factor in the rehabilitation of the harpsichord, and Zuckermann supplied instruments to John Cage and many other musicians from his workshop in Greenwich Village, New York. 

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