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Region of Lower Bavaria from 07-21 June 2015
Western Bohemia from June to August 2015
The EUROPAMUSICALE Festival "Musica Sacra" proposes a reflection of the development of sacred music in Europe and of its influence on later artistic work to contemporary music. ...
(NL) Brill Recent Book Release: "The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance" (Angela Nuovo. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane)
Although not of early music in topic, this book title may answer some questions on how the book trade worked in Renaissance Italy. (EarlyMusicNews.org Editor)
"This work offers the first English-language survey of the book industry in Renaissance Italy. Where traditional accounts of the book in the Renaissance celebrate authors and literary achievement, this study examines the nuts and bolts of a rapidly expanding trade that built on existing economic practices while developing new mechanisms in response to political and religious realities. Approaching the book trade from the perspective of its publishers and booksellers, this archive-based account ...
From a recent Facebook post May 28th:
The 2015 International Course on Medieval Music Performance of Besalú is completely full! We would like to thank all of those who had believed in our hard work during these four years of continuous growth. ...
(*Google Translate) "The Municipality of Fundão and Historical Villages of Portugal, with the support of Antena 2, organize, 26-28 July, the Festival de Música Antiga De Castelo Novo, taking place for the first time in this historic village in the county of Fundão. ...
Location: San Ginesio (MC) - Italia
"The great success of the first two editions of the Competition (2013 and 2014), has confirmed the good intentions and motives that led the "Associazione Musicale Selìfa" to organise this important musical event: to offer young musicians from every nation the opportunity to perform and succeed in the world of concert performance and to create an event with a high musical profile and with a cultural level that could promote and spread international interest in Early Music. ...
THEME: The Music in the Time of the Jesuit Missions.
The 4th edition will be between 16-21 July in Rosário, Bacabeira, Alcântara and São Luís where the best baroque music groups in Latin America (Paraguay, Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil) will appear.
The importance of the Jesuit in Brazil's history is quite significant and was also felt in the music performances of the day ...
(From a recent "Unquiet Thoughts" blog newsletter)
"Today’s post summarizes a few thoughts and reactions after spending two days auditing Nigel North’s masterclasses for guitarists interested in Bach’s music for lute. Nigel has for many years expressed strong reservations as to whether Bach’s music works at all for the 18th-century baroque lute, given the constraints of its odd tuning of d-minor. ...
(From Peter Pontvik, Artistic Director Stockholm Early Music Festival welcoming message ...)
"Let's take a look at this year's treasure chest! On top of the wish list – SEMF proudly presents La Fenice, one of the most celebrated early music ensembles in France, led by Jean Tubéry, making a rapturous start in the festival with the vocal music of Charpentier. The exclusive presence of Philippe Herreweghe, the conductor of Collegium Vocale Gent, is yet another highlight, a delight of sounds for many of you. Gesualdo's Sixth book of madrigals could probably not be approached more accurately. ...
Ever take a plane trip and lost your luggage? Have you ever wondered where the un-claimed luggage ended up? Have a peek on the walls of a photo displayed on this particular article from the Smithsonian Magazine page, you may recognize your instrument, or at least know where to check for possible treasures ...
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