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(US) Early Music America Announces Naxos Recording Competition 2011

Contributed by Admin on Nov 11, 2010
(SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America (EMA) and Naxos will collaborate on a competition for early music soloists and ensembles, whose prize is a debut commercial CD recording, which will be produced and marketed by Naxos. EMA and Naxos hope to promote the career development of emerging early music artists and the philosophy of historically informed performance by offering to the public a CD of the highest quality.


(US) Philharmonia Baroque Does Strange and Wonderful (Review By Jonathan Rhodes Lee) (2010 11 05)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 11, 2010

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Concerto grosso ... Vivaldi’s Four Seasons ... “Pre-classic” music — these terms are probably enough to send a seasoned classical music fan running for the hills. They tend to conjure up advertising soundtracks, bargain basement recordings, and, above all, generic interpretations. But put this repertoire in the hands of expert interpreters and a seasoned period-instrument orchestra, and it soon becomes apparent why 18th-century audiences were hungry for orchestral repertoire by the bucket load. 


(US) Les Délices Season Preview: a Conversation with Debra Nagy (ClevelandClassical.com) (2010 Nov. 2)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2010
For its 2010-2011 season, Les Délices’ founder and artistic director Debra Nagy has once again dug deep into her imagination and created three unique programs that are a sure bet to enthrall Northeast Ohio lovers of early music. Since the group’s founding in 2006, Les Délices has quickly established a reputation for polished, expressive, and dynamic performances of masterpieces and little-known works from the French Baroque. And each season the ensemble brings together artists who share a passion for this beguiling yet seldom heard repertoire. Their performances on period instruments allow them to explore a rich tapestry of tone colors, and the group's name conveys their approach to the music of this era: a delight, a fine delicacy, sumptuous, and exciting. 

(FR) Chandos Anthems et Concertos Grossos --"Concert Haendel" (2010 Nov. 14)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2010
Command of the Duke of Chandos to 1717, these sacred vocal pieces are representative of Handel's genius in this field.

(UK) Major record deal for reclusive Benedictine nuns (BBC News, 2010 Jul. 25)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2010
The nuns hope the album will help people 'find peace'

An order of Benedictine nuns has signed a major record deal with the company behind Lady Gaga, it has been revealed.

The Nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation, from France, won a global search of more than 70 convents across Europe, the US and Africa.

(UK) Haydn: L’isola disabitata, London (2010 Nov. 2) -- Opera Today Review

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2010

Haydn’s L’isola disabitata is ideally suited to the modern taste for chamber opera. This is Haydn for those who think they don’t like his operas or even baroque form.

Written in 1799, just before the three best known operas, L’isola disabitata is enjoying a major revival all of its own, thanks to the 2007 edition used at the Young Artists production in the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House, London. It’s short, snappy and there are no high male voices. 


(US) Opera CD, Charpentier's Actéon -- Boston Early Music Festival

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2010
The Boston Early Music Festival is proud to announce the release of its latest Opera CD, Charpentier's Actéon, one of the first operas presented in the BEMF Chamber Opera Series. The CDs will arrive just in time for the upcoming annual chamber opera, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, on November 27 and 28.

(UK) New at Dance Books - Pre-Romantic Ballet, 2 x Royal Ballet - Calendars

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2010
Dear Customers,

Marian Hannah Winter's 'The pre-romantic ballet' is one of the major source books for this fascinating period. Published in 1974, with over 200 illustrations, it soon went out of print and is now a very rare book - second-hand copies are being offered on the internet for up to GBP150.00. We have recently discovered a small cache of almost new copies, just showing very slight signs of aging, and are happy to offer these for just GBP40.00 Stocks are very limited, so don't delay.

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Countertenors: Daniel Taylor and Matthew White By Bernard Gordillo

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2010

Countertenor Daniel Taylor is a world-class vocalist who’s worked with many early music ensembles. His 2006 ATMA label recording with the Theatre of Early Music explores German 17th- and 18th-century repertoire through the vocal music of Buxtehude, Schütz, J.S. Bach, and E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Entitled “Lamento,” the recording is an ideal showcase for Taylor’s beautiful and expressive voice. His performance of Buxtehude’s Jubilate Domino is especially memorable.


(CA) Laura Pudwell and Friends / plus "What is Basso Continuo??" (2010 Nov. 14)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2010

Laura Pudwell and Friends
plus "What is Basso Continuo??"
A masterclass with Lutenist, Lucas Harris
directly after the concert.

Classics at the Registry
Sunday, Nov 14th - 3:00pm matinee
$25 adult / $20 senior/ $15 student / $10 WLU Music Students/ $5 eyeGO & under 18
Presented by The Registry Chamber Players and WLU


(UK) Handel House Museum -- Events At A Glance

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2010

Visit the Handel House Museum -- Events at a Glance website

 If you have time, please visit the ever so busy concert schedule of the Handel House Museum. A little something for everyone.


(NL) Visisonor -- World premieres in November 2010

Contributed by Admin on Nov 01, 2010
VisiSonor will premiere two exciting new productions during the upcoming weeks. 

(UK) York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2011 (2011 July 14-16)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2010
Applications are now being invited for this prestigious competition which takes place at the York Early Music Festival in July 2011.

The competition provides a major boost to young professional careers, offering the winners opportunities for touring, recording and broadcasting.  In 2011 the Master of Ceremonies will be Elizabeth Wallfisch, who is joined by a panel of judges that includes some of the world’s finest early music specialists.

(US) The Pergolesi Project: A Celebration of the Pergolesi 300th Anniversary Year (2010 Oct. 30-31)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 22, 2010
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents “The Pergolesi Project”, a weekend festival on October 30 and 31 celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Neapolitan composer who died at the age of 26.  Listeners will have a special chance to hear recent discoveries obtained from the Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini in Jesi, the composer’s birthplace, as work continues in Italy toward a National Pergolesi edition.  Among the discoveries is a sacred cantata, La Maddalena al Sepolcro.

(US) Red Priest: Going for Baroque and Winning Fans (Concert - 2010 October 28)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2010
Early music has considerable postmodern appeal for recorder virtuoso Piers Adams and his group, Red Priest. The 17th- and 18th-century audiences for whom Baroque composers wrote, as Adams describes them, were quite laid-back, and at odds with what later became conventional concert decorum. 

(ES) Aula de Música Antiga / Early Music Academy at the Girona Conservatory (2010 Dec-2011 May)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2010
Following its highly successful inauguration three years ago, the “Aula de Música Antiga” (Early Music Academy) at the Girona Conservatory enters its fourth year in 2010-2011.

The Aula offers an introduction to early music for any students curious about original instruments or interested in developing their knowledge of early repertoire. It also brushes up on basic theory and provides excellent preparation for further study.

(IT) Inês d'Avena/Giulia Giovani: Winners of the 2nd Edition of the "Concorso Internazionale Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli" (2010 Oct. 2-3)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 11, 2010

Inês d’Avena – instrumental
Giulia Giovani – musicology

The second edition of the International Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli, in the instrumental section, saw the award winning finalist Inês d’Avena, recorder player, born in 1983 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Inês d'Avena received her education at the "Royal Conservatory" The Hague, the Netherlands, where she graduated Master of Music in 2007. 


(FR) Agrémens 2010 / Histoires D'A ... -- Concert/Workshop (2010 Nov. 12-14)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 10, 2010

“At the request of her students participating in the "Brilliantly Baroque," Annie Laflamme proposes for the third year running a short workshop on the interpretation of Baroque music on the flute a key. one-keyed baroque flute.

As well,
proposed by Elisabeth Joyé , for interested harpsichordists  interested in this repertoire: interpretation and figured bass.  …


(CA) Nota Bene Period Orchestra 2010-2011 Concert Schedule

Contributed by Admin on Sep 15, 2010

Welcome to Nota Bene Period Orchestra's 2010-2011 concert season!  I invite you to join us for three diverse and informative concerts held in the Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.


(US) Sacramento Baroque Soloists Open 9th Season in October

Contributed by cellorhythm on Sep 12, 2010

As their ninth season opens, the Sacramento Baroque Soloists welcome the return of recorder virtuoso Judith Linsenberg and expand the season to five Baroque music concerts. The 2010-2011 season showcases the range and variety of Baroque expressiveness, from the intimate, rich timbre of the cello duets to the bright, sparkling interplay of the Baroque chamber ensemble.

 


(IT) Magnificat On The Eight Tones (8 Oct. 2010)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Sep 05, 2010

Magnificat on the eight tones with a Magnificat written for the nuns of St. Cyr
Compositions by Diruta, Cavazzoni, Guilain, Cabezòn, Pachelbel, Nivers, Kerll, Frescobaldi, Hassler, Corrette and gregorian chant.
Church of San Giuseppe,
Vicolo San Giuseppe, Brescia (Italy)
Friday, October 8th 2010, 9pm

Giuseppe Schinaia, Antegnati organ (1581)
Francesca Cassinari, soprano
Schola Gregoriana of the Chiari Collegiata, Giuseppe Fusari, conductor


(US) Ellen Hargis: Finding Treasure and Lute in Early Music (10-12 Sept. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 26, 2010

Soprano Ellen Hargis will give three recitals with lutenist Paul O’Dette for the San Francisco Early Music Society in Palo Alto, Berkeley, and San Francisco on Sept. 10, 11, and 12. The program, titled “Wait! I’m Singing Now…,” will feature music of Strozzi, Kapsberger, Scarlatti, Cesti, and Piccinini. SFCV asked Hargis about her love of early music, the challenges of balancing singing and teaching, and what it’s like to work as an early-music star in a modern world. 


(US) Clarion Music Society 2010-2011 Season

Contributed by Admin on Aug 10, 2010

IN 2010-2011, CLARION MUSIC SOCIETY MAKES ITS LINCOLN CENTER DEBUT AND SPOTLIGHTS TWO PILLARS OF THE BAROQUE AGE

The Clarion Music Society is pleased to announce its concert season for 2010-2011: five concerts featuring the Clarion Orchestra, the Clarion Choir, and distinguished soloists, conducted by artistic director Steven Fox.  Prominent this season are works of the two most renowned pillars of the Baroque Age, J.S. Bach and G. F. Handel, the latter of whom will be the subject of our fourth annual Clarion Collegium Week.


(US) Announcing the Addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of Two New Editions

Contributed by Admin on Aug 09, 2010
We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM (Society of Seventeenth-Century Music) Catalogue of two new editions. No. 18 is a series of Vespers psalm settings by Giovanni Paolo Colonna for various combinations of solo voices and string ensemble––some with optional choir––in an edition by Dr. Pyrros Bamichas of the University of Athens.

(US) 4X4 Baroque Festival (26-30 August 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2010
How can you spend an hour with J. S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and G. F. Handel this summer?  Attend the 4X4 Festival!  The festival's four concerts take place at at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 26, Friday, August 27, Saturday, August 28, 2010, and Monday, August 30. 

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