(US) David Daniels: The Bold, the Baroque, and the Braves - Interview by Marianne Lipanovich (San Francisco Classical Voice)
35 easy dance pieces for Renaissance Lute. Music for lute does often come in form of complete lute books from the period, but sometimes music is found bound together with totally different books. From these appendices we have made this edition: from an appendix of Leipzig Ms II.66. and Leipzig II.5.32b. Expect enjoyable dance pieces that are not difficult to play. French tablature / Renaissance tuning (Euro 20.-)
Restoration Theater (in brief)
In 1660, Charles II was crowned King of England. The country had been in a political and parliamentary dictatorship for many years, and had now been restored. Hence, a new chapter in English history called the Restoration. It wasn’t just the restoration of the monarchy, however, but the return of a culture that had been shut down during the dictatorship, such as public theaters.
In sports they say, “Winning isn’t the most important thing—it’s the only thing.” In the theater, getting the show on the boards out front is the key.
All else is, if not irrelevant, subservient: the look, the style, the star, the archival accuracy. You can pull any strings you like; just get out there and dance. Or sing.
On Wednesday, December 15th, young Early Music maestro Steven Fox once again conducts the Clarion Choir together with the period-instrument Clarion Orchestra and an outstanding group of soloists in Bach’s celebratory Cantata No. 133 ‘Ich freue mich in dir’, and the 2nd and 5th Cantatas from the Christmas Oratorio, ‘Und es waren Hirten’ and ‘Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen.’ The concert, which takes place at Park Avenue Christian Church (1010 Park at 85th Street), features soloists Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Melissa Attebury and Virginia Warnken, altos; Oliver Mercer, tenor (Evangelist); Daniel Mutlu, tenor; John Boehr, baritone, and Douglas Williams, bass.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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