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“WFIU’s early music program Harmonia celebrates its platinum anniversary.
Hosted from its inception by performer and scholar Angela Mariani, for two decades Harmonia has taken you to stone cathedrals, lively fairs, and dramatic stages of the past—offering musical history as told through the eyes and ears by the musicians of those long ago times. … ”
The latest posts to “The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal”are out:
Vocal Technique: An Organizing Principle for Singers, Part 1
The Vocal Soloist as Ensemble Singer
Bergamo European Countertenor Competition Winners Announced
Watch This Now! Howell & Van Doren Sing Pergolesi
In this month’s newsletter news of early music choirs performing in the New York area: Westminster Cathedral Choir (UK) , Blue Heron Choir (Boston) with Ensemble Plus Ultra (UK), also from the U.K., and, Byrd Ensemble (Seattle).
(CA) La Scena Musicale: "Matthew White: A versatile Countertenor" (by Hélène Boucher / September 1, 2011)
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Rediscovering Forgotten Early Music Pioneers
The time is ripe for a revival of the early music revival. The pioneers of today’s flourishing early music movement – the people who put Baroque and earlier music back on the map – are fading into obscurity. A new blog, The Early Music Pioneers Archive (www.semibrevity.com), combines research with documents, video interviews, photographs and digitalized clips (from LPs, 78s and private recordings), to refocus attention on a host of musicians, scholars and instrument makers who deserve to be remembered.
As Linn comes to the end of its time as Gramophone's 'Label of the Year' we are proud to announce that three of the recordings released within the last twelve months have been chosen as Finalists for a 2011 Gramophone Award.
Celebrate our future with us as we unveil our new name
~ Nota Bene Baroque ~
“Enjoy fabulous mini-concerts by the Nota Bene musicians, rosewater-flavoured meringues (all the rage 300 years ago!) and other Baroque-inspired refreshments, Baroque games, a silent auction, period costumes, a 50/50 draw, cash bar, and a baroque instrument "Petting Zoo".
(ES) 5th edition of the "Aula de Música Antiga" (AMA), Early music course in Girona Conservatory (Registration: Sept. 15-Nov. 30 2011)
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
“Explore our garden, inspired by herbal references in Shakespeare's plays and also incorporating plants popular in his time, including lavender, creeping thyme, and English ivy; a knot garden; and Shakespearean statues by American sculptor Greg Wyatt. Folger docents offer insights into plantings, Elizabethan customs, and more.
“How the saga of Italian unification in 1861 is being (half-heartedly) celebrated by opera composers.
Since its inception in the early 17th century, opera is a divisive artform in Italy.
(US) Unquiet Thoughts: Saturday morning quote #13: Playford & the Tudors by Ron & Donna on August 12, 2011
Vote for the Gramophone Artist of the Year 2011!
“Who would you like to see win?Gramophone’s critics have already been engaged for some months in the rigorous judging process by which these prestigious classical prizes are allotted – and which this year are being presented in association with Steinway & Sons. But, as tradition dictates, one of the highest-profile awards – Artist of the Year – is decided not by our reviewers but by you. …
In this latest issue appear the following articles:
“Vocal Technique: Boring Exercises That Will Make You a Better Singer” by Ian Howell
“Opera Corner: Young Artist Programs” by Nicholas Tamagna
“Countertenor Stephen Wallace Interviewed on RTE Radio” by Ian Howell
Hear Rosalyn Tureck play various works by J.S. Bach.
Rosalyn Tureck, renowned musicologist, inspired many to study Bach on many keyboard platforms (piano, harpsichord, clavichord) and founded the Tureck Bach Research Institute, Inc. in 2001.
This month, the EarlyMusicNews.org “International Early Music Events Calendar" makes its appearance in “beta” version. As such, it is in a very trial version and may need tweaking before making its stay a permanent one on the front page. Let us know if you notice any problems or even submitting your comments on this new feature. Leave us a note even if you do not see your event appearing on the calendar.
NOTE that for the time being, concert dates are not being input although there are plans for these to make their appearance in the very near future.
News from (UK) Dance Books, that their new site is now open. Of particular interest is the “Early Dance Books” section.
“Report on Making a Clavichord after N264785 in Musikmuseet at the Instrument-building Course at Marholmen, July 26 - August 12, 1999 by Kenneth Sparr (Translated into English by Stuart Frankel)”
A nice article on the construction of a clavichord by Kenneth Sparr, informative and very well organized. (ed.)
Rome Prize 2012
Competition Deadline: 1 November 2011
Extended Deadline: 15 November 2011*
The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize
competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and
advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to
thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years.