"Welcome to our Baroque String Playing resource pages. They have been compiled by the National Centre for Early Music, working alongside string players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and have been made possible by funding from Youth Music.
The resources have been written by Cathryn Dew (NCEM) and Cecelia Bruggemeyer (OAE), and feature Helen Kruger (violin), Nicholas Logie (viola), Ruth Alford ('cello) and Joe McHardy (harpsichord). ...
Location: Bath, UK
"The 2015 Jane Austen Festival – Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath ..." Not only of searching for Mr. Darcy, the Jane Austen Festival is of ten days of dance and of music. ...
(US) The Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition (22-24 March 2016) (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Historical Keyboard Society of North America
"NOTE DATE CHANGE -- The Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition, Historical Keyboard Society of North America, March 22-24, 2016 (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!), Oberlin College, Ohio. Finals will be completed and awards will be announced on the evening of Thursday, March 24. ...
"Designed more than 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci, was never built in his lifetime. ... Built in Krakow, Poland in 2009-2012 by Sławomir Zubrzycki." Have a peek at this wonderful instrument that is often times on tour and being performed ...
(From a recent eClassical newsletter)
"Besides his more than 150 sonatas, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach also composed a large number of single-movement pieces for solo keyboard. Some of these were published in collections, beginning with the Probestücke (Study Pieces) of 1753, included on Volume 22 in this series (BIS-1762). On the present disc Miklós Spányi presents three other sets intended ...
(ES) Spanish Ministry of Culture Prize Award: "The Golden Age of violin making in Spain" (Jorge Pozas)
(From a recent newsletter article)
"We’re happy to share with you that “The Golden Age of Violin Making in Spain” is the 2015 Winner of the “Third Prize” in the Art Books section of the Best Edited Book Awards organised by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. ...
"... Improvisation is the main theme of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. The “stylus phantasticus” thus becomes the focus of attention. The style was highly influential for both composing and free musical performance. ...
(From a recent Opera Barocca newsletter)
Online ticket purchases are now open for the Festival Opera Barocca 2015. "This year for the fifth year in succession the otherwise silent Courtyard of the Clam-Gallas Palace will light up in the middle of August with the magical atmosphere of the Baroque stage, which may come across as something mysterious or exotic, but can generate fascination and emotions, and provide an unforgettable experience for all visitors of any age. ...
(UK) The Guardian Article: "I'm an artist and I've received grants ..." (Zoë Coombs Marr, 18 Jun 2015)
Not of early music, but, still a good commentary on the state of an artist's mind with regards to funding of the arts.
"Want to know what I do with all that money? ...
(From a recent LFBM newsletter)
"The 2015 London Festival of Baroque Music is now over. The harpsichords have been carted away, the theorbos put back in their cases, and the sopranos gone for a well-earned lie down. The Friends’ Drinks cabinet has been locked up for another year, and everyone has had a chance to think about ‘non-baroque’ music for a little while. ...
(From a recent news release from Tafelmusik Orchestra)
"Toronto (Canada), June 10, 2015 ... Helen Polatajko, Chair of the Board of Directors of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, is delighted to announce the appointment of William Norris to the position of Managing Director. William comes to Tafelmusik from the one of the UK’s leading period music ensembles, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), where he is Communications & Creative Programming Director. ...
Location: Urbino, Italy
"This year we will offer new opportunities for all musicians, both amateurs and professionals. First of all we recommend the Choir course held by Alessandro Quarta, aimed at staging an outstanding program planned at the end of the course including concertato psalms and motets by Händel, Scarlatti, Bencini and other wonderful unknown works." and ...
Location: Chichester University, Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester, PO19 6PE
Booking period extended!
"With 1815 as a pivotal year for dance in Europe, this course will explore the lively and sociable ballroom around 1815 with leading experts of dance and music: Anne Daye, Stuart Marsden & Chris Green. ..." The workshop includes dance courses and musicians courses.
(From the latest Concerto Romano newsletter)
Concerto Romano announces its summer destination or more aptly described as a tour. Here are the details of their interesting destinations in Europe:
- Rome 8 June 2015
- Styriarte (Austria) 13 July 2015
- Herrenchiemsee Festspiele (Germany) 15 July 2015
- RheinVokal (Germany) 19 July 2015
- Stift Altenburg (Austria) 15 August 2015
Apple makes news this week announcing its new streaming service called "Apple Music". Apple now joins the growing list of businesses offering online streaming of their music catalogues. How does this matter to the audiophiles in the world of classical music is taken up by Martin Cullingford in ...
(From the latest newsletter from Harmonia Early Music)
"Bach mentored over 80 students not the least of them his own sons. Bach’s very last student though was one he taught on his deathbed: Johann Gottfried Müthel. ...
"To celebrate Stile Antico’s tenth anniversary as a professional ensemble, Harmonia Mundi has released this special compilation of music drawn from the group’s first nine recordings. The twelve members of the group have each chosen a single track, and written ...
(From a recent email from Frank Mento)
"Here is an online harpsichord method for children and even all beginners! It was while teaching harpsichord in Education Action Zones (UK), or in Affirmative Action Areas (USA), that I noticed that a great effort still remained necessary to make the learning of this instrument accessible. The goal of this method is to favorize in a pleasant manner the learning and localization of the most commonly played notes, motor skills, as well as hand coordination and displacement by way of Basso Continuo, Diminutions, Articulations and Sight-reading. ...
Early Music America (EMA) announces this year's recipient of the "Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship" Award 2015 to Ama Winter, flautist and scholar. The award is offered to "outstanding and highly-motivated (and possibly unconventional) young performer of medieval music who ...
(FR) La Compagnie du Globe Ardèche Workshop: Opera "Ercole Amante" by Francesco Cavalli (1662) (20-27 Aug 2015)
La Compagnie du Globe Ardèche offers a workshop on the production and staging of the opera "Ercole Amante" by Francesco Cavalli (1662) in August. Faculty include ...
"Last year, ARTE Concert celebrated the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. Born under Louis XIV in 1683, two years before Bach and Handel, ...
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