(From a recent Opera Today newsletter item)
" ... And, certainly there was much darkness and despair as tenor Ian Bostridge, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and the viol consort Fretwork interwove a selection of the composer’s sorrowful songs with a sequence of instrumental pavans and galliards. The prevailing mood was one of melancholy, but a melancholy of a poetic kind ...
(From a recent newsletter item from the early music blog "Unquiet Thoughts")
Simply said, a poignant tribute to Sally -- EMN.org editor
"I first met John & Sally in the late 1970s while they were staffing their stall at the Portland Saturday Market, an open-air market operated by craftspeople for the purpose of selling their wares directly to an appreciative public. Sally and John were the very image of the sort of people I wanted to grow up to be ...
(From a recent newsletter item from Dance Books)
"Nearly 40 years ago we published a paperback reprint of Andre Levinson's biography of the great romantic ballerina Marie Taglioni. That edition has long been out of print, and is now so scarce that we were astonished to discover that second-hand editions are being offered on the internet for upwards of £80. ...
From a recent Harmonia Early Music newsletter
"On this edition of Harmonia, we’re celebrating the achievements of Reinhard Goebel, founder of Musica Antiqua Köln. We’ll also bring you one of three segments we’ve put together about the 17th-century theorist Athanasius Kircher ...
The Four Nations Ensemble with guest speakers
Location: The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E. 61st St., New York NY, US
undefined“The Four Nations Ensemble with the participation of several renowned quest panelists marks the 300th Birthday of CPE Bach with a panel discussion and performance of masterpieces by one of the 18th century's most adventuresome, demanding, respected yet presently under appreciated composers. …
7,8,9,12, March -- Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA
11 March -- George Weston Recital hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
"The return of an audience favourite! Tafelmusik’s virtuoso violinists perform Vivaldi’s Spring, Summer, and Fall concertos, and Wen Zhao (Chinese pipa), Aruna Narayan Kalle (Indian sarangi), and Aqsarniit (Inuit throat singers) bring to the stage seasonal music from other traditions. The grand finale is Winter by Mychael Danna, the Oscar-winning Canadian composer who recently scored Life of Pi. ..."
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord
Location: The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street, New York NY, US
“Following last season's performance of Book I, the internationally acclaimed harpsichordist continues his exploration of The Well-Tempered Clavier with Book II. …
Location: Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto ON, CA
"From Epiphany to Mardi Gras, the streets of Renaissance Europe resounded with the sounds and songs of Carnival. ..."
From a recent NBBP newsletter
"One of the best known Baroque works, Vivaldi's beloved masterpiece “The Four Seasons” is a cycle of violin concerti inspired by four sonnets and their pictorial descriptions of the seasons. The cheerful birdsong of spring, the languor caused by summer's heat, drunken festivities at harvest time, slipping and sliding on the winter ice; take a vivid journey with Nota Bene Baroque Players through nature's complete yearly cycle in one memorable concert.
* Julie Baumgartel, Victoria Melik, & Anthea Conway-White soloist
* Howard Dyck, reader ..."
From a recent Wigmore Hall newsletter
News from Wigmore Hall of their Summer 2014 busy concert line-up. While the list is quite exhaustive, suffice it to day that many of them are of early music and quite popular, and, to add, many more events to match one's taste in music ...
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