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(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: "Out Of The Glass Case: A Conversation With Anne Azéma" (Angela Mariani, 8 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012

Earlier this year, Angela Mariani spoke with Boston Camerata's artistic director Anne Azéma. …

… The Camerata was started interestingly enough as a “reach out” educational venture at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston in 1954.  It was founded by Narcissa Williamson, a woman who was working in the education department at the MFA …


(FR) Printemps des Arts Nantes -- Videos and Concert Listings (19-27 june)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

A reminder that the Printemps Des Arts Festival Nantes is underway. If you are in the area of Nantes, you may want to take in a concert or two that are available during its final days.
    


(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: A Spotlight On William Christie By Laura Osterlund Posted April 29, 2012

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2012

Chansons from the French Renaissance

“The 16th-century Parisian chanson is a genre of secular song that departs from past fixed forms.  Evocative imagery, rich emotion, and vivid scenes are commonly found within chanson texts, and the music itself often highlights nuances of the French language.  Among others, compositions by Sandrin, Claudin de Sermisy and Clement Janequin are emblematic of the style.  Each demonstrates different descriptive and lyrical characteristics. …
    


(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: "Catching Up With Jacques Ogg" by Wendy Gillespie (12 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 26, 2012

“Dutch harpsichordist,  fortepianist and conductor Jacques Ogg visited Bloomington, Indiana in January and joined me [Wendy Gillespie] for a conversation about his role as artistic director for Lyra Baroque Orchestra (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) and his experience of being a student of the late Gustav Leonhardt.

Jacques also shares his thoughts about early keyboards and points out some of his more “interesting” recordings. …“


(US) American Bach Soloists (ABS): Listen to Jeffrey Thomas's interview of Ton Koopman

Contributed by Admin on Mar 30, 2012
“ABS Music Director (Jeffrey Thomas) led a discussion about Bach's Mass in B Minor prior to the recent performance of that work by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Ton Koopman. The concert took place in UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall, under the auspices of Cal Performances.“
    

(BE) Scherzi Musicali, dir. Nicolas Achten : France Musicque "Matin de musiciens" - Interview (20 feb 2012) "

Contributed by Admin on Feb 26, 2012

“Domenico Mazzocchi 1630 : soleil et ruines de Rome”, with the ensemble Scherzi Musicali, dir. Nicolas Achten

Podcast: 01:30:00

Monday mornings, France Musique starts the week off with “Matin des musiciens” with interviews of all genres. Along with the participation of Edouard Fouré Caul-Futy, the ensemble Scherzi Musicali, is interviewed on the details and influences of Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665) vocal compositions.
                            


(US) WDAV.org "Biscuits and Bach" Interview with Stile Antico (25 Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 28, 2011
Biscuits & Bach is a four-hour program hosted by Rachel Stewart and featuring music from the Renaissance to the Baroque and beyond. Rachel welcomes the occasional guest and shares a recipe or two. It's food for the soul and soul food on a Sunday morning.“
  

(FR) Satirino Classical Music Agency: "Kenneth Weiss on France Inter"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 19, 2011
“The harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss's appearances on the popular French radio station 'France Inter' on Saturday 22 & Saturday 29 October from 4 to 5 pm in the 'C'est du classique mais c'est pas grave' programme ('It's classical music but don't worry') presented by Sylvie Chapelle under the title 'Le clavecin, ça me crispe' ('The harpsichord makes me tense') can be heard on the radio's website via the links below.”
  

(US) Martin Carthy, folk music and lute songs (Post on "Unquiet Thoughts --Mignarda's musings on lutes and lute songs in the 21st century" blog)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
Featuring a discussion about Martin Carthy may seem like a stretch for devotees of early music, since his style is generally considered to fall into the category of ‘folk’ rather than ‘art’ music.  But we attempt to keep our eyes and ears open to intelligent insights that filter into our collective consciousness from any quarter.
 

(ES) Maestro López Banzo meets the Audience (Al Ayre Español)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2011
YouTube video of an interview with Maestro López Banzo of the Al Ayre Español ensemble on Handel. Al Ayre Español was founded in 1988 by Eduardo López Banzo for the purpose of addressing topics that then surrounded the interpretation of Spanish baroque music.


(US) Garrick Ohlsson: "Why Chopin? and Other Questions" -- YouTube (1:20:11)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 29, 2011
Winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson is regarded as one of the world's leading performers of the music of Frédéric Chopin. He is also noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire.

(US) David Daniels: The Bold, the Baroque, and the Braves - Interview by Marianne Lipanovich (San Francisco Classical Voice)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 05, 2011
Change can be good. It certainly was for David Daniels. After studying at Cincinnati College's Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as a tenor, he switched to the highly unlikely vocal category of countertenor as a graduate student at the University of Michigan.