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(CA) TafelmusiK Concert: "A Night in Paris: Le Concert Spirituel" (27-30 Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Mar 12, 2014

Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA

"Come to 18th-century Paris with us for a recreation of Le Concert Spirituel - one of the first public concert series. Imagine yourself in a magnificent hall in the Tuileries Palace, listening to the latest French and Italian music with guests from around Europe. Join the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for a programme of sparkling concertos, symphonies and motets in the spirit of one of the first public concert series."


(US) Pacific Standard Article: "Do We See Good Music Better Than We Hear It?" Paul Bisceglio (07 Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

"When it comes to musical performances, it’s perfectly reasonable to assume that our ears do a better job of judging quality than our eyes. We are listening to music, after all, right? ...


(UK) NPR Article: "A Kid Named Carl Stirs Up The Bach Musical Dynasty" by Tom Huizenga (08 Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

" ... Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, C.P.E. for short, was the second surviving son of Johann Sebastian, whose sturdy, impeccably built music made a great impression on the young composer.

Still, C.P.E. seemed to chafe against the old Baroque restraints by forging an innovative and dramatic new sound, especially in his keyboard music and symphonies ...


(UK) Milk Music: Samsung launches free music streaming service

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

(Strictly speaking, not really of early music, but of good information -- EMN.org Editor)

"The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, has launched a free music streaming service called Milk Music.

The service, currently only available on its Galaxy range of smartphones in the US, includes over 200 radio stations and 13 million songs. ...


(UK) Opera Today Concert Review: "John Dowland: In Darkness" by Claire Seymore (12 Feb 2014)

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

(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 ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog Article: "Sally’s Waltz"

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

(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 ...


(UK) Dance Books Release: "Marie Taglioni" Biography by Andre Levinson

Contributed by admin on Mar 04, 2014

(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. ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Köln"

Contributed by admin on Mar 04, 2014

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 ...


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "Scholar and Lunatic or the Roots of Romanticism" (08 Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Feb 21, 2014

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. …


(CA) TafelmusiK Concert: "The Four Seasons: A Cycle of the Sun" (7-9, 11-12 Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Feb 16, 2014

Locations:
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. ..."
 


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "JS Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II" (02 Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2014

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.  …


(CA) Toronto Consorts Concert: "Carnival Revels" (28 Feb / 1 Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2014

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. ..."


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players (NBBP) Concert: "The Four Seasons"

Contributed by admin on Feb 09, 2014

From a recent NBBP newsletter

"One of the best known Baroque works, Vivaldi's beloved masterpiece “The Four Seasonsis 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 ..."


(UK) Wigmore Hall 2014 Summer Concerts

Contributed by admin on Feb 09, 2014

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  ...


(UK) Handel House -- February Events

Contributed by admin on Feb 09, 2014

From a recent Handel House newsletter

"Over the next couple of weeks London experiences some trouble with its tube network but Handel House will remain open for visitors and concert-goers.

The first event in February starts this evening with our annual Stanley Sadie Memorial Lecture taking place at the Royal Over-Seas League. We are delighted to have Handel scholar Ellen Harris who has travelled from the US for this event and she will explore the subject of Handel’s Mayfair neighbours.
 
February marks a special anniversary: Handel’s birthday. We celebrate with free admission to the museum so pop in and listen to musicians playing the harpsichord and catch the last day of exhibition The Triumph of Music Over Time where you will be able to hear the final chimes of a Clay Clock. ...


(CA) TafelmusiK Concert: "Handel Saul" (21-23 Feb 2014)

Contributed by admin on Feb 06, 2014

Location: Koerner Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA

"From triumph in victory to envy, madness, and murder, Saul is an epic oratorio of powerful drama - the story of a great but doomed king, and his jealousy of the young David. With a stellar cast of soloists and Handel’s rich orchestration, don’t miss the choral event of the year at Tafelmusik. Three performances only!"


(US) Baroque Band: Their Master's Voice

Contributed by baroqueband on Feb 02, 2014

Well-known to audiences throughout Chicago and internationally, Baroque Band’s harpsichordist David Schrader needs no introduction. His program includes C.P.E Bach’s String Symphonies and Telemann’s Suites and Ouvertures and concludes with J.S. Bach’s Triple Concerto.

March 19;@7:30 pm Grainger Ballroom-Symphony Center, Chicago, IL
March 21;@7:30 pm Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, IL
March 22;@7:30 pm Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

 

Visit the Baroque Band website for more information and of ticket availability.


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "Perpetual Motion -- Galileo and his Revolutions" (07 Feb 2014)

Contributed by admin on Jan 23, 2014

Location: The Fabbri Mansion, House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street, New York NY, US

Sarah Pillow, soprano & Mary-Anne Ballard, viola da gamba
with guests Ronn McFarlane, lute; author Dava Sobel & Marc Wagnon, video artist


A moving and compelling account of a remarkable moment in the history of science, human thought and music, …


(CA) TafelmusiK Concert: "Intimately Bach" (29-31 Jan 2013 / 1-2 Feb 2014)

Contributed by admin on Jan 14, 2014

Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA

"Ring in the new year with Bach! Tafelmusik Music Director Jeanne Lamon is featured in Bach’s Violin Concerto in G Minor, after BWV 1056. We also bring you the beautiful Trio Sonata for flute and violin from A Musical Offering, the Triple Concerto for harpsichord, flute and violin (BWV 1044), and a piece of newly commissioned music inspired by Bach, written by flutist Grégoire Jeay. ..."


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players Interview: "In the Spirit of Christmas" (01 Dec 2013) (Constance Madelina, 12 Jan 2014)

Contributed by admin on Jan 13, 2014

Nota Bene Baroque Players presented their program "In the Spirit of Christmas" at the Registry Theatre (Kitchener ON, Canada) on December 1, 2013. It can only be regarded as a significant event for this ensemble as the Registry was filled to capacity.  Nota Bene's Christmas musical offering was received with excitement and enthusiasm!

Music for the concert was written by composers Michael Corrette, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Torelli, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Gaetano Schiassi whose lives collectively span the time period of 1683-1795.

After the concert, I spoke with Artistic Director Borys Medicky ...


(BE) Outhere Music: Highlights of 2013!

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2014

From a recent newsletter from Outhere Music

"what a year it has been! Once again we've just finished a year full of good surprises! With various awards and distinctions in the press all over Europe, we want to put forward the STAR artists and albums for 2013!" ...

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