(DE) L'Orfeo Barockorchester New CD Release: " "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - String symphonies Nr. I–VI (Vol.1)" (Sep 2015)
(Viennese built fortepiano from ca 1815)
Stretching the reach of historically informed performance (HIP), a fresh look on the performance of Mendelssohn with fortepiano injected into the performance.
"Please note that the fellowship deadlines for the 2016-17 application cycle are different from last year. Long-Term Fellowship applications are due by 11:59 CST on November 15, 2015. Short-Term Fellowship applications are due by 11:59 CST on December 15, 2015.
Newberry fellowships provide support for researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs. ...
"This website provides links to substantial open-access projects of use to musicians and musicologists. With a burgeoning number of digital resources available, remembering titles of sites and pathways to them can be difficult. Digital Resources in Musicology (DRM) is organized topically and provides a rapid search tool for specialties within heterogeneous collections. ...
"Is humour an ancient human practice or a modern concept? Opinions differ – but either way, humour communicates something fundamental about society and what it means to be human. ... From the Renaissance onward, a large quantity of music directly connected to the carnival is known – jesting dances and, perhaps more surprisingly, a considerable number of grotesque texts accompanied by music that does not, as in the pieces by Lassus, Willaert, and Gabrieli, differ noticeably from more serious compositions. ...
(US) Tech Crunch Article: "Google Brings Street View To The Ancient City Of Petra" (by Frederic Lardinois, 23 Nov 2015)
"Google continues to expand the range of its Street View project. Today, the company is launching imagery from the ancient rock-cut city of Petra, in Jordan (and one of the seven wonders of the world, depending on which list you’re looking at), as well as imagery from 30 other historical sites in the country. ...
In a move that may be deplored or understood by some, Jordi Savall cancels his visit and performance in a migrant camp called "La Jungle" - the jungle. ,,,
(CA) Globe and Mail Review: "Review: In Mass Disruption, John Stackhouse charts the past and future of media" (by Clive Thompson, 13 Nov 2015)
"... we have the data, my friend, and they are sobering. As former Globe editor-in-chief John Stackhouse reports in his new book, when the paper analyzed its online traffic, they found that fully 40 per cent of the paper is read by fewer than 1,000 people. This benighted, much-ignored category includes “baseball, tennis and theatre reviews” – basically, a lot of arts and culture coverage. ...
(DE) L'Orfeo Barockorchester New CD Release: "Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantatas for Soprano solo" (Nov 2015)
"The recent release is the third CD with Dorothee Mields, one of the leading interpreters of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Discovering these Bach vocal highlights with her was a profoundly enriching experience for us. ...
(UK) The Guardian Article: " 'Where are the brown people?': authors slam lack of diversity in UK publishing" (Alison Flood, 30 Nov 2015)
"But Shukla, who has led a groundswell of anger about the issue on social media after he highlighted the fact that the list of titles announced for 2016 World Book Night failed to include a single BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) writer ...
(US) The New York Times Article: "Google Cultural Institute Puts Us All Onstage" (by Michael Cooper, 01 Dec 2015)
"... The 360-degree videos are part of an innovative assemblage of performing arts groups that went online on Tuesday morning at the Google Cultural Institute ...
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