(FR) Lutenist Miguel Yisrael Launches "Le Luth Doré®"

Contributed by admin on Apr 05, 2015

(From a recent news release from Miguel Yisrael)

"REUTERS AGENCY - Paris (March 31, 2015) – Critics have referred to Miguel Yisrael ( as « the prince of the lute » but in the months ahead he may become better known as a modern musical Henry Ford for making good on a life long dream to ensure and enhance global access to and playing of beloved, ancient instruments, starting with the lute. ...

(FR) Pablo de Sarasate : Zigeunerweisen - Gipys airs - Airs bohemiens op. 20 - for treble (alto) recorder in F

Contributed by admin on Apr 05, 2015

(From a recent newsletter from Jean Cassignol)

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Zigeunerweisen - Gipys airs - Airs bohémiens op. 20
Adaptation for treble (alto) recorder in F
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Transverse flute players are well ahead of recorder players concerning the transcription of virtuosic pieces...

(US) Saturday Morning Quotes 4.47: Class in Ssession (April 4, 2015)

Contributed by admin on Apr 05, 2015

(From the latest of blog postings at Unquiet Thoughts)

"Let’s not mince words: Early music bears NO ancestral relationship to what today’s historians and hype-merchants market as “classical” music. 

Early music was always functional music of some sort, whether composed for devotional or liturgical purposes, social dancing, entertainment for wealthy patrons, as a domestic pastime, as a theoretical exercise, or as the common indulgence in the craft of converting clever poetry into song.  ...

(IT) L'Humor Bizzarro 2015 Early Music and Dance Summer Workshop (26 July-02 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Mar 31, 2015

Location: Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio, Rome IT

"Games and pastimes, in all their forms connected to music and dance, will be the common theme of L’Humor Bizzarro 2015, the established international rendezvous that has reached its 14th edition, also this year hosted by the historical Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio. As is by now tradition, the work of the various classes will merge in a final performance featuring the interaction between students and teachers and open to the general public." ...

(US) National Endowment for the Humanities: "NEH and the Preservation and Access of Audiovisual Cultural Heritage"

Contributed by admin on Mar 21, 2015

Preservation of our aging repositories has gained a lot of attraction lately. Of concern is of the deteriorating condition of the medium upon which were recorded events ... and of even more growing concern is of the growing lack of hardware to play back the recordings.

New initiatives such as proposed by the National Endowment for the Huminities in the US are growing. ...

(US) Bach Society Houston Event: "Bach Till You Drop on March 21!"

Contributed by admin on Mar 20, 2015

(From a recent Bach Society Houston newsletter)

"Bach Society Houston will host a Bach Marathon on Saturday, March 21, from 1:00pm until 9:00pm. It’s the 330th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach and we will celebrate it – not by running – but by presenting live music for eight hours! ...

(CA) News Item: "European Day of Early Music" (EU) and "Bach in the Subways"

Contributed by admin on Mar 20, 2015

Mark your calendar!

From whichever way you see it, March 21st is a great day for all to celebrate early music all over the globe. On the European continent March 21st is being celebrated as "European Day of Early Music" with the backing of many early music groups, UNESCO and the coordinating body of REMA. On a grass-roots level, "Bach in the Subways" is being celebrated internationally with the "Bach in the Subways" coordinating website.  ....

(UK) Happy Shakespeare Week!

Contributed by admin on Mar 20, 2015

(From a recent Shakespeare Birthplace Trust newsletter)

"Primary school children across the UK are celebrating Shakespeare's life and works this week - and it's not too late to join in!  ...

(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players ~ Julie Baumgartel, Artistic Director: Fundraiser-Gala (Date of event: 21 June 2015)

Contributed by admin on Mar 19, 2015

Location: Waterloo Ontario

The Nota Bene Baroque Players Organization (NBBP) unveils its upcoming plans for their Fundraiser-Gala 2015.

"Welcome to a FUNDRAISER celebrating the accomplishments of NOTA BENE PLAYERS and SINGERS! Come and hear excerpts that showcase works for the coming season. Your continued support will ensure the continuation of innovative programing and stunning performances. ... " ~ Boyd McDonald, NBBP Chair

(UK) Spitalfields Music ~ Summer Festival 2015 (2-16 June 2015)

Contributed by admin on Mar 18, 2015

Location: Spitalfields Music, 61 Brushfield Street, London, UK E1 6AA

"Early music ensemble La Nuova Musica presents performances of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Couperin’s Leçons des ténèbres and an evening of arias and concertos with virtuoso horn player Alec Frank-Gimmell. ..."

In addition to La Nuova Musica, The Spitafields Music Festival also welcomes: The Sixteen; Stile Antico; The Carnival Band, Musicians from the Age of Enlightenment; Odyssean Ensemble; City of London Sinfonia; Polyphony ...

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