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(CA) Aradia Ensemble Concert: "Britten's Baroque" (16 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 06, 2013

Location: The Music Gallery, 97 John Street, Toronto ON, Canada

"Join with us to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten! Britten had an individual voice, but his love of baroque music is well known. In particular, he a great love of the music of composer Henry Purcell. This concert presents some of Britten original music, some of his Purcell arrangements and then some of Purcell’s own music. ...


(BE) Scherzi Musicali CD Release: "How pleasant 'tis to Love!" (Henry Purcell)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

"Few of the many recordings devoted to Henry Purcell have succeeded in capturing all the richness and diversity of musical instruments of the late 17th century. Here well-known pieces by Purcell played take on an entirely new and unexpected colouring, while also serving to highlight the theatricality of the vocal airs.  ...


(CA) Tafelmusik Concert: "Purcell & Carissimi" (06-10 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

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

"Superb soloists – Suzie LeBlanc and Charles Daniels – join our choir and orchestra to take you on a journey to baroque London and Rome, two leading centres of creativity in the 17th century. We visit Purcell’s London and enjoy a rich selection of airs, songs, and choruses from “the English Orpheus.” We also travel to Rome to hear works by its most celebrated composer, Giacomo Carissimi: the splendid polychoral Beatus Vir, and the intimate and deeply moving setting of the biblical story of Jephtha and his daughter. ..."


(CA) Tafelmusik Winter Institute Billet Hosts Needed

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: Toronto Ontario, CA

"From January 5-11, 2014, Tafelmusik will be hosting its Winter Institute, a 1-week intensive training programme for experienced period players. Most of the musicians selected to participate in the Tafelmusik Winter Institute are travelling to Toronto from cities in North America and Europe, and need places to stay.


(AU) Jane Austen Festival Australia 2014 (10-13 Apr 2014)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: Canberra, Australia

"Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival and Australian Heritage Week. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia. ..."


(UK) Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition 2013 (7-9 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: Greenwich London, UK

Reminder that: “The 2013 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition takes place from Thu 7 - Sat 9 November. Complementing the world's largest exhibition of early musical instruments is an exciting programme of concerts …


(US) Real Clear Arts Blog: "Choose Your Tools To Explore Gothic Ivories"

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2013

" ... It was, probably, the little figures not the ivory they were made of that drew interest, but I thought of them when I learned recently about a project at the Courtauld Institute in London — in a task begun in 2008, it’s cataloging all known ivory sculptures made made in Western Europe ca. 1200-ca. 1530, as well as neo-Gothic pieces, and the other day it added 700 pieces to the online database. This created a mini-storm of interest. ...


(DE) Tree Edition October Newsletter

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2013
The DANZIG LUTE BOOK (Danzig [Gdansk] tablature 4022)

"is a collection of early seventeenth century lute music of Gdansk provenance, now kept in Berlin. This tablature was lost during the Second World War. Unexpectedly, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the resulting political changes, this manuscript was revealed to be in the collection of the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in East Berlin: it turned out that during the war part of the Gdansk library collection was taken to Moscow, and from there the whole collection was transferred to the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in the 1950s...

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