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(UK) Wigmore Hall Concert: Sergei Istomin cello; Viviana Sofronitsky fortepiano (22 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 15, 2012

Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

Russian cellist Sergei Istomin is highly regarded as one of our leading period specialist cellists. His recordings of Bach to Haydn and Mendelssohn to Chopin are all critically acclaimed. For his Wigmore Hall recital debut, he presents a programme of the highlights from his Mendelssohn and Chopin experiences. He is accompanied here on Graf and Pleyel fortepianos by Viviana Sofronitsky, who is making a welcome return to London after her own debut in 2011.” Fortepianos by Paul McNulty after Graf 1819, Pleyel 1830


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Contributed by Admin on Jul 06, 2012
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(CA) EarlyMusicNews.org "2012 Summer Workshops and Festivals Listings"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 06, 2012

(re-posted article)

As you know or suspect, the 2012 summer workshops and summer festivals season has already begun. If you have not as yet planned your summer months, do take a look at what events are being offered in your region, or, perhaps far-off “exotic” regions. Some of the workshop sign-ups are still open for registrations, or, if registrations are closed, you may be able to convince someone to audit the courses. Nevertheless, there are ample summer workshop concerts available to attend and enjoy. 

Feel free to browse through our extensive list of workshop and festivals that may be found on our website in three formats:
  


(FR) Folle de Musique (Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin) Blog: Les Passions Video

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2012

(From a recent blog post on Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s “Scoop.it!” blog)

Les Passions - Montauban - Vivaldi - Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings

Visit Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s blog site “Scoop.it!” where you can view a recent video produced by Nicolas Kauffmann of a recent performance by  Les Passions of the Vivaldi Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings.  


(CA) Toronto Consort Newsrelease: Toronto Consort Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season in 2012-13

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2012
Toronto, July 3, 2012 … Under the artistic leadership of David Fallis, the Toronto Consort celebrates its 40th anniversary season in 2012-13 with a line-up of outstanding period music programs. To mark this milestone, the Toronto Consort will bring Janet Cardiff’s award-winning sound installation FORTY-PART MOTET to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in September 2012. The ensemble will also release two albums on the Marquis label: a new recording of its popular program, A Spanish Christmas, and Never love thee more, a two-CD anthology of Renaissance music. The 40th anniversary season includes The Tudors, Praetorius Mass for Christmas Morning, The Loves of Apollo and Daphne by Francesco Cavalli, the renowned soprano Dame Emma Kirkby in recital with lutenist Jakob Lindberg, and The Consort’s own multi-media concert, A Woman’s Life.  2012-13 subscriptions are available through the box office at (416) 964-6337. Individual concert tickets go on sale on September 4. …
  

(UK) Wigmore Series Concert: Les Talens Lyriques (5 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012
Christophe Rousset was already well-established as a harpsichordist when, in 1991, he created Les Talens Lyriques – the Parisian period ensemble that specialises in unearthing treasures of the French Baroque but carries its combination of brilliance, vigour and scholarship into other territories. …
   

(UK) The English Concert: 2012-2013 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012

(From the most recent English Concert newsletter)

“We are currently tweaking our printed and digital marketing materials, so our 2012-13 season brochure and website will not be ready for a while. ... In the meantime here are the dates of our London concerts between September and February to help you plan your diary. …
  


(SE) eClassical CD Release: "In The Dark: Platinum Consort"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012
“The Platinum Consort, with their director Scott Inglis-Kidger, make their debut recording on Resonus with a programme of music both for and inspired by the Tenebrae tradition. Featuring some of the most powerful and poignant choral music to come from the western world, the Platinum Consort present a survey of works from the sixteenth century to the present day - including James MacMillan's stunning Miserere and Tenebrae settings by the consort's  …”
     

(FR) Sagittarius: July Concert Listings

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012

(From Sagittarius recent newsletter)

The July concert listings for Sagittarius may be read on their recent newsletter. Of note, Michel Laplénie conducts the Stuttgart Opera choirs in a new production of “Platée” (Jean-Philippe Rameau) from 1-13 jul 2012; end of choral workshop concert 21 jul 2012; concert at the “Festival Musiques à la Chabotterie” 24 jul 2012.
    


(BE) Gent Festival van Vlaanderen: "How Music Saved Venezuela's Children"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012

(From a recent Gent Festival van Vlaanderen newsletter)

Although not directly related to early music field, but certainly possible with early music orchestras, a post in a recent Gent Festival van Vlaanderen newsletter makes mention of the “remarkable accomplishment of a great humanist, José Antonio Abreu, who dedicated his life to set up the 'Sistema' in 1975, an extraordinary music and social project which has been running in Venezuela in an attempt to transform the lives of the nations poorest children. …” (YouTube Quote).
    


(UK) Hyperion New Releases for July 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2012
Hyperion has released the titles available as of the month of July 2012. There may be one early music title of interest to you.
    

(UK) Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2012 Reminder (8-11 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2012
A reminder from the organizers of the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2012, online booking is now closed and “people can still book manually by contacting one of the conference organisers. For those booking accommodation in a hotel outside of the campus, campus registration can be completed and paid for at the conference. …
                

(FR) Ensemble Akadêmia Newsletter: Summer Schedule

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2012

(From the latest Ensemble Akadêmia newsletter)

“After a rich season of concerts, Akadêmia heads back to the festivals …“


(UK) The Sixteen: July News

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2012

(From the latest The Sixteen newsletter)

“After a busy June performing in Manchester, London and Versailles The Sixteen continues its festival appearances with three July concerts. …
    


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Article: "Saturday morning quotes 2.6: 15th century music" (06 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2012
“Today, we share a few quotes excerpted from an article by Howard Mayer Brown (1930 – 1993) , a musicologist and renaissance specialist whose work brought to light many important aspects of performance of old music.  …
  

(UK) Local Secrets Guide Review: "Trio Mediaeval Trio meets Trinity in an ethereal Smorgasbord" by By Jane Bower (3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 26, 2012

“Three women’s voices and a trumpet in Trinity College Chapel - my mind had already decided what sound we were in for. But this was Trio Mediaeval and Arve Henriksen - a very different kettle of Gravadlax.

Part of the heart-lifting Festival of the Voice series run by Cambridge Early Music, this was a banquet of Scandinavian fare featuring, like any good spread, the unexpected as well as the traditional. Trio Mediaeval - Sweden's Anna Maria Friman, and Norway's Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Berit Opheim Versto
    


(DE) Mozartfest Würzburg (1 jun-1 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2012

(Although late at reporting of Mozartfest at Würzburg, you may be able to attend one of the remaining concerts on their programme.-- Editor)

“In 2012, the baroque Würzburg Residence will once again host numerous top-class musicians and orchestras like …

 


(US) Opera Today Review: "The Magic Flute in San Francisco" by Michael Milenski (15 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2012

“A feast for the eyes, a feast for the ears, a Flute from America’s heartland that goes directly to your heart.

Maybe it’s those three boy sopranos who impeccably deliver the words and tones of Mozart’s three spirits and in their innocence make the hopes of mankind so real. …


(UK) The Sixteen News Release: Harry Christophers Receives CBE

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2012

(From a recent The Sixteen news release)

“ We are thrilled to announce that The Sixteen’s founder and conductor Harry Christophers has been recognised in the Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours List, receiving a CBE1 for services to music.
    


(UK) Cambridge Early Music Concert: "Bach's Library"

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

 (From the latest Cambridge Early Music newsletter)

Cambridge Early Music's next concert … on Wednesday 27th June, at 8.00pm in St John's College Chapel.  I urge you to come and hear The Bach Players, whose captivating playing inspires reviews such as this:  "Intimate, infused with joy and overflowing with genuine affection, this is music-making which combines enthusiasm and craftsmanship to create something both rare and precious." - International Record Review …
    


(US) Salon Sanctuary: "Get to know our new fiscal sponsor"

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

(From the latest Salon Sanctuary newsletter and on fundraising -- editor)

“Many of you got to know our new 501(c) 3 fiscal sponsor last December, as the co-producer of More Between Heaven and Earth, our original music-theater work based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway.  …
    


(IT) Cantar Lontano Festival 2012 (28 jun-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012
For the fourteenth edition of the Festival Cantar Lontano 2012 wings carry you and our audience on virtual routes and destinations ... El Dorado, Nice, San Francisco, Venice and ten other locations accessible by a flight of thought and through the only non-polluting fuel: Music.  …
     

(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.
    


(CA) Chants de Vielles Date Change!

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

(From the latest Chants de Vielles newsletter)

“For eight years, the organization Chants de Vielles has produced a festival on the second weekend  of September in the little village of Calixa-Lavallée in the Montérégie region of Québec, a cultural event of superb quality and artistic impact. …
    

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