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(ES) The International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music "Diego Fernández" (FIMTE) (Oct. 8-10 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2009
“Commemorating the 500th anniversary of Antonio de Cabezón's birth, the 10th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” will be held in the Parador of Mojácar, Almería, Andalusia, from 8 th through 10 th October 2010, as part of FIMTE 2010: the 11th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music. The festival shall feature both mainstream and fringe concerts as well as various courses and exhibitions.

(ES) "Domenico Scarlatti en España" FIMTE Publications (Jun. 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 30, 2009

FIMTE Publications announce the publication of  "Domenico Scarlatti en España" edited by Luisa Morales.


(ES) Spanish Keyboard Music & Bolero Dance (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music) (Oct 8-12/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 30, 2009

Along with this year’s theme at the 10th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music
"Diego Fernández"
courses in harpsichord and dance are being taught.


(UK) Dolmetsch Summer School (Aug. 2 - 8/ 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 29, 2009


“Dolmetsch Recorder Course 2 - 8 August 2009
under the auspices of
XIIth Musical Summer at Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire, Wales
International Music Course With Languages, Classical Music & Jazz

Llandovery College was endowed in 1847 and opened at a time when the quality and quantity of education in Wales left much to be desired. A philanthropic desire to provide good education in Wales was one potent reason for Thomas Phillips’ action.


(US) The Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival (Sept. 15-20/09)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 29, 2009
“The Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy festival brings together hurdy-gurdy players, builders, and teachers for intensive instruction, jamming, fellowship, and good food. Classes cover melodic techniques, rhythm, repertoire, and instrument setup and maintenance, with instruction tailored for beginning through advanced players.

Evening events include instructor concerts, an open mike, and many jam sessions (including slow jams for those of us who don't learn tunes at warp speed). On Saturday evening we will gather for a dance party featuring live music by festival participants, who collectively form the largest hurdy-gurdy band in the Western Hemisphere.


(UK) New Mozart piano music discovered

Contributed by Admin on Jul 25, 2009
“Two piano pieces have been identified as the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, experts in the Austrian city of Salzburg say.

(US) National Flute Association (NFA) -- Baroque Flute Artist Competition (Aug. 13-16/09)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 25, 2009
“New York City -- The fifth biennial Baroque Flute Artist Competition is for outstanding performers on baroque flute/traverso. Six semifinalists will be selected on the basis of their recorded preliminary auditions to compete at the convention.

(FR) Magdalena Kozena at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (Jun. 7/09)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 24, 2009

For your viewing pleasure, a video of Magdalena Kozena at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (Jun. 7/09). 

“Magdalena Kozena interprets airs of italian music from the 17th century accompanied by the ensemble Private Musicke. Programme: Giulio Caccini, Sigismondo D'India, Giovanni Paolo Foscarini, Biaggio Marini, Michelangelo Rossi, Luis de Briceno, Gaspar Sanz, Giovanni Maria Trabacci, Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Tarquino Merulo, Girolamo Kapsberger.“


(US) Early Keyboard Conference (WEKA) (Sept. 19-20/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 20, 2009
“A conference of special interest to organists, harpsichordists and fortepianists will be held September 19-20, 2009, in Tacoma, WA.  It is sponsored by the Western Early Keyboard Association (WEKA) in association with Christ Episcopal Church and Pacific Lutheran University. 

(DE) A new Webpage with Manuscript Contents for Baroque Lute

Contributed by Admin on Jul 14, 2009
“Dear Lute Friends
It is with great pleasure that I announce the arrival of a new Web-Page,
dedicated to the Manuscripts for Baroque Lute, their content and the
concordances between them.

(US) ArsAntiguaPresents.com: July 2009 edition

Contributed by Admin on Jul 14, 2009

“This month’s program (10 minutes and 32 seconds) explores the music of Giovanni Battista Lully. In 1646, at the tender age of 14, Lully was pressed into service for the French Chevalier de Guise as a dishwasher.


(IT) IX CONGRESSO INTERNAZIONALE SUL CLAVICORDO (Sept. 16-19/09)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 06, 2009

The year 2009 is the occasion to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Josef Haydn’s death. We know his clavichord, an instrument by Johann Bohak (Vienna, 1794), now in the Museum of the Royal College of Music in London. As Haydn’s relation with our instrument has not been put much in evidence until now, we will take the opportunity of this Symposium to further our knowledge on the interpretation of his works on the most expressive of the keyboard
instruments.

The eighteenth century was also a period in which the trend towards louder sonority saw the progressive growth of the fortepiano, after its invention by Bartolomeo Cristofori. This genial inventor took the harpsichord as a starting point; some decades later, the German instrument builders followed the same path, but starting from the clavichord, and invented the square piano. Fifty years ago, the growing interest for the ancient fortepiano was directed almost exclusively towards the grand fortepiano, considering the square piano as a “second class” instrument, similar to our modern upright piano. The second aim of this meeting is to deepen this theme and to give back to the square piano its rightful place in the history of the musical instruments, a place demonstrated by its rich iconography.

As usual, our central topics will not be our unique field of activity, and we will also dedicate time to other themes.

It is our great pleasure to welcome so many of you this time and to wish you a pleasant and fruitful sojourn in Magnano.

Bernard Brauchli

 

(IT) Couperin's "Leçons de Ténèbres" in Brescia (July 24, 2009)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Jun 18, 2009
In the wonderful setting of the church / auditorium of Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Municipal Department of Culture and the association with the Harmonia Musicae present the wonderful “Leçons de ténèbres” of François Couperin, one of the masterpieces of Baroque vocal style, in a performance on the reconstruction of the original practices of the era.


(DE) Lost musical work by Robert Schumann discovered in Germany

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2009
“Ueberlingen, Germany - A lost musical work by composer Robert Schumann has been discovered in a public library in Germany, officials in Ueberlingen near the Swiss border said Thursday.

The single sheet contains a piano composition with the title Ahnung (intuition) which Schumann (1810-1856) probably wrote about 1838 and gave to a friend as a present. It had been known from a list kept by his wife, Clara, but was thought to be gone forever.

The Leopold Sophie history library in Ueberlingen said it was rediscovered in 2006 while the folder was being re-catalogued. ..“

See complete article here: RISM News


(UK) National Trust Announces Winner of 2009 Harpsichord Competition at Fenton House

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2009

Laura Tivendale
, aged 26, has won First Prize in the 9th Broadwood Harpsichord Competition, held at The National Trust’s Fenton House, London, on 11th and 12th May, using instruments from the historic Benton Fletcher Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments. For the Competition, Laura, a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, played three instruments in the collection: the 1664 Hatley virginals, the 1600 Vincentius virginals and the 1761 Shudi harpsichord. Her prize includes the final gala recital in the 2009 Concert Series at Fenton House, on Thursday 13th August, when she will play the large and elaborate Shudi & Broadwood Harpsichord (1770) and one of the smaller instruments in the Collection. Additionally, she will be offered engagements at the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands (Surrey), at Finchcocks (Kent) and at the Russell Collection (Edinburgh) in 2010.


(NL) Royal award for musician Gustav Leonhardt

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2009

“Gustav Leonhardt, the renowned harpsichord player, organist and conductor, has been awarded the Medal of Honour for the Arts and Sciences. Queen Beatrix gave him the medal during a ceremony at her private residence, Huis ten Bosch, in The Hague. Mr Leonhardt, 80, teaches the harpsichord at the Amsterdam Conservatory and is the organist of the capital's main church, the Nieuwe Kerk.“

Visit website for more information. (ed.):   Royal award for musician Gustav Leonhardt


(CA) Grand River Baroque Festival -- update (June 19-21, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2009

The Grand River Baroque Festival presents its 8th season on the beautiful grounds of the Buehlow Barn in Ayr and in Paris , Ontario (Canada), June 19, 20 & 21, 2009. Artistic directors Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson present a feast of string symphonies, concerti for violin, trumpet, bassoon and lute, featuring beloved and rare works including Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  Superstar chamber music guests include Flanders Recorder Quartet and Folia.  Invigorate the senses in a weekend of exciting music, spectacle, and food, commencing with the masquerade concert and party on June 19.  Celebrate the Baroque from a new perspective.  Join us for A Breath of Fresh Air!

Visit website for contact and ticket sale information (ed.): Grand River Baroque Festival

  


(DE) Handel Festival 2009 (June 4-14, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 17, 2009

Handel – the European

The Halle Handel Festival 2009 is under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Köhler.

In this major Handel anniversary year of 2009, we cordially invite you to come and experience the music of the great master of Halle at venues he knew during his youth. With performances by world-class musicians, pieces well-known and pieces newly discovered, for Halle, the city of Handel, 2009 is a year of festivities and you are warmly invited to join in the celebrations with us.


(AU) Festival Baroque Australia - Solo to Symphony (Sept. 18-21, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 15, 2009

Australia's first Baroque Music Festival is coming to Perth from 18th - 21st September 2009. A celebration of the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and other greats of the Baroque era.

Go for Baroque - it's the New Music of the 21st Century!

Why an Australian Baroque Music Festival?

Baroque music, composed between 1600 and 1750, is the New Music of the 21st Century. Over the last 40 or so years, music scholars, performers and audiences have been discovering just how vibrant, elegant and relevant to our lives this music is.


(US) Longy School of Music -- International Baroque Institute (July 24-Aug. 2, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2009

The International Baroque Institute at Longy offers a comprehensive program for professional and pre-professional singers and players of Baroque violin, cello, recorder, traverso, oboe, viola da gamba, harp, lute and harpsichord, taught by an unparalleled international faculty. Other instrumentalists or continuo players are welcome to participate in chamber ensembles or the institute orchestra. The seminar features eight full days of master classes, ensembles, orchestra sessions, continuo coaching, concerts, lectures and projects, and opportunity for public performances. To provide the highest level learning experience, we select our faculty from among the finest performers and teachers in the field of Baroque music.

The Venice-Dresden Connection: A Seminar on Baroque music of Italy and Germany.
Friday, July 24, to Sunday, August 2, 2009


(US) University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery - Italian Baroque Organ

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2009

“ .. . As beautiful, authentic sounds fill the Fountain Court, the work of period artists are a feast for the eyes as well. The organ—with its 600 pipes and lavishly carved, painted and gilded 22-foot case—is the centerpiece of a new installation that highlights over 30 major Baroque paintings and sculpture from the Gallery's permanent collection. ..“

Visit website for more information. (ed.) : University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery - Italian Baroque Organ

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