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(UK) Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann -- Where is he now?

Contributed by Admin on Mar 30, 2010
“During the second half of the twentieth century the harpsichord made the remarkable transition from almost extinct historical curiosity to concert hall staple not just for early music but also for new music from composers including John Cage, Elliott Carter and Maurice Ohana. Wolfgang Zuckermann's $150 harpsichord kits, which were launched in 1959, were a major factor in the rehabilitation of the harpsichord, and Zuckermann supplied instruments to John Cage and many other musicians from his workshop in Greenwich Village, New York. 

(US) Voices of Music "An Evening with the Stars" Annual Charity Concert for the San Francisco Food Bank -- Photos (March 20, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 30, 2010
Voices of Music presented "An Evening with the Stars" our Annual Charity Concert for the San Francisco Food Bank on March 20th, 2010. This year, the annual Charity Concert featured the winners from our Young Artists program performing a concert with the baroque players of Voices of Music, directed by Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler.

(US) Clarion-Collegium Week – Monteverdi (Classes and Concert) (April 15-19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 27, 2010

Clarion Music Society and the New York Collegium are pleased to announce the schedule of events for their third annual Clarion-Collegium Week (CCW) for advanced music students and young professional musicians, and the details of the historically-informed performance of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespro della Beata Vergine, all taking place at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street.


(UK) Transsexual Singer Wins Top Music School Place After Switching His Voice From Baritone to a Soprano

Contributed by Admin on Mar 18, 2010
“When transsexual opera singer Emily De Salvo first applied to one of Italy’s most prestigious music schools, he was rejected as the board was unsure whether to place him among the male or female singers.

(US) "Historic Musical Instruments: Use vs. Preservation" (June 8, 2009) -- Lecture by Bob Barclay (Conservation and Restoration Consultant)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 18, 2010
“Robert Barclay, conservation and restoration consultant, explores the aesthetic and psychological aspects of authenticity, and challenges the expectations of audiences when hearing historic instruments in concert.

(CA) "Polish Popular Music of the XVIIth century, Polska muzyka popularna XVII wieku" (CD) -- Greensleaves Early Music Ensemble (Waterloo, Canada)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 18, 2010
Greensleaves, the Waterloo based early music ensemble (Marilyn Fung, viola da gamba; Shannon Purves-Smith, viols and recorders; Magdalena Tomsinska, lute), in November 2009 released a new CD titled "Polish Popular Music of the XVIIth century, Polska muzyka popularna XVII wieku." The program contains late Renaissance and early Baroque music, almost all of which has been drawn from the little-known "Polotsk" or "Połocki" manuscript (Jagiellonian Library), dating from the mid 1600’s. This collection of music was found in Poland in 1962 inside the cover of a missal dated 1680 and was published in modern notation in 1970. Until now, much of the music has not been heard.

(UK) Restoration of an Early Pajot Luteback Hurdy-Gurdy

Contributed by Admin on Mar 08, 2010
A series of photos showing the restoration of an early Pajot luteback hurdy-gurdy. The tune in the background is variously known as Bourree de Pajot and Polka de Jenzat.

(UK) "Acis and Galatea. The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet" Newly Available DVD from Dance Books

Contributed by Admin on Mar 08, 2010
“Christoper Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a distinguished cast including Danielle de Niese and Charles Workman in Wayne McGregor's new production of Handel's opera . ..

(US) Worcester Hills Recorder Society 2010 Annual Workshop (March 6, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 25, 2010

Flauto e Voce: Vocal Forms That Inspired A Generation Of Great Instrumental Music

The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2010, at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. 


(IT) XIX Venice Academy 2010 - International Academy of Sacred Music (May 22-30, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 23, 2010

The 19th International Academy of Sacred Music takes place from May 22 to 30 2010. The Academy was founded in 1992 and has remained under the direction of its founder, the British specialist Michael Procter, ever since.

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