Location: Institute of Musical Research and King's College London, London UK
“Musicians habitually describe music as being shaped, especially when speaking of performance. This conference aims to explore, from as many perspectives as possible, relationships between music and shape. It contributes to the AHRC-funded Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice and its project, based at King’s College London, on ‘Shaping Music in Performance’ (www.cmpcp.ac.uk/smip.html), and is organised in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Research.“ (IMR website)
If you missed attending any of the fine performances at this year’s Lufthansa Festival 2012, here are a couple reviews that may entice you to next year’s offerings. Read on and enjoy! -- Editor
- The Telegraph: “Dunedin Consort, Lufthansa Festival, St John’s Smith Square, review by Ivan Hewett 1:32PM BST 23 May 2012”
- The Guardian: ”L'Olimpiade – review by George Hall Monday 21 May 2012 15.23 BST ”
(From the latest ATMA newsletter)
Two new releases that may be of interest to you from ATMA Classique: “Les goûts accordés” Esteban La Rotta, theorbo and “Nouveaux «Brandebourgeois»” Montréal Baroque …
(From the latest Hyperion newsletter)
“Hyperion's Record of the Month for June 2012 sees the long-awaited third release in Marc-André Hamelin's Haydn Piano Sonatas series … Our long-standing relationship with St Paul's Cathedral Choir is re-vivified as new director of music Andrew Carwood leads captivating performances of the Mozart Missa solemnis & other works with a host of distinguished soloists. Contrasting Renaissance delights come from The Brabant Ensemble and Stephen Rice in the enlightening Mouton Missa Tu es Petrus & other works which includes the complete eight-part motets, and in Arias for Guadagni, Iestyn Davies' imaginative homage to his eponymous eighteenth-century predecessor and the wondrous vocal showpieces he inspired from the likes of Handel and Gluck; Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen provide glorious accompaniment. …”
(From the latest eClassical newsletter)
“We are happy to be able to report a break-through in our negotiations with different labels, enabling us to provide you with more high-resolution content from labels already here, as well as from a number of labels new to eClassical.
Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley CA, US
“Concert from the Court of Kangxi - featuring Charles d'Ambleville's (C1599-1637) "Mass of the Beijing Jesuits" performed alternatim with traditional Chinese instruments and music
Location: St George's Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, Southwark, London, SE1 7HY, UK
Tutored by David Allinson
The day will be run by David Allinson, assisted by Nick Gale (Director of Music, St George’s Cathedral) who will run a workshop in Gregorian Chant and Alistair Dixon (Chapelle du Roi) will run a workshop in reading English music from facsimile.
Location: Ul. 28 Lipca 17a (28 Lipca 17a Street), 30-233 Krakow PL
“Held annually, the Festival was first launched in 2000 to mark the granting of the title of "The European Capital of Culture" to Krakow.
It was initiated in the era of rekindled interest in the history of dance, the need to return to the sources of the common European heritage and the willingness to come together and exchange experiences among a wide group of historical dance ensembles active in Poland and abroad. …
Ready for a great Opera!“The big O - symbol of the 2012 Poiesis Festival and of the great Opera - includes four musical events prepared by Marco Mencoboni for Friday 25 May, the opening day the of the 6th edition. The festival will start with a short prelude: 30 musicians, located in surprising spots, will play together when the bell of the square in Fabriano will toll. But the main show will be Ad Vesperas, an impressive vocal and instrumental music concert featuring Claudio Merulo's posthumous masses for 12 voices, brought back to life after four centuries of oblivion by the Cantar Lontano ensemble in the beautiful setting of the Fabriano cathedral. Works by Orlando di Lasso and Diego Ortiz will follow, in a polyphonic triumph made possible by 30 musicians conducted by Marco Mencoboni. Two more events will bliss your ears …
“Ivan Hewett finds there’s a humanity in the group Concord of Nations's music-making at the Lufthansa Festival and a rich vein of fantasy. …”
(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: A Spotlight On William Christie By Laura Osterlund Posted April 29, 2012
Chansons from the French Renaissance
“The 16th-century Parisian chanson is a genre of secular song that departs from past fixed forms. Evocative imagery, rich emotion, and vivid scenes are commonly found within chanson texts, and the music itself often highlights nuances of the French language. Among others, compositions by Sandrin, Claudin de Sermisy and Clement Janequin are emblematic of the style. Each demonstrates different descriptive and lyrical characteristics. …
Location: The Fairmont Chicago, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago IL, US
"A Musical Feast" Gala Benefit and Raffle offers a dazzling menu of unique items
“Did you know . . .
that Music of the Baroque's season continues after our concerts end? On June 1, we're hosting "A Musical Feast" at the Fairmont Chicago, an elegant black-tie affair that provides significant support for our programming and educational outreach activities. …
New Titles Recently Released at LIM
- "I Gesuiti e le Tarantole", Daniela Rota
- "Strumenti musicali e oggetti sonori nell´Italia meridionale e in Sicilia (VI-III sec. a.C), Funzioni rituali e contesti", Angela Bellia
- "Motetti in cantilena a quattro voci / con alcune canzoni per sonare ogni sorte di stromenti, con il basso per l´organo. 1613", Stefano Bernardi, a cura di Marco Materassi / Trascrizioni di Flavio Cinquetti
- "La festa teatrale nel Settecento / Dalla corte di Vienna alle corti d´Italia", a cura di Annarita Colturato e Andrea Merlotti
(BE) Musica Impulse Centre for Music: International Young Artist's Presentation (IYAP) SELECTED PROMISING ENSEMBLES 2012
IYAP SELECTED PROMISING ENSEMBLES 2012
“The International Young Artist's Presentation (IYAP) is an ideal platform for young, talented ensembles. IYAP focuses on young vocal and instrumental ensembles playing historical instruments. The coaching sessions - led by the American soprano Jill Feldman! - are an essential part of IYAP. After the coaching, the ensembles will perform at historical locations in Antwerp during the festival Laus Polyphoniae. During these concerts a lot of Belgian and international organizers will be present. They will give the ensembles tips for their future career. Afterwards, the selected ensembles will be promoted by the IYAP-organizers. And they will be honoured with the title "IYAP Selected Promising Ensemble 2012".“
(Continue reading to learn of the awarded ensembles.)
Location: Sint-Truiden BE
“From 21st until 23rd September 2012 Sint-Truiden will be the venue for the first edition of Canto Aperto, a (re)new(ing) festival of Gregorian chant. In 2012 the focus will be on the regional variations in different traditions and on the diversity of the repertoire from the area between Meuse and Rhine in the 12th and 13th century. …
(From the latest Jean Cassignol newsletter 15 may 2012)
The complete 24 Caprices op. 1
Arranged for treble (alto) recorder or transverse flute by Jean Cassignol
Jean-Claude Soldano (France) publisher
First French complete edition for transverse flute since Jules Herman's (Choudens Pub, 1902) and Patrick Gallois' (Alphonse Leduc Pub, 1994)
First complete edition for treble (alto) recorder
(IT) Fondazione Giorgi Cini Conference: "Seminari di Musica Antica Egida Sartori e Laura Alvini Child soloists in Paris (1680-1720). Charpentier, Nivers, Clérambault, Campra" (23-29 may 2012)
Location: Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, IT
“This year’s early music seminar will explore a repertory that is as unusual as it is neglected: music for child soloists in Paris in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The repertoire fl ourished above all in choirs and ensembles in the various churches and convents in the city (especially the Sainte Chapelle and the monastery of Port Royal) as well as in Jesuit and other religious schools in general. Music was composed to be performed by child soloists in other places too, however: opera houses, theatres, lay musical schools frequented by the children of the lower nobility and the drawing rooms of the courts of Paris and Versailles. …
(IT) Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars Concert: "Child soloists in Paris.1680-1720. Charpentier, Nivers, Clérambault, Campra" (28 may 2012)
Location: Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggior, IT
On Monday 28 May, at 17.00, the final concert of the 2012 edition of the Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars will be held on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The participants will be directed by da Davitt Moroney. Free Entrance.
(UK) The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Summer School 2012: Dances from Europe 1450–1790 (4-11 aug 2012)
Location: University of Chichester, College Lane, Bishop Otter Campus, PO19 6PE Chichester, UK
45th Annual International Summer School
The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Summer School is at the University of Chichester 4th-11th August 2012. This year we are offering three separate intermediate classes: 15thC Italian, Late Renaissance dance, 18thC Europe. There are optional workshops at advanced and beginner’s levels and a variety of entertaining evening events.
(UK) The Tallis Scholars Premier Winning Compositions From the NCEM Composers Award 2012 (18 may 2012) (RE-POSTED)
Winners of the NCEM 2012 Composers Award
The NCEM Composers Award 2012, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars, has been won by Alex Woolf (16) in the under 18 years category and by Benjamin Rowarth (20) in the 19 to 25 years category.
Lux Aeterna by Alex Woolf and Where is Thy God? by Benjamin Rowarth will be premièred by The Tallis Scholars in Durham Cathedral as part of its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on Saturday 2 June 2012. This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show on Sunday 1 July 2012.
(US) CFP (edition proposals): A-R Editions series Recent Researches in Music; Collegium Musicum: Yale University
“CFP: A-R Editions
A-R Editions seeks proposals for editions of music to be included in the seven Recent Researches in Music series (Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, American Music, and Oral Traditions). Each edition is usually devoted to works by a single composer or to a single genre of composition and contains an introduction to the music and its historical context, a critical report, and translations of vocal texts.
A-R Editions also seeks proposals for editions of music to be included in the Collegium Musicum: Yale University series. This series seeks to present a varied selection of works that draws from a particular repertory or historical context or that reflects a particular thematic focus. The works should be of interest to early music performers and ensembles (medieval through mid-18th century).
(US) GEMS (Gotham Early Music Scene) 17 may 2012 Newsletter: GEMS to Collaborate with Americas Society New Series
(From the latest GEMS Newsletter of 17 may 2012)
“Beginning next season GEMS will be collaborating with the Americas Society on a new series "GEMAS—Early Music of the Americas." The opening concert, part of our Fifth Anniversary celebration, will be a recital by the celebrated lutenist Paul O'Dette on Thursday, November 9. Details coming soon!”
“Save the Date! GEMS' Fifth Anniversary Gala will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, following Sinfonia New York's performance of "The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne." The New York Times called this performance "impeccable" and "sizzling" when it was last presented. …”
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