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(US) 2016 OPERA NEWS Awards

Contributed by admin on Dec 11, 2015

Joseph Calleja, Elīna Garanča, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko & José van Dam Named as 2016 OPERA NEWS Awards Recipients. Five Honorees to be Acknowledged for Contributions to the Opera World at the 11th Annual Awards Ceremony. ...


(SE) BIS CD Release: Vivaldi – Recorder Concertos

Contributed by admin on Dec 11, 2015

"Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G major, RV 443 (originally C major); Concerto in F major, RV 442; Concerto in C major, RV 444; Concerto in E minor, RV 445 (originally A minor); Concerto in C minor, RV 441; Concerto in A minor, RV 108 for recorder, 2 violins & b.c.; Concerto in D major, RV 92 for recorder, violin & b.c

Dan Laurin, recorder and musical direction
1B1 / Jan Bjøranger, leader
Anna Paradiso, harpsichord
Jonas Nordberg, theorbo/baroque guitar

The Swedish recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin has demonstrated his remarkable versatility on some thirty recordings for BIS, ranging from ...


(US) Bach Society Houston Pilot Project: "Bach in Schools"

Contributed by admin on Dec 10, 2015

“Bach had how many kids?!?” exclaimed students at Foster Elementary School when told that Johann Sebastian fathered 20 children. Bach Society Houston’s new pilot project Bach in Schools is a 50-minute presentation for elementary school students focusing on J.S. Bach’s life and music, featuring live performers from the Bach Society’s orchestra and professional choir, and a real harpsichord. ...


(UK) Cambridge Early Music "Festival of the Voice" (12-15 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 08, 2015

"Cambridge Early Music’s prestigious 2016 Festival of the Voice will run between Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 May [2016].  It will showcase many of the world's finest early music artists including: Vox Luminis, Voces8, The Gesualdo Six, Three Medieval Tenors and James Gilchrist, who will perform an eclectic range of music from medieval Conductus, Monteverdi, Lassus, Bach, Schubert and many others in some of Cambridge’s most beautiful and historic venues. ...


(US) Art Seek Article: " First Of Its Kind: An Institute for Female Opera Conductors" (by Bill Zeeble, 03 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

"In a banner year of three new works from the Dallas Opera, the company this week launched a different kind of premiere: a week-long Institute for Women Conductors. This school may be the only one of its kind in the world. ....


(US) Piffaro "The Renaissance Band" & Google Cultural Institute

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

Google Cultural Institute is a hit with music groups enabling them to build storylines and interesting videos. Piffaro is highlighted in one of the latest Google Cultural Institute releases. Congratulations to Piffaro for ...


(US) Dance Magazine Article: "Google Now Lets You Travel the Dance World" (by Kristin Schwab, 04 Dec 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

"If I could dream up the most epic vacation for myself, it would be to travel from city to city to see every major dance company and historical dance site. (Hey boss, do you think this could count as a business trip?) Okay, so I’m going to assume that’s not really in the cards for me right now. But Google’s new Cultural Institute can get us a little closer to The Dream. Its arts “museum” went live this week, and there are plenty of dance (and fine arts, and opera, and music) goodies to explore.  ...


(BE) Outhere Music Christmas Special

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

For those of you interested in purchasing some music CD's at Christmas time, Outhere Music is offering a 10% reduction off the price of it large inventory of CD titles. As there are too many early music CD titles to name ...


(DE) 4th Historical Dance Symposium - Dance in Italy, Italian Dance in Europe, 1400 - 1900 (25-29 May, 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

Location: Burg Rothenfels, 97851 Rothenfels, DE

"Our starting point on this path lies in the late Middle Ages, when the first dance books in history were written in Lombardy. The path leads us further through the highest flourishing of the Renaissance, when Italian dance masters and dancers were active in all European courts and laid important foundations for the later ballet. Special emphasis is placed on the period of the cultural duel with France in the 18th century and the develop­ment of the great ballet reform, before we finally end our journey in the Risorgimento, Italy’s struggle for a unified statehood. ...


(US) Women Writers Project & Folger Shakespeare Library: "Early Modern Digital Pedagogies" (30 March 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

"The Women Writers Project and the Folger Shakespeare Library are offering a half-day workshop on digital humanities pedagogy. This workshop will focus on Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO), a new project that will provide online, encoded transcriptions of manuscripts from the Folger collection, and on Women Writers Online, a long-standing and well-loved collection of women's texts from 1526–1850.  ...


(UK) Handel and Hendrix House December 2015 Newsletter

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

(From the recently renamed Handel and Hendrix House Newsletter)

The most recent newsletter from the Handel and Hendrix House Newsletter is out. If you are interested in getting tickets to some of the performances, you may want to do this promptly as most performances are already sold out. Note also the name change to reflect the fact that Jimi Hendrix once lived at the Handel House location (25 Brook Street, London). ...


(UK) The Guardian Article: " Earliest known biography of an African woman translated to English for the first time" (by Alison Flood, 03 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

"The earliest known book-length biography of an African woman, a 17th-century text detailing the life of the Ethiopian saint Walatta Petros, has been translated into English for the first time. ...


(US) CIncInatI.com Article: "Packing up to preserve a musical treasure" (by Janelle Gelfand, 3 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

From a recent article on the CIncInatI.com website. This article gives good insight of measures taken in moving a large library, over 1 million pieces of inventory, to a temporary location during a building restoration. It also gives us insight on the importance of cataloguing and even digitizing our music for the sake of its longevity. (Marc Paré, Editor EarlyMusicNews.org)

"Since summer, three librarians at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have been up against a daunting deadline. They are trying to put up to a million pieces of music into as much order as possible by Monday, when it all has to be moved out of Music Hall to prepare for the historic hall’s renovation in June. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: Saturday morning quotes 5.29: Tempo and pitch I

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

"Once upon a time, early music was distinguished by two factors: 1) instruments are tuned to A=415, and 2) it must be played as fast as possible. In fact the two phenomena are somewhat related. When strings are slackened a bit they ...


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Florilegium at Wigmore Hall" (by Claire Seymour, 29 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

"During this exploration of music from the Austro-German Baroque, Florilegium were joined by the baritone Roderick Williams in a programme of music which placed the music and career of J.S. Bach in the context of three older contemporaries: Franz Tunder (1614-67), Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1701) and Heinrich Biber (1644-1704). ...


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Monteverdi by The Sixteen at Wigmore Hall" (by Claire Seymour, 12 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2015

"This was a concert where immense satisfaction was derived equally from the quality of musicianship displayed and the coherence and resourcefulness of the programme presented....


(UK) Cambridge Early Music 2016 Summer Schools Jesus College, Cambridge (31 July-7 August/7-13 August 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2015

"Join us for a taste of Spain at our 2016 Summer Schools.  Next summer we will move to a new venue in the stunning setting of Jesus College in the heart of historic Cambridge.  All bedrooms are high-standard single study-bedrooms with en-suite and tea-making facilities.  Car parking on-site is also available to course members.  ...


(DE) EarlyDance.org Calendar

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2015

A reminder to those of you who are early dance enthusiasts to visit the EarlyDance.org site for the list of upcoming dance dates, classes and concerts. EarlyDance.org is a central hub to the early dance community and is quite active. ....


(DE) Ketil Are Haugsand - Quick Tour of the Nürnberg Collection

Contributed by admin on Dec 04, 2015

From a recent posting on Facebook, Ketil Are Haugsand gives us a quick tour of the historical keyboards in the Nürnberg Collection. If you have not seen the collection, you can get a glimpse of it here ... but still best if you see it in person. (Marc, Editor EarlyMusicNews.org)

https://www.facebook.com/EarlyMusicNews.Org/posts/1086372251382486


(UK) Genesis Sixteen Applications Now Open (Deadline date: 15 January 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 04, 2015

(From a recent The Sixteen newsletter)

"We are pleased to announce that Genesis Sixteen - the UK's leading free choral training programme for 18 - 23 year olds - is once again recruiting.

If you are passionate about choral singing and would like the opportunity to work closely with Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan, as well as ...


(DE) Covielo Classics New CD Release: "LA BATAILLE D'AMOUR Tabulatures & Chansons of the French Renaissance" (Nov. 2015) (Maria Ferré · Renaissance guitar, lute & direction)

Contributed by admin on Dec 04, 2015

"The desire of Maria Ferré was to combine two of the most important instruments for her, which have accompanied her during her musical career – the Renaissance lute and Baroque guitar – led her on her path towards the Renaissance guitar. The “master instrument” lute thereby profited from the sincere energy of the guitar.  ...

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