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(ES) Ars Hispana - Spanish music editions

Contributed by Duron on Oct 10, 2009

Ars Hispana is a project dedicated to the recovery of the Spanish musical patrimony through the publication of studies and work editions, mainly unpublished, composed from 16th to 19th centuries


(NL) Lute lessons on YouTube -- David van Ooijen, lutenist

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2009

David van Ooijen, lutenist, has made some Lute lessons available on YouTube. Follow the following link to view the more than 20 lessons here:

 YouTube Lute lessons


(UK) Dansons la Morvandelle! (2nd Edition) (Hurdy-Gurdy) (Mike Gilpin, author) -- recently published

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2009

A collection of traditional French dance tunes from the Morvan region of France.

The first edition sold out some time ago, but the 2nd edition, published by “Mally's Traditional Music Store” is now available.

Visit  website for more information: HurdyGurdy.biz (under “Tunebook”)


(DE) Early Music Workshop Trossingen (Oct. 8-11, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 06, 2009
Hochschule Trossingen (the largest Early Music department in Germany) is accepting applications for the "Atelier for Early Music 2009" Masterclasses untill September 4, 2009. This short but intensive workshop is a great opportunity to meet teachers, explore the comprehensive facilities, play upon a first-rate collection of early instruments, and become inspired once again with music.

(FR) Festes de Thalie et d'Orpheon Festval and Worskhops (April 10-24, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 06, 2009

The newsletter from “Festes de Thalie et d’Orpheon” informs of their upcoming Festival and Workshop series for April 2010.


(US) Peter Sykes, Performer and instrument collector

Contributed by Admin on Sep 05, 2009

An interesting article on Peter Sykes (Cambridge, MA, USA) and his instrument collection published in the Boston Globe.

Follow this link to view the article: Peter Sykes (Boston Globe)


(IT) Verso Bach: The Keyboard Music in Germany Before Bach

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Sep 05, 2009

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT
Saturday, October 31st 2009
Basilica di San Pietro
Borgo XX giugno, Perugia (Italy)
6 p.m.


Giuseppe Schinaia, organ and harpsichord

Free admission


(US) Towards Bach: The Harpsichord in Germany Before Bach -- Concert (Oct. 4/2009)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Aug 03, 2009

Giuseppe Schinaia, Harpsichord
(October 4, 2009 at 3 pm)

First Presbyterian Church
6400, Kimbark Ave

Chicago IL


(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.

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