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(CA) Grigorian.com: "Sales on Naive ... New Releases!"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 04, 2012

(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)

“… Natural, just born, innate, Simple, innocent, sincere. So why this name “naïve”? Many thought you had to be a little naïve to launch a record label just when digital music and hi-tech began their ascent. As you can see, diehard music lovers still believe in beautiful packages, the smell of freshly-printed paper, booklets you spend hours admiring, the beauty a human voice and a few strums on a guitar. The Naive label is the Gramophone Label of the Year, and Grigorian offers the entire Label at a tremendous sale price. In most cases, over 30% off . See what Gramophone has recognized and sample some of this excellent label! Click here to see all of the Naive catalogue! …


(IT) Andrea Chezzi New CD Release: "L'Orfeo Britannico, La musica di Haendel nelle trascrizioni per tastiera del Settecento"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2012

Newly released on the Fugatto label, Andrea Chezzi performs Handel on a period Italian organ (Benedetti, 1765). 

Andrea Chezzi, born in Colorno (PR) in 1975, graduated in organ and composition from the Conservatory A. Boito in Parma, and then studied harpsichord in Amsterdam under the guidance of Bob van Asperen. He followed courses in performance practice of early music with L. F. Tagliavini, W. van de Pol, Ch. Stembridge, G. Murray, A. Marcon, Ch. Rousset at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. …


(UK) Cambridge University Press: Medieval and Old English Literature from Cambridge

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2012

(From a recent Cambridge University Press newslettter)

“From Medieval Shakespeare and Anglo-Saxon Literature, to Milton and Art Rhetoric, Cambridge publishes a wide range of titles in the area Medieval and Old English Literature.

View more information about our highlight titles and forthcoming books …  You may be interested in our 20% discount offer on selected titles from this range - just click here to browse books in the sale, but be sure to order before midnight on 17th November 2012 when the offer ends…”


(BE) Gilbert Isbin : New Lute Books and CD

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2012

(From a recent Gilbert Isbin newsletter)

News from  Gilbert Isbin of new works for lute. Below are details of new works along with corresponding links.


Music samples on http://users.telenet.be/gilbert.isbin/gilbert-scott.html
What's New on http://users.telenet.be/gilbert.isbin/what's new.html




(FR) Musicologie -- November 2012 Bulletin

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Musicologie newsletter)

In this month’s newsletter:

“The music of the seventeenth-century in Germany and the Netherlands, an entire chapter of the fresco from Rusquet Michel is published , Jean-Luc Vannier was at the Nice Opera for "Simon Boccanegra" season opening, a CD of Telemann keyboard music recorded by Olivier Baumont, republication of the memoirs of Jean Wiener, latest ads, calendar, music news retrospective, thus the two hundred and eleventh "Bulletin of musicology."

Bonne lecture

Jean-Marc Warszawski ” (Translated from French version)


(US) ArkivMusic Storewide Sale (ends in 3 days)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)

“The ArkivMusic 10th Anniversary Storewide Sale ends in just 3 more days! Take part in the celebration and save yourself a bundle. We are also extending this weekend's Weekend Specials an extra day, so make sure to place your orders before our Storewide Sale ends on Monday at midnight ET!”


(UK) Wigmore Hall Spring Concert Series (January-March 2013)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Wigmore Hall newsletter)

Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street,LondonW1U 2BP

January to March 2013 Concerts – On Sale Now 

News from Wigmore Hall that tickets are now available for their Spring Series concerts. For those interested, you may want to glance at the complete list of 2012-2013 concert series and perhaps you may find concerts of interest in the early music field. (Editor) …


(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Concert: Mozart's World (7-11 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Tafelmusik newsletter)

Location: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Toronto Ontario, Canada

“Glorious music by Mozart and his classical contemporaries, guest directed by Gottfried von der Goltz — the talented violinist and director of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.  Our musicians are buzzing with excitement about this concert, which features Mozart’s radiant Violin Concerto in A Major, K.219, Haydn’s dramatic Symphony no. 52, and music by Franz Beck and Josef Kraus, the “Swedish Mozart.” …


(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Masterclass With Gottfried Von Der Goltz (10 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Tafelmusik newsletter)

“Please join us on Saturday, November 10th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a public masterclass with violinist Gottfried von der Goltz in the sanctuary at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. Featured young artists will be Michelle Odorico, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith and Victoria Melik, violin, and Lysiane Boulva and Sara-Anne Churchill, harpsichord. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to see future period performers coached on music by Biber, Leclair and Castello. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door.”…


(US) The Rose Ensemble 7th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour (8-13 November 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Rose Ensemble newsletter)
Locations:
Alexandria, Staples, Little Falls, Thief River Falls, Crookston, Detroit Lakes

The Rose Ensemble musicians are about to hit the road! Our 7th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour kicks off Sunday, October 14th in Silver Bay, followed by stops in Ely and Hibbing on October 15th and 16th. After a brief segue to Spain to participate in several music festivals and the prestigious choral competition Certamen Coral de Tolosa, musicians will complete this year's Greater Minnesota Tour with performances in Alexandria, Staples, Little Falls, Thief River Falls, Crookston, and Detroit Lakes.”


(US) Bach Society Houston Concert: Bach Vespers: Music from Leipzig (4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

Location: 2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77005

“The Bach Vespers series presents complete sacred cantatas along with choral motets and psalm settings in an evening prayer service related to a single theme. This gives them a context similar to their original performance, with chorales and readings chosen to give deeper insight into Bach’s theology. Listeners are also invited to sing and participate as Bach’s congregation did. …”


(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "From Ghetto to Palazzo: Vocal Works of Salamone Rossi Hebreo" (4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 27, 2012

Location: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, New York, NY USA

“On the heels of its sold-out and acclaimed season opener featuring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, dancer Jared Angle and harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire at The Players Club, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts—the series that presents early music in intimate alternative venues—brings back by popular demand From Ghetto to Palazzo, a fascinating concert of works by Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi (c. 1570 – 1630) on Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm. Performers include the vocal sextet The Western Wind Ensemble with Charles Weaver, lute and Gabe Shuford, harpsichord, and cantor Daniel Singer


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices (SFRV) Concert: "Misa O Quam Gloriosum" (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (21, 27, 28 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012

Locations:

Sunday, October 21: All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley, Palo Alto
Saturday, October 27: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco

San Francisco Renaissance Voices annual Office of the Dead Concert this year commemorates All Saints Day with a performance of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s (1548-1611) hauntingly beautiful Misa O Quam Gloriosum (O How Glorious is the Kingdom Mass) including his motet of the same name upon which the mass is based with other music by Trombetti, Byrd, Esquivel and others.  Unlike his more prolific contemporaries Victoria focused on composing music that was liturgical and devotional.  This parody mass, written in the mixolydian mode, perfectly illustrates this and is considered one of his best being described by the British musicologist Donald Tovey as "one of the most perfect ever written."  We are delighted to be joined by guest conductor Don Scott Carpenter of American Bach Soloists.

(DK) Concerto Copenhagen: Jordi Savall Directs and is Soloist with Concerto Copenhagen (20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012
We all know that Catalan Jordi Savall’s artistic capacity includes much more than baroque music. Recently we were reminded of it when he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize at an unforgettable concert at Trinity Church. Nevertheless, it must be more than usually interesting to hear how this great artist can inspire Concerto Copenhagen musicians in the fascinating program of French and French-inspired orchestral suites, he has put together for this concert event ...

(CA) The Toronto Consort Concert: "The Tudors" (19-20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012

Location: 

The Toronto Consort launches its 40th anniversary season on October 19 and 20 with The Tudors, a concert program inspired by the music of Tudor England, culminating with Thomas Tallis’ rarely-heard, magnificent 40-part motet Spem in alium.  Members of Toronto’s Tallis Choir join the Consort for this special performance… 


(UK) Cambridge University Press Recently Published: "Venice, History of the Floating City" (Joanne M. Ferraro, San Diego State University)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

Hardback
ISBN:9780521883597
Publication date:July 2012
299pages

“This book is a sweeping historical portrait of the floating city of Venice from its foundations to the present day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's unique construction within an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European, and North African exchange networks that made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural center. Incorporating recent scholarly insights, the author discusses key themes related to the city's social, cultural, religious, and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. …


(US) Fall Opera Sale at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

(From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter 10 Oct 2012)

“Do you thrive on drama, spectacle, and glorious voices like Bartoli, Kaufmann, Fleming, and Flórez? Then get ready for ArkivMusic's Fall Opera Sale, with every complete opera on sale -- DVD and Blu-ray, too! Plus, we have a select group of specially priced vocal recitals. If you can't afford the orchestra seats, our large selection of clearance opera CDs and clearance vocal recitals offers plenty of great music at tremendous discounts. Plus, we have over 100 clearance opera DVDs & Blu-rays at our best prices ever -- up to 75% off!…”


(CA) I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble Concert: "Losers" (19 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

Location:  St David's Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. Toronto ON

I FURIOSI kicks off the season with a nod to all we have lost - people, time, places and things. Works by Rameau, Blow, Leclair and more...


(FR) "La Simphonie dans le Marais – 25 ans de musique" Concert Reminder (13 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

Location: Montaigu (85), théâtre de Thalie

Concert florilège

Hugo Reyne, flûtes et direction; Léonor Leprêtre, soprano; Guillemette Laurens, mezzo-soprano; Aimery Lefèvre, basse ; La Simphonie du Marais

The journey starts in Versailles in 1987 by French music enthusiast, Hugo Reyne who paid homage to Lully at the first concert organized for the tercentenary of the death of his genius and the very young “Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles”…


(US) Opera Today Review: "Mozart’s Ghost finds its Way through Das Labyrinth" (Rebecca Schmid, 6 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2012

(From a recent Opera Today newsletter item)

“W.A. Mozart, despite a historically antagonistic relationship with his city of birth, retains an omnipresence in Salzburg that emerges in full force with each iteration of the illustrious summer festival…


(UK) Baroque Opera Live Concert: "The Beauty of Baroque" (13 October 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2012

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings, UK
Tickets: Free Admission

A programme of Baroque organ and vocal music for one hour, followed by refreshments. The timing is ideal for those who would like to come to the concert, have a cup of tea and some finger food and then watch the Fireworks.

Our guest soloist will be young tenor Hiroshi Kanazawa, who is beginning his career after leaving music college, but has already won numerous prizes. He will sing Scherza, Infida from Handel's opera Ariodante, and we are looking forward very much to his performance. Furthermore …

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