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(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Dancing In The Court Of The Sun King" By Laura Osterlund (18 December 2011)
The latest newsletter from Capilla Flamenca brings news of well-deserved awards for the group:
DIAPASON D'OR for “Flemish Polyphony”
PRIX CHOC for “Heinrich Isaac, Ich muss dich lassen”
(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Seasonal Settings And Angelic Appearances" By Laura Osterlund (19 December 2011)
“Arion Orchestre Baroque would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with music! They also send a link to“Michel Corrette: Symphonie des Noëls #2 en ré majeur, mvt 1 (Allegro)” for your enjoyment pleasure on this very day.
For more information on the group, visit the Arion Orchestre Baroque website.
We have been hibernating for the past month or so, but will return in force mid-January with more articles and reviews!
(Although not specifically of early music content, this issue of the Smithsonian’s magazine: Folkways Magazine writes of Latin American traditional music. You may be interested in reading some of the articles. -- Ed.)
The new issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine explores contemporary expressions of traditional music from Latin America: (summary of articles follows)
“The founding editors at the University of Maryland have established an award for the best article in each issue that carries a prize of $1000.”
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal is the only journal devoted solely to the interdisciplinary and global study of women and gender during the years 1400 to 1700. Each volume gathers essays on early modern women from every country and region, by scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines, including art history, cultural studies, music, history, political science, religion, theatre, history of science, and history of philosophy.
(US) Society for American Music, New Membership Category for Non-Academic Institutions (Announced 15 Nov 2011)
It is again that time of year when we should all take a little time to reflect on the joy and pleasures we have gained from our local early music groups, musicians and associations. While many of these are driven by a collected sense of volunteerism, I believe we are all too well aware that without any kind of financial backing, many of our concerts and venues would no doubt disappear.
It is then, at this time of year, when the year end is near, that we should contemplate helping our local early music groups generously or even “mildly generously” with their funding drives. No amount is too small to give. You may also find that some government incentives may reward your philanthropic gesture on your year’s income tax filings (check with your government tax rules, as these differ from country to country).
Please do give generously to your local early music groups and also consider volunteering your help. After all, we all gain from a healthy and strong local early music scene.
With many thanks for your generosity. May you all have a great December month of concerts.
DONALD TOVEY MEMORIAL PRIZE
The Board of the Faculty of Music [Oxford University] proposes to award the Donald Tovey Memorial Prize in 2012. The prize (which will be of the value of £2,000 but may be augmented should the need arise, at the discretion of the Board) is open to men and women without regard to nationality, age, or membership of a university.
(News item posted on the “Society for Seventeenth Century Music (SSCM)” list in October 2011 -- ed.)
Call for article submissions: Early Music Performer, the journal of the National Early Music Association (UK)
The bi-annual journal Early Music Performer is a valued publication in the field of performance practice research edited by Dr Andrew Woolley. With contributions by leading performers and scholars, reports, news items, and reviews, it appeals to a broad spectrum of early music lovers, students, musicians and academics with interests in the performance practice of any period and early music.
The latest Gotham Early Music Scene “GEMS” is out and makes note of its progress of $20,000 challenge grant awarded GEMS by the La Salle Adams Funds. The Fund has given the group until December 31, 2011 to raise the matching $20,000, providing GEMS with much-needed funding for its coming season. Please consider donating to this worthy cause, especially if you are resident of the New York City area.
Other news of the myriad of great concert dates in December and its exciting line-up of repertoire.
Oxford University Press is holding a “Holiday Sale” on various books. You may want to take a look and see if there are any music titles that may be of interest to you. (ed.)
“Don’t get left behind! Visit Oxford’s 2011 Holiday Sale and save up to 65% on our bestselling titles. This is the perfect time to get that title you’ve had your eye on all year.
Now, you can flip through the catalog online.We’ve made it even easier for you enjoy the savings!”
The annual Big Give Christmas Challenge doubles online donations to charities during Big Give week.
In the 2010 Challenge, our Trustees, Friends, Patrons and Supporters helped us raise £120,000 for our highly successful 2011 Spitalfields Festival residency. We were deeply grateful and deeply touched by such amazing generosity from so many people, who donated sums ranging from £5 to £5000, each doubled by the Big Give.
(UK) The Telegraph: Mad Cow Disease Fears Over Violin Strings Threatens Works of Handel and Bach (By Adam Lusher 27 Nov 2011)
(For those who missed this … Editor)
“M.A.M. artist Dame Emma Kirkby has been awarded Her Majesty’s Medal for Music for the Year 2010. 2 June 2011 Dame Emma Kirkby was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented her with The Queen's Medal for Music. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, current Master of The Queen's Music was present.