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(UK) Lost Vivaldi concerto found in the National Archives of Scotland

Contributed by Admin on Nov 16, 2010
The discovery of a previously unknown score of a flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) in the National Archives of Scotland has been announced. Andrew Woolley, Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, has identified the score of 'Il Gran Mogol' as a lost part of series of four ‘national’ concertos by Vivaldi. The manuscript score (GD40/15/54/2) is in the hand of a copyist, and is among the family papers of the Marquesses of Lothian, an important collection that was purchased by the National Archives of Scotland in 1991.

(US) Witchcraft and Madness in Restoration England

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2010

Restoration Theater (in brief)

In 1660, Charles II was crowned King of England. The country had been in a political and parliamentary dictatorship for many years, and had now been restored. Hence, a new chapter in English history called the Restoration. It wasn’t just the restoration of the monarchy, however, but the return of a culture that had been shut down during the dictatorship, such as public theaters.


(IT) Inês d'Avena/Giulia Giovani: Winners of the 2nd Edition of the "Concorso Internazionale Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli" (2010 Oct. 2-3)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 11, 2010

Inês d’Avena – instrumental
Giulia Giovani – musicology

The second edition of the International Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli, in the instrumental section, saw the award winning finalist Inês d’Avena, recorder player, born in 1983 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Inês d'Avena received her education at the "Royal Conservatory" The Hague, the Netherlands, where she graduated Master of Music in 2007. 


(US) The Face of Bach (Teri Noel Towe)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2010

The Face Of Bach is a website devoted to the portraits of Johann Sebastian Bach, and to the fair and accurate analysis of the various images that purport to be accurate depictions of the facial features of Johann Sebastian Bach.

As I continue to develop this site, I hope to offer thorough evaluations of the various Bach portraits and to provide information on the source materials that are the foundation for any discussion of the portraits of Johann Sebastian Bach.


(SE) Musikmuseet (Stockholm Music Museum) and the "Clavichord" application software (HansErik Svensson & Karl Dickson authors)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2010

Visit the Musikmuseet (Stockholm Music Museum) website where you will find more than 6400 artifacts of which many are period instruments.

(US) Scanning a Stradivarius (Smithsonian.com)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 29, 2010

Medical 3-D imaging makes it possible to study the anatomy of the world's greatest stringed instruments – and uncover the secrets of its makers.

(HU) Recorder Instruction in Hungary -- A perspective view by Árpád Zoltán Szabó

Contributed by Admin on Jun 29, 2010

I'd like to open a window to an aspect of recorder playing in Hungary with this message.

Music education in Hungary has a country-wide institution system which consists of music schools situated mostly in towns and maintained by the state.

(DE) Digitizing Sensitive Manuscripts (Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ))

Contributed by Admin on Jun 23, 2010

The art of digitizing sensitive manuscripts are partly demystified on the Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ) website. 

(US) Early Music America Announces Annual Awards (1 June 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

(SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, announces the winners of its 2010 awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments in early music.

(EU) Antonio Vivaldi (The Vivaldi Link site)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2010

That Antonio Vivaldi’s name is know the world over can be attributed almost entirely to a single piece of music, The Four Seasons, first published in 1725 and still enjoying tremendous success today. Who would have thought that tucked away in the composers private library were hundreds of other pieces from his hand ranging from operas and sacred music to hundreds of concertos for one, two, three or more instruments. Most of it had not been published in his lifetime and was consequently forgotten after his death. Incredibly, this vast collection of music reappeared nearly intact in 1930 when it was purchased by the Biblioteca Nazionale in Turin, Italy,  but it is only in recent years  that this music has begun to be recorded and included in public concerts.

(DE) Renovated and Greatly Expanded Bach Museum

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2010

“This is the city where Johann Sebastian Bach spent his final 27 years and composed many of his major works, including the St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Mass in B Minor, the "Art of the Fugue" and nearly 200 cantatas. And this year, amid the predictable Easter-season concert programming, Leipzig marked the composer's 325th birthday with the opening of a renovated and greatly expanded Bach Museum, part of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig. Founded in 1950 (the 200th anniversary of the composer's death), the Archiv is one of the finest Bach research institutes on earth, largely thanks to its important collection of Bach manuscripts. 

(FR) La Société de Luth (The French Lute Society) on YouTube

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2010
YouTube has a new channel. La Société de Luth (The French Lute Society) has a YouTube site.