" ... It was, probably, the little figures not the ivory they were made of that drew interest, but I thought of them when I learned recently about a project at the Courtauld Institute in London — in a task begun in 2008, it’s cataloging all known ivory sculptures made made in Western Europe ca. 1200-ca. 1530, as well as neo-Gothic pieces, and the other day it added 700 pieces to the online database. This created a mini-storm of interest. ...
The DANZIG LUTE BOOK (Danzig [Gdansk] tablature 4022)
"is a collection of early seventeenth century lute music of Gdansk provenance, now kept in Berlin. This tablature was lost during the Second World War. Unexpectedly, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the resulting political changes, this manuscript was revealed to be in the collection of the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in East Berlin: it turned out that during the war part of the Gdansk library collection was taken to Moscow, and from there the whole collection was transferred to the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in the 1950s...
Location: Wigmore Hall, London UK
“January to March 2014 Concerts – On Sale Now
Wigmore Hall is delighted to announce that the Wigmore Spring 2014 Series is now open for public booking, with many exciting events to look forward to over the coming months. Of note, early music concerts performed by Elias String Quartet, L’Arpeggiata Baroque (residency), Les Talens Lyrique. …”
(AU) Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy: "Dancing With the Masters" (23 Nov 2013 -- 08 Feb 2014)
Location: Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy studio in Yarralumla, Canberra, AU
“… You may not recognise these men, but they are responsible for some of the most influential books on dance ever written. You’ll have a rare chance to hold originals of these books and enjoy dances from them (and from many other books and manuscripts that survive from between 1450 and 1760) in a series of 10 Saturday mornings classes running from 9:30am to 12:15 from Sat. 23 November to Sat. 8 February (skipping only the Saturday of the Christmas Carol Ball and the Saturday between Christmas & New Year). …
Location: 15th Century Library of the Fabbri Mansion, 7 East 95th Street. New York NY, US
“Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the great English composer, the great American lutenist, Hopkinson Smith, performs a program of Dowland and his contemporaries, featuring selections from the 1611 publications Premier Livre of Robert Ballard, Il Libro Primo d’Intavolatura di Lauto of Girolamo Giovanni Kapsberger, and Dowland's Varietie of Lute Lessons, published in 1610. …
Location: Handel House, 25 Brook St Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, UK
“Tickets are still available at £25 and scores will be provided in advance. Please note that this workshop is suitable for players over 16 and of Grade 5 or above.
This month Lisete da Silva returns to lead a recorder workshop on Saturday 9 November. …
From a recent “Brook Street News” newsletter (01 Nov 2013)
Catch up on events being held at Handel House; the Brook Street News newsletter highlights events being held at Handel House as well as other local and international events. You will not be disappointed of the music events …
Location: Stude Concert Hall in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Houston Texas, US
From a recent Bach Society Houston newsletter:
“Bach Society Houston will present two concerts by the renowned St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) of Leipzig, Germany on November 9 and 10. Forty boys aged 10 - 18 years will perform along with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Georg Christoph Biller, Thomaskantor. …
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