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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)
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.
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)
Visit the Musikmuseet (Stockholm Music Museum) website where you will find more than 6400 artifacts of which many are period instruments.
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.
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.
The art of digitizing sensitive manuscripts are partly demystified on the Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ) website.
(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.
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.
“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.