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“Historic Organ Study Tours (HOST)announces a summertime organ tour to Denmark
For our 18th annual tour of historic European organs, HOST is pleased to offer a tour in beautiful Denmark, extending from Copenhagen and Helsingør on the east coast of the island of Zealand to Flensburg on the border with Germany in Jutland in the west.
A number of significant MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS will be sold by the Orpheon Foundation: violins, violas, violoncellos of the 18th C., both in modern and Baroque conditions, as well as modern violas da gamba. Could you please inform your friends and acquaintances about the sale? It is a unique opportunity to acquire a valuable instrument at a reasonable price.
“You're most cordially invited to listen to my new radio program, "The Foyer of the Forgotten" on WWFM, 89.1 in the greater Princeton and New York area.
The program is one hour long and introduces the works of composers who have fallen into byroads of musical history and who either need reviving or who are being revived through new CDs and performances. There will be occasional interviews.
“Domenico Scarlatti arrived in Madrid in 1733, following his pupil Maria Barbara there after she married the Spanish prince Ferdinand. The Spanish kingdom had experienced major blows to its position on the European stage in the defeat of their Armada by the English, and king Charles II dying with no heir.
“Sketches by Boz, the volume of newspaper columns that became Dickens’ first book, invokes a colorful view of 19th-century England”
“Seven Dials, in central London, is a good place to people-watch. Outside the Crown pub, ruddy men laugh loudly, sloshing their pints; shoppers’ heels click on cobblestones; and tourists spill bewildered out of a musical at the Cambridge Theatre. A column marks the seven-street intersection, and its steps make a sunny perch for gazing on the parade. …
(US) Harmonia Early Music: Listener Favorites: Gesualdo, Tavener, Dalza, Pergolesi, And More" (By Bernard Gordillo)
Word from Sid Glickman, that his 300+ instrument collection is for sale. "I was a good shopper until recently and I would like to see them well placed before my time is up! (tongue in cheek)"
The competition was won by Valentina Naforniţă from Moldova, who also won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize.
(Recently posted on the Handel House newsletter -- ed.)
In November 2011 Handel House Museum is 10 years old!
To mark this landmark anniversary Handel House is launching its 10 for 10 campaign with JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
Our June 2011 by Ian Howell (Editor)
“This issue includes two pieces by me: one discussing how rather than what to practice, and a very recent interview I gave on public radio on the countertenor and castrati voices.
Video of popular pop artist “Sting” playing the archlute and meets Emily Howard. Humorous skit.
“LISTEN NOW to the international online tribute C@BEZÓN500 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of the famous blind Spanish musician Antonio de Cabezón (1510-2010). This is the result of a joint effort by professional musicians, record labels, music students and amateur musicians who have got together to make all of Cabezón's works available online over the course of this fifth centennial year.
(FR) Proportions of Renaissance Tenor Flutes and the Relationship of Verona Flutes to Foot-Length Standards (Philippe Allain-Dupré, author)
more than with musical issues.
(UK) New Findings on the Possible Copyists and Owners of the Scarlatti Sonata Manuscripts in Münster: the Role of Antonino Reggio
New findings on the possible copyists and owners of the Scarlatti sonata manuscripts in Münster: the role of Antonino Reggio Early Music (2011) 39(1): 57-64 first published online January 27, 2011 doi:10.1093/em/caq109
“In his unpublished 1970 dissertation on Domenico Scarlatti, Joel Sheveloff identified four major collections of the keyboard sonatas of Scarlatti, two Spanish and two Italian in origin.