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(US) Artis Wodehouse plays 1864 American Melodeon

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011
“Recorded on June 18, 2011 at a Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert, Beacon Hill Friends Meeting House using a Flip Video camera. Artis Wodehouse plays Charles Zeuner's Fantasy and Fugue in F from ca. 1830 on her 1864 Treat & Davis American melodeon.
  

(DK) 18th Annual Pipe Organ Tour (2011 August 3-12)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011

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.    
  


(AT) Orpheon Foundation: Musical Instrument Sale

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2011
Dear friends,

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.
  

(US) Couperin (1): La Visionaire (performed by Rebecca Pechefsky)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 02, 2011
“Harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky performs François Couperin's "La Visionaire," an overture opening his 25th Ordre (Paris, 1730), in New York City's historic Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, built in 1765.
  

(US) The Foyer of the Forgotten (radio program)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 02, 2011

“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.
  


(US) Harmonia Mundi: Eighteenth-Century Madrid By Anna Pranger

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2011

“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.
  


(US) How Charles Dickens Saw London (Author: Rebecca Dalzell) ((Smithsonian.com 2011 June 06)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2011

“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)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2011
“Not long ago, we asked our listening audience, through the Harmonia website and its social media pages, to tell us their favorite pieces of early music. The response was not only enthusiastic, but quite detailed.”
  

(US) Sale on Sid Glickman's Personal Instrument Collection

Contributed by Admin on Jun 22, 2011

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)"
  


(UK) Cardiff Singer of the World Competition (2011 June 12-19)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2011
“The 2011 competition took place from 12-19 June 2011.

The competition was won by Valentina Naforniţă from Moldova, who also won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize.
 

(UK) Handel House is 10! and Fundraiser

Contributed by Admin on Jun 15, 2011

(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.
   


(US) Davitt Moroney on Striggio's Long-lost Mass (YouTube Video)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2011
“UC Berkeley musicologist and renowned harpsichordist Davitt Moroney talks about his discovery of the long-lost 16th-century mass by Alessandro Striggio "Missa sopra Ecco sì beato" in 40 and 60 parts.
  

(NL) Gurdy String Calculator (Gurdypedia.com)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2011
“Andrew Nixon sent me (Paul Howland, Gurdypedia) two fantastic Excel spreadsheets developed by Hurdy Gurdy Info (HGI) - an informal group of hurdy-gurdy players and academics who discuss and chat about all-things hurdy-gurdy from time to time.
   

(US) The Offbeat Museums of Europe (by Tony Perrottet) (Smithsonian.com May 17 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011
Not directly related to early music, but still of interest, this month’s Smithsonian Magazine lists some museums of oddity that may be of interest to the early music enthusiasts.
  

(US) The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal (June Issue)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011

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.
  


(UK) Pop Artists "Sting" Plays the Archlute and Meets Emily Howard (Comedienne?) -- Humour

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2011

Video of popular pop artist “Sting” playing the archlute and meets Emily Howard. Humorous skit.
  


(ES) Complete Cabezón Works Online (FIMTE)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 01, 2011

“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.
  


(UK) Original Clavichord c.1620- Mirrey Collection. Antonio de Cabezón

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011
Norberto Broggini plays "Para quién crié yo cabellos" -abridged version-by Antonio de Cabezón on the Anonymous Triple-fretted Clavichord (Flemish, c.1620) of the Mirrey Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments, Edinburgh.
   

(US) Hurdy Gurdy Rosin Lesson (Scott Gayman, author) (YouTube video)

Contributed by Admin on May 27, 2011
From the pages of the hurdy-gurdy mailist: “I made a video about rosining and correcting problems. Neil added a note about using a wood block which is good advice to follow.“
  

(US) AAWM Submission Guidelines (Analytical Approaches to World Music Journal)

Contributed by Admin on May 27, 2011
“The editors of Analytical Approaches to World Music welcome submissions that engage the analytical, theoretical, and cultural aspects of the panoply of world musical traditions.
  

(FI) Online String Calculator for Lute Instruments (Arto Wikla, Sotware Developer)

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2011
This calculator is useful only for calculating the tensions and diameters of strings made of homogeneous material!
  

(FR) Proportions of Renaissance Tenor Flutes and the Relationship of Verona Flutes to Foot-Length Standards (Philippe Allain-Dupré, author)

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2011
“In a previous issue of this Journal, I presented a survey of original consort flutes and a study of their pitches in relation to treatises and musical compositions in which flutes were included. The present article deals with acoustics and mathematics
more than with musical issues.
  

(IT) The Inner-Outer Italian Clavichord

Contributed by Admin on May 23, 2011
As the family of Italian harpsichords has been divided into two categories, false inner-outer and inner-outer, from the famous definition of Frank Hubbard, also for the family of Italian clavichords we can apply the same classification.
 

(UK) New Findings on the Possible Copyists and Owners of the Scarlatti Sonata Manuscripts in Münster: the Role of Antonino Reggio

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2011
Anthony Hart, author
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.


(FR) The Reconstruction of the "Tiorbino" Harpsichord by O. Fadini (YouTube)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2011
Rescued and reconstructed. Visit the slide show YouTube video of the “Tiorbino” harpsichord  as well as hear it being played.
 
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