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(FR) Miguel Yisrael, Lutenist

Contributed by Admin on May 16, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Miguel Yisrael was born in 1973 in Lisbon, where he began his musical and artistic career, earning his Diploma in Classical Guitar in 1994. From 1999 to 2004, after studying the lute at the Paris Conservatoire, with Claire Antonini, Miguel Yisrael completed his musical education with the grand maestro Hopkinson Smith in Basel, Switzerland, at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
 


(US) 2012 Gerboth Award: Call for Applications (Music Library Association MLA news)

Contributed by Admin on May 15, 2011
The Music Library Association, in memory of its Past President and Honorary Member Walter Gerboth, established the Gerboth Award. It is made to members of MLA who are in the first five years of their professional library careers, to assist research-in-progress in music or music librarianship.
 

(US) Folger Shakespeare Library

Contributed by Admin on May 15, 2011
Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.
 

(US) 6th Edition, The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal

Contributed by Admin on May 13, 2011
Recently published from The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal. Of note, a call for articles: “Thank you for joining our us for our sixth issue! Many of you out there are coming to the end of your academic year. If you have written pieces that you think would be appropriate for this publication (or if you suddenly have time on your hands!) be in touch through the contact page. We would love to bring your writing to our large audience.”


(UK) Colin Booth, Early Keyboard Instruments

Contributed by Admin on May 10, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Colin Booth has been a harpsichordist and harpsichord-maker for more than 30 years. Colin Booth has sold around 300 instruments worldwide, and can point to an unusually large proportion of these sales, to Early Music professionals, and harpsichordists in particular.


(US) Flowers For Mother’s Day (Harmonia Episode-Recording) (2011 May 9)

Contributed by Admin on May 09, 2011
“Mother’s Day is a special day set aside to honor our mothers. In the United States, the second Sunday of May is traditionally when it’s celebrated. Around the world it can be observed at varying times of the year.
 

(NL) Fortepiano Restoration Techniques at Beunk & Wennink early pianos

Contributed by Admin on May 09, 2011
The workshop has facilities for all sorts of woodwork and every aspect of the restoration is executed on the premises. We were taught by experience that good results are only possible after a full restoration.
 

(US) Harpsichord Unlimited Music Videos Win Awards in 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival

Contributed by Admin on May 08, 2011
Our congratulations to Harpsichord Unlimited! Out of more than 4,300 international category entries in WorldFest-Houston's 10 major Remi Award Competitions, Harpsichord Unlimited won a Silver Award (Into the Light) and a Bronze Award (Concertino Cubano). The Remi takes its name from artist Frederick Remington, who captured the spirit of Texas and the West with his paintings and sculptures.


(US) Saint Thomas Fifth Ave NYC Has a Rare Alto Job Opening

Contributed by Admin on May 06, 2011

From the blog “The Countertenor Voice”, we learn of the following:

The Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Thomas Fifth Ave, one of the only truly full-time choral organizations in the USA, has posted the rare job opening for a male alto.


(CA) EarlyMusicNews.org -- Weblinks pages has reached over 2,000 sites

Contributed by Admin on May 06, 2011

Connecting, resourcing, advertising and web presence are many of the “raisons d’être” for the existence one’s website. Recently, EarlyMusicNews.org has catalogued over 2,000 currently active websites. The websites span over 46 categories, residing on many continents, countries and cities.


(US) Square Piano Tech -- A Resource for the 18th and 19th Century Square Pianos (New Website)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2011

A dedicated resource guide for the restoration enthusiast who is looking for information on restoring the early square piano!
 


(DE) Recorder-Radio.com

Contributed by Admin on Apr 25, 2011
Reminder to recorder aficionados or  this excellent on line resource.
 

(US) On Einstein, Bach and Mozart (YouTube video)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 25, 2011
A flash back of Einstein and his love for music and the intersection of physics and music in his life.
 

(US) Frescobaldi Thematic Catalogue Online (FTCO)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2011
I am pleased to announce the launching of the FRESCOBALDI THEMATIC CATALOGUE ONLINE (FTCO), an annotated thematic catalogue of the works of Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), published exclusively online. The catalogue includes excerpts of over 800 compositions and citations of all known seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century sources, modern editions, and literature, and has extensive search capabilities.


(IT) Exhibition in Castello di Duino, Friuli, Italy

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2011
Orpheon wishes to open your eyes and ears to the marvelous world of string instruments of the Renaissance, the Baroque and the Classical Periods. The collection now contains over 170 violins, violas, violoncellos, violas da gamba, violas d'amore, barytons and historical bows dating mostly from 1560 to 1780, all restored to their original playing conditions and placed at the disposal of members of the Orpheon Consort, professional musicians and outstanding students from all over Europe for competitions, recordings, concerts and longterm study.


(US) David Fallows in residence at UW-Milwaukee (2011 April 28-30)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Music Department, in collaboration with the Vilas Foundation, is delighted to announce a three-day residency of esteemed British musicologist and Renaissance scholar David Fallows.  Professor Fallows will host three UW-Milwaukee events relating to Renaissance music and music scholarship.  All events at UW-Milwaukee are free and open to the public.


(US) 2012 Dena Epstein Award (Music Library Association) (Deadline 2011 July 1)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2011
The Dena Epstein Award for Archival and Library Research in American Music was created in 1995 through a generous gift from Morton and Dena Epstein to the Music Library Association. Requests are currently being accepted for one or more grants to be awarded for the year 2012. The amount to be awarded is $2,000. The decision of the Dena Epstein Award Committee and the Board of Directors of the Music Library Association will be announced at the MLA annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, which will be held February 15-19, 2012.

(FR) Musical Institutions at Versailles from Louis XIV to Louis XVI

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2011

An examination of musical institutions at Versailles from Louis XIV to Louis XVI.

“… Music is mainly the “Musique de la Chapelle”,“Musique de la Chambreand the Grande Ecurie, divisions of the Chapelle, the Chambre and the Ecurie. Each of these musical departments  tasks are theoretically different but it is not uncommon for musicians from one are required to complete the complement of another. We will briefly examine each of these groups. …“


(US) Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, part 1 and part 2 -- Harmonia Mundi Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011
Marking the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners: Ensemble La Rota, Asteria, and the Catacoustic Consort (Part 1) and Concord Ensemble, Masques, and Plaine & Easie (Part 2).


(IT) Rivista Italiana di Musicologia 2008-2010

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011

Reminder that the Italian Journal of Musicology has a new publisher, the Italian Music Library ( LIM ). The current version is larger than usual as it consolidates the 2008-2010 journal articles. The journal is available to members of the SIdM (Società Italiana di Musicologia).


(US) New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 1 -- Harmonia Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
The beginning of an exploration of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s commissions inspired by the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.


(UK) BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2011
The big moment has arrived as we announce the results of the biggest awards in classical music.


(US) Cleveland Early-Music Ensemble Les Delices Set to Make New York Debut (Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 29, 2011
Les Delices, the Cleveland ensemble that focuses on music of the French Baroque, will make its first East Coast tour Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1.
 

(US) What’s Your Favorite Piece? -- Harmonia Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 2011

The Harmonia Early Music website is running an interesting project. 

“We’re looking to put together a program of listener favorites and we need your help.


(US) The Counter Tenor Voice: An Online Journal -- Welcome to Our Second Issue

Contributed by Admin on Feb 06, 2011
Snow be damned, we have managed to pull together our sophomore issue! And what an issue we have for you.  Nature’s Way:  Vocal Production in Social Context by Dr. Peter Hennen, and my article, How to Handle Spelling Händel, cover topics close to the countertenor experience.

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