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(NL) Holland Baroque Society

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012

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Holland Baroque Society is six years old! During all those beautiful, music-filled years we’ve regularly found ourselves collaborating with soloists and directors of great name and renown – such as violin virtuoso Rachel Podger, early-music star Emma Kirkby, composer Nico Muhly, singer/songwriter Teitur, as well as the complete Nederlands Kamerkoor. And some of those guests have become close friends, like flute-player Alexis Kossenko, who’s performed with us on several occasions. We recorded our second CD with Alexis, and he’ll be back next season with the music of CPE Bach. We’ve also built up a warm relationship with Milos Valent – clearly audible on our latest CD Barbaric Beauty, appearing in autumn 2011. Milos takes us along to a Polish tavern, where we meet Telemann, and get to know some dance music both barbaric and beautiful…
                   


(US) Clinkscale Online -- Historic Piano Database

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011

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Welcome to Clinkscale Online, a comprehensive research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of historic pianos from before 1860. The database is now available as an online resource available to all registered users without cost. Explore information about nearly 7000 historic pianos, and easily submit information on pianos not yet included, or corrections for existing data.


(DE) Claas Harders, Viola da Gamba

Contributed by Admin on Sep 29, 2011

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“Claas Harders began learning viola da gamba at the age of seven. He continued his studies with Jaap ter Linden and Sarah Cunningham at the Akademie für Alte Musik Bremen as well as at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon with Marianne Muller. 
  


(FR) Clavecins Jean-Paul Rouaud

Contributed by Admin on Sep 27, 2011

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Harpsichord maker, Jean-Paul Rouaud instrument making spans the following: great French or Flemish harpsichord, spinet, virginal, clavicytherium. Since 1965 he produced unique instruments that have been heard in numerous recordings, concerts, films.


(PL) Ars Cantus

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2011

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"The ensemble Ars Cantus was established in the year 2000 as a vocal group associated with the Wroclaw Chamber Choir (Wroclawscy Kameralisci), under the artistic direction of Tomasz Dobrzanski.


(UK) Alison Crum, Viol

Contributed by Admin on Sep 12, 2011

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Alison Crum is one of the best known British exponents of the viol. As teacher, performer, and moving-spirit behind several well-known groups, she travels all over the world giving recitals and lectures, and teaching on summer schools and workshops. 


(BE) Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot

Contributed by Admin on Sep 11, 2011

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“In 1985, the Ricercar Consort made their first tour with  J.S. Bach’s« Musicalisches Opfer », and is rapidly internationally known  for it’s interpretation of cantatas and instrumental music of the German Baroque ; numerous concerts are given with famous artists like Henri Ledroit, Max van Egmond and James Bowman.


(SE) Viola da Gambaföreningen/Viola da Gamba Society of Sweden

Contributed by Admin on Sep 09, 2011

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“The aim of the Viola da gamba-föreningen is to build and sustain a network of people interested in the viola da gamba and the music written for it. Amongst other things, the society wants to help organise playing opportunities, promote new music for the viol, provide information about concerts and courses, and act as a forum at which viol topics can be discussed.


(FR) La vieille à roue (Website author: Xavier AIMÉ)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 01, 2011

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Informative hurdy-gurdy website portal authored by Xavier Aimé with the cooperation of many who are involved in the world of the hurdy-gurdy.


(US) Polyhymnia

Contributed by Admin on Jul 20, 2011

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“ Polyhymnia is a small ensemble of singers and instrumentalists focusing on historically informed performance of sacred music from the courts and cathedrals of the Renaissance world.


(UK) New Renaissance Voices

Contributed by Admin on Jul 19, 2011

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“New Renaissance Voices was formed in 1987 to perform polyphonic music of the 15th and 16th centuries. For ten years the choir made its regular home at St John the Divine, Richmond in south-west London. In 1998 the choir moved its base into central London and sang regularly for two years in the newly refurbished church of St John’s Waterloo. NRV has performed as part of the Southwark Festival and its concerts now regularly take place in Southwark Cathedral.
  


(DE) Toutes Suites

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2011

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music from page to stage
Marianne Richert Pfau, Director


Marianne R. Pfau created Toutes Suites in 2006 to restore magnificent but little known or entirely forgotten music of the Baroque. Toutes Suites, on period instruments and prominently featuring the hautbois, works in California and in Germany.
  


(ES) Rami Alqhai, Viola da Gamba

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011

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"Born in 1980 in Seville of Syrian father and Palestinian mother, he studied viola da gamba with Ventura Rico. He travels to Europe. In Milan he entered in the Accademia Internazionale della Musica and Switzerland entered the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, perfecting his studies in viola da gamba.
  


(IT) La Venexiana

Contributed by Admin on Jul 09, 2011

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The Italian Madrigal

“The word “madrigal” unavoidably conjures to mind 16th and 17th century Italy, scene of the development of one of the most fascinating musical genres in musical history. Born as a poetic form in the 14th century, together with the ballata, the sonetto, and the caccia, the Italian madrigal was recovered at the beginning of the 16th century by Flemish composers who travelled to Italy to instruct the more modest Mediterranean musicians; who, in turn,  …
  


(CH) Ana Arnaz, Soprano

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011

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"She was born in Huesca, Spain. At the age of nine she began studying voice and piano at the Miguel Fleta School of Music. From there she went on to study voice at the Conservatorio del Liceu de Barcelona where she specialized in opera and received an honours diploma.
  


(DE) Marieke Spaans, Harpsichord/Fortepiano/Organ

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011

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Marieke Spaans (b. 1972) strives for the maximum in musical expression and dialogue, combined with a thorough knowledge of early music practice. The result is a sparkling performance, full of spontaneity and deep emotions, driven by a boundless passion for the music of the 17th and 18th century.  …
  


(US) Douglas Yeo -- Tempted by a Serpent

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2011
“For many years I have been a student and performer of the serpent, the ancient wind instrument invented in 1590 to accompany chant in the Roman Catholic Church and which later moved into military bands, harmoniemusik ensembles as well as the symphony orchestra (Berlioz, Rossini, Mendelssohn, and Wagner, among others, wrote for the serpent).
  

(HU) Anikó Horváth, Harpsichordist

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011

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“Anikó Horváth was born in Győr, Hungary, and prepared for a pianist career ever since her childhood. She graduated as a pianist from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1972; her professor was István Antal. Simultaneously with studying the piano, she started to play the harpsichord with János Sebestyén.


(IT) Il Concento Ecclesiastico

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2011

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Il Concento Ecclesiastico was founded in 1995 by a group of musicians and singers (already active in the field of early music) coordinated and led by Luca Franco Ferrari, with the aim to discover, study, write and perform unpublished or little known area pre-Romantic using interpretative philological criteria.
  
  


(ES) Festival Internacional de Música de Tecla Española (FIMTE) (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2011

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“Founded in 2000 by Luisa Morales, the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music (FIMTE) is now internationally recognised as a leader in the field of Spanish Keyboard Music. Through a wide array of performances, scholarly and educational events, FIMTE has earned its place as a leading presentation venue for scholars and performers of Spanish keyboard music and has secured FIMTE's reputation as one of the most important annual celebrations of Spanish music.  …


(NL) Annelie De Man, Harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2011

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“Annelie De Man studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Janny van Wering and Bob van Asperen. After devoting herself to Baroque music for several years, she turned to the performance of contemporary music and stimulated composers, both at home and from abroad, to write for her. One of the first was Dutch composer Louis Andriessen with "Overture to Orpheus" (1982). 


(FR) 50 Renaissance and Baroque Standards (Authors: Pascale Boquet and Gérard Rebours)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2011

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144 pages. Price : 17,50 Euros.
Réf. 63966. Editions Fuzeau Classique

“Here, brought together for the first time, you will find 50 Renaissance and Baroque ostinato basses, songs and dances (1) on which composers repeatedly wrote variations over the course of decades or even centuries. These pieces circulated from country to country, from one publication or manuscript to another, and also served as a basis for improvisation by performing musicians of the time.

(DE) ANDREAS STAIER Piano and Harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2011

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“Undoubtedly one of the most prominent harpsichord and forte piano performers in the world, Andreas Staier embarked upon a solo career in 1986 and, since then, his indisputable musical mastery has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire.


(UK) Trio Sonnerie

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011

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“Trio Sonnerie is one of the longest established and most highly regarded chamber groups working in Europe today.
  


(UK) His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts (HMSC)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2011

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His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts is a group of virtuoso wind players who specialise in playing Renaissance and Baroque music in historically appropriate styles on original instruments. 
  

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