“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.
During the Musica Summer school, now in its second year, you can discover masterpieces of polyphonic music through original notation, coached by members of Cappella Pratensis. The 2010 Laus Polyphoniae festival will examine a choice selection of manuscripts, illustrating the evolution of polyphonic music over 500 years. This singing course will link up with this tradition by looking at the first printed sources of polyphonic music: The Petrucci Files.
(US) Society of Early Music, the Northern Maryland Chapter of the American Recorder Society Spring Workshop: "Dance Music of England, Germany, France, Spain, & Italy" (April 24, 2010)
Players of recorders, viols, sackbuts, shawms, crumhorns, lutes, harps, guitars etc. are more than welcome.
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9:00 - 4:00
Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD
Featuring clinician Larry Lipkis
Larry Lipkis is a Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Moravian College. He directs the early music ensembles at the college (the Collegium Musicum, the Monteverdi Ensemble, and the Baroque Ensemble) and also teaches music theory, contemporary music, and composition.
(CA) Nota Bene Period Orchestra "Meet You at the Crossroad plus Tactus Vocal Ensemble" Concert (April 18, 2010)
Our final concert of the 2009-2010 season draws on music from both the Western and Eastern liturgical traditions. In celebration of Easter, we are collaborating with the TACTUS Vocal Ensemble to present a selection of movements from Georg Frideric Handel's Messiah, a choral work by English composer John Tavener and several unaccompanied works from the Serbian Orthodox liturgy.
Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V. announce the arrival and availability of new titles through their website.
- . Cavazzoni, M.A. "Recerchari motetti canzoni lirbo primo" (1523) and Rercada from Castell'Arquato; facsimile edition and critical modern transciption
- .Gallus, J. (Handl) Compositions in keyboard intabulation; 20 motets transcr. in keyboard notation
- .Sweelinck, J.Pz. Organ and keyboard works, ed. S. Rampe: vol. II.2: polyphonic works, part 2
- .mauscript The Mutii Manuscript (1663): 30 works by Ferrini, Fontana, Arnò, Pasquini
- .Richter, F.T. (1651-1711): Works for clavier; critical edition
.. . and more.
(AR) Latin American music from 1770-1850, for piano, guitar, and piano & guitar duos (April 18, 2010)
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"The Legacy of the Baroque": An intensive course primarily focusing on the High Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical Era
This programme will offer a unique opportunity to explore Baroque and early Classical Music and Dance with some of the world’s leading performers and scholars of this repertoire.
Although this is a programme for period-instrument players, advanced-level musicians with limited experience on period instruments may also apply, and appropriate instruments (flutes, oboes, violins, cellos, violas da gamba & keyboard instruments) will be available.
“The Compleat Singer: Bringing Movement, Passion and Projection to the interpretation of baroque vocal music”
Participation in ‘The Compleat Singer’ offers a unique opportunity to explore & experiment in all aspects of the Baroque singer’s development. The setting is intimate, the attention is intensely individual and the results are completely inspirational. This is a laboratory, not an audition!
The course includes Masterclasses, Coachings, Private Lessons, Movement Classes and Discussions.
This year’s Festival has a special emphasis on Music by Monteverdi, to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of his Vespers of 1610: The Vespers, Staged Theatrical Works, Concerted Madrigals, Instrumental Music, and more! Also this summer: the French Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical era, with works by Bach & sons, Mozart & Beethoven.
(US) Michael Sand to join Sacramento Baroque Soloists to Perform Concerti Grossi (April 24-25, 2010)
Michael Sand, violinist, will lead Sacramento Baroque Soloists to perform Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in A minor , Vivaldi Concerto for Cello and Bassoon, Telemann Concerto for Two Violas, Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1, Vivaldi Concerto "Alla Rustica", and Handel Passacaglia.
(IT) "Rome in Brescia" - Two musicians of the Papal court on the Antegnati organ at San Giuseppe (May 15, 2010)
Church of San Giuseppe, Brescia
Saturday, May 15, 2010 9pm
- free admission -
and Giovanni Felice Sances
(US) Play the Recorder Month (March) and Recorder Day (March 20th) Ends -- Make plans for next year!
“Recorder players from across North America celebrate March as "Play-the-Recorder Month." Many ARS chapters plan special concerts and presentations to illustrate the versatility and beauty of this wonderful instrument.
These hand-finished instruments, available at the pitches 442 Hz and 415 Hz, have all the features of professional recorders: curved labium and windway, undercut toneholes, cedar block, variable-taper bore, tapered block, etc.
(US) Voices of Music "An Evening with the Stars" Annual Charity Concert for the San Francisco Food Bank -- Photos (March 20, 2010)
Clarion Music Society and the New York Collegium are pleased to announce the schedule of events for their third annual Clarion-Collegium Week (CCW) for advanced music students and young professional musicians, and the details of the historically-informed performance of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespro della Beata Vergine, all taking place at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street.
(UK) Transsexual Singer Wins Top Music School Place After Switching His Voice From Baritone to a Soprano
(US) "Historic Musical Instruments: Use vs. Preservation" (June 8, 2009) -- Lecture by Bob Barclay (Conservation and Restoration Consultant)
(CA) "Polish Popular Music of the XVIIth century, Polska muzyka popularna XVII wieku" (CD) -- Greensleaves Early Music Ensemble (Waterloo, Canada)
Flauto e Voce: Vocal Forms That Inspired A Generation Of Great Instrumental Music
The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2010, at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
The 19th International Academy of Sacred Music takes place from May 22 to 30 2010. The Academy was founded in 1992 and has remained under the direction of its founder, the British specialist Michael Procter, ever since.