(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: "La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers & La Couronne de Fleurs" (26, 27 nov 2011)
“After his acclaimed explorations of such Handel operas as Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, René Jacobs now tackles the first great operatic success of the ‘caro Sassone’ (Venice, 1710), the climax of his Italian period.
Winners of the Westfield Fortepiano Competition of July 31, 2011 – August 6, 2011
First Prize ($7,500): Anthony Romaniuk (Australia)
Second Prize ($3,500): Mike Cheng-Yu Lee (New Zealand)
Third Prize ($2,500) (Given by Ms Percy Browning): Shin Hwang (USA)
Herbert J Carlin Audience Prize ($1,000): Mike Cheng-Yu Lee (New Zealand)
Honorable mention: Assen Boyadjiev (Bulgaria) and David Hyun-Su Kim (USA)
(CA) Arion Orchestre Baroque Concert: "Overtures for the Overture" (28-29-30 oct 2011) -- REVIEW La Presse
“Arion Baroque Orchestra opens its 31st season and enter the new room Bourgie this weekend with a program-Rameau Rebel entrusted to Christophe Rousset and given three times. Contrary to what is suggested in the advertisement, the renowned French harpsichordist appears only as a conductor. …“
(FR) La Capella de Ministrers - Carles Magraner: Canticum Nativitatis Domini (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (Concert: 30 nov 2011)
Handel and Vivaldi: Fireworks
Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director
“Superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky returns to the Boston concert stage after his breathtaking performance in the BEMF 2011 centerpiece opera, Niobe, Regina di Tebe, in a concert with Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. …
Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut
Hardback, 384 pages
“Grafting musicology and literary studies together in an unprecedented manner, Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut investigates French and Occitan "courtly love" songs from the twelfth to fourteenth centuries and explores the paradoxical relationship of music and self-expression in the Middle Ages.
(FR) Recently Released from Le Parlement de Musique: "Le Retour de la Paix" (CD, Release date: 13 oct 2011)
Le Parlement de Musique -- Martin Gester
Dorothy Leclair -- Soprano
“Shards and evocation of war - view from the Court, symphonies with trumpets, fifes and drums. Invocation of peace and followed by entertainment to the sound of bagpipes. Delights of the island of Delos, where Apollo's sits surrounded by muses, birds and happy shepherds.
Date: Sunday, November 20th, 4:00pm
Location: Congregation Shearith Israel, 8 West 70th Street (New York)
Phone: (212) 866-0468
“Last season's concert of works by the Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi, (c. 1570 – 1630), is back by popular demand, performed by members of the Clarion Society, Steven Fox, music director. The performance will feature both liturgical works in Hebrew composed for the synagogue and secular Italian madrigals composed for the Gonzaga court.
The concert, "A DROP IN THE OCEAN" that was to take place on October 28th, 2011 at 8 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church has been CANCELLED due to illness.
For information on upcoming concerts, please visit www.ifuriosi.com
Soprano Gabrielle McLaughlin is joined by cellist Lynn Selwood and harpsichordist Lysiane Boulva in a recital devoted to tears. A partial repeat of Selwood and McLaughlin's recent recital in London, England.
Music of Sigismondo Di'India, Barbara Strozzi, Antonio Vivaldi and more.
(NL) E.H. Fellowes, the Scholar and Performer Who “Found” the English Composer, John Dowland, and Rediscovered the Lute Song. Part 1 of 4
The winners of this prestigious new Instrumental Composers Award were announced at a special finalists’ public concert on Tuesday 25 October at All Saints Church, North Street, York, where all seven shortlisted works were performed by Fretwork.
Our apologies for the disruptions to the website. We are updating the site behind the scene and had a short one-day disruption. There may be a few more disruptions in the upcoming week.
Many thanks for your patience.
New exhibition and conference 11 November 2011- 13 March 2012
“Next month we launch a new exhibition showcasing our Royal collection: a treasure trove of beautiful illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England between the 9th and 16th centuries.
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“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.
On this episode, Anna Pranger looks at“Chasing Goldberg” by Fred Lerdahl and“Variation on Variation with Variation” by Ralf Gothoni all performed by Lara Downes on the CD 13 Ways of looking at the Goldberg (modern piano).