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(US) Harmonia Early Music: "The Far Side Of The Veil" by Laura Osterlund (23 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
“We’ll hear musical laments that pass beyond the veil from the Codex Las Huelgas, as well as a musical homage by Josquin des Prez, and death’s depiction in the keyboard music of Johann Jakob Froberger.  Plus, we’ll follow Percival on his quest for the Holy Grail, travel along Celtic crossroads, and hear a thirteenth-century service for St. Martin of Tours. …“
  

(FR) Recently Released from Le Parlement de Musique: "Le Retour de la Paix" (CD, Release date: 13 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
Cantates et concert royaux
Monteclair-Clérambault
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. 
  

(UK) Recently Available from DanceBooks: "Cornazano's 'Book on the Art of Dancing (reprinted)"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
“The Noverre Press, exclusively distributed by Dance Books, is pleased to announce a reprint of Madeleine Inglehearn's and Peggy Forsyth's translation of Antonio Cornazano's 1455 treatise 'The Book on the Art of Dancing'.
  

(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "From Ghetto to Palazzo"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011

Date: Sunday, November 20th, 4:00pm
Location: Congregation Shearith Israel, 8 West 70th Street (New York)
Tickets: orders@gemsny.org
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.
  


(CA) Concert CANCELLATION: A Drop in the Ocean

Contributed by Admin on Oct 27, 2011

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

Contributed by Admin on Oct 26, 2011
“Edmund (E.H.) Fellowes (1870–1951) … was made a Companion of Honour in 1944. Always a meticulous man, he compiled an annotated alphabetical list of all the 220 letters of congratulations he received. It includes almost every well-known contemporary British musician and composer, along with many famous names from other fields, which demonstrates his reputation at the time.“
  

(UK)Winners Announced for the First NCEM Instrumental Composers Award

Contributed by Admin on Oct 26, 2011
“The first NCEM Instrumental Composers Award, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the internationally acclaimed viol consort Fretwork, has been won by Bertie Baigent (16 ) and Sarah Gait (17) in the under 18 years category, and by Chris Roberts (22) in the 19 to 25 years category.

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.  

(IT) "tumaproductions" YouTube Channel

Contributed by Admin on Oct 25, 2011
For your viewing pleasure, “tumaproductions” has posted some videos of “Il Complesso Barocco”, “Riccardo Minasi, violin”, “Musica Antiqua Roma”,“Riccardo Minasi, violin and conductor” and more.
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music: "A Spotlight On Harry Christophers" by Laura Osterlund (10 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 24, 2011
“We’re honoring the work of Harry Christophers – conductor, singer, and founder of The Sixteen. Plus, highlights from EMA’s Young Performer’s Festival and more …
  

(CA) Website disruptions -- Admin

Contributed by Admin on Oct 24, 2011

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.

Marc Paré
Admin


(US) News from (Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) -- Four New Website Spinoffs

Contributed by Admin on Oct 22, 2011
“To keep pace with the expansion of GEMS's activities, we have "spun off" four new websites. … We will maintain pages with summary information for each of these GEMS projects on our own website, with links to the full sites for each.
  

(UK) Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (British Library Exhibition and Conference)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 22, 2011

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.
  


(US) Clinkscale Online -- Historic Piano Database

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011

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.


(US) Harmonia Early Music: Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reinterpreted (Review by Anna Pranger)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011

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).
  


(UK) From Cambridge University Press: "The Musician in Literature in the Age of Bach" by Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011
“Using novels and autobiographies from Bach's Germany, Stephen Rose suggests new ways of interpreting the lives and social status of musicians. The study focuses on satirical novels written by musicians that describe the lives of performers and composers, as well as the autobiographies of Bach's contemporaries. 
  

(AU) Australian Keyboard Collection (Episode 19 -- Keyboards)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2011
Download and view a “vodcast” from ABC Collectors series regarding a collection of working pianos situated in Australia. The vodcast is approximately 3-5 minutes long and worth the download.
  

(US) Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid (re: claims of use of illegal woods in their products)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2011
“Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. …“
   

(FR) 1er Festival Passions Baroques à Montauban (22, 23 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 19, 2011
A new festival is born. The 1st Festival Passions Baroques à Montauban will mark its début with three concerts in late October.
  

(US) Tombeau de DuBut for baroque lute by Robert de Visée (Rob MacKillop, lute, YouTube Video)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 19, 2011

“The first video with my new 13c lute by Malcolm Prior. …” For your enjoyment an amazing performance from Rob MacKillop, lutenist -- editor

“Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had been suggested. He was likely to have studied with Francesco Corbetta. He was first mentioned in 1680, and at about that time became a chamber musician to Louis XIV, in which capacity he often performed at court.
  


(US) American Musicological Society (AMS) Conference: San Francisco 10-13 November 2011

Contributed by Admin on Oct 19, 2011
If you have not yet done so, you may want to consult the conference program for the upcoming AMS conference. The list of sessions offered in the field of early music is impressive.
  

(BE) A Blast from the Past! -- La Petite Bande YouTube Video

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2011

J.S. Bach- La Petite Bande Matthäus- Passion : So ist mein Jesu.mp4

Fresh faces and great music. View a recent posting from “Lapetitebande” on YouTube for your entertainment pleasure.
  


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Concert: OFFICE of the DEAD for 3 Murdered Princesses (6,12,13 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2011
“San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director) performs the first regular concerts of their 2011-12 Season with their 8th annual Office of the Dead concerts. 
  

(US) BAROQUE BAND Special Event: Handel's Messiah

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2011
Thursday, December 1 2011 at 7:00pm
Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602

Start your holiday season in style! Baroque Band returns to the magnificent setting of the Chicago Cultural Center for its annual rendition of this popular masterwork. (Presented in association with the Birmingham committee of Chicago Sister Cities International. )
   

(US) New at J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC: New Catalogues of "Mozart Books" and of "On Violins & Violin Makers"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 17, 2011
Available through their website, J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC., MOZART: Printed Music, Manuscript Facsimiles, Libretti and Books as well as books related to “Violins & Violin Makers”. The list of available Mozart era artifacts looks interesting.
  

(US) Early Music, Now Available (Volume 39 Issue 3 August 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 17, 2011
Visit the Oxford Journals website to view the table of contents as well as its abstracts. You will need a subscription to read Early Music online.