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(FR) Le Concours de Sous-Maître de la Chapelle Royale de 1683 (The "Sous-Maître" Competition at the Chappelle Royalle of 1683)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2011
For those of you who are interested in the intricacies of the politics of choosing a “Sous-Maître” at the Chappelle Royale.


(US) Music for Two Harpsichords -- Concert (2011-02-19)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 15, 2011

Saturday, 19 February 2011
First Moravian Church of
New York City
, NY

Harpsichord Unlimited presents Nickolai Sheikov & Elaine Comparone in a rare duo recital of music for two harpsichords.
Program:

  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Duetto for 2 Keyboards in F Major
  • Francois Couperin, Four Pieces
  • Padre Antonio Soler, Concerto #1 in C Major for 2 Harpsichords
  • Robert Baksa*, Duo Sonata #2 for 2 Harpsichords (1995)
  • Elodie Lauten, Indigo 2 for 2 Harpsichords (World Premiere)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue for Solo Harpsichord (BWV 903) -- Mr. Sheikov


(US) Venice and Versailles -- Concert by The Four Nations Ensemble (2011-02-21)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 14, 2011
Venice and Versailles
The Four Nations Ensemble
Christine Brandes, soprano

Music of Couperin, Leclair, Caldara, Strozzi and Hasse
25th Anniversary New York Concert Series
Monday, February 21/2011 at 8pm
The New Church
114 East 35 Street
New York City


(IT) Newly published at LIM - Libreria Musicale Italiana

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 2011
Visit and browse newly available 2010-2011 musicological materials at LIM Editions. Some titles include: “Venetian-Hanoverian Patronage in 17th-Century“; “Alessandro Rolla (1754-1841) -- Un caposcuola dell'arte violinistica lombarda“; “Una nuova fonte della trattatistica musicale settecentesca“; “Musica e musicisti ad Ancona nel XVI secolo”;  and more …


(US) The Performance of 16th-Century - Music Learning from the Theorists -- Anne Smith (Oxford University Press - March 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 2011

News from Oxford University Press, the soon to be published paperback/hardback: 

The Performance of 16th-Century Music will enable the performer to better understand this music and advance their technical and expressive abilities. Early music specialist Anne Smith outlines several major areas of technical knowledge and skill needed to perform the music of this period. 


(FR) 9e festival Mars en Baroque -- Concerto Soave (2011 March 11-23)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 2011
Rendezvous for lovers of music and art, and not just Baroque!


(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) Cançonièr and the Black Dragon -- Harmonia Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2011
…  The American medieval ensemble Cançonièr has taken inspiration from Benheim’s poem as well as the music from Dracula’s time. Their recording “The Black Dragon” includes traditional and art music of the period in addition to excerpts from the blood-curdling poem.


(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.


(CA) Bach Mass in B Minor -- Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (2011 Feb. 9-10, 12-13)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 02, 2011
Bach’s great monument to the human spirit, featuring the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Orchestra and a stunning cast of soloists, all under the direction of Choir Director Ivars Taurins.

Dorothee Mields, soprano
Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano
Charles Daniels, tenor
Brett Polegato, baritone


(BE) Ninth Biennial International Margaret Cavendish Conference (2011 July 5-7)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 31, 2011
The Margaret Cavendish Society is pleased to announce its next meeting.

THEME: The Cavendishes and Anglo-European Cultural Exchange: Seventeenth-Century Dutch, Flemish and French Influences.

(US) Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat (2011 March 25-28)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 31, 2011
Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon

Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food, and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat.  Located just 20 miles east of Portland, and perched on a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.


(US) The Farallon Recorder Quartet announces the release of its new CD (December 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 31, 2011
The Farallon Recorder Quartet announces the release of its new CD entitled "From Albion's Shores."


(ES) Maestro López Banzo meets the Audience (Al Ayre Español)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2011
YouTube video of an interview with Maestro López Banzo of the Al Ayre Español ensemble on Handel. Al Ayre Español was founded in 1988 by Eduardo López Banzo for the purpose of addressing topics that then surrounded the interpretation of Spanish baroque music.


(US) Garrick Ohlsson: "Why Chopin? and Other Questions" -- YouTube (1:20:11)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 28, 2011
Winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson is regarded as one of the world's leading performers of the music of Frédéric Chopin. He is also noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire.

(US) Roving Reviewer: Chopin et Son Temps à Lausanne by Christopher Greenleaf (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)(2010 September 19)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 28, 2011
Some few years back, Suisse-Romande pianist Pierre Goy set about crafting an international setting for a spirited exchange of ideas, informed opinions, and in-depth information touching on music for and with keyboards. Each even year since 2002, his Rencontres harmoniques have conferred total immersion in the theme at hand on performers, professionals in the field, and a growing public.

(US) Chalice Consort Early Music Conference (CCEMC) (2011 April 30)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 27, 2011
Chalice Consort is pleased to announce the second annual Chalice Consort Early Music Conference (CCEMC), which brings together performers, scholars, and listeners of early music to examine newly-discovered and edited sacred music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, and select the top piece from those heard at the conference will be performed at a future concert by the Chalice Consort.

(US) Early Music Scholars Competition (EMSC) -- Chalice Consort

Contributed by Admin on Jan 27, 2011
We are on the hunt for missing "pieces" of early music history in alignment with our mission. Chalice is calling for submissions for the 2011 Early Music Scholars Competition (EMSC).


(US) Mignarda and CDBaby

Contributed by Admin on Jan 27, 2011
To those who may be interested, we are trying a new idea - for us at least.  Responding to requests from our audiences, we have just posted a few singles of pieces that we frequently perform live but have not been included on our CDs.


(US) "Counterpoints Publishing LLC" and "The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal"

Contributed by Admin on Jan 27, 2011
Coun­ter­points Pub­lish­ing LLC was formed to an­swer the ques­tion, “who does a coun­tertenor have to know to get his hands on some reper­toire?” While the coun­tertenor voice has ex­pe­ri­enced a well-de­served re­nais­sance since Al­fred Deller stepped out of the choir stalls at St. Paul’s Cathe­dral in Lon­don, much of the mu­sic from the coun­tertenor’s Baroque hey­day re­mains bound up in li­braries, in il­leg­i­ble or pro­hib­i­tively ex­pen­sive scores.


(US) "Bach’s Passions ­– Musical Language and Religious Contexts" Summer Course - Yale Institue of Sacred Music (2011 June 6-11)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 25, 2011
Bach’s Passions ­– Musical Language and Religious Contexts
June 6–10, 2011

In the course of its annual Summer Term, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music will offer a weeklong course on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passions, taught by Yale faculty member Prof. Markus Rathey:

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions, considered cornerstones of the western classical music canon, form the culmination of his art as a composer of sacred music. The revival of Bach’s music in 19th century concert halls began with Mendelssohn’s performance of the St. Matthew Passion.


(US) La Guitarre Royalle -- Les Délices Ensemble (2011 February 12-13)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 25, 2011
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll highlight the astonishingly beautiful playing of Toronto-based lutenist Lucas Harris, whose poetic approach has been called “a revelation” (Le Devoir).


(NL) Simon Polak - Words on the The Ehrenfeld Early Flute Collection

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2011
The Beukers, Tassi, Wijne, Kirst and Haka originals all are found in the Ehrenfeld collection, therefore some information about this collection and my relation with it here!


(US) Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) (2011 Oct 27-30) -- Call for Papers

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2011
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete sessions for its annual conference, to be held at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, Oct 27-30, 2011.  This hotel (awarded four diamonds by AAA) is in the center of Fort Worth on historic Sundance Square, and is moments away from the museum district, which includes the Kimbell Art Museum, the Museum of American Art, and the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.  


(US) Early Brass Festival (27th annual) -- Call for Papers (2010 August 5-7)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2011
Preparations for the 2011 Early Brass Festival (27th annual) are underway. This year’s conference will be held at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, on August 5-7, 2011. Rick Seraphinoff will be hosting us as co-director, and Jeff Nussbaum, as usual, is our overall director and coordinator. We hope that all of our members will consider attending, submitting paper proposals, and performing with us!