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(FR) Le Parlement de Musique August Festival Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Aug 22, 2012

(From a recent Parlement de Musique newsletter)

A reminder of the Le Parlement de Musique concert schedule during the final days of August’s festival season. If you are in the region, you may want to consider attending one of the following concerts (below):
     


(FR) SAGITTARIUS Michel Laplénie August 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Aug 22, 2012

(From a recent Sagittarius newsletter)

News of Sagittarius’ busy August schedule. Sagittarius, the resident vocal ensemble since 2000 at the Citadelle in Blaye, near Bordeaux:

  • 23 August (8h10) -- Michel Laplénie interview on France Musique’s “Musique Matin” -- release date of Sagittarius’ latest recording dedicated to J-H Schein (Hortus)
  • 27 August -- Sagittarius and the Choir Dordogne en Sinfonia concert: “Musikalische Exequien and escerpts Geistliche Chormusik by Schütz 
  • 30, 31 August and 1st September -- “Fontana D’Amore”, Sagittarius organize a tour around the release of its latest recording.
        

(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: "Baroque orchestra, La Petite Bande, loses vital funding" (26 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2012

(From a recent Semibrevity blog)

“Despite having amassed almost twenty thousand signatures on an internet-based petition, Sigiswald Kuijken’s baroque orchestra, La Petite Bande, has been definitively told that it will receive no more money from the Belgian government. …
    


(CA) I FURIOSI 2012/2013 Season!

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2012
I FURIOSI 2012/2013 concert season listing is out. If you are planning on attending, you are reminded to make note of the venues which vary from one concert to the other. Make sure to drop in for a concert or more, you will not be disappointed!

More of the concert listing below …
    

(UK) Opera Today Review: "Bach Mass in B minor, BBC Prom 26" (Robert Hugill, reviewer) (3 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2012

Location: Royal Albert Hall, London
Performers: Joélle Harvey: soprano, Carolyn Sampson : soprano, Iestyn Davies : counter-tenor, Ed Lyon : tenor, Matthew Rose : bass, Choir of the English Concert, The English Concert, Harry Bicket : conductor

“Bach probably never intended the full Mass in B Minor to be performed, so it is tricky to talk about what forces he meant it to be performed by. ... But performing the work in the Royal Albert Hall is entirely different again, a space far bigger than Bach could ever have conceived of being used for his work. …”


(IL) Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) -- Redesigned Website

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2012

(From a recent post on the BachMusicology@yahoogroups.com mailing list)

For all things “Bach cantatas”, visit the Bach Cantatas Website (BCW). The website has recently gone through a reorganization that you may find more approachable in searches of information or manuscripts.

“The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works and many of his instrumental works. The BCW contains for most works: detailed discographies, discussions, texts and translations, scores, commentaries, references, music examples... Performers of Bach’s works, including their biographies, Bach discographies...“


(UK) Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) (26 Oct-11 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 18, 2012

Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) is the second largest early music festival in the UK, with a large and enthusiastic following of over 6000.

“The Festival takes place in late October and early November and is well known for its lively and inspired programming, with events exploring different art forms and performance formats. Concerts take place in a variety of venues in Brighton and Hove, and are often broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
    

(BE) AMUZ Concert: Zefiro Torna & Corpo Barocco (29 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

Location: Antwerp, BE

“Manoli Blessi was the pseudonym of Antonio Molino, a poet, composer and theatre producer in 16th-century Venice. He wrote his poetry in the so-called 'lingua greghesca': an invented language, a bizarre mix of Venetian and Greek dialects. Zefiro Torna and the dancers of Corpo Barocco will bounce you with a revival of the burlesque extravagance of Blessi's texts in the spirit of the commedia dell'arte …
    


(US) ArkivMusic "EMI Classics Encores" Sale

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)

For those of you who value EMI recodings, “ArkivMusic has a tremendous deal on a select group of classic recordings reissued in the EMI Classics Encore series. CDs from Neville Marriner, Sviatoslav Richter, Klaus Tennstedt, Kathleen Battle, Kiri Te Kanawa, and more are now available at just 5 for $20!
    


(US) Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS): 5-Year Accomplishments

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

(From a recent GEMS newsletter)

In a recent GEMS “Notes on the Scene” newsletter, GEMS makes a plea to its readership for help with housing a student studying at the Juilliard School of Music. This plea is exemplary of what the early music community has come to know of the GEMS organization -- helpful and involved.
     


(US) Bach Collegium San Diego Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Season

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

(From a recent BCSD newsrelease)

San Diego - Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD), the city’s only early music performance ensemble, celebrates its Tenth Anniversary Season with an eclectic program of early and Baroque music concerts.
    

(AT) Innsbruck Festival: Donna Leon opens the 36th Innsbruck Festival of Early Music (10-28 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 09, 2012

(From a recent Innsbruck Festival Press Release)

Bestselling author Donna Leon opens the 36th Innsbruck Festival at Schloss Ambras

INNSBRUCK - The 36th day Innsbruck Festival opens in a ceremony in the Spanish Hall of Ambras Castle; Donna Leon, mystery writer and lover of Baroque opera delivered the keynote address and declared the Innsbruck Festival opened. …”
    


(US) Oxford University Press "Back to School Sale: Save up to 65%"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 09, 2012

(From a recent Oxford University Press USA newsletter)

“Think this school year is going to be tough? Make your life easier and save up to 65% on books that will help make studying a breeze. Even if you're not in school, take advantage of the opportunity to grab interesting books for less…”


(US) 2012 American Bach Soloists (ABS) Festival and Academy "Wrap-up" (8 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 08, 2012

(From a recent ABS newsletter)

“The 2012 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy concluded on July 22 with the second of two performances of Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor, following eleven densely packed days of performances, lectures, and master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. …”
    


(US) Unquiet Thoughts: Saturday morning quotes 2.10: Who luted?

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2012

(From the latest blog post at “Unquiet Thoughts”)

“ … This week, we follow up on a question that arose on the lute discussion list: Is it true that, historically, the lute was only available to the wealthy? …
    


(US) ArkivMusic August Sale

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2012
“August brings an especially large group of independent labels on sale, including two with distinctive reputations in their home countries. Delos, often referred to as "the Great American Label," is a pioneer in the digital recording process and a champion of American artists and composers. Atma Classique has quickly become a dominant standard-bearer for Canada's recording industry. Yet neither label limits its focus. Delos has developed a growing relationship with Russian artists, and Atma constantly expands its musical horizons in intriguing ways. …”
    

(UK) Cambridge Early Music: Festival of Italian Music (28-30 Sep 2012) and One-Day Workshop (29 Sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2012

Workshop:  Italian Music Workshop for Children with VivaBiancaLuna Biffi

Location: Cambridge UK

The Cambridge Early Music: Festival of Italian Music, promoted in partnership with La Dante in Cambridge, will include concerts by QuintEssential cornett and sackbut ensemble, Julian Perkins, VivaBiancaLuna Biffi, Pavlo Beznosiuk and Paula Chateauneuf, and La Serenissima, over the weekend of 28-30 September.  


(UK) The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Summer School 2012: Regency Dance (8 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 31, 2012

Location: University of Chichester, College Lane, Bishop Otter Campus, PO19 6PE Chichester, UK
Time: 8-10:30pm

“You are cordially invited to attend our Regency Dance in the grand Chichester Assembly Rooms. Come and enjoy dancing to live music. Costume most welcome. All dances called.”
    


(FR) Sagittarius, Michel Laplénie Director July-August 2012 Newsrelease

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2012

(From the latest newsrelease from Sagittarius.)

Following their recent workshop[1], Ensemble Sagittarius forges on with a hectic July-August concert schedule:

Date: Tuesday 24 jul 2012
Location: Eglise Notre-Dame, Les Brouzils (85)
Festival Musiques à la Chabotterie
Lumières du baroque allemand
Schütz, Schein, JC Bach, JS Bach


Date: Friday 17 aug 2012
Location: Espédaillac (42)
La Fontaine : Fables et divertissement

Date: 29 jul-13 aug 2012
Location: l’abbaye de St Amand de Coly
L’ACADÉMIE DU PÉRIGORD NOIR
Michel Laplénie conducts l’Académie du Périgord Noir in Purcell’s“King Arthur”

Date: 27 aug 2012
Location: l’abbaye de Chancelade
CHOEUR DE DORDOGNE EN SINFONIA
The choir interprets “Musikalische Exequien” Schütz, under the direction of Michel Laplénie


(UK) Wigmore Hall Concert: Sergei Istomin cello; Viviana Sofronitsky fortepiano (22 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 15, 2012

Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

Russian cellist Sergei Istomin is highly regarded as one of our leading period specialist cellists. His recordings of Bach to Haydn and Mendelssohn to Chopin are all critically acclaimed. For his Wigmore Hall recital debut, he presents a programme of the highlights from his Mendelssohn and Chopin experiences. He is accompanied here on Graf and Pleyel fortepianos by Viviana Sofronitsky, who is making a welcome return to London after her own debut in 2011.” Fortepianos by Paul McNulty after Graf 1819, Pleyel 1830


(CA) "EarlyMusicNews.org" Server Updates Completed

Contributed by Admin on Jul 15, 2012

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Marc Paré
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(CA) Forthcoming "EarlyMusicNews.org" Server Updates -- Please Update Your Links

Contributed by Admin on Jul 06, 2012
In the next few days, there will be a website server upgrade which will bring some performance improvements and website growth options. Our apologies for any disruptions that may occur, if any.

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(CA) EarlyMusicNews.org "2012 Summer Workshops and Festivals Listings"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 06, 2012

(re-posted article)

As you know or suspect, the 2012 summer workshops and summer festivals season has already begun. If you have not as yet planned your summer months, do take a look at what events are being offered in your region, or, perhaps far-off “exotic” regions. Some of the workshop sign-ups are still open for registrations, or, if registrations are closed, you may be able to convince someone to audit the courses. Nevertheless, there are ample summer workshop concerts available to attend and enjoy. 

Feel free to browse through our extensive list of workshop and festivals that may be found on our website in three formats:
  


(FR) Folle de Musique (Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin) Blog: Les Passions Video

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2012

(From a recent blog post on Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s “Scoop.it!” blog)

Les Passions - Montauban - Vivaldi - Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings

Visit Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s blog site “Scoop.it!” where you can view a recent video produced by Nicolas Kauffmann of a recent performance by  Les Passions of the Vivaldi Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings.  


(CA) Toronto Consort Newsrelease: Toronto Consort Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season in 2012-13

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2012
Toronto, July 3, 2012 … Under the artistic leadership of David Fallis, the Toronto Consort celebrates its 40th anniversary season in 2012-13 with a line-up of outstanding period music programs. To mark this milestone, the Toronto Consort will bring Janet Cardiff’s award-winning sound installation FORTY-PART MOTET to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in September 2012. The ensemble will also release two albums on the Marquis label: a new recording of its popular program, A Spanish Christmas, and Never love thee more, a two-CD anthology of Renaissance music. The 40th anniversary season includes The Tudors, Praetorius Mass for Christmas Morning, The Loves of Apollo and Daphne by Francesco Cavalli, the renowned soprano Dame Emma Kirkby in recital with lutenist Jakob Lindberg, and The Consort’s own multi-media concert, A Woman’s Life.  2012-13 subscriptions are available through the box office at (416) 964-6337. Individual concert tickets go on sale on September 4. …
  
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