(UK) Cambridge University Press Recently Published: "Venice, History of the Floating City" (Joanne M. Ferraro, San Diego State University)
Publication date:July 2012
“This book is a sweeping historical portrait of the floating city of Venice from its foundations to the present day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's unique construction within an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European, and North African exchange networks that made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural center. Incorporating recent scholarly insights, the author discusses key themes related to the city's social, cultural, religious, and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. …
(From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter 10 Oct 2012)
“Do you thrive on drama, spectacle, and glorious voices like Bartoli, Kaufmann, Fleming, and Flórez? Then get ready for ArkivMusic's Fall Opera Sale, with every complete opera on sale -- DVD and Blu-ray, too! Plus, we have a select group of specially priced vocal recitals. If you can't afford the orchestra seats, our large selection of clearance opera CDs and clearance vocal recitals offers plenty of great music at tremendous discounts. Plus, we have over 100 clearance opera DVDs & Blu-rays at our best prices ever -- up to 75% off!…”
Location: St David's Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. Toronto ON
I FURIOSI kicks off the season with a nod to all we have lost - people, time, places and things. Works by Rameau, Blow, Leclair and more...
Location: Montaigu (85), théâtre de Thalie
Hugo Reyne, flûtes et direction; Léonor Leprêtre, soprano; Guillemette Laurens, mezzo-soprano; Aimery Lefèvre, basse ; La Simphonie du Marais
The journey starts in Versailles in 1987 by French music enthusiast, Hugo Reyne who paid homage to Lully at the first concert organized for the tercentenary of the death of his genius and the very young “Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles”…
(US) Opera Today Review: "Mozart’s Ghost finds its Way through Das Labyrinth" (Rebecca Schmid, 6 Oct 2012)
(From a recent Opera Today newsletter item)
“W.A. Mozart, despite a historically antagonistic relationship with his city of birth, retains an omnipresence in Salzburg that emerges in full force with each iteration of the illustrious summer festival…
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings, UK
Tickets: Free Admission
A programme of Baroque organ and vocal music for one hour, followed by refreshments. The timing is ideal for those who would like to come to the concert, have a cup of tea and some finger food and then watch the Fireworks.
Our guest soloist will be young tenor Hiroshi Kanazawa, who is beginning his career after leaving music college, but has already won numerous prizes. He will sing Scherza, Infida from Handel's opera Ariodante, and we are looking forward very much to his performance. Furthermore …
(From the latest The Sixteen Newsletter)
“This week saw the release of the second disc in our award-winning Palestrina series. Each disc is based on a theme: the first on the theme of the Assumption and this new disc on the theme of the nativity. Alongside the festive motet and mass, Hodie Christus natus est, is Palestrina’s motet O magnum mysterium, some of his settings of the Song of Songs and his Magnificat Quinti toni…
(From a recent Fondazione Giorgio Cini email)
“The Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture is is a new international resource for humanities studies open - with no age limits - to scholars, writers and artists interested in pursuing a research project focused on Italian (especially Venetian) culture, with an interdisciplinary approach, in one of the following disciplines: visual arts, history, literature, music, drama….
(IT) Refresher Teaching Workshop – Italian Songs of Oral Tradition and Intercultural Teaching (24-25 Oct 2012)
(From a recent email from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini)
Location: Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Italy
On October 24-25, the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies organizes a refresher teaching workshop focused on Italian songs of oral tradition and intercultural teaching. The workshop will be coordinated by Serena Facci and Gabriella Santini, authors of Chants d’Italie. Pour chanter ensemble de 8 à 14 ans, Traditions Chantées, Cité de la Musique, Paris.
Location: St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN, US
North American Premiere of a Renaissance Masterpiece
“Voces8 returns to the Twin Cities to take the stage with us in a ground-breaking performance of “Missa Ave Virgo Sanctissima” by Renaissance composer Géry de Ghersem, active in the Spanish courts of the 17th century. Over 200 of Ghersem’s works were destroyed in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755...
Venues: Stratford Picturehouse and the Shakespeare Centre
“Celebrate Shakespeare's influence on film this October with a two-week programme of iconic films and adaptations. Many showings include guest speakers discussing Shakespeare's impact on cinema across the ages.
(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: Classical Portraits, The Sebastians with Paul Won Jin Cho, Clarinet Soloist (20 Oct 2012)
Location: The Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128
“Praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today), The Sebastians specialize in music of the Baroque and Classical eras and newly commissioned works for period instruments. This month, they will perform as finalists of the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition and semi-finalists of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. They were also finalists in the 2011 York International Early Music Competition and the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition…
(From a recent blog article from “Unquiet Thoughts”)
“… One of our overarching themes is the disquieting disconnect between the purposeful artistic mindset required to perform historical music in a way that conveys the intricacy and the emotional depth that lies beneath the surface …”
(UK) Fortune Books Newsrelease: "The Sultan's Organ The diary of Thomas Dallam 1599" Put Into Modern English by John Mole
A Musician's Travel blog - Four hundred years old
London 24 September 2012
Fortune Books announce the publication of The Sultan's Organ, the personal diary of organ builder Thomas Dallam. In 1599 he took a self-playing organ from London to Constantinople – now Istanbul – as a present from Queen Elizabeth I to the Sultan of Turkey. He played his virginals to various audiences en route and the organ to the Sultan himself. When best-selling travel author John Mole came across the diary in its original Elizabethan English he was so enthralled that he knew it deserved a wider audience. He put it into modern English so it reads as if its author were alive today
(UK) Border Marches Early Music Forums (BEMFM) Workshop: Music from the court of King John of Portugal (27 oct 2012)
Location: Ledbury UK
“We have a full programme of workshops for singers and instrumentalists - both separately and together. You don't have to be a member to attend - all are open to members and non-members alike. Pre-booking is essential.“
Day workshop for singers, times to be announced.
Tutor: Owen Rees
Enquiries: Hannah Davies, 01432 341154
(FR) "Promenades en duo" vol. II - recorder/flûte à bec or/ou flute/ flûte traversière & guitar(e) / M. DEMAREZ et J. CASSIGNOL
New additions grace the Arpèges catalogue pages arranged by Jean Cassignol and Michel Démarez, “Promenades For Two Vol. 2”, a collection of six classical and romantic pieces for recorder (or flute or violin) & guitar. …
(From a recent Boston Early Music Festival newsletter)
“One of the most beloved artists in the world, viola da gamba virtuoso Jordi Savall makes his sixteenth appearance (in 23 years!) on the BEMF concert stage, on Friday, November 2, 2012, …
(FR) Ensemble Céladon - direction Paulin Bündgen Concert: "Perfida Beltà, un clair-obscur baroque" (14 Sep 2012)
Location: la Chapelle du Sacré-Coeur dans le 1er à Lyon FR
“Beautiful but cruel Italian ... They do not hesitate, in the 17th century, to make life difficult for their lovers! But they are not left out and reply with the same inflamed and dramatic tone, sublimating the melodies of Monteverdi, Carissimi or Frascobaldi, champions of chiaroscuro music, masters of the Baroque passions. With tragedy in its voice and magnified by its music: Baroque opera is being born!” …
(From a recent Texas Early Music Project newsletter)
“We've got an exciting season lined up for this year, including
- Music from the Tudors which won't be quite as salacious as the TV show,
- A return to haunting Sephardic music,
- Our beloved Christmas concerts,
- Spring concerts including Celtic and Troubadour music,
- And culminating in a concert of music composed by women, for women…
(From a recent Capilla Flamenca newsletter)
The new season takes us to some major stages
“Besides our annual presence at the Early Music Festival in Utrecht and the Festival van Vlaanderen Antwerpen, we created a special and exclusive programme for the Festival van Vlaanderen PLUS. For the fourth time Capilla Flamenca is invited to the Festival Voix et Route Romane in the Alsace, and in the autumn, …
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ANALYSIS IN CONTEXT“The Analysis in Context series seeks to present outstanding research in which the domains of music analysis and music history are seen as fundamentally interdependent. Proposals that fall within this concept are welcome at any time. Both monographs and essay-collections, treating music of any type and from all periods, will be considered. …
(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts article)
“Jazz guitarists of today are not likely to consider themselves bearers of a long and lively tradition of improvisation that dates back more than 500 years. When reeling out riffs to a set of changes, one is not likely to consider …
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