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(IT) Fondazione Giorgi Cini Conference: "Seminari di Musica Antica Egida Sartori e Laura Alvini Child soloists in Paris (1680-1720). Charpentier, Nivers, Clérambault, Campra" (23-29 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2012

Location: Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, IT

“This year’s early music seminar will explore a repertory that is as unusual as it is neglected: music for child soloists in Paris in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The repertoire fl ourished above all in choirs and ensembles in the various churches and convents in the city (especially the Sainte Chapelle and the monastery of Port Royal) as well as in Jesuit and other religious schools in general. Music was composed to be performed by child soloists in other places too, however: opera houses, theatres, lay musical schools frequented by the children of the lower nobility and the drawing rooms of the courts of Paris and Versailles. …


(IT) Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars Concert: "Child soloists in Paris.1680-1720. Charpentier, Nivers, Clérambault, Campra" (28 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2012

Location:  Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggior, IT

On Monday 28 May, at 17.00, the final concert of the 2012 edition of the Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars will be held on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The participants will be directed by da Davitt Moroney. Free Entrance.
     


(UK) The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Summer School 2012: Dances from Europe 1450–1790 (4-11 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2012

Location: University of Chichester, College Lane, Bishop Otter Campus, PO19 6PE Chichester, UK

45th Annual International Summer School

The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Summer School is at the University of Chichester 4th-11th August 2012. This year we are offering three separate intermediate classes: 15thC Italian, Late Renaissance dance, 18thC Europe. There are optional workshops at advanced and beginner’s levels and a variety of entertaining evening events.
    


(UK) The Tallis Scholars Premier Winning Compositions From the NCEM Composers Award 2012 (18 may 2012) (RE-POSTED)

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2012

Winners of the NCEM 2012 Composers Award

The NCEM  Composers Award 2012, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars, has been won by Alex Woolf (16) in the under 18 years category and by Benjamin Rowarth (20) in the 19 to 25 years category.

Lux Aeterna by Alex Woolf and Where is Thy God? by Benjamin Rowarth will be premièred by The Tallis Scholars in Durham Cathedral as part of its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on Saturday 2 June 2012. This concert will be broadcast on BBC       Radio 3’s Early Music Show on Sunday 1 July 2012.

    


(US) CFP (edition proposals): A-R Editions series Recent Researches in Music; Collegium Musicum: Yale University

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2012

“CFP: A-R Editions

A-R Editions seeks proposals for editions of music to be included in the seven Recent Researches in Music series (Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, American Music, and Oral Traditions). Each edition is usually devoted to works by a single composer or to a single genre of composition and contains an introduction to the music and its historical context, a critical report, and translations of vocal texts.

A-R Editions also seeks proposals for editions of music to be included in the Collegium Musicum: Yale University series. This series seeks to present a varied selection of works that draws from a particular repertory or historical context or that reflects a particular thematic focus. The works should be of interest to early music performers and ensembles (medieval through mid-18th century).
    


(US) GEMS (Gotham Early Music Scene) 17 may 2012 Newsletter: GEMS to Collaborate with Americas Society New Series

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2012

(From the latest GEMS Newsletter of 17 may 2012)

“Beginning next season GEMS will be collaborating with the Americas Society on a new series "GEMAS—Early Music of the Americas." The opening concert, part of our Fifth Anniversary celebration, will be a recital by the celebrated lutenist Paul O'Dette on Thursday, November 9.  Details coming soon!”

Save the Date! GEMS' Fifth Anniversary Gala will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, following Sinfonia New York's performance of "The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne." The New York Times called this performance "impeccable" and "sizzling" when it was last presented. …”
    


(CH) TUMAPRODUCTIONS YouTube Video Clip of Riccardo Minasi and iL Pomo d'Oro and more ...

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2012

For your viewing and listening pleasure, a link to the TUMAPRODUCTIONS YouTube channel where you will find various videos, and, in particular that of Riccardo Minasi and iL Pomo d’Oro short video. You may also want to listen to all of the videos in sequence (an option on that page).
    


(SE) eClassical New 24-bit Releases

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2012
For those of you seeking high quality early music downloads, you may want to browse the “New 24-bit Releases” pages at eClassica. Additionally, if you subscribe to their newsletter, you will also get weekly notices of great deals on downloads. Of note this week on their “New 24-bit Releases”:“C.P.E. Bach - The Solo Keyboard Music 25”; “Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano, Volume 12”; “C.P.E. Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Volume 24” … and more.
    

(FR) France Musique: "Le concert de l'après-midi - Rencontres de Musiques Anciennes: Jean Gilles, Te Deum and Mass in D" (23 may, 26 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2012
At your listening posts: Wednesday, May 23 at 14:00h, Les Passions, Les Éléments, Anne Magoüet, Vincent Lièvre-Picard, Jean-François Novelli, Alain Buet, led by Jean-Marc Andrieu, interpret Jean Gilles  in the afternoon concert of France Musique presented by Anne-Charlotte Rémond. Concert to listen again on August 26 at the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu.” (Translated Editor)
    

(FR) Qobuz.com Review by Pierre-Carl Langlais: "Andrieu Concludes His "Trilogie Jean Gilles" at Saint-Étienne" (17 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2012

“May 2nd,  Jean-Marc Andrieu led the baroque orchestra “Les Passons” and the chambre choir “Les Éléments” at the Church Saint-Étienne of Toulouse. The group interpreted the “Te Deum” and the “Mass in D” by composer Jean Gilles. …” (translation -- Editor)
    


(CA) The Toronto Consort Fundraising Event (23 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2012

Raise a Glass!

Location: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. (King & Parliament Sts), Toronto ON, CA

“In honour of Enoch Turner, one of Toronto’s first brewmasters, join the Toronto Consort for its Annual Fundraising Event at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse with special early music in praise of food and drink (and of course the food and drink itself). Enjoy an evening of entertainment, including musical selections performed by The Toronto Consort, a complimentary wine bar, delectable appetizers, and a wine tasting courtesy of MCO Wines—interesting Wines & Spirits  …
    


(UK) The English Concert Wins Catalyst Award

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2012
“We  [The English Concert] are absolutely delighted to announce success in our application for an Arts Council Catalyst Award of £180,000 over three years. The Catalyst Arts : capacity building and match funding scheme to which we applied supports organisations in building their fundraising capability over a three-year period. Grants of between £120,000 and £240,000 have been awarded to 173 organisations nationwide.

Over 350 applications were received, and only 4 awards granted to classical music organisations in London, our home town, so this is a real vote of confidence by Arts Council England in The English Concert's ability to build upon recent success in fundraising to increase its profile nationally and abroad. …”
    

(UK) Shakespeare Birthplace Trust June 2012 Events

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2012
For the Shakespeare enthusiasts, a reminder from the “Shakespeare Birthplace Trust” of the upcoming month of June 2012 events. There is quite a bit going on this month and it may be worthwhile to browse through the calendar of events on their website.
    

(FR) Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat! (11 may-3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2012

A reminder from the“Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat!” of its 2nd weekend of festivities.

“”Nuit (baroque) du musée”, Concerts, Invitation to dance, musical voyage musical to Germany, conference on music and painting ...“  The festival goes on for another 2 weeks. If you are in the area, make sure to drop by for an event or two or … more!
    


(US) Viola da Gamba Virtuoso Lisa Terry and Baroque Cellist Angela Yeung in Concert (22 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2012

Location: Saint Peter’s Church in CitiCorp Center, East 54th Street and Lexington Ave (619 Lexington Ave.), NYC NY, US

Viola da Gamba Virtuoso Lisa Terry and Baroque Cellist Angela Yeung will present “Due Bassi: Virtuosic Baroque Duets for Violoncello and Viola da Gamba“. This will be part of the Early Music at Saint Peter’s Church concert series. The program is of original duets and arrangements for two bass instruments from the 18th century, featuring works by Boismortier, Rameau, Corelli, Mondoville, Geminiani and more.

This performance is offered in memory of Elizabeth Guiher.
    


(US) Harpsichord Unlimited Music Videos Win Awards in 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival

Contributed by Admin on May 19, 2012
“Out of more than 4,300 international category entries in WorldFest-Houston's 10 major Remi Award Competitions, Harpsichord Unlimited won a Silver Award (Into the Light) and a Bronze Award (Concertino Cubano). The Remi takes its name from artist Frederick Remington, who captured the spirit of Texas and the West with his paintings and sculptures. …
    

(US) Harmonia Mundi New Releases (10 mar 2012 Newsletter)

Contributed by Admin on May 19, 2012

Harmonia Mundi Newsletter of March 10, 2012 reminds us to surf to their website and to take stock of their latest releases. 

Leading off the month on Harmonia Mundi is Richard Egarr's new recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (p.5), Egarr's keep scholarship and musical joie3-de-vivre are present in equal measure in a set that is sure to win the hearts of critics everywhere. ... Philippe Herreweghe returns to the music of JS Bach with Jesu, deine Passion, a new disc of cantatas (p.3). ... New from The Tallis Scholars is a disc of masses by Josquin for Gimell (p.14) ..."
    


(US) Four Nations Concert: "A Paris Cabaret" (23, 24 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

Location: The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC NY, US

“For our Cabaret concert at the Metropolitan Room with the great Steve Ross, now becoming an annual event, Rosa Lamoreaux joins the Ensemble (Krista Feeney, violin, Charles Brink, flute, Loretta O'Sullivan, cello, Daniel Swenberg, lute and Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director) to create a dialogue of just such confessions from the 17th through the 21st Century with music of Lambert, Clérambault, Satie, Brel and Americans whose love of Paris produced great songs for the American Song Book. From Versailles to the Versailles Room of 1950’s New York City, join us for a delicious evening at one of New York’s favorite Cabarets. …


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "2012 Early Music Festivals And Workshops" by Janelle Davis (Posted May 7, 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012
Recently posted on the Harmonia Early Music website, you can browse through the site’s compiled list of early music festivals and workshops. A nice complimentary site to our list of early music festivals and workshops. *grin*
     

(US) CFP (Deadline Extended): New Beethoven Research, AMS/SEM/SMT New Orleans pre-conference, 31 Oct-1Nov 2012

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

Location: Sheraton and Astor Crowne Plaza Hotels, New Orleans LA, US

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JULY 15, 2012.

“The second conference on New Beethoven Research will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana October 31 and November 1, 2012, immediately preceding the annual conference of the American Musicological Society, together with the Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology.”
    


(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon Dir. Concert: Beethoven Eroica (24-27 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

Location: Toronto Ontario, Canada

Season Finale –Bruno Weil, Guest Director

“Tafelmusik’s Toronto premiere of Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica” – a heroic and monumental symphony originally dedicated to Napoleon. We pair the Beethoven with Mendelssohn’s sunny Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”.”


(US) Rose Ensemble News Release (11 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012
News from the Rose Ensemble announcing the phased sabbatical of Founder and Artistic Director Jordan Srame. This will allow “Jordan Sramek will be taking three months of dedicated time each year over the next four years to develop his independent artistry, conduct research, and hone his coaching and clinician skills.” …
    

(NL) Holland Baroque Society Concerts: "HBS Meets C.P.E. Bach" (18, 20, 27, 28 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

Artistic Direction: Hidemi Suzuki, cello and Alexis Kossenko, flute and traverso

“Hidemi Suzuki and Alexis Kossenko may both be considered close friends of C.P.E. Bach. Suzuki recorded his cello concertos together with Bach Collegium Japan and Alexis Kossenko made recordings of his traverso concertos with Arte dei Suonatori (Poland). 
    


(UK) Linn Records Recently Available: Dunedin Consort Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012
“ … The Dunedin Consort's highly anticipated new recording of ‘Esther’ is the third recording in its hugely successful Handel series. The Consort has set the bar high for this Handel performance with a Gramophone Award in 2007 for ‘Messiah' and a BBC Radio 3 ‘Building a Library' First Choice accolade for ‘Acis and Galatea'. For Esther, director John Butt has reunited his award-winning team of soloists, Susan Hamilton, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook and Thomas Hobbs, plus well-known guest soloists Robin Blaze and James Gilchrist. …
    

(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes #50: Entrée" (4 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2012

(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts blog post)

“Today’s quotes will serve as an entrée of sorts as we plan the menu for our next recording and also revisit our roots as a duo for voice and lute.   As we enter the final stages of recording music from Pilgrimes Solace (1612), John Dowland’s last book of songs, necessity dictates that we look ahead to our next project, which we do with a happy anticipation and a certain amount of relish. …
    

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