Location: The Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair London W1K 4HB
What’s on at Handel House? Quite a bit. There is quite an extensive list of concerts that are, quite frankly, far too long to list here. Some have already sold out, and, one can only imagine that the rest of these will be sold out in short order.
(US) Harmonia Mundi New Release: "Kristian Bezuidenhout Plays Mozart Concertos" (13 Nov 2012) and Performance (19 Nov 2012)
(From a recent Harmonia Mundi news release)
“Mozart places melody at the very heart of his concertos. Introverted and sometimes uncertain at the start of K.453, it is subsequently transmuted into birdsong - foreshadowing Papageno - and leads to a finale worthy of an opera buffa. …
Location: Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Garden City NY, USA
Harpsichordist Elaine Comparone, QCB violinist Lori Miller Abbott and flauto traverso virtuoso Paul Mattick join forces for an evening of chamber music and sonatas by Johann Sebastian's second son, Carl Philip Emanuel (known affectionately to modern aficionados of his music as "CPE"). …
(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: "Out Of The Glass Case: A Conversation With Anne Azéma" (Angela Mariani, 8 Oct 2012)
“Earlier this year, Angela Mariani spoke with Boston Camerata's artistic director Anne Azéma. …
… The Camerata was started interestingly enough as a “reach out” educational venture at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston in 1954. It was founded by Narcissa Williamson, a woman who was working in the education department at the MFA …
Il canto ambrosiano dalle origini al IX Secolo
Silloge ragionata degli studi recenti
Author: Francesco Petazzi
Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2012 (Quaderni Ambrosiani, 5)
You may also want to visit this particular website and browse the list of releases in its catalogue. There are quite a few interesting early music publications and there are usually quite frequent releases. (Editor)
Visit the Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) website for more information of new and recent releases.
Location: Stockholm, SE
“Welcome to an exclusive winter version of the festival, adapted to the cold season and Christmas celebrations, offering early music from afternoon to midnight! Indulge yourself with music, visual arts, storytelling, and historically inspired food.
Begin the day with Italian baroque, move on to medieval England and, later, the wonderful French performance "Monsieur Couperin's Laterna Magica." Round off the evening by lying comfortably back in the popular midnight concert. …
(From a recent newsletter)
“In previous posts, we outlined information highlighting typical modes of musical education in Tudor England. The pathway to a musical education for a member of the artisan class seems to have begun with grammar school, …”
(US) CFP: North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (11-13 Jul 2013) (Deadline 15 Jan 2013)
The program committee welcomes proposals for individual papers, lecture-recitals, and panels on all topics relating to the history, analysis, and reception of music during the long nineteenth century (ca. 1789-1913). The committee would especially welcome proposals related to: …
(From a recent Harmonia Mundi newsletter)
“ René Jacobs has established himself as a superb conductor of Mozart's operas, his award-winning recordings on Harmonia Mundi are 30% OFF now through November 14.”
Some titles included in the sale: …
Location: AMUZ, Antwerp BE
Just a reminder of the AMUZ concert line-ups for the month of November 2012:
- 11/11 Lieve Blancquaert & Victoria Consort
For the third time already AMUZ and the Antwerp Peace Centre present a peace concert on Armistice Day. Through music, word and image this event dwells on the horrors of war: a resounding plea for tolerance, solidarity and peace …
“The Program Committee invites abstracts of up to 300 words for papers and roundtable sessions. Submissions in the area of digital musicology are of particular interest, but proposals on all musicological topics are welcome. …
“The La Pellegrina projects are open to experienced instrumentalists, singers and dancers. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, with La Pellegrina a professional attitude is an absolute necessity. … Do you fancy (again) a great music holiday in the summer? Ten days of music making in beautiful places in the Czech Republic? Handel's Utrecht Te Deum and Rameau’s Deus noster refugium? Registration starts on December 1st. ...
(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)
“… Natural, just born, innate, Simple, innocent, sincere. So why this name “naïve”? Many thought you had to be a little naïve to launch a record label just when digital music and hi-tech began their ascent. As you can see, diehard music lovers still believe in beautiful packages, the smell of freshly-printed paper, booklets you spend hours admiring, the beauty a human voice and a few strums on a guitar. The Naive label is the Gramophone Label of the Year, and Grigorian offers the entire Label at a tremendous sale price. In most cases, over 30% off . See what Gramophone has recognized and sample some of this excellent label! Click here to see all of the Naive catalogue! …
(IT) Andrea Chezzi New CD Release: "L'Orfeo Britannico, La musica di Haendel nelle trascrizioni per tastiera del Settecento"
Newly released on the Fugatto label, Andrea Chezzi performs Handel on a period Italian organ (Benedetti, 1765).
Andrea Chezzi, born in Colorno (PR) in 1975, graduated in organ and composition from the Conservatory A. Boito in Parma, and then studied harpsichord in Amsterdam under the guidance of Bob van Asperen. He followed courses in performance practice of early music with L. F. Tagliavini, W. van de Pol, Ch. Stembridge, G. Murray, A. Marcon, Ch. Rousset at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. …
(From a recent Cambridge University Press newslettter)
“From Medieval Shakespeare and Anglo-Saxon Literature, to Milton and Art Rhetoric, Cambridge publishes a wide range of titles in the area Medieval and Old English Literature.
View more information about our highlight titles and forthcoming books … You may be interested in our 20% discount offer on selected titles from this range - just click here to browse books in the sale, but be sure to order before midnight on 17th November 2012 when the offer ends…”
(From a recent Gilbert Isbin newsletter)
News from Gilbert Isbin of new works for lute. Below are details of new works along with corresponding links.
- ‘10 COMPOSITIONS FOR SOLO LUTE’, volume 2, presents a further 10 pieces in an accessible contemporary style for 6-course lute, calling for early intermediate to intermediate technique.
Buy : http://www.lutesociety.org/pages/catalogue#k
- ‘REFLECTIONS’, 20 contemporary compositions for the lute, by LANTRO MUSIC (Belgium).
Buy : http://www.lantromusic.be/index.php?page=Catalogue
- CD “RECALL” , contemporary music for lute and contrabass (Gilbert Isbin/Scott Walton) appeared on pfMENTUM (USA).
Music samples on http://users.telenet.be/gilbert.isbin/gilbert-scott.html
What's New on http://users.telenet.be/gilbert.isbin/what's new.html
(From a recent Musicologie newsletter)
In this month’s newsletter:
“The music of the seventeenth-century in Germany and the Netherlands, an entire chapter of the fresco from Rusquet Michel is published , Jean-Luc Vannier was at the Nice Opera for "Simon Boccanegra" season opening, a CD of Telemann keyboard music recorded by Olivier Baumont, republication of the memoirs of Jean Wiener, latest ads, calendar, music news retrospective, thus the two hundred and eleventh "Bulletin of musicology."
Jean-Marc Warszawski ” (Translated from French version)
(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)
“The ArkivMusic 10th Anniversary Storewide Sale ends in just 3 more days! Take part in the celebration and save yourself a bundle. We are also extending this weekend's Weekend Specials an extra day, so make sure to place your orders before our Storewide Sale ends on Monday at midnight ET!”
(From a recent Wigmore Hall newsletter)
Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street,LondonW1U 2BP
January to March 2013 Concerts – On Sale Now
News from Wigmore Hall that tickets are now available for their Spring Series concerts. For those interested, you may want to glance at the complete list of 2012-2013 concert series and perhaps you may find concerts of interest in the early music field. (Editor) …
(From a recent Tafelmusik newsletter)
Location: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Toronto Ontario, Canada
“Glorious music by Mozart and his classical contemporaries, guest directed by Gottfried von der Goltz — the talented violinist and director of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Our musicians are buzzing with excitement about this concert, which features Mozart’s radiant Violin Concerto in A Major, K.219, Haydn’s dramatic Symphony no. 52, and music by Franz Beck and Josef Kraus, the “Swedish Mozart.” …
(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Masterclass With Gottfried Von Der Goltz (10 Nov 2012)
(From a recent Tafelmusik newsletter)
“Please join us on Saturday, November 10th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a public masterclass with violinist Gottfried von der Goltz in the sanctuary at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. Featured young artists will be Michelle Odorico, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith and Victoria Melik, violin, and Lysiane Boulva and Sara-Anne Churchill, harpsichord. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to see future period performers coached on music by Biber, Leclair and Castello. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door.”…