(UK) Linn Records Recently Available: Dunedin Consort Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720
(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. …
(From the latest Tritó Edicions newsletter)
A reminder from Tritó Edicions of its catalogue of available recorder publications.
“The team at Tritó Edicions is made up of enterprising professionals in each area of work, who, employing the suitable procedures needed to coordinate their different duties and responsibilities, work day by day to achieve the goals of all their assignments and offer both the best catalogue and best services to all the centres and organisations we work with.”
Location: Mendocino, CA 95460 USA
32nd Year Of Lark Camp
Music and Dance from the World Over
Music, Song & Dance Workshops * Cabins * Dances * Parties * Sessions * Great Food * Dance Hall * Dining Hall * Camping * Fire Circles * Mendocino Woodlands Redwoods
Full Camp 8 Days or Half Camp 4 Days
Lark Camp promotes worldwide understanding through music and dance.
Lark Camp provides an open forum for the exchange of creative ideas between musicians, singers, dancers and composers. The Lark Camp experience is enhanced by motivational instructors and inspired students, who also share their passions and skills with the rest of the participants.
Location: Orangerie du Domaine de Sceaux FR
For “Museum Night”, May 19, 2012, the Compagnie Fantaisies Baroques invites you to an exceptional evening at the Orangerie du Domaine de Sceaux. Immerse yourself in a "Grand Bal à la Française" that will take you to the Court of Henry IV in the salons of the Duchesse du Maine at Sceaux; through the gilded Versailles ... ”
Location: Hall of Bismarckhöhe, High Way, Werder / Havel
Dear friends of historical dances from the Baroque and Rococo, we are pleased to offer another extra course for advanced Baroque dance! We invite you on 22.6.2012 13-17 clock to the workshop.
(US) Music of the Baroque Concert: "Friends—Mozart, Haydn, Dittersdorf, Vanhal Jane Glover, conductor" (20, 23 may 2012)
First United Methodist Church, Evanston Illinois, US (20 may 2012)
Harris Theater, Chicago Illinois, US (23 may 2012)
“Music by four composers who played quartets together inspires a program featuring Music of the Baroque’s own principal string players as soloists. Jane Glover takes the podium for an evening of spirited music-making among good friends, as the concert season concludes with the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola.
Location: The Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street, New York NY, US
“Please join us for our Season Finale concert and post-concert celebration! Ben Franklin attended concerts and operas, promoted emerging American musicians, and invented a musical instrument that became the rage of Europe. “National Artistic Treasure” Julianne Baird brings his musical world to life in this program of music and readings.
This event is co-presented by The Fraunces Tavern® Museum. The performance will take place in the Museum's Flag Gallery. …
Julianne Baird, soprano
Allen Whear, cello
John Bailey, harpsichord
Ed Mauger, narrator
Eglise d'Arques-la-Bataille, Haute Normadie FR (19 may 2012)
Collégiale Notre-Dame, Eu, FR (20 may 2012)
Le Cadran, Evreux FR (22 may 2012)
Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie (23 may 2012)
Selon Jean is a concert of original format, constructed from parts of “St. John’s Passion” by Bach, and, by the translation of the Gospel in French by Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy at the end of the XVIIth century. For Bach, like all creators of the baroque period, the Word, incarnate in the human voice, was the focus of expression. By substituting the spoken recitatives of the Evangelist composed by Bach, of course we take the liberty of not adhering strictly to the original work. But this apparent betrayal also brings us back closer to the essential: the dramatic and expressive power of the Gospel text, magnified by the music of Bach. …”
Location: St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, New York NY, US
The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director will present J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor on Saturday, May 19 - 8:00 PM at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Guest performers will be Tiffany Rosenquist de la Torre, soprano, Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano, Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor, Jesse Blumberg, baritone and the Artemis Chamber Ensemble.
Location: The Embassy of France, La Maison Française, Washington, DC, US
“Let us transport you... to Delhi and Samarkand.
Opera Lafayette invites you to a benefit celebrating a season of musical jewels.
- Selections from our 2012-2013 season by Opera Lafayette musicians and members of Kalanidhi Dance
- Silent Auction
- Seated Dinner
Location: University of Oxford, UK
“The conference brings together a rich set of perspectives on musical improvisation with papers approaching the subject from musicological, cognitive, psycho-social, philosophical, anthropological and pedagogical lenses representing a range of improvisatory genres. In addition to papers, there will be practical workshops and performances; we are also delighted to welcome a number of eminent scholars to the conference - two invited speakers and three panel members:
(From the latest Ensemble Céladon newsletter 08 may 2012)
News from Ensemble Céladon of its busy May 2012 schedule and also a reminder to visit its “Discography” web page where you can hear excerpts of their latest release “Deo Gratias Anglia“ released on the 20th March 2012 as well as other releases.
From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter, new early music titles available on their site:
Gesulado: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali / Hilliard Ensemble
Bottesini: Capriccio Di Bravura / Stotijn, Thompson, Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Castello, Fontana: Sonate Concertate In Stil Modern / John Holloway
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Andreas Staier
Press ReleaseThe historical town of Trevi nel Lazio (province of Frosinone), in the charming, unspoilt upper valley of the Aniene river, hosts the first edition of TREBANTIQUA, International Early Music Season (June 16 – August 18 2012). This first edition presents 6 concerts of high musical standards, with performers from Italy, Europe and the United States. All concerts are free of charge; 4 of them will be hosted in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, making use of the impressive, XVII cent. Bonifazi organ, and the remaining 2 in the beautiful Caetani Castle, where also a little archaeological museum can be visited.
(US) Parthenia, a Consort of Viols Concert: Night Visions (Part of Queens New Music Festival) (13 may 2012)
Location: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City NY, US
Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will present Night Visions - a program of new music on Sunday, May 13 – 5:30 PM at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City. This performance will be part of the Queens New Music Festival.
Parthenia’s program will include Richard Einhorn’s Variations on La Follia for treble, tenor and 2 bass violas da gamba, composed for them in 2011. The ground bass theme known as "La Follia" has captured the imagination of composers since Renaissance times. …
Location: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON, CA N2H 2L9
“The 1747 meeting between Frederick the Great and J. S. Bach inspired the creation of Bach’s “Musical Offering”. Our concert features music by Bach, Frederick and Frederick’s court composers, combined with readings that explore the titanic aesthetic and cultural shifts taking place at the same time. Featuring guest artists Emma Elkinson on Baroque flute and Colin Fox as narrator. …”
(CA) Opera Today: Opera Atelier Review by Leslie Barcza "Armide - Jean-Baptiste Lully" (19 apr 2012)
(FR) PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et du Grand Ouest Concert: "Le tourbillon des sentiments dans l'Italie du XIIième siècle" (20 jun 2012)
Location: Cité des Congrès, 5, rue de Valmy 44000 Nantes, FR
The European Festival of the“PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et du Grand Ouest” announces the concert of June 20th 2012 “The Swirl of Emotions in XIIth Century Italy" featuring Philippe Jaroussky, contratenor; Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto; Artaserse Ensemble.
(SE) eClassical: Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano, Volume 12 (Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano)
Available in FLAC 24, FLAC16 and MP3 for purchase download. This brand New Release is sold at the same price for FLAC 24 as FLAC 16 and MP3 during a limited time.
“In March 1783, the readers of Cramer’s Magazin der Musik could read about a certain ‘Louis van Betthoven’, a ‘boy … of most promising talent’, whose first published work was being advertised as 'nine variations for the pianoforte, written by him on a march, engraved at Mannheim.’ The piece in question was the Dressler Variations, WoO 63, and it marked not only the beginning of an illustrious career, but also the start of Ludwig van Beethoven's lifelong involvement with variation form, culminating almost forty years later in the monumental Diabelli Variations for solo piano, and – in another field – the third movement of his Ninth symphony. …