(UK) Opera Today Review: "L'ospedale - an anonymous opera rediscovered" (by Claire Seymore, 27 Nov 2015)
"L’Ospedale - a one-hour opera by an unknown seventeenth-century composer, with a libretto by Antonio Abati which presents a satirical critique of the medical profession of the day ...
"In this new release, Vincent Dumestre’s Le Poème Harmonique once again immerses us in the France of the second half of the 16th century, which witnessed the emergence of new centres of artistic activity. These ‘bourgeois’ societies were initiated by patron princes concerned with building their prestige through the arts and letters just as much as by arms. At the same time, refined circles held by cultivated women enabled them to ...
(From a recent Oxford Journals newsletter)
News from Oxford Journals that the latest instalment of the "Early Music" journal is now available online through the Oxford Journals online website. You can read up on this issue's contents which include..
Works by Biber, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Uccellini, Merula, Buonamente, Cazzati, Williams, Matteis and Orme (Premiere Rec.)
Tierisch Barock - Incredible baroque zoo - the title lives up to its expectations: a CD full of baroque music, full of animal voices and thus full of baroque aesthetics and fascination.
Nel Dolce approaches the topic of "Man, animal and music" through a multifaceted selection of compositions of the early and the high baroque showing the musical study of the animal kingdom in the most diverse ways possible. ...
(DE) TYXart New CD Release: "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonatas for Flute & Basso Continuo" (October 2015)
Katalin Horvath, Transvers Flute - Eva Maria Pollerus, Harpsichord/Clavich./Square Piano - Thomas Platzgummer, Cello
"Time and again, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's (1714-1788) music undergoes fascinating metamorphoses in the interplay with instruments and interpretation. Inspired by these, the ﬂute (Katalin Horvath, transverse ﬂute) participates in a lively dialogue with the manifold timbres of harpsichord, clavichord, square piano (Eva Maria Pollerus), and cello (Thomas Platzgummer). This results in a multifaceted and highly musical recording portraying the development of almost the entire productive period of the composer. ..."
(US) The Washington Post: "NPR is graying, and public radio is worried about it" (By Paul Farhi 22 November 2016)
The greying of audience on US NPR (National Public Radio) has some concerns of aging audience and of perhaps a need to change marketing tactics to attract a younger clientele.
"Many of the listeners who grew up with NPR are now reaching retirement age, leaving NPR with a challenge: How can it attract younger and middle-aged audiences ...
"Dear friends of the Festes de Thalie and Orpheon, professional musicians and music lovers! You are welcome to our next course with concerts in Thoiry (near Paris and Versailles) Brilliantly Baroque in Thoiry : from the 17th to the 24th April , 2016
Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque instruments and singers welcome!
Chamber music, viola da gamba consorts, with passionate teachers.... and yoga! ...
In its latest concert event, Salon Sanctuary Concerts shares with us well beforehand its concert notes. A nice and refreshing marketing initiative.
"The music on Saturday's program has little to do with the position for which Bach is most well known. As Cantor of Leipzig), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) had no responsibility for writing instrumental chamber music. Most of that impetus came from two earlier professional engagements. The first was ...
(From a recent Dance Books newsletter)
"We've had a few titles returned to us by a defunct wholesaler which are not in quite good enough condition to sell new, so we're offering them at bargain prices - a third or less of the recommended retail price.
They have very minor defects to the covers - the odd scuff, bent corner, etc., but are internally in very good condition. ...
(From a recent La Donna Musicale newsletter )
"Launch the holiday season with the sizzling Afro-Hispanic rhythms of our Latin-Baroque Fusion program! An entrancing performance of Renaissance, Baroque, and Afro-Hispanic music from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Colombia, played on Baroque and folk instruments. We will release our new CD, "I’ve Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Latin Jazz", at this concert. ..."
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