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Series: The Rostock Lute Mss
Ms Mus Saec XVIII-53,3 a-c
3 Parthies for Lute and Strings / 3 Parthien für Laute und Streicher
del Sign. Pichler
Facsimile / French Tablature / Baroque tuning / Euro 30.-
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(US) WIRED Magazine Article: "What Happens When Algorithms Design A Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphiharmonie" (by Liz Stinson, 12 Jan 2017)
"The most interesting thing about Herzog and De Meuron’s newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, isn’t its wave-like facade, which rises above the city of Hamburg, Germany. It’s not the gently curved elevator at the base of the lobby that deposits you into the belly of the Swiss architects’ alien landscape. And it’s not the Escher-esque stairways that guide you from one floor to the next.
Though Hamburg’s $843 million philharmonic is filled with stunning architectural gems, its most interesting feature is the central auditorium, a gleaming ivory cave built from 10,000 unique acoustic panels that ...
(FR) Musicologie Book Review: "L'orchestre à cordes sous Louis xiv" (by Duron Jean et Gétreau Florence, 2016) (Review by Jean-Marc Warszawski, 15 Jan 2017)
Duron Jean et Gétreau Florence (direction), L'orchestre à cordes sous Louis xiv : Instruments, répertoires, singularités. « Musicologies »Vrin, Paris 2016 [472 p. ; ISBN978-2-7116-2619-9 ; 29 €].
"This book brings together 23 contributions relating to string orchestras, but also to strings in orchestras, under the reign of Louis XIV. With the center, Versailles practices: the tyrant had paid little attention to the expense to impress the world and erect to the and his royalty, in fact already declining and for this reason, an outstanding monument, including music. Versailles was a reference - certainly partly phantasmagoric - to the princes of the whole earth, even to those who never showed their majesty or the tip of their noses. ...
(FR) Musicologie Article: "Bertolli Francesca ....-1767 [contralto]" (by Jean-Marc Warszawski, 09 Jan 2017)
"Contralto, she is in 1728, she is at the service of the great Duchess of Tuscany and sings in two operas in Bologna and two others in Livorno.
Georg Friedrich Händel hired her in September 1729 for the season at King's Theater in London. Until 1733 she sang ...
"‘Venice in Cambridge’
Girton College, Cambridge
Venice was a major centre of music and culture in its own right. It was also the centre from which musicians, their music, and the instruments they played were exported and imported all over Europe. We may not be able to turn the River Cam into the Grand Canal, but over these two weeks we guarantee to evoke the musical culture of this most remarkable of cities in its heyday! ...
"2017 marks the coming of age of the much loved Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival, (Friday 26 – Monday 29 May) as the Festival celebrates its thirty years of music-making alongside an extraordinary year for culture in the region, as Hull is 2017 City of Culture.
Initiated by the local authority, with the aim of attracting visitors to the area to discover a rich medley of history, striking architecture and music of the past, over the years the Festival has grown to be recognised as a ‘jewel in the cultural crown’ of the region, attracting internationally renowned performers of early music to appear in a programme alongside emerging youth ensembles and engaging community projects. ...
From both sides of the Atlantic, the month of March celebrates early music in a big way.
"Early Music Month of March 2017", promoted in North America by Early Music America (EMA) is "designed to raise awareness of early music throughout the North American music community. Early Music Month seeks to connect enthusiasts, performers, presenters, scholars, builders, students, venues, and more to bring early music to its widest audience ever."
Opting for a more specific day, "European Early Music Day 2017 - 21st of March" promoted in Europe by the Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne - European Early Music Network (REMA) "is held every year on 21st March, a day celebrating the beginning of spring, and the birthday of Early Music’s period probably most relevant and known composers: Johann Sebastian Bach (born on 21st March 1685, according to the Julian Calendar)."
Now is the time to register ...
(UK) Gramophone Editor's Choice - Blue-Ray of the Month: " Alcina & Tamerlano, Handel by Les Talens Lyriques (dir. Christophe Rousset), Alpha" (by David Vickers)
"These productions began life a few years apart in Drottningholm before double-bill revivals at the Dutch National Opera and La Monnaie in Brussels. Pierre Audi’s post-Baroque stagings are often astutely deliberate in pacing and action, and are designed simply but artfully (beautiful 18th-century-style costumes, economical lighting, use of mechanical stage flats). At their best, they function as compellingly psychological dramas reminiscent of tragedies by Shakespeare and Racine. ...
(BE) Outhere Music CD Release: "Sigismund von Neukomm - REQUIEM à la mémoire de Louis XVI" (Jan 2017)
La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Jean-Claude Malgoire
"In spite of the immense success he enjoyed in his lifetime, Sigismund Neukomm (born in Salzburg in 1778, died in Paris in 1858 at the age of eighty) is practically forgotten nowadays. Yet he left a catalogue of nearly two thousand works, including fifty masses and a number of oratorios and motets. ...
"For "WFMT welcomes GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane to Impromptu. He and fellow all-star veteran of the lute, Paul O’Dette, perform[ed]virtuoso duets from Elizabethan Italy and England at the University of Chicago on January 8."
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