News from Libreria Musicale Italiana of their growing collection of books soon to be offered for sale in .pdf format. "The selection of texts is expanding rapidly and will soon be available more than 900 files including periodicals, monographs, proceedings of and extracts."
Location: Marseille, FR
"For its 13th edition, the "Festival en Mars Baroque" has chosen to include programming in this broad period covering, in France and in some European countries, the history of the monarchy since its glory until its fall: "The king, the people. "
The festival explores the music of the King to the Court, in the palaces and chapels, the music of the people in the neighborhoods, taverns, campaigns. It is the confrontation of these two types of music, their analogies, borrowing, their anchorages and especially their common function of apology that we invite you to the Festival Mars en Baroque, through a rich and varied set of concerts, conferences and educational interventions but also movies. ...
(AU) Pickering & Chatto Publishers Book Release: "The Memoirs of Charlotte Papendiek (1765-1840)" (Michael Kassler, general editor)
"Readers of EarlyMusicNews.org may be interested to know that my new, annotated and corrected edition of The Memoirs of Charlotte Papendiek (1765-1840) has just been published by Pickering & Chatto as part of a four-voliume set of Memoirs of the Court of George III.
Charlotte Papendiek and her family were royal servants and friends of numerous musicians including John Christian Bach, John Peter Salomon and Haydn."
(AT) Austrian Lute Society "Early Music Week STE. COLOMBE" (Application Deadline 31 May 2015) (10-18 July 2015)
"Pavans, galliards, almaines, corantos, sarabands, fantasies, madrigals, consort songs, canzonas, trio sonatas, facsimile, basso continuo, lute duos, lyra viol and more, in a week for lovers of Renaissance consort and Baroque ensemble music.
Participants should have experience of ensemble playing and be prepared to sight read in different clefs and/or from figured bass, as appropriate. A limited number of less advanced players can also be accommodated, by agreement. ...
(AT) Austrian Lute Society "International HIF Biber Competition" (Application deadline 1 Mar 2015) (30 Apr - 3 May 2015)
Location: St. Florian Monastery (near Linz), Austria
Reminder of upcoming deadline for application for the Austrian Lute Society "International HIF Biber Competition".
"The aim of the competition is to stimulate the youth with the present and emotional engagement of the music of the Baroque period, with particular attention to the Austrian Baroque music. Three prizes will be awarded ... "
Location: Couvent des Minimes - Citadelle Vauban - 33390 Blaye - France
"To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria In Bordeaux, Michel Laplénie directs the July workshop program of French music of the time of Louis XIII: Bouzignac Guillaume, Nicolas Formed, Etienne Moulinié, Antoine Boesset. ...
(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Concert Review: "Philharmonia Baroque Explores Music of Bach's Cousins" (By Niels Swinkels, February 10, 2015)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
"... Two illustrious contemporary relatives of the ‘Great J.S.’ were featured in Philharmonia Baroque’s latest concerts. Both were J.S.’s distant cousins: Johann Christoph (1642-1703) and Johann Ludwig (1677-1731). ...
W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat major, K 450
Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K 451
Rondo in D major for piano and orchestra, K 382
Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Die Kölner Akademie / Michael Alexander Willens
"In May 1784, shortly after completing the two piano concertos recorded here, Mozart described them in a letter to his father as 'concertos which are bound to make the player sweat.’ In his correspondence he also pointed out the particular importance of the wind instruments in the two works. ...
(US) Alternet Article: "10 countries that leave the US in the dust on funding the arts." (By Jodie Gummow, 5 Feb 2015)
"In the United States, government expenditure for the arts remains minuscule when compared to the amount of money the government spends in other areas of the public sector. ...
(From a recent Les Passions newsletter)
"Since its establishment in 2002 in the heart of the walled town of Monflanquin (L'association "Les Soirées Baroques de Monflanquin"), choral singing workshop devoted to Baroque music repertoire is growing in audience with undeniable success.
The presence at our side soloists from the baroque orchestra "Les Passions" of Montauban gave us the desire to expand the demonstration of some friendly concerts and high quality." (Google Translate).
For this year's choral workshop ...
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