(DE) L'Orfeo Barockorchester New CD Release: "Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantatas for Soprano solo" (Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 01, 2015

"The recent release is the third CD with Dorothee Mields, one of the leading interpreters of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Discovering these Bach vocal highlights with her was a profoundly enriching experience for us.  ...

(UK) The Guardian Article: " 'Where are the brown people?': authors slam lack of diversity in UK publishing" (Alison Flood, 30 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 01, 2015

"But Shukla, who has led a groundswell of anger about the issue on social media after he highlighted the fact that the list of titles announced for 2016 World Book Night failed to include a single BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) writer ...

(US) The New York Times Article: "Google Cultural Institute Puts Us All Onstage" (by Michael Cooper, 01 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 01, 2015

"... The 360-degree videos are part of an innovative assemblage of performing arts groups that went online on Tuesday morning at the Google Cultural Institute ...

(UK) Opera Today Review: "L'ospedale - an anonymous opera rediscovered" (by Claire Seymore, 27 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 29, 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 ...

(FR) Le Poème Harmonique CD Release: "Coeur" (Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 28, 2015

"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 ...

(UK) Oxford Journals: Early Music Journal (online) ( Volume 43 Issue 4 November 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 28, 2015

(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..

(DE) TYXart New CD Release: "TIERISCH BAROCK - When animals talk" (October 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 27, 2015

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)

Contributed by admin on Nov 26, 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)

Contributed by admin on Nov 26, 2015

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 ...

(FR) Brilliantly Baroque Workshop in Thoiry (17-24 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Nov 26, 2015

"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! ...

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