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(SE) Polar Music Prize 2016

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

"The Polar Music Prize 2016 is awarded to the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli from Rome, Italy. With a vocal range of three octaves and a unique ability to live a role with fullness of expression, Cecilia Bartoli has developed song as an art form. Cecilia Bartoli has spellbound audiences in the world’s great opera houses, but is not content with the well-known repertoire. She has also dug deeply into the history of music and presented long-lost music from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries that is completely new to today’s audiences. ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "A Tribute To Handel" (by Janelle Davis, 12 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

"There he connected with another foreign born musician, G.F. Handel who, in the 18th century was up to his elbows in opera production. Handel eventually named Caporale his principal cellist for which he wrote several solo obbligato parts ...


(US) NewMusicBox Article: "Tracing Influence" (by By Jeff Arnal, 10 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

"My mind is blank, but down one inch deep I have, we have, access. Access to what happened before—the universe is embedded in all of us. Is that too dreamy? What we heard, what was seen, what was felt…all that was picked up along the way. As moments click by, we find ourselves moving through time and space picking up fragments of experience. Our senses are tuned to what we want to hear and what we want to block.  ...


(FR) Passe ton Bach d'abord festival (3-5 Jun 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2016

The 2016 Festival "Passe ton Bach d'abord"'s theme is centered around the "concerto" which appeared during the Baroque period.

For the opening concert, 2 magnificient concertos, JS Bach's Brandenburg concerfto with two natural horns, and CPE Bach's concerto for cello in a minor.  ...


(UK) Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2016 (2-26 June 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2016

Location: London UK

News from Spitalfields that they "we've got summer sorted"! "24 days of sumptuous early music, intriguing contemporary collaborations and spellbinding choral sounds collide in some of East London's most unexpected places, plus fun for little ones (and grown-ups) too. ...


(AT) 7th International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti (21-28 Aug 2016)(Application Deadline: 15 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2016

Location: Innsbruch Austria

"“The International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti” will take place in Innsbruck for the seventh time. Named after the Italian composer Pietro Antonio Cesti, who turned Innsbruck into a centre for the Italian opera north of the Alps in the mid-17th century, young singers from all over the world with a special talent and training will compete in the varied field that is the baroque opera for participation in the final concert on 26.08.2016.  ...


(FR) L'Encelade CD Release: "Le Voyage d'Allemagne by Emmanuell Guigues, Viole de Gambe" (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2016

"This album is a journey into the German school of music for solo viola de gamba and takes place in the years between 1705 and 1729. There are twenty-four years of music history between the earliest and latest pieces, namely the works by Schenck (1660 - 1712) and Telemann (1681 - 1767) respectively. In its own way, the programme symbolises the place occupied by instrumental music both in Germany and in Northern Europe as a whole in the first quarter of the 18th century. It is a landscape which shows the wide range of different influences on this repertoire - whether English, French or Italian - not to mention the extraordinary flowering of the German organ school and its stylus fantasticus. ...


(FR) Musicologie.org Article: "Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782" (by Michel Rusquet)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2016

From a recent Musicologie.org newsletter item, Michel Rusquet's fourth chapter from his "Three Centuries of Instrumental Music: A Journey of Discovery ... IV "Between Bach and Mozart""

In this instalment, Michel Rusquet takes a closer look at Johann Christian Bach's early beginnings to later influence and departure from his father's music style. "It made him the "London Bach" or even "the Bach of Milan". With this "youngest" of the son of the great Bach, we skip a generation, and - this explains it a bit - it deviates significantly from the family traditions." (Google Tranlsation) ...


(US) The Atlantic Article: The Research Pirates of the Dark Web (by Kaveh Waddell, 9 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 11, 2016

After getting shut down late last year, a website that allows free access to paywalled academic papers has sprung back up in a shadowy corner of the Internet.

There’s a battle raging over whether academic research should be free, and it’s overflowing into the dark web.

Most modern scholarly work remains locked behind paywalls, and unless ...


(NL) Utrecht Early Music Festival 2016 (26 Aug- 4 Sep 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 11, 2016

La Serenissima with amongst others: L’Arpeggiata, Philippe Jaroussky, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert Spirituel, Collegium 1704, Vox Luminis, Ensemble Correspondances, Ghislieri Choir & Consort and many more.

Stephane MacLeod's Gli Angeli Genève will be artist in residence. ...

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