(US) "Bach’s Passions ­– Musical Language and Religious Contexts" Summer Course - Yale Institue of Sacred Music (2011 June 6-11)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 25, 2011
Bach’s Passions ­– Musical Language and Religious Contexts
June 6–10, 2011

In the course of its annual Summer Term, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music will offer a weeklong course on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passions, taught by Yale faculty member Prof. Markus Rathey:

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions, considered cornerstones of the western classical music canon, form the culmination of his art as a composer of sacred music. The revival of Bach’s music in 19th century concert halls began with Mendelssohn’s performance of the St. Matthew Passion.

(US) La Guitarre Royalle -- Les Délices Ensemble (2011 February 12-13)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 25, 2011
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll highlight the astonishingly beautiful playing of Toronto-based lutenist Lucas Harris, whose poetic approach has been called “a revelation” (Le Devoir).

(NL) Simon Polak - Words on the The Ehrenfeld Early Flute Collection

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2011
The Beukers, Tassi, Wijne, Kirst and Haka originals all are found in the Ehrenfeld collection, therefore some information about this collection and my relation with it here!

(US) Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) (2011 Oct 27-30) -- Call for Papers

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2011
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete sessions for its annual conference, to be held at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, Oct 27-30, 2011.  This hotel (awarded four diamonds by AAA) is in the center of Fort Worth on historic Sundance Square, and is moments away from the museum district, which includes the Kimbell Art Museum, the Museum of American Art, and the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.  

(US) Early Brass Festival (27th annual) -- Call for Papers (2010 August 5-7)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2011
Preparations for the 2011 Early Brass Festival (27th annual) are underway. This year’s conference will be held at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, on August 5-7, 2011. Rick Seraphinoff will be hosting us as co-director, and Jeff Nussbaum, as usual, is our overall director and coordinator. We hope that all of our members will consider attending, submitting paper proposals, and performing with us!

(US) The Tudor Choir Highlighted by Harmonia Early Music (2010 Oct.)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2011
The Seattle-based Tudor Choir has been performing Renaissance polyphony and early American music for nearly two decades. The flexible ensemble is made up of twelve core singers and is directed by its founder, Doug Fullington. The choir’s performances and recordings have received international acclaim.

(FR) Revue Muse Baroque Online Library

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2011
Nothing like back to basics: to feel the thickness of the paper, enjoy the typography, the taste turns of the time ...

Let us stop a moment to discover the precepts of Couperin through a footnote on page in a scholarly work today and listen to the voice that we imagine shy, almost hesitant, from one of French harpsichordists’ greatest. Let us stop bickering about the size of the chorus of Bach's cantatas in Leipzig and take a look at the key document that the passions unleashed and allows all the assumptions ...

(US) AMS (American Musicological Society) 2010 Awards

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2011
Awards presented at the Indianapolis Annual Meeting (Fall 2010) of the AMS (American Musicological Society). 

(US) Philip Brett Award 2010

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2011
The 2010 winner of the Philip Brett Award is Roger Freitas for his book,“Portrait of a Castrato: Politics, Patronage, and Music in the Life of Atto Melani” (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

(US) Aulos Ensemble Transports Listeners to 18th-Century France -- Review by By Thomas Busse (2010 Dec.)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 20, 2011
On Sunday, I had the rare fortune to hear the Aulos Ensemble presented by Music at Kohl Mansion in a Christmas concert in Hillsborough that managed to stand apart from the tired demands of the season while capturing the joy of the holiday. 

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