(US) Harmonia Early Music -- 1 hour long episode (July 19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2010

Music of Mattheson and Fischer with the Koelner Akademie, Byzantine chant with John Michael Boyer, and Paul O’Dette performs lute pieces by Marco dall’Aquila.

The German period instrument orchestra known as the Koelner Akademie has been recording world-premieres since its inception. Led by American conductor Michael Alexander Willens, the Akademie has been a champion of famous and little-known composers whose music remains continues to remain relevant.

(FR) Rencontres internationales de l' Abbaye de Vignogoul (29 July - 8 Aug. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 02, 2010

Exhibition, workshops and early music concerts in the Abbey of Vignogoul.

Some instruments of the Orpheon Foundation, consisting of violins, violas, cellos, violones and violas da gamba from the 16th to the 18th C., restored to original condition, will be made available also to modern players interested in getting to know the historical musical instruments : truly a unique learning opportunity.

(US) The Face of Bach (Teri Noel Towe)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2010

The Face Of Bach is a website devoted to the portraits of Johann Sebastian Bach, and to the fair and accurate analysis of the various images that purport to be accurate depictions of the facial features of Johann Sebastian Bach.

As I continue to develop this site, I hope to offer thorough evaluations of the various Bach portraits and to provide information on the source materials that are the foundation for any discussion of the portraits of Johann Sebastian Bach.

(SE) Musikmuseet (Stockholm Music Museum) and the "Clavichord" application software (HansErik Svensson & Karl Dickson authors)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2010

Visit the Musikmuseet (Stockholm Music Museum) website where you will find more than 6400 artifacts of which many are period instruments.

(US) Scanning a Stradivarius (

Contributed by Admin on Jun 29, 2010

Medical 3-D imaging makes it possible to study the anatomy of the world's greatest stringed instruments – and uncover the secrets of its makers.

(HU) Recorder Instruction in Hungary -- A perspective view by Árpád Zoltán Szabó

Contributed by Admin on Jun 29, 2010

I'd like to open a window to an aspect of recorder playing in Hungary with this message.

Music education in Hungary has a country-wide institution system which consists of music schools situated mostly in towns and maintained by the state.

(DE) Stockstädter Musiktage (Stocktadt Recorder Exhibition/Festival) (14-16 May 2010) -- Photos/Videos on YouTube

Contributed by Admin on Jun 29, 2010

Here is a collection of photos and videos found on YouTube from the Stocktadt Exhibition/Festival of 14-16 May, 2010. If you did not attend this year, plan on attending next year. Stockstädter Musiktage is one of the largest recorder exhibition/festival in Europe.

(IT) International Workshop on Diagnostics and Preservation of the Musical Instruments (May 20-21, 2010) -- CLOSED

Contributed by Admin on Jun 26, 2010

*** As a matter of interest this workshop has been posted past it’s deadline date.

Department of Histories and Methods for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
University of Bologna, Ravenna site
May 20-21, 2010

The conference, open to all museum professionals and curators, is aimed to present and critically discuss the latest researches about diagnostic techniques applied to musical instruments and advanced conservation practices, in relation also to fittings, use of materials, stockpile management, through the presentation of case studies.

(DE) 1844 Kützing's The Science of the Piano Forte architecture (German language) - 1844 Das Wissenschaftliche der Fortepiano Baukunst

Contributed by Admin on Jun 26, 2010

This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project
to make the world’s books discoverable online.

(US) "Florilegium and the Bolivian Baroque Series" -- Harmonia Early Music Weekly Posting

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2010

The English ensemble Florilegium has been exploring Bolivian baroque music for a number of years. Their latest Channel Classics recording, volume 3, focuses on repertoire found in Bolivia’s historic missions as well as the city of La Plata (the colonial name for Sucre, the capital of Bolivia). 

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