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(BE) Compact Disc Reviews: "Flanders Recorder Quartet (FRQ) - "The End of a Beautiful Chapter" (by Tom Bickley)

Contributed by admin on Jan 13, 2017

"An Interview by Tom Bickley, Compact Disc Reviews Editor, with members of the Flanders Recorder Quartet for their approaching 30th Anniversary and Final Tour

Since being founded in 1987, the Flanders Recorder Quartet (FRQ) has evolved into one of the world ’s top ensembles.Their success in 1990 at the prestigious Musica Antiqua competition in Bruges (Belgium), organized by the Flanders Festival, was the start of an extensive concert career. ...


(US) Columbia Journalism Review Article: "Curtains fall on arts critics at newspapers" (by Jed Gottlieb, 06 Jan 2017)

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2017

"“Boston is a music city, look at how many music schools are here and at the number of people purchasing concert tickets,” says Steve Morse, a Globe staff critic from the 1970s through the 2000s. “There should be much more coverage.” ...


(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) New Title Release: "Rivista Internazionale di Musica Sacra - n. 37, 2016/1-2"

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2017

News from LIM of the availability of the "Rivista Internazionale di Musica Sacra"

The Summary of its contents:

 Sommario

Ezio Aimasso
Aggiornare la mente, vivificare lo spirito Giacomo Baroffio
Apologia per una manutenzione degli edifici intellettuali Valerio Morucci
La musica nella filosofia mistica ebraica medioevale e rinascimentale: una prospettiva storiografica Francesca Mellace ...


(SE) BIS Records CD Releases

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2017

News of 3 CD releases of interest from BIS Records:

Beethoven – Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol.15: ‘Diabelli’
BIS-1943 | SACD    EAN 7318599919430    TT: 67'34

Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano, completes his acclaimed series with Beethoven’s last great piano work

Ludwig van Beethoven: 33 Veränderungen über einen Walzer von Anton Diabelli ('Diabelli Variations'), Op.120
6 National Airs with Variations, Op.105 ...


(UK) The Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras Announce Confirmed Tour Dates for 2017

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2017

From a recent newsletter, the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras announce their upcoming confirmed tour dates and suggest to monitor their website and social media pages for updates.

Monteverdi 450
April - October 2017

An international cast of soloists, together with members of the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, will celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth by performing his Vespers and surviving trilogy of operas: L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione di Poppea, across Europe and the USA. ...


(UK) Linn Records Blog: "Dunedin Consort Tops The Critics' Picks"

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2017

(From a recent Linn Records newsletter)

"The Dunedin Consort continues to dominate the 'Best Of' lists that are so popular at year end. Here are just some of the accolades the brilliant Christmas Oratorio collected: 2016 Best Classical Christmas Releases - The Observer ; The Year's Best Seasonal Releases - The Arts Desk: Notable Performances and Recordings of 2016 - The New Yorker ; Top 100 Discs Of The Year 2016 - Presto Classical; One Of The Albums For Christmas - Berliner Zeitung. ...


(IT) Ut Orpheus Edizioni: "Ad Parnassum Journal Newest Issue XIV/27" (April 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 11, 2017

News from Ut Orpheus Edizioni that the most recent issue of Ad Parnassum Journal is now available.

The contents of this issue:

EDITORIAL
Massimiliano Sala
A New Network on Music Criticism

ARTICLES
Michael Talbot
Robert Valentine and the Roman Concerto Grosso
Joshua S. Walden
«Novelty, Wit and an Abundance of Ideas»: The Mid-Eighteenth-Century German Instrumental Cadenza as Interpretation ...


(UK) National Centre for Early Music Newsrelease: "National Centre for Early Music Launches Free Online Directory" (11 Jan 2017)

Contributed by admin on Jan 11, 2017

"The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) announces the launch of its free online early music artist directory.

The directory contains a comprehensive list of early music artists and ensembles working across the UK. It is presented alphabetically, across specialist periods including: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical and also by style including: vocal, instrumental, consort and soloist. Each entry includes biographical information, an image and any relevant You Tube video audio soundbites. The directory is easy to navigate and will be an invaluable resource for the early music community, promoters and agents. ...


(UK) York Early Music Festival Announces 40th Anniversary Partnership with Hiscox in 2017

Contributed by admin on Jan 11, 2017

"2017 is a significant year for the York Early Music Festival, as the internationally acclaimed 10-day summer festival celebrates its 40th anniversary and announces a new three-year partnership with specialist insurer, Hiscox. ...


(US) Yahoo! News Article: "Scholars fret about fate of 'holy grail' German abbey books" (by David Rising, 26 Dec 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 11, 2017

"It was filthy, cramped and in major disarray, but when art historian Eva Lindqvist Sandgren entered the library in Altomuenster Abbey, off-limits to all but the German monastery's nuns for more than five centuries, she immediately knew she was looking at a major treasure.

The dusty shelves held at least 500 books, by her estimate, including precious illuminated manuscripts from the 16th century, chants used by the uniquely women-led Bridgettine Order and processionals bursting with colorful religious and ornamental decoration in their margins. ...

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