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(FR) Musicologie.org Newsletter Review: "Monteverdi served by Rinaldo Alessandrini" (Dijon, Auditorium, 7 Apr 2016, by Eusebius)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

"After the Swiss (Hugues Cuenod in 1951, Edwin Loehrer and his Societa Cameristica di Lugano, in the following years), dozens of Baroque groups have taken on madrigals by Monteverdi, with very diverse results. Among their greatest performers, Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano, which he founded with Fabio Biondi there over thirty years. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.47: Reformation" (09 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Since 2017 will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation,  we consider it’s impact on music. And having recently presented a lecture-recital on psalm settings as the soundtrack of the Reformation, we muse about the ubiquitous fashion of psalm arrangements for lute solo and for voice and lute ...


(UK) The Stage Article: "Phil Willmott: Is it okay to challenge a bad review?" (by Phil Willmott, 07 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Diminishing broadsheet arts coverage of anything beyond the West End means you’re unlikely to get a print review if you’ve no track record. A new play by an unknown writer at an unfashionable venue? Forget it. And there are no listings magazines anymore ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music Podcast: "Easter Through The Ages" (by Elizabeth Clark, 21 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"This hour, we’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century. We’ll hear a story of the events leading up to the writing of one of Bach’s first Easter cantatas. We’ll also hear medieval chants ...


(FR) XXXIIIe Festival de musique à Maguelone (31 May - 9 Jun 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

Location: Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone (34), FR

Since 1969, the association "Les Compagnons de Maguelone" manages the natural, historical and heritage of Maguelone. With 100 000 visitors each year, the cathedral, Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Maguelone.which dates from around the XII and XIII centuries, and the whole site have become important tourist and cultural asset for the region and its inhabitants.

Performing this year are ..


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Handel’s Berenice, London" (by Claire Seymour, 21 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"1737 was Handel’s annus horribilis. His finances were in disarray and his opera company was struggling in the face of the challenge presented by the rival Opera of the Nobility. The strain and over-work led to a stroke, as the Earl of Shaftesbury reported: ...


(US) Italian Madrigal Festival - Scholarly Symposium & Concerts (16-17 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

Location: UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States

"Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Presented by the UMass Amherst College of Humanities & Fine Arts, the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance, The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, and the Five College Early Music Program. This is a weekend conference on ...


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Handel : Elpidia - Opera Settecento" (by Claire Seymour, 02 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

"Roll up! A new opera by Handel is to be performed, L’Elpidia overo li rivali generosi. It is based upon a libretto by Apostolo Zeno with music by Leonardo Vinci - excepting a couple of  ...


(DE) DW Article: "Beethoven overtakes Mozart as most popular composer" (by Rick Fulker, 29 March 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

From a recent post on the DW (Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster)

"How many of Beethoven's works can you recognize? According to a 170,000-vote survey, the composer is now more popular than his predecessor Mozart - in part, thanks to cinema. ...


(US) Boston Early Music Festival Report: "A Smashing Springtime Success!"

Contributed by admin on Mar 30, 2016

"The 2016 Springtime Soirée was a tremendous success, by all accounts! With a beautiful new venue, sparkling cocktails and a sumptuous meal, fabulous live and silent auctions, and glorious performances by BEMF favorites Amanda Forsythe, Aaron Sheehan, and Jesse Blumberg—a wonderful time was had by all. To top it off, we raised nearly ...

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