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(UK) Wigmore Hall 2016-2017 Concert Season

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

Wigmore Hall releases its 2016-2017 concert season brochure.

Of note, some of its many early music events include: The English Concert; Freiburg Baroque Orchestra ~ Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano, director; The Brabant Ensemble ~ Stephen Rice director; Collegium 1704 ~ Václav Luks, conductor; The Cardinall’s Musick ~ Andrew Carwood, director; Phantasm ~ Laurence Dreyfus, director; Florilegium~ Ashley Solomon, director; Iestyn Davies, countertenor & Thomas Dunford, lute ...


(ES) La Spagna Ensemble ~ Homage to Cervantes Congress (21 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

"La Spagna joins the Congress of Deputies to honor Miguel de Cervantes, to mark the fourth centenary of his death, by interpreting the "Burlesque de Quixotte" This work, presented as an instrumental suite, is one of the most brilliant examples of descriptive music applied to a literary work. ...


(US) Forbes Magazine Article: "Hungry Boys Is The Latest Advertising Agency To Launch Its Own Record Label" (by Cherie Hu, 14 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

"Few record labels are digital-only. Even fewer labels make fans the tastemakers. Almost no labels are run by advertising agencies.

As a completely digital, social-powered record label run by Russian advertising agency Hungry Boys, Sound of Change defies all of these conventions. ...


(US) Historical Society Keyboard of North American 2016 Jurow Competition Winners

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

A LOOK BACK at the winners of the HKS 2016 Jurow Competition winners which were announced on March 26th 2016. Congratulations go out to Eunji Lee, First Prize / Patrick Merrill, Second Prize / Kyle Collins, Jurow Prize for a Promising Semifinalist / And to the other finalists: Joyce Chen, Sofija Grgur, Sihyun Chun, Mylene Belanger.

"The Jurow International Harpsichord Performance Competition was established 30 years ago, with the generous support of Mae and Irving Jurow, in the interest of creating competitive activities for harpsichordists, since very few such opportunities existed in this country [US] ...


(ES) Alia Vox News: "Marquise, Direction Musicale Jordi Savall" (Recorded Aug 1996, Mar & Jun 1997)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

News from Alia Vox that "for the first time, in our web, now available" the audio version of "Marquise" (Recorded Aug 1996, Mar et Juin 1997, Castle of Cardona (Catalonia, ES) by Nicholas Bartholomée assisted by Hugues Deschaux)

"Marquise is a 1997 French dramatic film directed by Véra Belmont, and starring Sophie Marceau, Bernard Giraudeau, and Lambert Wilson. Written by Jean-François Josselin, Véra Belmont, Marcel Beaulieu, and Gérard Mordillat, the film is about a glorious dancer and actress who rises from obscurity to win the hearts of some of France's most prominent citizens, including Moliere, Racine, and King Louis XIV. ...


(FR) "Philippe Jaroussky "The most beautiful baroque Arias"" (YouTube 1993, MEZZO TV at the palace of Versailles in 1999)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

For your enjoyment.

"Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978 in Maisons-Laffitte, France) is a French countertenor. He began his musical career with the violin, winning an award at the Versailles conservatory and then took up the piano before turning to singing. He is noted for a virtuosic coloratura technique and for compelling and enlivened interpretations of baroque cantatas and operas. ...


(US) Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions: The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments (Auction 11 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments to be auctioned to support The Finchcocks Charity for Musical Education

Donnington Priory - Renowned exponent of the fortepiano Richard Burnett will sell his highly esteemed collection of over 70 historic keyboard instruments on Wednesday 11th May 2016. The sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions aims to raise funds for the Finchcocks Charity, helping to promote and preserve the playing of original instruments for the next generation.  ...

 


(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 ...

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