(CA) Globe and Mail Review: "Review: In Mass Disruption, John Stackhouse charts the past and future of media" (by Clive Thompson, 13 Nov 2015)
"... we have the data, my friend, and they are sobering. As former Globe editor-in-chief John Stackhouse reports in his new book, when the paper analyzed its online traffic, they found that fully 40 per cent of the paper is read by fewer than 1,000 people. This benighted, much-ignored category includes “baseball, tennis and theatre reviews” – basically, a lot of arts and culture coverage. ...
(DE) L'Orfeo Barockorchester New CD Release: "Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantatas for Soprano solo" (Nov 2015)
"The recent release is the third CD with Dorothee Mields, one of the leading interpreters of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Discovering these Bach vocal highlights with her was a profoundly enriching experience for us. ...
(UK) The Guardian Article: " 'Where are the brown people?': authors slam lack of diversity in UK publishing" (Alison Flood, 30 Nov 2015)
"But Shukla, who has led a groundswell of anger about the issue on social media after he highlighted the fact that the list of titles announced for 2016 World Book Night failed to include a single BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) writer ...
(US) The New York Times Article: "Google Cultural Institute Puts Us All Onstage" (by Michael Cooper, 01 Dec 2015)
"... The 360-degree videos are part of an innovative assemblage of performing arts groups that went online on Tuesday morning at the Google Cultural Institute ...
(UK) Opera Today Review: "L'ospedale - an anonymous opera rediscovered" (by Claire Seymore, 27 Nov 2015)
"L’Ospedale - a one-hour opera by an unknown seventeenth-century composer, with a libretto by Antonio Abati which presents a satirical critique of the medical profession of the day ...
"In this new release, Vincent Dumestre’s Le Poème Harmonique once again immerses us in the France of the second half of the 16th century, which witnessed the emergence of new centres of artistic activity. These ‘bourgeois’ societies were initiated by patron princes concerned with building their prestige through the arts and letters just as much as by arms. At the same time, refined circles held by cultivated women enabled them to ...
(From a recent Oxford Journals newsletter)
News from Oxford Journals that the latest instalment of the "Early Music" journal is now available online through the Oxford Journals online website. You can read up on this issue's contents which include..
Works by Biber, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Uccellini, Merula, Buonamente, Cazzati, Williams, Matteis and Orme (Premiere Rec.)
Tierisch Barock - Incredible baroque zoo - the title lives up to its expectations: a CD full of baroque music, full of animal voices and thus full of baroque aesthetics and fascination.
Nel Dolce approaches the topic of "Man, animal and music" through a multifaceted selection of compositions of the early and the high baroque showing the musical study of the animal kingdom in the most diverse ways possible. ...
(DE) TYXart New CD Release: "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonatas for Flute & Basso Continuo" (October 2015)
Katalin Horvath, Transvers Flute - Eva Maria Pollerus, Harpsichord/Clavich./Square Piano - Thomas Platzgummer, Cello
"Time and again, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's (1714-1788) music undergoes fascinating metamorphoses in the interplay with instruments and interpretation. Inspired by these, the ﬂute (Katalin Horvath, transverse ﬂute) participates in a lively dialogue with the manifold timbres of harpsichord, clavichord, square piano (Eva Maria Pollerus), and cello (Thomas Platzgummer). This results in a multifaceted and highly musical recording portraying the development of almost the entire productive period of the composer. ..."
(US) The Washington Post: "NPR is graying, and public radio is worried about it" (By Paul Farhi 22 November 2016)
The greying of audience on US NPR (National Public Radio) has some concerns of aging audience and of perhaps a need to change marketing tactics to attract a younger clientele.
"Many of the listeners who grew up with NPR are now reaching retirement age, leaving NPR with a challenge: How can it attract younger and middle-aged audiences ...
"Dear friends of the Festes de Thalie and Orpheon, professional musicians and music lovers! You are welcome to our next course with concerts in Thoiry (near Paris and Versailles) Brilliantly Baroque in Thoiry : from the 17th to the 24th April , 2016
Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque instruments and singers welcome!
Chamber music, viola da gamba consorts, with passionate teachers.... and yoga! ...
In its latest concert event, Salon Sanctuary Concerts shares with us well beforehand its concert notes. A nice and refreshing marketing initiative.
"The music on Saturday's program has little to do with the position for which Bach is most well known. As Cantor of Leipzig), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) had no responsibility for writing instrumental chamber music. Most of that impetus came from two earlier professional engagements. The first was ...
(From a recent Dance Books newsletter)
"We've had a few titles returned to us by a defunct wholesaler which are not in quite good enough condition to sell new, so we're offering them at bargain prices - a third or less of the recommended retail price.
They have very minor defects to the covers - the odd scuff, bent corner, etc., but are internally in very good condition. ...
(From a recent La Donna Musicale newsletter )
"Launch the holiday season with the sizzling Afro-Hispanic rhythms of our Latin-Baroque Fusion program! An entrancing performance of Renaissance, Baroque, and Afro-Hispanic music from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Colombia, played on Baroque and folk instruments. We will release our new CD, "I’ve Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Latin Jazz", at this concert. ..."
"Fresh from a GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording, the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series returns Thanksgiving weekend with a revival of BEMF's acclaimed production of the original 1718 chamber version of Handel's Acis and Galatea. ...
(From a recent Colbert Artsits Management newsletter 19 Nov 2015)
"Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani returned to North America this month for recording sessions of the Dutilleux's "Les Citations" for harpsichord, percussion, oboe and bass with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony (stay tuned for album details, soon). He then joined ...
(US) Bach Collegium San Diego to Donate 10 Percent of Messiah Proceeds to Rady Children’s Hospital (5-6-7 Dec 2015)
"Bach Collegium San Diego brings back a great holiday tradition with its annual performances of Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah. The 2015 performances will feature a complete London version from the early 1750s, highlighting the oratorio’s historical connections with London’s Foundling Hospital. ...
(UK) Society of Recorder Players (SRP) -- 2015 Moeck/Society of Recorder Players Solo Recorder Playing Competition Results
News from the Society of Recorder Players (SRP)
"Congratulations to Laura Schmid, winner of the 2015 Moeck/Society of Recorder Players Solo Recorder Playing Competition, the final of which was held at the Greenwich Early Music Festival on 13th November. Good wishes to all the competitors, and their accompanists, who gave brilliant performances of works dating from the 12th century to the present. ..."
"Like Grounds for Pleasure, Colin [Booth]'s latest CD, Louis Couperin, was recorded on the early French harpsichord by Nicholas Celini that he restored during 2013. The music is by the 17th century French master Louis Couperin, uncle of the more famous François. ..."
"The 2016 summer courses: three projects in the Czech Republic, Europe's most musical country. Projects in which you can immerse yourself in wonderful music, with top tutors and like-minded souls. The projects for 2016 are open to experienced musicians. Whether you're an amateur or professional, with La Pellegrina a professional attitude is of paramount importance. ..."
(UK) Opera Today Review: "Monteverdi by The Sixteen at Wigmore Hall" (by Claire Seymour, 12 Nov 2015)
"This was a concert where immense satisfaction was derived equally from the quality of musicianship displayed and the coherence and resourcefulness of the programme presented. In 1610, Claudio Monteverdi published his Vespro della Beata Vergine for soloists, chorus, and orchestra. ...
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