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(FR) Musical Institutions at Versailles from Louis XIV to Louis XVI

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2011

An examination of musical institutions at Versailles from Louis XIV to Louis XVI.

“… Music is mainly the “Musique de la Chapelle”,“Musique de la Chambreand the Grande Ecurie, divisions of the Chapelle, the Chambre and the Ecurie. Each of these musical departments  tasks are theoretically different but it is not uncommon for musicians from one are required to complete the complement of another. We will briefly examine each of these groups. …“


(US) Clarion Society Performs Handel’s Judas Maccabeus (2011 May 17)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2011
On May 17th, bringing the fourth annual Clarion Collegium Week to a dramatic conclusion, the Clarion Orchestra and Clarion Choir under the direction of Steven Fox will perform George Frideric Handel’s monumental oratorio Judas Maccabeus, at Park Avenue Christian Church, Park Avenue at 85th Street, at 8:00pm.


(CA) Lute Workshop West (2011, August 1-5)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2011

In cooperation with the Lute Society of America, Inc.

The Lute Society of America is pleased to return to the West Coast, and co-present this Workshop with Early Music Vancouver.


(US) Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, part 1 and part 2 -- Harmonia Mundi Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2011
Marking the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners: Ensemble La Rota, Asteria, and the Catacoustic Consort (Part 1) and Concord Ensemble, Masques, and Plaine & Easie (Part 2).


(BE) New Books from Brepols Publishers

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011
Brepols Publishers is an international academic publisher of works in the humanities.

The focus of its publications lies in "source-works" from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. By this is meant critical editions of original texts and documents in their original language, reference works such as encyclopaedias, handbooks and bibliographies, as well as monograph studies and cutting-edge research.


(FR) "Famille Bach" et "Méditerranée sacrée" (LE Choeur de Chambre Les Éléments) -- Concerts (2011 April 21 and 22)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011

La famille BACH, Les Motets
Le Choeur de Chambre Les Éléments and Ensemble Jacques Moderne – Joel Suhubiette, conductor
Culmination of the double chorus repertoire from the Baroque period, the Motets of JS Bach is a work of confounding richness, virtuosity and beauty .
Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 21h, Odyssud, Blagnac
http://www.les-elements.fr


(IT) Rivista Italiana di Musicologia 2008-2010

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011

Reminder that the Italian Journal of Musicology has a new publisher, the Italian Music Library ( LIM ). The current version is larger than usual as it consolidates the 2008-2010 journal articles. The journal is available to members of the SIdM (Società Italiana di Musicologia).


(FR) "Miserere a dùo" and "El Diablo mudo - Escena del auto sacramental" José de Nebra (1751) -- Les Passions (2011 May 22)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011

Spanish Baroque Music: José de Nebra (1672-1748 )
Eglise Saint-Aubin de Toulouse

Specializing in the restoration and the rediscovery of the major works of the Spanish Eighteenth century, Los Musicos de su Alteza present this enigmatic work which the composition date is unknown.


(FR) Les Passions Orchestre Baroque April 2011 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011
Les Passions Newsletter of upcoming April 2011 concerts.


(US) Steve Ross, Ann Monoyios and the Four Nations Ensemble ~ Brushe up Thy Shakespeare (2011 April 20-21)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011
Steve Ross, the incomparable, joins the exquisite Baroque diva Ann Monoyios and the Four Nations Ensemble for an hour long dialogue of love and obsession from the 17th through the 21st century.


(FR) Les Rencontres internationales de l'Abbaye de Vignogoul (2011 July 23-30)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
Early and baroque music workshop. Courses for all levels and Master classes : workshop and individual courses - Consorts - Chamber music - Theory courses.


(US) New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 1 -- Harmonia Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
The beginning of an exploration of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s commissions inspired by the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.


(FR) Les Festes de Thalie et de France-Orpheon April 2011 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
The “Les Festes de Thalie et de France-Orpheon April 2011 Newsletter” is available online. Of particular interest is the retrospective details of the festival “Brillamment Baroque en Yvelines” where you will find additional photos and videos.


(DE) New items published by TREE EDITION -- April 2011

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
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Adam Franz Ginter: Life and Works edited by Michael Treder

Adam Franz Ginter (1661 ? 1706), a colorful character, has been one of the few castrato sopranos of Austrian origin, working in the court chappel (Vienna).

(US) Do you have your BEMF Opera Tickets? Secure your seats today! -- A reminder!

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2011

A reminder from the BEMF:

Great seats are still available for two extraordinary operas at the 2011 Boston Early Music Festival. Don't miss out. BEMF Opera productions consistently sell out.


(US) Cambridge Introductions and Companions to Music -- Cambridge University Press

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2011
Open the door to major topics, composers, instruments, and genres in music with our Cambridge Companions and Introductions to Music!


(UK) BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2011
The big moment has arrived as we announce the results of the biggest awards in classical music.


(FR) "Nais, opéra pour la paix" Jean-Philippe Rameau presented by La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne (2011/04/06)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 29, 2011
Created at the Academy of Music Royal in April 1749, Nais opera for peace, Jean-Philippe Rameau, libretto by Louis de Cahusac, was composed in honor of Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, the famous European peace treaty, which, at the same time, inspired Handel's Royal Fireworks.


(US) GEMS -- Notes on the Scene (New York)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 29, 2011
Because there are so many events coming up, we are sending out a special edition (of the GEMS Newsletter) covering the next two weekends.  Also please note a correction to the Big Apple Baroque concert: the date is FRIDAY, April 1 (not Sunday, as originally listed).


(US) Cleveland Early-Music Ensemble Les Delices Set to Make New York Debut (Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 29, 2011
Les Delices, the Cleveland ensemble that focuses on music of the French Baroque, will make its first East Coast tour Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1.
 

(CZ) Prachatice Summer School of Early Music 2011

Contributed by jitusska on Mar 25, 2011

Summer School of Early Music is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance mainly of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music. Some of the recorder classes concentrate on contemporary music as well.