(FR) Historical Costume Workshop (21-22 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012

Special Venise with Xavier Monimart, “costumier” 

A short weekend in the countryside to advance your historical costume project … The idea is that each come with your project and cloth … Masculin or feminin. Costume workshop, in the Loir and Cher, where you work at your own pace under the watchful eyes of Xavier Monimart,“costumier hors pair” … You bring your pattern, your cloth … your machine … Limited to 6 participants!!!

(UK) Dunedin Consort Glasgow Choral Workshop: John Passion (14 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012
“We base our workshops on pieces we are passionate about. This year is no different and we will be working on Bach’s John Passion which is the main drive of our recording initiave for 2012.

(CA) Arion Ensemble Croque-Baroque à Ogilvy:: "Voyage en Italie du 17e siècle" (Journey through 17th Century Italy (13 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012
Delve into the zestful sound-world of Italian composers such as T. Merula, G. Frescobaldi and A. Stradella with violonists Chloe Meyers and Tanya LaPerrière, cellist Amanda Keesmaat and harpsichordist Hank Knox.

(CA) CAMMAC Summer Camp 2012 (27-29 Apr; 18-20 May; 24 Jun-12 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012

Experience the Cammac spirit with our professionnal teachers and musicians for participants of all abilities, all ages, in a bilingual and family oriented environment.

April 27-29: The Bach Weekend with Christopher Jackson
May 18-20: The Chamber Music Weekend
Weekly sessions June 24-August 12, 2012

(US) American Bach Soloists 2012 Festival & Academy (12-22 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012
“Our 2012 Festival focuses on three of Baroque music's most inspired eras and geographical centers of brilliant composers: Renaissance & Restoration England, The Legacy of Bach's Northern Germany, and Parisian Opera Composers.

(US) Early Music DC January 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012

(From the latest Early Music DC newsletter -- ed.)

“Happy New Year! Have you recovered from the holidays yet? It's a relatively light month for concerts, but such a broad range -- from Hildegard von Bingen back in the 12th century, to Brazilian and Portuguese music from the 18th century. Let's go!

(FR) Jean Cassignol: News, Events and Catalogue Updates

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012

(from Jean Cassignol most recent newsletter -- ed.)

Michel Démarez, guitar/e & Jean Cassignol, recorders / flûtes à bec - New videos / Nouvelles vidéos

Chamber music

New repertoire for flute / recorder and guitar

Jean Cassignol, recorders /  flûtes à bec
Michel Démarez, guitar / guitare

Concert in St Witz, France, 18th December 2011
Live recordings 

(US) Amherst Early Music "Winter Weekend Workshop" (13-16 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012
“Co-directed by Gwyn Roberts, recorder and flute, and Marilyn Boenau, bassoon and co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Camden Fine Arts Department

Come to Philadelphia for a delightful weekend of music! This popular workshop offers a wide variety of classes held at Rutgers University Camden. After class, explore Philadelphia's historic district and enjoy gastronomical delights at downtown restaurants!

(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme: Announcing the dates for the summer of 2012 (22 Jul - 3 Aug; 5 Aug - 17 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 10, 2012

Vancouver Early Music announces the dates for its upcoming summer programme. (Book early if you are interested in attending (ed.))

(US) Opera Today Review: "Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau" (DVD) (Donald R. Boomgaarden Dean, College of Music and Fine Arts Loyola University New Orleans, 19 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 10, 2012
“Jean-Philippe Rameau, an organist and music theoretician, was active for much of his life in musical centers distant from the cultural juggernaut of Paris. …  The beautiful selection of works provided in this recording allows the modern listener to view and enjoy the spectacle of five of Rameau’s most popular operatic creations in historically accurate performances …

(CA) New Brunswick Early Music Festival (NewBEMF) (1-23 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 10, 2012
NewBEMF is a unique educational and community music festival, held annually in the stunning seaside resort of St. Andrews, NB, just 60 minutes over the US border from coastal Maine. NewBEMF, hosted by the St. Andrews Arts Council is also unique in its focus on combining college-level academic classes for credit through Millikin University (Decatur, IL) with pre-professional performing opportunities and significant community involvement. (NON-MILLIKIN STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY)

(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI): 3-16 Jun, 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jan 10, 2012
“The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is led by some of the world's finest musicians in the field of baroque performance. The Institute is held at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. This comprehensive training program includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses, opera scene study for singers, chamber ensembles, private lessons, lectures and workshops, classes in baroque dance, and concerts by both participants and faculty. We invite advanced students, pre-professional and professional musicians to apply.  … ”

(FR) Baroque Dance Workshop With Christine Bayle (14-15 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 10, 2012

“La Gouastalla, from Destouches, Passepied

« The faster you'll be able to dance, without any haste » (from music treatise). With this dance, chosen especially for its being easy and quick to learn, the choreographer and workshop leader Christine Bayle will focus on speed of execution and virtuosity, which does not depend only on the work of the feet but also on the management and feeling of one's energy.

(BE) Baroque Dance Workhop with Ingolf Collmar (13-15 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 09, 2012
This workshop includes training in baroque dance technique, study of the ‘port de bras’ and working on 18th-century repertoire.

(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Dancing In The Court Of The Sun King" By Laura Osterlund (18 December 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 09, 2012
“During the 17th century, Versailles was an oasis of baroque opulence and artistic splendour.  Louis XIV, le Roi-Soleil (or “the sun king”), saw to it that his palace set the standard for magnificence.  Every wall was weighed down with artwork, and within those walls, music and dance enjoyed a prominent and lively place. …

(UK) Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools 2012 (5-12, 12-18 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 08, 2012

“In 2012 we are offering two week-long courses. Tuition and accommodation will be in Emmanuel College, Cambridge, one of the colleges of Cambridge University.

(UK) Call For Papers: Perspectives on Musical Improvisation Conference (10-13 Sep 2012) (CFP Deadline: 09 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 08, 2012

(Re-Post CFP Deadline Extended)

‘Perspectives on Musical Improvisation ‘ Conference - University of Oxford, 10-13 September 2012

The programme committee has extended the call for papers deadline by one week.  The closing date is now Monday 16th January.
Please send submissions to
For submission guidelines and more details on the conference, go to

Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Improvisation is arguably the most widely distributed form of musical practice - and yet remains the least studied or understood. Indeed, even the boundaries of what is or is not regarded as improvisation remain unclear. This conference will address the many faces of improvisation from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives - historical, psychological, ethnomusicological, analytical, technological, sociological, organological, and pedagogical. Over the course of four days, the conference will include papers, practical sessions, and poster presentations.

The conference is affiliated to the AHRC-funded Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) and enjoys the support of SEMPRE, IMR, BFE, and SMA.

(UK) Musica Antiqua

Contributed by Admin on Jan 05, 2012
A new UK magazine has made its appearance on the early music scene: Musica Antiqua

"Our vision for Musica Antiqua is very clear: with both of the founders being active professional early musicians, we feel we have a direct line to those performers and musicologists who are currently at the forefront of early music. Our aim is to provide articles written by the performers and musiciologists themselves. We intend also to bring a unique and creative design and layout to the articles in the magazine. Musica Antiqua will concentrate on music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and on bringing you all the latest news and developments from around the world."  (Claire Bracher, Editor)

(US) Consuming Music, Commodifying Sound, 1750-1850, Yale Univ., New Haven, (5-6 Oct 2012) (CFP Deadline: 1 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 05, 2012
Yale University
October 5-6, 2012


The period from 1750 to 1850 witnessed unprecedented growth in the musical marketplace. This was an age in which the proliferation of print technologies, the widening distribution of instruments for domestic use, and the gradual establishment of public music institutions across England and the Continent altered the patterns of circulation for music in its printed and sounding form.

(SE) eClassical "Daily Deal"

Contributed by Admin on Jan 05, 2012

(From the latest eClassical newsletter of 02 Jan 2012. Some of you may be interested in some of the CD titles on sale.)

Introducing our Daily Deal.
Starting this month, we would like to offer an album every day at a huge discount of 50%. We hope this will be attractive for you helping you to enlarge your classical library and perhaps discover new and exciting music.  Click here for our Daily Deal

(UK) Linn Records Reflects on "The Best of 2011"

Contributed by Admin on Jan 05, 2012

The year that was

“It’s that time of year where we take a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. As Gramophone Editor James Inverne put it: "Having won Gramophone's coveted Label of the Year award in 2010, Linn Records are not a label to have rested on their laurels. Instead, as we have come to expect from them, the slate of fine new releases continued apace."

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