375 Years of Hanover as the Seat of Nobility: Music at the Courts of the Guelphs in Lower Saxony
North German Polychoral Music
Works by Michael Praetorius, Heinrich Schütz, and Matthias Weckmann
The Hannover Boys Choir & L'Arco Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Prof. Jörg Breiding
Heinrich Schütz in the 20th Century
Works by Heinrich Schütz, Kurt Thomas, Hugo Distler, and Ernst Pepping
North German Figuralchor, Musica Alta Ripa, conducted by Prof. Jörg Straube
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“The aim of the Viola da gamba-föreningen is to build and sustain a network of people interested in the viola da gamba and the music written for it. Amongst other things, the society wants to help organise playing opportunities, promote new music for the viol, provide information about concerts and courses, and act as a forum at which viol topics can be discussed.
As Linn comes to the end of its time as Gramophone's 'Label of the Year' we are proud to announce that three of the recordings released within the last twelve months have been chosen as Finalists for a 2011 Gramophone Award.
(UK) CD Release:: 'An Innocent Diversion' Music of the era of Jane Austen (c 1770-1820) (Austentation.org)
FESTIVAL BAROQUE DE PONTOISE
7, place du Petit Martroy
“Push along with us the doors of this 26th edition and abandon yourselves to these beautiful promised nights.“
Celebrate our future with us as we unveil our new name
~ Nota Bene Baroque ~
“Enjoy fabulous mini-concerts by the Nota Bene musicians, rosewater-flavoured meringues (all the rage 300 years ago!) and other Baroque-inspired refreshments, Baroque games, a silent auction, period costumes, a 50/50 draw, cash bar, and a baroque instrument "Petting Zoo".
(ES) 5th edition of the "Aula de Música Antiga" (AMA), Early music course in Girona Conservatory (Registration: Sept. 15-Nov. 30 2011)
(Edited by Michael Kassler, Michael Kassler and Associates, Australia)
Published: August 2011
“In contrast to today's music industry, whose principal products are recorded songs sold to customers round the world, the music trade in Georgian England was based upon London firms that published and sold printed music and manufactured and sold instruments on which this music could be played. The destruction of business records and other primary sources has hampered investigation of this trade, but recent research into legal proceedings, apprenticeship registers, surviving correspondence and other archived documentation has enabled aspects of its workings to be reconstructed.
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
“Explore our garden, inspired by herbal references in Shakespeare's plays and also incorporating plants popular in his time, including lavender, creeping thyme, and English ivy; a knot garden; and Shakespearean statues by American sculptor Greg Wyatt. Folger docents offer insights into plantings, Elizabethan customs, and more.
(US) New from Oxford University Press: "Dividing the Spoils The War for Alexander the Great’s Empire" (Author: Robin Waterfield)
A Gripping Account of One of the Great Forgotten Wars of History
Hardback, May 2011, 304 pp.
List Price: $27.95
“Alexander the Great conquered an enormous empire—stretching from Greece to the Indian subcontinent—and his death triggered forty bloody years of world-changing warfare. These were years filled with high adventure, intrigue, passion, assassinations, dynastic marriages, treachery, shifting alliances, and mass slaughter on battlefield after battlefield. And while the men fought on the field, the women, such as Alexander’s mother Olympias, schemed from their palaces and pavilions. …
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
Informative hurdy-gurdy website portal authored by Xavier Aimé with the cooperation of many who are involved in the world of the hurdy-gurdy.
“How the saga of Italian unification in 1861 is being (half-heartedly) celebrated by opera composers.
Since its inception in the early 17th century, opera is a divisive artform in Italy.
(US) Unquiet Thoughts: Saturday morning quote #13: Playford & the Tudors by Ron & Donna on August 12, 2011
(UK) Viviana Sofronitsky, Wigmore Hall, London (The Independent, Review by Michael Church; 2011 July 31)
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