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(US) Sacramento Baroque Soloists Open 9th Season in October

Contributed by cellorhythm on Sep 12, 2010

As their ninth season opens, the Sacramento Baroque Soloists welcome the return of recorder virtuoso Judith Linsenberg and expand the season to five Baroque music concerts. The 2010-2011 season showcases the range and variety of Baroque expressiveness, from the intimate, rich timbre of the cello duets to the bright, sparkling interplay of the Baroque chamber ensemble.

 


(IT) Magnificat On The Eight Tones (8 Oct. 2010)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Sep 05, 2010

Magnificat on the eight tones with a Magnificat written for the nuns of St. Cyr
Compositions by Diruta, Cavazzoni, Guilain, Cabezòn, Pachelbel, Nivers, Kerll, Frescobaldi, Hassler, Corrette and gregorian chant.
Church of San Giuseppe,
Vicolo San Giuseppe, Brescia (Italy)
Friday, October 8th 2010, 9pm

Giuseppe Schinaia, Antegnati organ (1581)
Francesca Cassinari, soprano
Schola Gregoriana of the Chiari Collegiata, Giuseppe Fusari, conductor


(US) Ellen Hargis: Finding Treasure and Lute in Early Music (10-12 Sept. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 26, 2010

Soprano Ellen Hargis will give three recitals with lutenist Paul O’Dette for the San Francisco Early Music Society in Palo Alto, Berkeley, and San Francisco on Sept. 10, 11, and 12. The program, titled “Wait! I’m Singing Now…,” will feature music of Strozzi, Kapsberger, Scarlatti, Cesti, and Piccinini. SFCV asked Hargis about her love of early music, the challenges of balancing singing and teaching, and what it’s like to work as an early-music star in a modern world. 


(US) Clarion Music Society 2010-2011 Season

Contributed by Admin on Aug 10, 2010

IN 2010-2011, CLARION MUSIC SOCIETY MAKES ITS LINCOLN CENTER DEBUT AND SPOTLIGHTS TWO PILLARS OF THE BAROQUE AGE

The Clarion Music Society is pleased to announce its concert season for 2010-2011: five concerts featuring the Clarion Orchestra, the Clarion Choir, and distinguished soloists, conducted by artistic director Steven Fox.  Prominent this season are works of the two most renowned pillars of the Baroque Age, J.S. Bach and G. F. Handel, the latter of whom will be the subject of our fourth annual Clarion Collegium Week.


(US) Announcing the Addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of Two New Editions

Contributed by Admin on Aug 09, 2010
We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM (Society of Seventeenth-Century Music) Catalogue of two new editions. No. 18 is a series of Vespers psalm settings by Giovanni Paolo Colonna for various combinations of solo voices and string ensemble––some with optional choir––in an edition by Dr. Pyrros Bamichas of the University of Athens.

(US) 4X4 Baroque Festival (26-30 August 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2010
How can you spend an hour with J. S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and G. F. Handel this summer?  Attend the 4X4 Festival!  The festival's four concerts take place at at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 26, Friday, August 27, Saturday, August 28, 2010, and Monday, August 30. 

(US) Harmonia Early Music -- 1 hour long episode (July 19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2010

Music of Mattheson and Fischer with the Koelner Akademie, Byzantine chant with John Michael Boyer, and Paul O’Dette performs lute pieces by Marco dall’Aquila.

The German period instrument orchestra known as the Koelner Akademie has been recording world-premieres since its inception. Led by American conductor Michael Alexander Willens, the Akademie has been a champion of famous and little-known composers whose music remains continues to remain relevant.


(FR) Rencontres internationales de l' Abbaye de Vignogoul (29 July - 8 Aug. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 02, 2010

Exhibition, workshops and early music concerts in the Abbey of Vignogoul.

Exhibition:
Some instruments of the Orpheon Foundation, consisting of violins, violas, cellos, violones and violas da gamba from the 16th to the 18th C., restored to original condition, will be made available also to modern players interested in getting to know the historical musical instruments : truly a unique learning opportunity.


(US) The Face of Bach (Teri Noel Towe)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2010

The Face Of Bach is a website devoted to the portraits of Johann Sebastian Bach, and to the fair and accurate analysis of the various images that purport to be accurate depictions of the facial features of Johann Sebastian Bach.

As I continue to develop this site, I hope to offer thorough evaluations of the various Bach portraits and to provide information on the source materials that are the foundation for any discussion of the portraits of Johann Sebastian Bach.


(SE) Musikmuseet (Stockholm Music Museum) and the "Clavichord" application software (HansErik Svensson & Karl Dickson authors)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2010

Visit the Musikmuseet (Stockholm Music Museum) website where you will find more than 6400 artifacts of which many are period instruments.

(US) Scanning a Stradivarius (Smithsonian.com)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 29, 2010

Medical 3-D imaging makes it possible to study the anatomy of the world's greatest stringed instruments – and uncover the secrets of its makers.

(HU) Recorder Instruction in Hungary -- A perspective view by Árpád Zoltán Szabó

Contributed by Admin on Jun 29, 2010

I'd like to open a window to an aspect of recorder playing in Hungary with this message.

Music education in Hungary has a country-wide institution system which consists of music schools situated mostly in towns and maintained by the state.

(DE) Stockstädter Musiktage (Stocktadt Recorder Exhibition/Festival) (14-16 May 2010) -- Photos/Videos on YouTube

Contributed by Admin on Jun 29, 2010

Here is a collection of photos and videos found on YouTube from the Stocktadt Exhibition/Festival of 14-16 May, 2010. If you did not attend this year, plan on attending next year. Stockstädter Musiktage is one of the largest recorder exhibition/festival in Europe.

(IT) International Workshop on Diagnostics and Preservation of the Musical Instruments (May 20-21, 2010) -- CLOSED

Contributed by Admin on Jun 27, 2010

*** As a matter of interest this workshop has been posted past it’s deadline date.

Department of Histories and Methods for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
University of Bologna, Ravenna site
May 20-21, 2010


The conference, open to all museum professionals and curators, is aimed to present and critically discuss the latest researches about diagnostic techniques applied to musical instruments and advanced conservation practices, in relation also to fittings, use of materials, stockpile management, through the presentation of case studies.

(DE) 1844 Kützing's The Science of the Piano Forte architecture (German language) - 1844 Das Wissenschaftliche der Fortepiano Baukunst

Contributed by Admin on Jun 26, 2010

This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project
to make the world’s books discoverable online.

(US) "Florilegium and the Bolivian Baroque Series" -- Harmonia Early Music Weekly Posting

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2010

The English ensemble Florilegium has been exploring Bolivian baroque music for a number of years. Their latest Channel Classics recording, volume 3, focuses on repertoire found in Bolivia’s historic missions as well as the city of La Plata (the colonial name for Sucre, the capital of Bolivia). 

(UK) Beethoven the Pianist (Tilman Skowroneck, author) (Cambridge University Press) (2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 23, 2010

The widely held belief that Beethoven was a rough pianist, impatient with his instruments, is not altogether accurate: it is influenced by anecdotes dating from when deafness had begun to impair his playing. Presenting a new, detailed biography of Beethoven's formative years, this book reviews the composer's early career, outlining how he was influenced by teachers, theorists and instruments.

(CH) Fifth Edition of the Harmoniques International Congress in Lausanne «Chopin et son temps» (9-12 Sept. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 23, 2010

At the end of the 18th century, Vienna and London were the undisputed centres of piano-making, and home to distinct schools of piano-playing.

The beginning of the 19th century saw the rise of a new centre, Paris, which progressively eclipsed the other two. Nicknamed "Pianopolis", Paris in 1832 boasted more than a hundred and ninety-three piano-builders, many drawn from elsewhere in search of renown. Paris was a magnet, too, to young piano virtuosi ; it was only natural that Liszt and Chopin should be of their number.

(DE) Digitizing Sensitive Manuscripts (Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ))

Contributed by Admin on Jun 23, 2010

The art of digitizing sensitive manuscripts are partly demystified on the Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ) website. 

(US) Early Music America Announces Annual Awards (1 June 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

(SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, announces the winners of its 2010 awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments in early music.

(DE) Bach-Wettbewerb Leipzig 2010 (Bach Competition in Leipzig) (7-17 July 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

The XVII Leipzig Bach Competition will be held from the 7th-17th July 2010 in piano, harpsichord and violin / baroque violin.