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

Contributed by Admin on Jun 22, 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.

(US) An Exploration of the Countertenor in Rrecording From the 1960s to the 1980s -- Harmonia Early Music (30 Nov. 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

The countertenor voice is one of most unusual and alluring sounds heard in Western classical music. It is the highest natural male voice and one that has been heard in recording with increasing frequency from the middle of the 20th Century to the present day.

(TR) Magdalena Consort Concert at the International Istanbul Festivals (24 June 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

Presenting a programme of sacred and secular works by Händel and Bach for baroque lovers, the ensemble will appear at the Süreyya Opera House.

(US) Voices of Music --Photos from the Berkeley Early Music Festival and Exhibition, 2010 and misc.

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

Visit the Voices of Music photo albums of which you can find the following photo albums:

(US) All Bach Celebration, featuring the Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM) (26 June 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2010

The inaugural concert of the new group The Baroque Orchestra of Maine or 'BOOM' will take place on Friday, June 25 at 7:00pm at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono, and will be featured in two other concerts. This baroque orchestra will perform an all Bach program on period baroque instruments.

(US) Early Music Pub Crawl: San Francisco Classical Voice (SFCV) Blogs the Berkeley Festival

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2010

Festivals, unlike single concerts, are full-immersion events with lots of possibilities to explore all at once. In an effort to bring the festival experience closer to our readers, SFCV sent two writers — Jonathan Rhodes Lee, an experienced early-music performer and writer, and Jessica Hilo, an arts writer with less connection to the early-music world — to “blog” for a full day (last Saturday) at the Berkeley Festival. 

(UK) Women Players in England, 1500–1660, edited by Pamela Allen Brown and Peter Parolin (Ashgate, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2010

Offering evidence of women's extensive contributions to the theatrical landscape, this volume sharply challenges the assumption that the stage was 'all male' in early modern England. The editors and contributors argue that the pervasiveness of female performance affected cultural production, even on the professional London stages that used men and boys for women's parts. English spectators saw women players in professional and amateur contexts, in elite and popular settings, at home and abroad. Women acted in scripted and improvised roles, performed in local festive drama, and took part in dancing, singing, and masquing. English travelers saw professional actresses on the continent and Italian and French actresses visited England.

(US) Call for papers: 2011 Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard (Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations) (1 Sept. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2010

The Lyrica Society invites abstracts for its 2011 Dialogues at Harvard, themed "France the Lewd--France the Prude / France Erotique--France Pudique" scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 1-2. Six panels, organized by historical periods (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern) will juxtapose moral, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions of religion and spirituality with sensual, sexual, and gendered eroticism in the confluence of French music and literature.

(UK) Colonial Counterpoint Music in Early Modern Manila -- D. R. M. Irving (Author)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2010

In this groundbreaking study, D. R. M. Irving reconnects the Philippines to current musicological discourse on the early modern Hispanic world. For some two and a half centuries, the Philippine Islands were firmly interlinked to Latin America and Spain through transoceanic relationships of politics, religion, trade, and culture.

(UK) Versailles and the 24 Violons du Roi (21-25 June, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010

In a stunning coup for the Royal College of Music, our Historical Perofrmance team led by Ashley Solomon are delighted to present the first appearance in 250 years of some very special instruments.

(IT) Con la mente e con le mani - Teaching and Learning the Art of Counterpoint on the Keyboard (1585-1671) (18-20 Nov. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010

The Conference will be focused on Counterpoint teaching and learning in the Early Seicento.We would like to explore the link between Music Theory and Practice on the keyboard. Improvisation is the working tool for learning music structures. Different scholars will confront themselves with the topic, mixing up various perspectives.

(IT) 17th Annual Conference of SIDM (29-31 OCT. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010

The Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society will take place in Pisa in collaboration with Scuola Normale Superiore from 29 to 31 October 2010. On October, 30 all members will gather for their annual meeting. 

(IL) International Intensive Seminar of 17th Century Music (22-29 Sept. 2010) (* A General Early Music Course 22-28 Sept. 2010 Directed by Drora Bruck)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010

Roberto Gini (Italy), Drora Bruck (Israel), Antonella Gianese (Italy)

A unique seminar in which students will undergo a total immersion in the theories and practices of a period that influenced enormously the development of music and musicians. The seminar will offer 7 days of intensive study, masterclasses and workshops in the lovely atmosphere of Felicia Blumental Music Center, in the heart of Tel Aviv.


(IE) 14th Baroque Biennial Conference, Belfast (June 30-July 4, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010

Since its inception in the 1980s, the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music has established itself as one of the largest and most important musicological meetings in the academic calendar. It attracts leading established scholars while fostering young and upcoming talent. Previously held in cities such as Dublin, Logroño, Manchester, Warsaw and Leeds, the event takes place for the first time in Northern Ireland.

(US) Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM) -- Newly published works

Contributed by Admin on Jun 16, 2010

We are pleased to announce the publication of two serenatas for solo voices and strings, both attributed to "Sig.r Scarlatti," in an edition by Marie-Louise Catsalis; see Nos. 17 of the WLSCM Catalogue. Two other editions are forthcoming in the very near future–please check back!

(US) Amherst Early Music Festival -- Baroque Ballet and Historical Dance (July 8-18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 16, 2010

This Year’s Theme: “France: Source of European Music”
Baroque Ballet Intensive (July 8-18, 2010)
Historical Dance Program (July 10-18, 2010)
Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut

Dance Faculty: Dorothy Olsson, Director; Kaspar D. Mainz; Peggy Murray, Dance Assistant

Dance is an integral part of the Amherst Early Music Festival (a two-week early music festival with a vast array of musical offerings). For the 2010 workshop, classes will be offered in Baroque Dance, Baroque Dance Notation, Renaissance Dance, and Music of Charpentier and Lully. Participants are also entitled to attend many other events (including English country dancing, concert and lectures) in the evenings that are part of the Amherst Early Music Festival.

(FR) "Les cantates de J.-S. Bach : Textes, traductions, commentaires" -- Newly Published from Éditions Fayard (March 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 15, 2010

Long unknown to the general public of music lovers, the cantatas of Bach are today enjoying the excitement that justifies this incomparable treasure. Recording compendiums are increasing, as well as concert series have gained increasing popularity. The spiritual content of church cantatas, along with a complex German language and the multiple connotations of booklets have hampered access to an audience filled with the Passions and oratorios. As for the secular cantatas, they still remain separate from programs.


(FR) XII Festival Bach en Combrailles (August 8-14, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 12, 2010


Bach en Combrailles’ past 12 years, tells the true glory of Bach but we need more time to talk about his son. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, who passes, by all accounts of contemporaries, to have been the most gifted, born there exactly 300 years. We pay tribute to him in several of our programs. 

 


(IT) XII International Early Music Course (Accademia del Ricercare) (July 26-August 2, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 12, 2010

XII International Early Music Course
Accademia del Ricercare
July 26-August 2, 201

  • - Concerts
  • - Conference and exhibition of printed music and books by Musedita, publishing house directed by Alessandro Bares
  • - Conference and exhibition of recorders by recorder maker Luca De Paolis
  • - The European association of recorder teachers  -- information about the aims and activities of the association

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