(ES) Glossa Music New CD Release: "Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations, Ignacio Prego, harpsichord" (Dec 2016)
Ignacio Prego is a leading member of the rising generation of Spanish early music specialists, which numbers existing Glossa recording artists such as Fahmi Alqhai and Josetxu Obregón. Prego has already been securing for himself a very busy concert schedule across Europe, the US and Asia, and he is frequently to be heard performing harpsichord concertos with ensembles such as the Portland Baroque Orchestra or The English Concert, collaborating with eminent musicians such as Monica Huggett and Nicholas McGegan, or giving solo harpsichord recitals, where he is able to demonstrate his special preference for the works of JS Bach. ...
(UK) Arts Professional Article on Crowdfunding and Tips: "Collaborating with the crowds" (by Peter Baeck and Sam Mitchell, 08 Dec 2016)
"Over the past five years crowdfunding has grown into a vital source of finance for community groups, artists and creatives. In the US, Kickstarter famously helped raise more funds for the arts than the National Endowment for the Arts. In the UK crowdfunding for the arts has also grown rapidly, with models such as rewards-based crowdfunding – the model most popular with artists and creatives – facilitating £42m worth of donations in 2015, a growth of more than 60% from £26m in 2014. ...
(US) Texas Early Music Project: Broadcast: TEMP's "An Early Christmas" (Livestreamed on 15 Dec 2016)
(From a recent newsletter item from Texas Early Music Project (TEMP))
"TEMP's "An Early Christmas" Gets an Encore on KMFA THIS THURSDAY!
If you had to miss TEMP's very special Christmas concert (or if you loved it so much you can't wait to hear it again), then you are in luck!
Austin's very own classical station, KMFA 89.5, will be playing an hour-long version of our concert from this past weekend on their hit new program, "Listen Local"!
Tune in at 6 P.M. CST this Thursday [15 Dec 2016] or livestream via the link below for our latest Christmas concert! ...
Watch the 2016 Gramophone Awards ceremony
This year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony was streamed live, courtesy of medici.tv. You can continue to enjoy the complete broadcast (with live performances by Vilde Frang, Igor Levit, Benjamin Appl and Véronique Gens) ...
Of early music note, the winners are ...
(CA) Musical Toronto Article: "Is The Vinyl Boom Leaving Classical Music Behind?" (by Will Pearson, 09 Dec 2016)
"Vinyl is booming in Toronto. Record shops have popped up all over the city to serve a new generation of record buyers as the format becomes popular again, but fans of classical music might be feeling a little left out of the resurgence. The new shops carry everything from folk to electronica to hip hop, but in many of them, the classical “section” amounts to a single milk crate on the floor near the back. ...
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