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(US) BEMF Orchestra makes European début

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2009
“BEMF Orchestra opens the 09-10 season in Versailles with program by Rameau and Lully

On Friday, September 25, 2009, the BEMF Orchestra, under the leadership of Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, made its European début as the first concert on the 2009-2010 season presented by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (CMBV), one of the most celebrated and prestigious venues for period performance in Europe.  The grandeur of the historic Manège de la Grande Ecurie of the Palace of Versailles provided the perfect backdrop for this nearly sold-out concert of music by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Jean-Baptiste Lully with guest soprano Carolyn Sampson (star of our 2007 Festival opera and subsequent Grammy-nominated recording, Psyché by Lully).  

(ES) Ars Hispana - Spanish music editions

Contributed by Duron on Oct 10, 2009

Ars Hispana is a project dedicated to the recovery of the Spanish musical patrimony through the publication of studies and work editions, mainly unpublished, composed from 16th to 19th centuries


(NL) Lute lessons on YouTube -- David van Ooijen, lutenist

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2009

David van Ooijen, lutenist, has made some Lute lessons available on YouTube. Follow the following link to view the more than 20 lessons here:

 YouTube Lute lessons


(UK) Dansons la Morvandelle! (2nd Edition) (Hurdy-Gurdy) (Mike Gilpin, author) -- recently published

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2009

A collection of traditional French dance tunes from the Morvan region of France.

The first edition sold out some time ago, but the 2nd edition, published by “Mally's Traditional Music Store” is now available.

Visit  website for more information: HurdyGurdy.biz (under “Tunebook”)


(DE) Early Music Workshop Trossingen (Oct. 8-11, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 06, 2009
Hochschule Trossingen (the largest Early Music department in Germany) is accepting applications for the "Atelier for Early Music 2009" Masterclasses untill September 4, 2009. This short but intensive workshop is a great opportunity to meet teachers, explore the comprehensive facilities, play upon a first-rate collection of early instruments, and become inspired once again with music.