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(IT) Couperin's "Leçons de Ténèbres" in Brescia (July 24, 2009)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Jun 18, 2009
In the wonderful setting of the church / auditorium of Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Municipal Department of Culture and the association with the Harmonia Musicae present the wonderful “Leçons de ténèbres” of François Couperin, one of the masterpieces of Baroque vocal style, in a performance on the reconstruction of the original practices of the era.


(DE) Lost musical work by Robert Schumann discovered in Germany

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2009
“Ueberlingen, Germany - A lost musical work by composer Robert Schumann has been discovered in a public library in Germany, officials in Ueberlingen near the Swiss border said Thursday.

The single sheet contains a piano composition with the title Ahnung (intuition) which Schumann (1810-1856) probably wrote about 1838 and gave to a friend as a present. It had been known from a list kept by his wife, Clara, but was thought to be gone forever.

The Leopold Sophie history library in Ueberlingen said it was rediscovered in 2006 while the folder was being re-catalogued. ..“

See complete article here: RISM News


(UK) National Trust Announces Winner of 2009 Harpsichord Competition at Fenton House

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2009

Laura Tivendale
, aged 26, has won First Prize in the 9th Broadwood Harpsichord Competition, held at The National Trust’s Fenton House, London, on 11th and 12th May, using instruments from the historic Benton Fletcher Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments. For the Competition, Laura, a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, played three instruments in the collection: the 1664 Hatley virginals, the 1600 Vincentius virginals and the 1761 Shudi harpsichord. Her prize includes the final gala recital in the 2009 Concert Series at Fenton House, on Thursday 13th August, when she will play the large and elaborate Shudi & Broadwood Harpsichord (1770) and one of the smaller instruments in the Collection. Additionally, she will be offered engagements at the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands (Surrey), at Finchcocks (Kent) and at the Russell Collection (Edinburgh) in 2010.


(NL) Royal award for musician Gustav Leonhardt

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2009

“Gustav Leonhardt, the renowned harpsichord player, organist and conductor, has been awarded the Medal of Honour for the Arts and Sciences. Queen Beatrix gave him the medal during a ceremony at her private residence, Huis ten Bosch, in The Hague. Mr Leonhardt, 80, teaches the harpsichord at the Amsterdam Conservatory and is the organist of the capital's main church, the Nieuwe Kerk.“

Visit website for more information. (ed.):   Royal award for musician Gustav Leonhardt


(CA) Grand River Baroque Festival -- update (June 19-21, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2009

The Grand River Baroque Festival presents its 8th season on the beautiful grounds of the Buehlow Barn in Ayr and in Paris , Ontario (Canada), June 19, 20 & 21, 2009. Artistic directors Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson present a feast of string symphonies, concerti for violin, trumpet, bassoon and lute, featuring beloved and rare works including Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  Superstar chamber music guests include Flanders Recorder Quartet and Folia.  Invigorate the senses in a weekend of exciting music, spectacle, and food, commencing with the masquerade concert and party on June 19.  Celebrate the Baroque from a new perspective.  Join us for A Breath of Fresh Air!

Visit website for contact and ticket sale information (ed.): Grand River Baroque Festival