“Music-loving psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Schureck has brought together one of the most important collection in the world. He has the largest collection of early keyboards in Australia, and many are rare and have historical connections. Ralph says that the 1793 Stodart forte piano may have been played by Haydn himself, and is one of only a handful of early English pianos in existence, and the 1816 Broadwood grand piano is a model much loved by Beethoven.“
Visit website for a short video and notes: ABC Segment on Dr. Ralph Schureck
“We are very excited to welcome you to our first season as artistic directors. Our plans extend well into the future, building on the superb legacy of the previous directors of this festival, and introducing the Contemporary Baroque Training Institute in 2010. As wind performers who also revel in the beauties of strings, voices and keyboards, we look forward to sharing our unique perspective. We promise to bring you unusual and scintillating repertoire along with beloved standards.
Plan on attending this fine festival in Urbino (IT). Details of their complete early music summer workshop can be found here. (ed.)
“At very few places do music and architecture join as closely together as at the Stimmwerck Tage, near to Regensburg.
In the August of each year, in seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city, listeners dip into the atmosphere of early vocal music in the venerable abbey church.
In 2009, Leonhard Paminger (1495 – 1567) takes center stage in the Stimmwerck Days Festival. In close cooperation with the Musicology Institute (Institut für Musikwissenschaft) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich , a cross-section of his work will be brought to auditory life on the Adlersberg.
After the events of the day are over, the artists look forward to a friendly communal drink in the cloister tavern next door.“
Visit website for more information. (ed.): (DE) Stimmwercktage – Stimmwerck Days Festiva
(You may also see a short video from the Stimmwercktage 2008 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loGbqR3aZ2g )
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