New Comma Baroque, the Chicago-based early music ensemble, is honored to announce its residency at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in La Grange. The partnership signifies the ensemble's dedication to bringing music directly into the communities, as well as making historically informed performance accessible to audiences. ...
"Capella de Ministrers - Carles Magraner present "Hic et Nunc Live in Concert", a memorial of their 30th anniversary, a live recording of the July 15 at FeMAP by Catalunya Music with a selection of instrumental works from their last record work around Ramón Llull, an amalgamation of music that unites sounds from all the coasts of the Mediterranean. A rich and vibrant medieval repertoire, with the peculiarity of having been recorded live. ...
(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Article: "“Kitka Remix” Filters Ancient Tones Through Modern Sensibilities" (by Lou Fancher, 28 Nov 2016)
"When the world’s oldest song-transmission method meets the world’s most progressive song-production tools and techniques, is it bliss, or a blowout?
The women’s vocal ensemble Kitka specializes in traditional Eastern European songs, some of which predate Christianity and have been passed down by oral tradition — from mouth-to-ear-to-mouth — for centuries. ...
(UK) The Stage Article: "Government vows to tackle ticketing bots that would ’disarm the worst’ touts" (by Georgia Snow, 29 Nov 2016)
"A law banning software used to exploit the secondary ticketing market has moved one step closer to reality, after arts minister Matt Hancock confirmed the government would consider implementing legislation. ...
(UK) The Telegraph Article: "Sotheby's clashes with expert over Beethoven manuscript that fails to sell after public row over authenticity" (by Lydia Willgress, 29 Nov 2016)
"A handwritten Beethoven score valued at up to £200,000 has failed to sell at auction, after a public row between music scholars over whether it was written in the composer’s own hand.
The manuscript for Allegretto In B Minor, thought to have been drawn up in 1817, had been described by Sotheby's as ...
"Launched on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show, the call for entries to the 2017 NCEM Young Composers Award is now open. Applicants must register their interest before 5pm on Friday 24 February by emailing email@example.com, stating which age category they wish to enter.
The 2017 award is presented by the National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 in partnership with The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips. ...
"Featuring two fascinating masses by Josquin, the Missa Di dadi and the Missa Une mousse de Biscaye, the latest The Tallis Scholars album has now been released on Gimell Records."
"Can great music be inspired by the throw of dice? The possibility clearly excited Josquin, who prefaced the tenor part in several of the movements of his Missa Di dadi with a pair of dice, each pair giving a different total score. And the scores show that he knew how gambling worked - they stop when one of the players has thrown a winning combination. Did he know this because he was living in a place where gambling was so commonplace it was even thought appropriate to refer to it in a Mass-setting? He may have been. Milan under the Sforzas in the late fifteenth century was well known to have been a hot-house of gambling, with the ducal family taking a leading role. Since there is good evidence that Josquin worked there throughout the 1480s, it seems very possible that he joined in with the fashion, at court and in private. ....
"ALPHA has just been named Label of the Year 2016 by the magazine Classica: ‘In 2016, the French record company has stood out for the exemplary quality of its productions.’
‘A boom year for ALPHA with a dozen Chocs de Classica since last February!’ Recordings by Céline Frisch (Bach), Yury Martynov (Beethoven), John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi DVD), Bruno Cocset (Cello Stories and Barrière), Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer (Beethoven), Nelson Goerner (Beethoven), Quatuor Van Kuijk (Mozart), Leonardo García Alarcón (Monteverdi), François Lazarevitch (High Road to Kilkenny), Alexei Lubimov (Satie), Olivier Fortin (Weichlein) and the programmes Il était une fois (Palazzetto Bru Zane) and Madin (Versailles Collection) all achieved this distinction in 2016 . . .
Based in Paris, ALPHA Classics is the principal label of the Franco-Belgian group Outhere Music. ...
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