(UK) The Guardian article: "British Museum Will Train Iraqis in Rescue Archaeology" (by Maev Kennedy, 28 Oct 2015)
"The British Museum is to establish a pilot programme with heritage professionals in Iraq to train local museum curators, conservation technicians and archaeologists in heritage protection. ..."
(US) Huffpost Arts & Culture (US edition): "By The Way, Mozart Had An Equally Talented Sister" (by Lauren Duca, 30 Oct 2015)
"History is made of the stories we tell. Or don't. Such is the tragedy of Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart or, as she is referred to in Sylvia Milo's one-woman play, "The Other Mozart."
Growing up, Nannerl was just as skilled as Wolfgang Amadeus. During their childhood, the two toured Europe together to equal acclaim. In some cases, ...
"The LSA's [Lute Society of America] Lute Rental Program began in 2005 and the rental collection has grown to 21 lutes. These lutes are rented to beginning lute players, but more instruments are needed. Please help us reach our goal of having 60 rentable lutes by donating one you no longer use or by helping us fund the purchase of new or used instruments.
While most of us have heard of the reappearance of the "vinyl record", there has been very little evidence, if any of its impact on the music industry ... and especially that of early music. It is quite obvious that the vinyl record pressing factories of yore have pretty well been reduced to just a few and struggling with sales. In the following piece that has appeared in the (UK) The Guardian, this whole question is taken up by its author giving us ...
"Our weekly posts are unapologetically focused on vocal music of the 16th century and the lute as it was regarded in its golden age; an emblem for all that was civilized and sophisticated, refined and nuanced. Firmly committed to providing contextual references, we hope we might steer today’s lutenists away from their classical guitarist roots and and toward the sense and sensibility of an earlier time and a more intimate aesthetic. ...
"The third and final instalment of the Academy of Ancient Music’s survey of Monteverdi’s operas at the Barbican began and ended in darkness; the red glow of the single candle was an apt visual frame for a performance which was dedicated to the memory of the late Andrew Porter, the music critic and writer whose learned, pertinent and eloquent words did so much to restore Monteverdi, Cavalli and other neglected music-dramatists to the operatic stage. ...
In light of the continued growth in content and use of the gargantuan Wikipedia site, the Museum of Modern Art (New York) has embarked on a project meant to improve some of the Wikipedia pages as well as train groups on the process of improving these pages. ...
The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 are proud to present the 2016 NCEM Young Composers Award in partnership with Theatre of the Ayre, directed by one of Europe’s leading lutenists, Elizabeth Kenny, with mezzo soprano Clare Wilkinson and Nicholas Mulroy, tenor. The Award will be launched on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show on Sunday 1 November 2015. The broadcast includes performances of the winning pieces of the 2015 Award. ...
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