(From a recent "Unquiet Thoughts" blog newsletter)
"Today’s post summarizes a few thoughts and reactions after spending two days auditing Nigel North’s masterclasses for guitarists interested in Bach’s music for lute. Nigel has for many years expressed strong reservations as to whether Bach’s music works at all for the 18th-century baroque lute, given the constraints of its odd tuning of d-minor. ...
(From Peter Pontvik, Artistic Director Stockholm Early Music Festival welcoming message ...)
"Let's take a look at this year's treasure chest! On top of the wish list – SEMF proudly presents La Fenice, one of the most celebrated early music ensembles in France, led by Jean Tubéry, making a rapturous start in the festival with the vocal music of Charpentier. The exclusive presence of Philippe Herreweghe, the conductor of Collegium Vocale Gent, is yet another highlight, a delight of sounds for many of you. Gesualdo's Sixth book of madrigals could probably not be approached more accurately. ...
Ever take a plane trip and lost your luggage? Have you ever wondered where the un-claimed luggage ended up? Have a peek on the walls of a photo displayed on this particular article from the Smithsonian Magazine page, you may recognize your instrument, or at least know where to check for possible treasures ...
(From a recent Opera Today newsletter)
"As the editor of Opera magazine, John Allison, notes in his editorial in the June issue, Donizetti fans are currently spoilt for choice, enjoying a ‘Donizetti revival’ with productions of several of the composer’s lesser known works cropping up in houses around the world. ...
(From a recent VdGSA tweet)
The VdGSA (Viola da Gamba Society of America) 2015 Conclave will take place from 26 July - 2 August 2015.
"Vocal Program at the VdGSA's Conclave 2015 at Emory University
Early Music Singers should consider the Viola da Gamba Society Conclave, which will be held this year from July 26 to August 2 at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. ...
Forte/Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History
"Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies presents five days of concerts, lectures, and master classes by fifty distinguished performers and scholars from around the world. With pianos from every period in the instrument’s three-hundred-year history, this event is a rare opportunity not to be missed! ...
"Earth to ether, alcohol to flames, tobacco to smoke and terrestrial to celestial;
Transformations will inspire the 2015 Montreal Baroque Festival!
Ascending to Parnassus with Legendary violinist, Sigiswald Kuijken, sipping cognac with Louis XIV's chef,
smoking a pipe with the eccentric, mercenary soldier and fashionable fop, Tobias Hume, ...
"BRQ Vantaa focuses on musical delights. We strive at the festival to keep our program fresh, innovative and experimental by extending our focus from the Baroque era to encompass Medieval, Renaissance and even Classical to Modern Periods. ...
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