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(FR) "Philippe Jaroussky "The most beautiful baroque Arias"" (YouTube 1993, MEZZO TV at the palace of Versailles in 1999)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

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"Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978 in Maisons-Laffitte, France) is a French countertenor. He began his musical career with the violin, winning an award at the Versailles conservatory and then took up the piano before turning to singing. He is noted for a virtuosic coloratura technique and for compelling and enlivened interpretations of baroque cantatas and operas. ...


(US) Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions: The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments (Auction 11 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments to be auctioned to support The Finchcocks Charity for Musical Education

Donnington Priory - Renowned exponent of the fortepiano Richard Burnett will sell his highly esteemed collection of over 70 historic keyboard instruments on Wednesday 11th May 2016. The sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions aims to raise funds for the Finchcocks Charity, helping to promote and preserve the playing of original instruments for the next generation.  ...

 


(FR) Musicologie.org Newsletter Review: "Monteverdi served by Rinaldo Alessandrini" (Dijon, Auditorium, 7 Apr 2016, by Eusebius)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

"After the Swiss (Hugues Cuenod in 1951, Edwin Loehrer and his Societa Cameristica di Lugano, in the following years), dozens of Baroque groups have taken on madrigals by Monteverdi, with very diverse results. Among their greatest performers, Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano, which he founded with Fabio Biondi there over thirty years. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.47: Reformation" (09 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Since 2017 will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation,  we consider it’s impact on music. And having recently presented a lecture-recital on psalm settings as the soundtrack of the Reformation, we muse about the ubiquitous fashion of psalm arrangements for lute solo and for voice and lute ...


(UK) The Stage Article: "Phil Willmott: Is it okay to challenge a bad review?" (by Phil Willmott, 07 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Diminishing broadsheet arts coverage of anything beyond the West End means you’re unlikely to get a print review if you’ve no track record. A new play by an unknown writer at an unfashionable venue? Forget it. And there are no listings magazines anymore ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music Podcast: "Easter Through The Ages" (by Elizabeth Clark, 21 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"This hour, we’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century. We’ll hear a story of the events leading up to the writing of one of Bach’s first Easter cantatas. We’ll also hear medieval chants ...


(FR) XXXIIIe Festival de musique à Maguelone (31 May - 9 Jun 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

Location: Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone (34), FR

Since 1969, the association "Les Compagnons de Maguelone" manages the natural, historical and heritage of Maguelone. With 100 000 visitors each year, the cathedral, Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Maguelone.which dates from around the XII and XIII centuries, and the whole site have become important tourist and cultural asset for the region and its inhabitants.

Performing this year are ..


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Handel’s Berenice, London" (by Claire Seymour, 21 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"1737 was Handel’s annus horribilis. His finances were in disarray and his opera company was struggling in the face of the challenge presented by the rival Opera of the Nobility. The strain and over-work led to a stroke, as the Earl of Shaftesbury reported: ...

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