(BE) Recently Released: "Giuseppe SAMMARTINI, Concertos & Overtures" (Les Mufatti)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2011

Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen
Benoît Laurent, oboe

In developing this program, we had to choose between sixty concertos and overtures, all works of particularly high quality. We mainly chose works never performed so far, for works that can be performed by our orchestra and for the most representative works of the orchestral body of Sammartini.

(DE) Competition for Performers of Contemporary Recorder Music (2-3 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 15, 2011
“The Academy of Music in Darmstadt/Germany will be holding an international competition in March 2012 for performers of contemporary recorder solo music.

(CA) Spiritus Ensemble 2011-2012 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on Jul 15, 2011
Spiritus Ensemble is a vocal and instrumental ensemble based in Kitchener-Waterloo, dedicated to the performance of great religious music, especially the cantatas Johann Sebastian Bach.

(SE) Making a Clavichord after N264785 in Musikmuseet

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011

“Report on Making a Clavichord after N264785 in Musikmuseet at the Instrument-building Course at Marholmen, July 26 - August 12, 1999 by Kenneth Sparr (Translated into English by Stuart Frankel)”

A nice article on the construction of a clavichord by Kenneth Sparr, informative and very well organized. (ed.)

(ES) Rami Alqhai, Viola da Gamba

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011 Weblinks Revisited

"Born in 1980 in Seville of Syrian father and Palestinian mother, he studied viola da gamba with Ventura Rico. He travels to Europe. In Milan he entered in the Accademia Internazionale della Musica and Switzerland entered the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, perfecting his studies in viola da gamba.

(IT) International Competition Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011
“The Centro Studi e Ricerche Santa Giacinta Marescotti, a non-profit association of the town of Vignanello, promoting the third edition of the International Competition Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli, with the Artistic Direction of M° Sergio Casoy for the Lirycal Singing Section and Prof. Georgio Monari as Scientific Director for the Musicological Section.

(IT) American Academy in Rome Prize 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011
American Academy in Rome
Rome Prize 2012

Competition Deadline:
1 November 2011
Extended Deadline: 15 November 2011*

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize
competition.  One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and
advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to
thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years.

(IT) La Venexiana

Contributed by Admin on Jul 09, 2011 Weblinks Revisited

The Italian Madrigal

“The word “madrigal” unavoidably conjures to mind 16th and 17th century Italy, scene of the development of one of the most fascinating musical genres in musical history. Born as a poetic form in the 14th century, together with the ballata, the sonetto, and the caccia, the Italian madrigal was recovered at the beginning of the 16th century by Flemish composers who travelled to Italy to instruct the more modest Mediterranean musicians; who, in turn,  …

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