(US) Recently published: The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal (July 2011 Issue)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011
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Welcome to Our July Issue
By Ian Howell
July 5, 2011

This month we bring you sev­eral pieces: I con­tinue to ex­pand on my coun­tertenor rel­e­vant vo­cal tech­nique se­ries with the in­tro­duc­tion of a help­ful ex­er­cise called “the flex,” Oliver re­views O Soli­tude – An­dreas Scholl’s lat­est re­lease of Pur­cell songs, and Bryan con­tin­ues his blog about build­ing a ca­reer. We also share a video from Be­jun Mehta’s re­cent Han­del CD, Om­bra cara.

(US) Harmonia Mundi: Music From Colonial America

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011
“Imagine yourself in New England at around the time of the American Revolution. Now, put yourself in class at one of the popular singing-schools that flourished at that time. You’re there to learn how to read your notes, sing in tune, and do choral singing.

(US) Western Baroque Music Festival (Seattle, WA) (2011 August 7-13)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011
The Western Baroque Music Festival will be held in Seattle, Washington August 7-13, 2011. The festival begins with a faculty concert at St. James Cathedral in downtown Seattle at 8 pm Sunday, August 7 and continues throughout the week with classes ending with a student concert on Saturday.

(US) Douglas Yeo -- Tempted by a Serpent

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2011
“For many years I have been a student and performer of the serpent, the ancient wind instrument invented in 1590 to accompany chant in the Roman Catholic Church and which later moved into military bands, harmoniemusik ensembles as well as the symphony orchestra (Berlioz, Rossini, Mendelssohn, and Wagner, among others, wrote for the serpent).

(UK) Viva Vivaldi — Garsington Opera 2011 (Opera Today Review by Sue Loder)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2011
“Garsington Opera — in its superb new home on the Wormsley estate in rural Oxfordshire — has yet again confirmed the merit of its decision to promote Vivaldi’s long-ignored operas. 

(US) Ton Koopman speaks - BWV 106 - Actus Tragicus

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2011
Ton Koopman speaks on Bach cantatas and Mr. Koopman’s interpretation of the reasons behind Bach’s strategy of the number of authored cantatas. He also goes on to explain the choice of pitch, instrumentation and performance practice of the day of the cantatas.

(US) Recorder Maintenance and Cleaning

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011
Recently discussed on a recorder mailing list, removing mould buildup from recorders and general maintenance tips on cleaning recorders:“Microbiological Issues in Recorder Playing and Mantenance” (Author: Paolo Faeti).

(HU) Anikó Horváth, Harpsichordist

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011 Weblinks Revisited 

“Anikó Horváth was born in Győr, Hungary, and prepared for a pianist career ever since her childhood. She graduated as a pianist from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1972; her professor was István Antal. Simultaneously with studying the piano, she started to play the harpsichord with János Sebestyén.

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