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(IT) Early Music Masterclass and Prize (Perugia IT) (2011 September 13/17) (Application Deadline 2011 July 4)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 22, 2011

Conservatoria Di Musica -- Early Music Masterclass
With The Parley of Instruments (Great Britain)

To the best duo or trio of the Masterclass (judged at the sole discretion of masterclass teachers and organizers) the Associazione Culturale “Umbri-A Concerto” will give the opportunity, at expense of Associazione, to perform two concerts in Bulgaria (Sofia and Varna) in musical season 2011/2012.


(US) Sale on Sid Glickman's Personal Instrument Collection

Contributed by Admin on Jun 22, 2011

Word from Sid Glickman, that his 300+ instrument collection is for sale. "I was a good shopper until recently and  I would like to see them well placed before my time is up! (tongue in cheek)"
  


(UK) Cardiff Singer of the World Competition (2011 June 12-19)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2011
“The 2011 competition took place from 12-19 June 2011.

The competition was won by Valentina Naforniţă from Moldova, who also won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize.
 

(DE) ANDREAS STAIER Piano and Harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

“Undoubtedly one of the most prominent harpsichord and forte piano performers in the world, Andreas Staier embarked upon a solo career in 1986 and, since then, his indisputable musical mastery has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire.


(UK) Handel House is 10! and Fundraiser

Contributed by Admin on Jun 14, 2011

(Recently posted on the Handel House newsletter -- ed.)

In November 2011 Handel House Museum is 10 years old!

To mark this landmark anniversary Handel House is launching its 10 for 10 campaign with JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
   


(UK) 2011 Summer Festival of Music Operas at the University of Birmingham (2011 June 17-19)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 12, 2011

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis

“The highlight of the festival is the Summer Festival Opera, a double bill of two Baroque masterpieces, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis on 17 / 18 / 19 June in The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. With a twist to the production, these operas are set at the outbreak and close of the Second World War. Please see the opera press release attached for more details.
  


(UK) Andreas Scholl, Wigmore Hall (Opera Today Review Claire Seymour) (2011 June 09)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 12, 2011
“A capacity crowd at the Wigmore Hall eagerly awaited the arrival of Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin on the platform on Tuesday evening.
  

(UK) "More historical dances" from DanceBooks.co.uk

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2011
Author: Wood, Melusine
Published:
1956, 2010

Melusine Wood's previous book, Historical Dances : 12th to 18th Century, was in the nature of an introduction to the subject, each major period being illustrated by one or more typical dances. Here, dances are studied in relation to a definite syllabus, the first Elementary; the second Intermediate, and more difficult of execution. There are also helpful notes on 'Angel Walking', and on the varying modes of deportment during the Middle Ages and the 17th and 18th centuries.
  

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