(NL) Gurdy String Calculator (

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011
“Andrew Nixon sent me (Paul Howland, Gurdypedia) two fantastic Excel spreadsheets developed by Hurdy Gurdy Info (HGI) - an informal group of hurdy-gurdy players and academics who discuss and chat about all-things hurdy-gurdy from time to time.

(UK) Trio Sonnerie

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011 Weblinks Revisited

“Trio Sonnerie is one of the longest established and most highly regarded chamber groups working in Europe today.

(US) The Offbeat Museums of Europe (by Tony Perrottet) ( May 17 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2011
Not directly related to early music, but still of interest, this month’s Smithsonian Magazine lists some museums of oddity that may be of interest to the early music enthusiasts.

(US) The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal (June Issue)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2011

Our June 2011 by Ian Howell (Editor)

“This issue includes two pieces by me: one discussing how rather than what to practice, and a very recent interview I gave on public radio on the countertenor and castrati voices.

(US) Notes on the Scene 6/2/11 -- Of Special Interest

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2011

If you are in search of “anything early music related“ in the New York (US) area, the GEMS website is the place to visit. Subscription to the newsletter that is mailed twice monthly is quite rewarding.

Of this month’s first instalment: “There are two unusual "music drama" productions coming up.  The first is Underworld Productions's double bill that could be titled "300 years of sexual harrassment"-- Handel's 1710 operatic cantata "Apollo and Dafne" (early music is not only timeless, but timely!) paired with Ben Yarmolinsky's "Clarence + Anita," on June 7 and 8 at the Riverside Theater.

(UK) Pop Artists "Sting" Plays the Archlute and Meets Emily Howard (Comedienne?) -- Humour

Contributed by Admin on Jun 02, 2011

Video of popular pop artist “Sting” playing the archlute and meets Emily Howard. Humorous skit.

(US) J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

Contributed by Admin on Jun 02, 2011
“Our firm was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, we have issued over 60 catalogues and specialized lists offering autograph musical manuscripts and letters of composers; rare printed music; rare books on music and dance; and original prints, drawings and ephemera relating to music and dance, and have come to be recognized as among the leading international dealers in antiquarian music and dance material.”

(ES) 2nd International Conference: Luigi Boccherini and the Music of his Time (2011 November 2-4)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 02, 2011

Departamento Interfacultativo de Música, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in collaboration with the Asociación Luigi Boccherini (Madrid)

Guest Speakers

Yves Gérard
Rudolf Rasch (Universiteit Utrecht)
Elisabeth Le Guin (UCLA)
Marco Mangani (Università di Ferrara)

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