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(US) Elizabethan Garden Tour (Washington, D.C.)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 04, 2011

Folger Shakespeare Library
Address:

201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

“Explore our garden, inspired by herbal references in Shakespeare's plays and also incorporating plants popular in his time, including lavender, creeping thyme, and English ivy; a knot garden; and Shakespearean statues by American sculptor Greg Wyatt. Folger docents offer insights into plantings, Elizabethan customs, and more.
  


(US) Call for Competitors -- The Parkening International Guitar Competition (2012 May 29-June 2)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 02, 2011
The 2012 Parkening International Guitar Competition is actively seeking competitors.

(US) New from Oxford University Press: "Dividing the Spoils The War for Alexander the Great’s Empire" (Author: Robin Waterfield)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 02, 2011

A Gripping Account of One of the Great Forgotten Wars of History

ISBN: 9780195395235
Hardback, May 2011, 304 pp.
List Price: $27.95

“Alexander the Great conquered an enormous empire—stretching from Greece to the Indian subcontinent—and his death triggered forty bloody years of world-changing warfare. These were years filled with high adventure, intrigue, passion, assassinations, dynastic marriages, treachery, shifting alliances, and mass slaughter on battlefield after battlefield. And while the men fought on the field, the women, such as Alexander’s mother Olympias, schemed from their palaces and pavilions.  …
  


(FR) International Baroque Singing Competition (2011 September 21-25)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 01, 2011
“Intended to reveal the talents of tomorrow, the competition is opened to the major vocal artists of any nationalities and any tessitura's, it rewards the best vocal interpretations the works of which are inevitably drawn from the directory of baroque period.“
  

(FR) La vieille à roue (Website author: Xavier AIMÉ)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 01, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Informative hurdy-gurdy website portal authored by Xavier Aimé with the cooperation of many who are involved in the world of the hurdy-gurdy.


(US) Risorgimento 150 years after (Opera Today article by Carlo Vitali, 2011 July 12)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 01, 2011

“How the saga of Italian unification in 1861 is being (half-heartedly) celebrated by opera composers.

 Since its inception in the early 17th century, opera is a divisive artform in Italy.
  


(US) Unquiet Thoughts: Saturday morning quote #13: Playford & the Tudors by Ron & Donna on August 12, 2011

Contributed by Admin on Sep 01, 2011
“John Playford (1623–1686) is probably best known today as publisher of The English Dancing Master (1651) which contains unharmonized melodies and instructions for the steps to several English country dances. 
  

(UK) Viviana Sofronitsky, Wigmore Hall, London (The Independent, Review by Michael Church; 2011 July 31)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 01, 2011
“It wasn't clear which of the two debutants would upstage the other on Tuesday at the Wigmore Hall, where every inch of the stage was crammed with winged fortepianos.

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