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(US) Le Royaume Oublié: La Tragédie Cathare (Opera Today Review by Steven Plank)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2011
“Before a single track has been heard, Jordi Savall’s The Forgotten Kingdom impresses with its scale: a three-CD set packaged in a lavish, bound book that contains fifty dense pages of English commentary by nine different authors; adding the multiple translations, beautiful illustrations, and song texts, the book itself luxuriantly sprawls over 500 pages.
  

(CA) Festival Chants de Vielles (2011 Sept. 9-11)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2011
Festival Chants de Vielles  takes place amidst the autumn glory on September 9-10-11, 2011, in the lovely, country setting of Calixa-Lavallée, a quaint and historic Québec village. Every year, Chants de Vielles brings in a fresh and delicious musical harvest by providing a place for sharing and learning on a human scale.
  

(US) Davitt Moroney on Striggio's Long-lost Mass (YouTube Video)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011
“UC Berkeley musicologist and renowned harpsichordist Davitt Moroney talks about his discovery of the long-lost 16th-century mass by Alessandro Striggio "Missa sopra Ecco sì beato" in 40 and 60 parts.
  

(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) -- NEW! Behind-the-Scenes Video of Niobe (BEMF 2011 June 12-19)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011
“Take a sneak peak at dazzling performances by Amanda Forsythe and Philippe Jaroussky -- the stars of the Boston Early Music Festival’s upcoming North American premiere of Agostino Steffani's 1688 operatic masterpiece Niobe, Regina di Tebe in this new preview by BEMF videographer Kathy Wittman. 

(NL) Gurdy String Calculator (Gurdypedia.com)

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

EarlyMusicNews.org 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) (Smithsonian.com 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.
  

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