"I have sometimes lamented the preference of Ian Page’s Classical Opera for concert performances and recordings over staged productions, albeit that their renditions of eighteenth-century operas and vocal works are unfailingly stylish, illuminating and supported by worthy research. ...
Location: The Festival events are focused on Powys in Mid Wales and bordering counties.
"Founded in 1933, Gregynog Festival is the oldest extant classical music festival in Wales. Set principally in the beautiful countryside of rural North Powys, the Festival features performances by the world's leading musicians in intimate historic locations. ...
(US) Renaissance Society of America - CFP: Ladies-In-Waiting in the Early Modern World (BOSTON 2016 ~ March 31-April 2)
"Paper proposals are invited for one or more sessions that explore the role of ladies-in-waiting in early modern Europe. Ladies-in-waiting enjoyed numerous privileges at princely and royal courts, including special access to centers of power and avenues of communication, opportunities for social and political advancement, education, international travel and exchange. ...
The new solo CD of Toyohiko Satoh, the 72 year old Japanese lutenist who is considered my many as one of the most influential lute players of the last century, presents a well-known repertoire of baroque lute music. Mr. Satoh was the first lutenist to record Bach’s lute music on LP in the 70s (Phillips). Now he returns to this music 40 years later, delivering a completely different rendering of these iconic pieces. ...
(From a recent London Festival of Baroque Music (LFBM) newsletter)
"Our opening night promises to be an exciting occasion for many reasons, not least the fact that it will given by one of the world’s most admired Bach interpreters, Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan. ...
Just a reminder for those of you who are interested in early dance, if you are not aware of it as of yet, there is a wonderful site where dance workshop dates, classes, events etc. may be found. Dance events are ...
"This week: medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen of the renowned medieval ensemble Sequentia.
"Over 30 years ago, in 1980, Jérôme Lejeune created the label Ricercar. It promptly became a major actor in the rediscovery of ancient music.
Every Ricercar disc is a page in the history of music, to be discovered by listening, but also by reading the detailed commentary, accessible to the wider public. ...
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