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(ES) La Spagna Ensemble ~ Homage to Cervantes Congress (21 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

"La Spagna joins the Congress of Deputies to honor Miguel de Cervantes, to mark the fourth centenary of his death, by interpreting the "Burlesque de Quixotte" This work, presented as an instrumental suite, is one of the most brilliant examples of descriptive music applied to a literary work. ...


(US) Forbes Magazine Article: "Hungry Boys Is The Latest Advertising Agency To Launch Its Own Record Label" (by Cherie Hu, 14 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

"Few record labels are digital-only. Even fewer labels make fans the tastemakers. Almost no labels are run by advertising agencies.

As a completely digital, social-powered record label run by Russian advertising agency Hungry Boys, Sound of Change defies all of these conventions. ...


(US) Historical Society Keyboard of North American 2016 Jurow Competition Winners

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

A LOOK BACK at the winners of the HKS 2016 Jurow Competition winners which were announced on March 26th 2016. Congratulations go out to Eunji Lee, First Prize / Patrick Merrill, Second Prize / Kyle Collins, Jurow Prize for a Promising Semifinalist / And to the other finalists: Joyce Chen, Sofija Grgur, Sihyun Chun, Mylene Belanger.

"The Jurow International Harpsichord Performance Competition was established 30 years ago, with the generous support of Mae and Irving Jurow, in the interest of creating competitive activities for harpsichordists, since very few such opportunities existed in this country [US] ...


(ES) Alia Vox News: "Marquise, Direction Musicale Jordi Savall" (Recorded Aug 1996, Mar & Jun 1997)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

News from Alia Vox that "for the first time, in our web, now available" the audio version of "Marquise" (Recorded Aug 1996, Mar et Juin 1997, Castle of Cardona (Catalonia, ES) by Nicholas Bartholomée assisted by Hugues Deschaux)

"Marquise is a 1997 French dramatic film directed by Véra Belmont, and starring Sophie Marceau, Bernard Giraudeau, and Lambert Wilson. Written by Jean-François Josselin, Véra Belmont, Marcel Beaulieu, and Gérard Mordillat, the film is about a glorious dancer and actress who rises from obscurity to win the hearts of some of France's most prominent citizens, including Moliere, Racine, and King Louis XIV. ...


(FR) "Philippe Jaroussky "The most beautiful baroque Arias"" (YouTube 1993, MEZZO TV at the palace of Versailles in 1999)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

For your enjoyment.

"Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978 in Maisons-Laffitte, France) is a French countertenor. He began his musical career with the violin, winning an award at the Versailles conservatory and then took up the piano before turning to singing. He is noted for a virtuosic coloratura technique and for compelling and enlivened interpretations of baroque cantatas and operas. ...


(US) Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions: The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments (Auction 11 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments to be auctioned to support The Finchcocks Charity for Musical Education

Donnington Priory - Renowned exponent of the fortepiano Richard Burnett will sell his highly esteemed collection of over 70 historic keyboard instruments on Wednesday 11th May 2016. The sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions aims to raise funds for the Finchcocks Charity, helping to promote and preserve the playing of original instruments for the next generation.  ...

 


(FR) Musicologie.org Newsletter Review: "Monteverdi served by Rinaldo Alessandrini" (Dijon, Auditorium, 7 Apr 2016, by Eusebius)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

"After the Swiss (Hugues Cuenod in 1951, Edwin Loehrer and his Societa Cameristica di Lugano, in the following years), dozens of Baroque groups have taken on madrigals by Monteverdi, with very diverse results. Among their greatest performers, Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano, which he founded with Fabio Biondi there over thirty years. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.47: Reformation" (09 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Since 2017 will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation,  we consider it’s impact on music. And having recently presented a lecture-recital on psalm settings as the soundtrack of the Reformation, we muse about the ubiquitous fashion of psalm arrangements for lute solo and for voice and lute ...


(UK) The Stage Article: "Phil Willmott: Is it okay to challenge a bad review?" (by Phil Willmott, 07 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Diminishing broadsheet arts coverage of anything beyond the West End means you’re unlikely to get a print review if you’ve no track record. A new play by an unknown writer at an unfashionable venue? Forget it. And there are no listings magazines anymore ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music Podcast: "Easter Through The Ages" (by Elizabeth Clark, 21 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"This hour, we’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century. We’ll hear a story of the events leading up to the writing of one of Bach’s first Easter cantatas. We’ll also hear medieval chants ...


(FR) XXXIIIe Festival de musique à Maguelone (31 May - 9 Jun 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

Location: Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone (34), FR

Since 1969, the association "Les Compagnons de Maguelone" manages the natural, historical and heritage of Maguelone. With 100 000 visitors each year, the cathedral, Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Maguelone.which dates from around the XII and XIII centuries, and the whole site have become important tourist and cultural asset for the region and its inhabitants.

Performing this year are ..


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Handel’s Berenice, London" (by Claire Seymour, 21 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"1737 was Handel’s annus horribilis. His finances were in disarray and his opera company was struggling in the face of the challenge presented by the rival Opera of the Nobility. The strain and over-work led to a stroke, as the Earl of Shaftesbury reported: ...


(US) Italian Madrigal Festival - Scholarly Symposium & Concerts (16-17 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

Location: UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States

"Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Presented by the UMass Amherst College of Humanities & Fine Arts, the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance, The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, and the Five College Early Music Program. This is a weekend conference on ...


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Handel : Elpidia - Opera Settecento" (by Claire Seymour, 02 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

"Roll up! A new opera by Handel is to be performed, L’Elpidia overo li rivali generosi. It is based upon a libretto by Apostolo Zeno with music by Leonardo Vinci - excepting a couple of  ...


(DE) DW Article: "Beethoven overtakes Mozart as most popular composer" (by Rick Fulker, 29 March 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 03, 2016

From a recent post on the DW (Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster)

"How many of Beethoven's works can you recognize? According to a 170,000-vote survey, the composer is now more popular than his predecessor Mozart - in part, thanks to cinema. ...


(US) Boston Early Music Festival Report: "A Smashing Springtime Success!"

Contributed by admin on Mar 30, 2016

"The 2016 Springtime Soirée was a tremendous success, by all accounts! With a beautiful new venue, sparkling cocktails and a sumptuous meal, fabulous live and silent auctions, and glorious performances by BEMF favorites Amanda Forsythe, Aaron Sheehan, and Jesse Blumberg—a wonderful time was had by all. To top it off, we raised nearly ...


(UK) The Telegraph Article: "Dressing up for Opera at Glyndebourne" (by Hannah Furness, 26 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Mar 26, 2016

"For some it is the quintessential scene of the British summertime; for others, proof positive that the world of opera is elitist and out of touch.

But the sight of opera-lovers donning their black tie to picnic on the lawns of Glyndebourne should not worry anyone unduly, according to its chairman, as he offers a spirited defence against snobbery. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.45: Recording 2016" (26 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Mar 26, 2016

"... Six years of performing live and recording have passed since the original post and we pause to consider those many dimensions.   In the interim the entire field of making and distributing recordings has been turned on its head, and we revisit the topic with some additional insights and observations from a few different perspectives. ...


(DE) Mollenhauer -- Updates its Website

Contributed by admin on Mar 26, 2016

News from Mollenhauer that their website has been updated. Mollenhauer is quite an active promoter of the recorder and has a long tradition of recorder building.

"The history of the company name MOLLENHAUER goes back to 1822. It began with an initiative by Johann Andreas Mollenhauer (1798–1871) and has continued through several generations to the present day." ...


(UK) The Guardian Article: " Sondra Radvanovsky: 'Singing bel canto means living like a nun'" (by Seth Colter Walls, 23 March 2016)

Contributed by admin on Mar 25, 2016

"... Already, this season, she has turned in memorable performances – as a singer and as an actor – in Donizetti’s two other, so-called “Tudor Queen” operas (specifically, the title roles in Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda). For director David McVicar’s new-production run of Devereux, which opens on Thursday night, she will be completing a single-season programming feat first made famous by Beverly Sills.  ...


(UK) Wigmore Hall Live Flash Sale!

Contributed by admin on Mar 25, 2016

News from Wigmore Hall Live newsletter:

"For a limited time only, a selection of Wigmore Hall Live CDs (volumes 1–50) are available for just £2.50 each*, while stocks last. CDs are available online, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 020 7935 2141. Buy now to avoid disappointment!

*This price excludes postage and packaging "

Visit the Wigmore Hall Live website for more information of the various CD's on sale.

 


(US) Carmel Bach Festival: 2016 Virginia Best Adams Master Class Fellows

Contributed by admin on Mar 25, 2016

" Congratulations to our 2016 Virginia Best Adams Master Class Fellows!

  • Molly Netter, soprano
  • Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano
  • Zach Finkelstein, tenor
  • David McFerrin, baritone​

The Carmel Bach Festival’s Virginia Best Adams Vocal Master Class offers a four-week series of public master classes, private coaching, and career mentoring from highly distinguished artist/teachers with decades of experience in Baroque opera and concert repertoire. Four participants are chosen each year and receive ...


(US) Carmel Bach Festival: 2016 Virginia Best Adams Master Class Fellows

Contributed by admin on Mar 25, 2016

" Congratulations to our 2016 Virginia Best Adams Master Class Fellows!

  • Molly Netter, soprano
  • Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano
  • Zach Finkelstein, tenor
  • David McFerrin, baritone​

The Carmel Bach Festival’s Virginia Best Adams Vocal Master Class offers a four-week series of public master classes, private coaching, and career mentoring from highly distinguished artist/teachers with decades of experience in Baroque opera and concert repertoire. Four participants are chosen each year and receive ...


(UK) The Royal College of Music Secures Rare Gagliano Violin

Contributed by admin on Mar 16, 2016

"The Royal College of Music has secured the permanent loan of a 1758 Nicolò Gagliano violin, the only known remaining violin in its original Baroque set-up.

Chair and Head of Historical Performance at the RCM, Professor Ashley Solomon, says ‘Violin students in the Historical Performance Faculty at the Royal College of Music will benefit from this extraordinarily generous long term permanent loan of an original Nicolo Gagliano violin from 1758. Each term a new student will be given the instrument to play, enabling a growing community of violinists to share this unique instrument and learn from its rich historical heritage. This is not only a very valuable instrument but quite rare as it remains in its original 18th century set-up.’  ...


(US) Baroque Band is closing the rivalry season with L'Arte Del Violino! Featuring Rachel Barton Pine!

Contributed by baroqueband on Mar 16, 2016

Rachel Barton Pine makes her Baroque Band debut to help close the season with "rock star" concertos!

One of the first ‘rock star’ virtuoso violinists, Pietro Locatelli was known for his flamboyance both musically and in his life. Said to play like the devil he could often be seen in the courts of Europe dressed in his diamond-studded clothes. Meanwhile, ...

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