(US) University of Michigan Press - Recently Published: "Ornamentalism The Art of Renaissance Accessories" (2011)
Original essays by leading scholars on the significance of accessories in the cultural, social, and political lives of men and women in the Renaissance.
Renaissance people understood that honor and good graces were marked by being properly attired and by wearing distinctive ornaments. An examination of material life and fashion in the early modern period reveals the crucial role ornaments played in social, political, and cultural negotiations of power and identity.
(US) American Musicological Society Rocky Mountain Chapter: Annual Meeting, Univ. of Northern Colorado, (30-31 Mar 2012) (CFP Deadline: 15 Feb 2012)
(From the AMS mailing list)
“Call for Papers
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society will hold its annual meeting on 30-31 Mar, 2012, at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. The meeting will be held jointly with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Music Theory.
(From the latest BEMF news -- ed.)
“Due to overwhelming response, we will be extending our Holiday Sale through January 1, 2012!
“Arion Orchestre Baroque would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with music! They also send a link to“Michel Corrette: Symphonie des Noëls #2 en ré majeur, mvt 1 (Allegro)” for your enjoyment pleasure on this very day.
For more information on the group, visit the Arion Orchestre Baroque website.
From all of us at EarlyMusicNews.org
(Have a safe Holiday break! Don’t drink and drive!)
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(UK) Cambridge University Press - New Publication: "Performing Operas for Mozart Impresarios, Singers and Troupes" ( Ian Woodfield, Queen's University Belfast)
We have been hibernating for the past month or so, but will return in force mid-January with more articles and reviews!
(DE) Early-Dance.de Newsletter Update: "Bal de Versailles en costume XVIII ème" in Italy (23-24 Jun 2012)
The“Bal de Versailles en costume du Grand Siècle et du Siècle des Lumières” will take place in Reggia Caserta Palazzo Campanie Caserta Italy, 23-24 June 2012.“
Preservation Advisory Centre Training Day
British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
“Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their sensitivity to environmental conditions, and the speed with which images can deteriorate present special challenges.
(A reminder from the latest Oxford newsletter of 22 Dec 2012.)
“It's never too late to find that perfect gift. There are still plenty of featured titles to choose from in Oxford's 2011 Holiday Sale. Don't miss this opportunity to save up to 65%.
(From the latest ArkivMusic.com Newsletter.)
“ If you need music for Christmas, we have it. King's College Choir, The Waverly Consort, Chanticleer, John Rutter, Canadian Brass, a Steinway Grand, a string quartet, and more -- all ready to be delivered immediately as digital downloads.
(UK) National Portrait Gallery: The First Actresses - Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons (20 Oct 2011 - 8 Jan 2012)
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON Canada
“Handel’s “Musical Drama” Hercules – an English opera in all but name – seethes with the destructive power of sexual jealousy. With an incredibly dramatic score, Marshall Pynkoski’s concert staging, and featuring one of Handel’s most passionate female roles in Dejanira, Hercules’ wife and murderer, this is a Tafelmusik event not to be missed.“
(DE) Call For Papers: "The Art of Listening: Trends and Perspectives of a History of Music Listening" (12-14 Jul 2012) (CFP Deadline 15 Feb 2012)
Organized by Christian Thorau (Universität Potsdam), Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Since the mid-1990s and the publication of "Listening in Paris: A Cultural History" (1995), the path-breaking book by James Johnson, the history of music listening has been the focus of renewed interest in the fields of musicology, history and cultural studies. There have been a number of recent studies on music listening – as one among many forms of listening in modernity – that examine the act of listening in the concert within the broader context of music, social, cultural, and intellectual history.
(US) GEMS Showcase Concert for the Annual National Conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) (7 Jan 2012)
(UK) Early Dance Circle (EDC) Annual Lecture: “Dance in eighteenth-century opera: Gluck, Mozart and Idomeneo” (Dr Irene Brandenburg, University of Salzburg) (17 Feb 2012)
(featuring a DVD of a “reconstruction” of the Chaconne in Idomeneo, made by Claudia Jeschke and Sibylle Dahms with dancer Rainer Krenstetter.)
“Irene Brandenburg is a musicologist and dance historian of the history of European musical theatre, with a focus on eighteenth-century Italian opera and ballet. She studied musicology and Romance studies at Salzburg University, receiving a doctor’s degree with distinction in 1996.
(Although not specifically of early music content, this issue of the Smithsonian’s magazine: Folkways Magazine writes of Latin American traditional music. You may be interested in reading some of the articles. -- Ed.)
The new issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine explores contemporary expressions of traditional music from Latin America: (summary of articles follows)
The Boar's Head Festival featuring the music of Medieval through Contemporary England
San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director)
Guest artists Phantom of the Opera's soprano Susan Gundunas and Celtic harper Diana Rowan
“Join San Francisco Renaissance Voices under the baton of Assistant Music Director, Katherine McKee along with guest artists Phantom of the Opera's soprano Susan Gundunas and Celtic harper Diana Rowan, dancers prepared by choreographer LeAnna Sharp, actors and of course our superb choristers for our second annual Boar's Head Festival.
(DE) Call for Papers: "The Journey of Music(s): Colonial Music Practice in the Age of Enlightenment" (Symposium: 7 Sep 2012) (CFP Deadline: 8 Jan 2012)
7 September 2012, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Half-day symposium as part of the 15th International Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, "Music | Musics: Structures and Processes", 4-8 September 2012, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Call for Papers
This half-day symposium is dedicated to a topic that to this day remains under-researched within historical musicology: the forms and effects of colonial music practice during the age of Enlightenment. The heterogeneous characteristics of colonial politics exercised by the Portuguese, Spanish, British, Dutch, Danish, and French allow researchers to draw conclusions regarding many aspects of their musical practices, including where they lie on the spectrum between segregation and acculturation and, in missionary contexts, accommodation of local musical traditions, syncretism, and the rites controversy. Furthermore, …