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(FR) Musicologie.org Newsletter no. 137

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2012

From the latest http://www.Musicologie.org newsletter no. 137 (12 Jan 2012), articles of interest:

You may also be interested in exploring the site’s book section; calendar of events; discography etc.

Website (French language): http://www.musicologie.org
Google Translated English website version: http://www.musicologie.org


(AT) .creanc.- International Dance School in Vienna Workshop (12-19 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2012

(Institute of Dancing Vintage and Modern Dances/ .creanc. Tanz&Kreativwerkstatt)

European and American Vintage Dances ~ Ballroom dances of the 19th Century
Dancing Classes August 12 – August 19 & Gran d Ball on August 18 in 2012 in Vienna, Austria

“The course will teach ballroom dances of the 19th century, both couple and formation dances, which were then very popular in the famous ballrooms of Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London and New York. Newly reconstructed quadrilles, waltzes, polkas and mazurkas from that period will be rehearsed during the course and will be included in the programme of the Grand Ball. The ball dancers will be expected to wear period costumes and a live orchestra will play in a gala programme with the theme of Strauß’s famous waltz “Wiener Blut” (The Viennese Blood).
    


(CA) Toronto Consort Concert: "Charles Daniels in Recital" (27-28 jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2012
“The Toronto Consort offers a rare chance to hear renowned English tenor Charles Daniels in a solo recital entitled It was a lover and his lass, featuring exquisite lute songs from the English and French Renaissance. The concerts take place on January 27 and 28, 2012 at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. For tickets and information, call the box office at (416) 964-6337 or visit www.torontoconsort.org
     

(US) Early Music America Outreach Grant (Deadline: March 1 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2012

EMA’s Outreach Grant is intended to support outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists. Grants will be awarded for projects taking place during the year July 1-June 30 following the application deadline. The typical grant award is $1000.
  


(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: "Gustav Leonhardt (1928–2012), the end of an era" (19 jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2012
From the latest blog post on the Semibrevity website,

“It’s so sad that Gustav Leonhardt is no more.

I first heard him, partnered by Frans Brüggen in a concert in St Albans. Since then, I’ve seen him many times and, apart from the extraordinary playing, have often been struck by the fact that he mostly used his own elegant manuscript scores, presumably copied from ancient tomes during his early years in Vienna.


(FR) Le Parlement de Musique-Martin Gester 2012 Concert Listing

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2012
From the latest newsletter of  “Le Parlement de Musique”, readers are reminded of the 22 Jan 2012 concert details. In addition, you will find below the 2012 concert listing for you to browse.
  

(US) 14th Annual Summer Toot (3 – 9 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 20, 2012

Location: Concordia University Texas, 11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, TX 78726

“Please join us for the 2012 Summer Texas Toot! The beautiful campus of Concordia University is once again our home, and as always, we'll have outstanding faculty members teaching recorder, viol, reeds, lute, harp, and other instruments, as well as continuo and voice.”
   


(JP) 25th International Competition for Early Music YAMANASHI, Japan

Contributed by Admin on Jan 20, 2012
  • From the 25th Competition (2011) it is developed to the Early Music Festival, YAMANASHI, including International Early Music Competition, YAMANASHI. It consists of Competition, Exhibition and Demonstration of instruments, books, CDs etc. Masterclass or Speech by juries, many Concerts by juries, prize winners etc.
  • The 25th Competition is postponed one year till 28th to 30th 2012 because of Earthquake and Tsunami Dissaster on the 11th March 2011
      

(UK) Tallis Scholars Summer School UK: Battle, Celebration and Grief (7-14 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 20, 2012

Location:  Uppingham UK
Repertoire to include: Josquin, Guerrero, Morales, Gabrieli & settings of 'When David heard'

“The UK branch of the Tallis Scholars Summer Schools is dedicated to exploring our great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars. Under the direction of Peter Phillips and members of the Tallis Scholars we work on concert and service repertoire in a variety of small and medium sized groups. The week’s activities culminate in a Gala Concert by summer school participants, directed by Peter Phillips.
   


(US) Tallis Scholars Summer School US: Battle, Celebration and Grief (21-28 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 20, 2012

Location: Seattle University, Seattle WA, US

“The Tallis Scholars Summer Schools are dedicated to exploring the great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars. Under the direction of Peter Phillips and members of the Tallis Scholars, we work on concert and service repertoire in a variety of small and medium-sized groups. The week’s activities culminate in a Gala Concert by summer school participants, directed by Peter Phillips. The dynamic, global city of Seattle is a thriving hub of early music, providing the perfect setting for the Tallis Scholars Summer School in the USA.
    


(AT) Internationales Seminar für alte Musik (International Seminar for Early Music) (25 Jul-5 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 20, 2012

Location:  Baroque castle of Zell and der Pram in Upper Austria

“This course is oriented towards professional musicians, music teachers, music students and other interested people who want to enhance their musical skills.

Along with general advice on playing an instrument, each participant receives individual instruction and can take part in additional activities such as chamber music, ensembles, choir, orchestra and workshops on selected topics. Opportunities are also provided to attend lectures and to purchase early music scores. Concerts by teachers and by the participants themselves are likewise part of the programme. Players of Baroque bassoon, double bass and violone are also welcome.”
     


(US) Historical Harp Society Annual Conference (27-29 June 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 20, 2012
(Re-posted -- Editor)

Location: Hunter College in Manhattan, New York

“PURPOSE OF THE SOCIETY

  • To cultivate, foster, sponsor, and develop appreciation of the art, history, literature and uses of historical harps.
  • To promote appreciation of and to raise the level of proficiency in the performance and use of historical harps.
  • To keep historical harp makers and performers, along with other friends of the historical harp, informed about literature and activities pertaining to historical harps, and to provide occasions for them to meet.
  • To promote the use of historical harps as professional instruments, and to encourage their use among amateurs.
  • To encourage the reconstruction of historical harps.
  • To collect and disseminate information regarding the construction of and performance upon historical harps.”
      

(CA) Chants de Vielles Festival (6-9 Sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 19, 2012
“Festival Chants de Vielles  takes place amidst the autumn glory on September 6-7-8-9, 2012, 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) Amherst Early Music Baroque Festival 2012 (8-24 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 19, 2012

& Baroque Opera Project: Der geduldige Socrates

Auditions due April 15 (information will be posted shortly, e-mail your contact information and your instrument or voice range to info-AT-amherstearlymusic.org to be notified)  One week of advanced classes and coachings in baroque music from the German-speaking lands. Masterclasses, chamber music, baroque orchestra, fully staged baroque opera.
 

(US) Madison Early Music Festival (7-14 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 19, 2012
“The Madison Early Music Festival is exploring its North American roots in 2012.  During this year of the Presidential election we look back to the early music of our nation, from the early Colonists in the 1600's, the Revolutionary era, all the way to the Civil War.  The music of Canada from Cape Breton and Acadia will also be featured.
  

(US) National Flute Association (NFA) Baroque Flute Artist Competition (9-12 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 19, 2012
“The seventh triennial Baroque Flute Artist Competition is for outstanding performers on baroque flute/traverso. Six semifinalists will be selected on the basis of their recorded preliminary auditions to compete at the convention. Three finalists showing the highest levels of technical proficiency, musical ability, and successful application of principles of historical performance practice will be chosen and presented in a convention recital. Cash prizes of $1,500, $750, and $400, co-sponsored by the David Hart Memorial Fund and the NFA Endowment Fund, will be awarded at the discretion of the judges. Prize of $100 will be awarded to each semifinalist not chosen as a finalist.”
   

(US) 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (27 Jun-1 Jul, 4-8 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 19, 2012
“At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you will find many exemplary practitioners of diverse, authentic, living traditions—both old and new. The goal of the Festival is to strengthen and preserve these traditions by presenting them on the National Mall.
   

(US) San Francisco Early Music "Recorder Workshops" (8-14 Jul; 15-21 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012

Week I-July 8-14, 2012 – Visions and Miracles
Week II-July 15-21, 2012 – On Wings of Song
Directors: Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij

“Save the dates in your calendar as we return with TWO weeks of SFEMS Recorder Workshop! Pick your week, or come to both. Fill your days with recorder ensembles, technique, Renaissance consort, recorder orchestra, master class, Feldenkrais movement, concerts, lectures, and more. Explore Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Contemporary, and World Music in an intimate setting with world-class faculty. Develop your recorder technique and ensemble skills in an inspiring and supportive atmosphere. 
  


(US) Chorworks Annual Summer Workshop: “Gabrieli & Company” (10-14 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012

Location: Washington National Cathedral & Cathedral College, Washington DC
(Plus an optional extra day of musical orientation Monday, July 9.)

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Giovanni Gabrieli, organist at the great Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, the workshop will focus on his music – both sacred and secular – and that of his teachers and pupils, including Orlandus Lassus, Andrea Gabrieli, Hans Leo Haßler and Heinrich Schütz.


(US) Historical Keyboard Society: Jurow International Harpsichord Competition (21-25 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012

Location:  University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

“The Jurow Competition semi-final round will feature 16 contestants performing solo works by Byrd and Bach, a movement from James Dorsa's Jupiter's Moons, and accompanying violinist Martie Perry on the Sonata in D minor by Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. The selected semi-finalists are: Leon Schelhase, Nadja Lesaulnier, Lark Powers, Assaf Sommer, Mo-ah Kim, Chiaki Omura, Mark Edwards, Jia Lim, Tami Morse, Ricardo Magnus, Elisabetta Ferri, Shin Hwang, Jovana Bojovic, Jacob Street, Elena Zamolodchikova, & Faythe Vollrath.
   


(US) Aliénor Harpsichord Composition Competition (23 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012

Finals for The Eighth Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition will take place on Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. in Werner Recital Hall at CCM.

The Aliénor's purpose: To encourage the composition of solo music for harpsichord and chamber music for harpsichord with modern or period instruments. The works of all finalists will be performed on the March 23 concert. Finalists in the solo category will be awarded $600 each plus additional prizes at the final concert, and the 3 finalists in the chamber music category will be awarded $800 each plus additional prizes at the final concert. The audience members are the judges for the top three prizes, which will be announced at a reception to follow.
  

(USA) Lute Society of America (LSA) 2012 Summer Seminar (24-29 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012

Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio USA

The 2012 Lute Society of America Summer Seminar and Lute Festival, 24 through 29 June, will again take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  The faculty will include some old familiar faces, Robert Barto, Doug Freundlich, Ellen Hargis, Christopher Morrongiello (along with other members of The Bacheler Consort), Nigel North, Pat O’Brien, Paul O’Dette, and Crawford Young, and we are excited to announce that Eduardo Egüez and Sylvain Bergeron will be joining the roster this time.  The Pat O’Brien Scholar will be Grant Herreid, perhaps best known for his performances with Piffaro, and the Lute Doctor will be Andrew Rutherford.
     


(AT) Hungarian Winner at the 2nd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti (2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012
“The winner of the 2nd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti, held by the 2011 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music comes from Hungary: At the final concert, 25-year-old soprano Emöke Baráth impressed the jury as well as the audience with her outstanding performance. She received the 1st prize, which includes prize money of 4,000 euros, as well as the special prize directly voted by the audience, worth 1,000 euros. …
     

(UK) The Guardian Article: "Gustav Leonhardt Obituary" (17 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012

(News of the passing of Gustav Leonhardt, yesterday, on 17 Jan 2012. He will be missed by all.  -- All of our condolences to the family from all of us at EarlyMusicNews.org. -- Marc Paré, Editor)

Gustav Leonhardt (30 May 1928-17 Jan 2012)

“Throughout the second half of the 20th century, Gustav Leonhardt, who has died aged 83, was a pioneer and pillar of the early music movement. ”
  


(FR) Ensemble Céladon 2012 Concert Listings

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012
(Repost -- Editor)

From the latest Ensemble Céladon’s newsletter, there is a reminder of their busy upcoming 2012 concert season (Jan-May 2012). Of note on their schedule is their much anticipated CD “Deo Gratias Anglia“ release on 20 March 2012.
  

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