It is again that time of year when we should all take a little time to reflect on the joy and pleasures we have gained from our local early music groups, musicians and associations. While many of these are driven by a collected sense of volunteerism, I believe we are all too well aware that without any kind of financial backing, many of our concerts and venues would no doubt disappear.
It is then, at this time of year, when the year end is near, that we should contemplate helping our local early music groups generously or even “mildly generously” with their funding drives. No amount is too small to give. You may also find that some government incentives may reward your philanthropic gesture on your year’s income tax filings (check with your government tax rules, as these differ from country to country).
Please do give generously to your local early music groups and also consider volunteering your help. After all, we all gain from a healthy and strong local early music scene.
With many thanks for your generosity. May you all have a great December month of concerts.
(IT) New at LIM (Libreria Musicale Italiana): "La canzone napoletana", "Enrico Radesca Musica sacra" and "Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore"
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Quaderni del Centro Studi Canzone Napoletana, 1)
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
Henry Radesca Sacred Music Volume V
by Anna Maria Ioannoni Fiore, Agostino Ruscillo, Romano Vettori
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011(Enrico Radesca di Foggia, 5)
pages: 14 + 253
format: 24 x 34 - Paperback
Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore
by Gianfranco Miscia
foreword by Guido Salvetti
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011(Biblioteca Musicale Lim - Saggi)
pages: 16 + 315
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
(FR) Ensemble La Fenice Concert: "La Noche Buena" (15-16 Dec 2011) and "Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratori" (18 Dec 2011)
Recently, Ensemble la Fenice Jean Tubéry reminds us of their upcoming concerts:
- 15 December 2011 La Noche Buena (Sainte Nuit) avec Claire Lefilliâtre - Avallon (89)
- 16 December 2011 La Noche Buena (Sainte Nuit) avec Claire Lefilliâtre - Eglise Saint Eusèbe, 18h30 - Auxerre (89)
- 18 December 2011 Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Camerata de l'Yonne - Église Saint Eusèbe, 18h00 - Auxerre (89)
(FR) AKADÊMIA Françoise Lasserre -- Concerts: "Un Noël à Leipzig" – Johann Sebastian BACH (11, 13-15 Dec 2011)
Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, Cantate BWV 40
Ich freue mich in dir, Cantate BWV 133
Messe en Fa majeur, BWV 233
Veronika Winter, Eliette Prévot, sopranos - Mélodie Ruvio, Eric de Fontenay, altos
Johannes Weiss , Philippe Froeliger, tenors - Benoît Arnould, Virgile Ancely, basses
Flavio Losco, Myriam Cambreling, violins - Géraldine Roux, viola
Hervé Douchy, cello - Jean-Paul Talvard, contrebasse - Laurent Stewart, organ
Timothée Oudinot, Vincent Blanchard, oboes - Nicolas André, bassoon
Pierre-Yves Madeuf, Olivier Picon, horns
Françoise LASSERRE, conductor
(BE) New CD from Capilla Flamenca: "Heinrich Isaac, Ich muss dich lassen" (Prix de Choc Dec 2011/Jan 2012)
(* Re-Posted by Editor)
(* And now this very cd has received a Prix choc by CLASSICA! for December/January -- ed.)
“Heinrich Isaac's work is a true synthesis of all existing Franco-Flemish polyphonic compositional techniques sweeping through Europe in the 16th century.
DONALD TOVEY MEMORIAL PRIZE
The Board of the Faculty of Music [Oxford University] proposes to award the Donald Tovey Memorial Prize in 2012. The prize (which will be of the value of £2,000 but may be augmented should the need arise, at the discretion of the Board) is open to men and women without regard to nationality, age, or membership of a university.
Seven ATMA recordings across four different categories have been nominated for the 2011 OPUS Prize. Founded in 1996 by the Conseil québécois de la musique, the Opus Prize reflects excellence in Quebec’s dynamic music scene. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on January 29, 2012.
Good luck to all of our nominees!
(News item posted on the “Society for Seventeenth Century Music (SSCM)” list in October 2011 -- ed.)
Call for article submissions: Early Music Performer, the journal of the National Early Music Association (UK)
The bi-annual journal Early Music Performer is a valued publication in the field of performance practice research edited by Dr Andrew Woolley. With contributions by leading performers and scholars, reports, news items, and reviews, it appeals to a broad spectrum of early music lovers, students, musicians and academics with interests in the performance practice of any period and early music.
The latest Gotham Early Music Scene “GEMS” is out and makes note of its progress of $20,000 challenge grant awarded GEMS by the La Salle Adams Funds. The Fund has given the group until December 31, 2011 to raise the matching $20,000, providing GEMS with much-needed funding for its coming season. Please consider donating to this worthy cause, especially if you are resident of the New York City area.
Other news of the myriad of great concert dates in December and its exciting line-up of repertoire.
“See you there, regardless of age, for a week of music making, development or discovery of the repertoire renaissance, baroque and pre-classical.
Workshops and individual lessons - viol consort - instrumental and vocal ensembles.”
(US) Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism Louis XIV and the Port-Royal Nuns (Author: Daniella Kostroun, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis)
Publication date: June 2011
“Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism chronicles seventy years of Jansenist conflict and its complex intersection with power struggles between gallican bishops, Parlementaires, the Crown, and the pope. Daniella Kostroun focuses on the nuns of Port-Royal-des-Champs, whose community was disbanded by Louis XIV in 1709 as a threat to the state. Paradoxically, it was the nuns' adherence to their strict religious rule and the ideal of pious, innocent, and politically disinterested behavior that allowed them to challenge absolutism effectively.
Bach Network UK is pleased to announce publication of the sixth volume of the web journal UNDERSTANDING BACH, edited by Ruth Tatlow. Full text of the articles, reports and editorial can be read online.
(IT) Call for Papers: Central European Musicians and the Birth of French Piano Virtuosity, Rome, 11-13 Oct 2012 (Deadline: 25 Apr 2012)
“Nota Bene is currently accepting undergraduate papers for the 2012 issue. Submissions may be in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, and music theory. We encourage review articles as well as work offering a new perspective on the conventional essay format. The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2012.
(US) AMS/SEM/SMT Conference New Orleans (1-4 Nov 2012): Call for proposals/papers/performances (Deadline: 17 Jan 2012)
(US) Call for Papers: Buffalo Graduate Symposium on Music (Univ. at Buffalo (SUNY), 3-4 Mar 2012) (Deadline: 15 Jan 2012)
“Congratulations to all our Nominees!
Harmonia Mundi and Distributed Labels
Earn Six GRAMMY® Nomination”
In the latest newsletter from Harmonia Mundi, congratulations are given to the nominees of the upcoming 54th Grammy Awards. Of particular note for “Best Orchestral”:
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan
Haydn: Symphonies Nos.88, 101 & 104
(US) Folger Shakespeare Library: FREE Selections From Handel's Messiah: Recorded Live December 20-23, 1993
Every DVD at ArkivMusic -- nearly 5,000 titles, from complete operas to ballets, recitals, documentaries & more -- is on sale now, just in time for the gift-giving season. …”
C.P.E. Bach – Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 23
Miklós Spányi, clavichord
BIS-CD-1763 | EAN 7318590017630 | TT: 63'52
Sonatas from 1750–58 and other pieces
“Clavierstück für die rechte oder linke Hand allein, Wq117/1 (H 241); Fantasia in D minor, Wq117/12 (H 224); Sonata in G major, Wq62/11 (H 63); Fugue in D minor, Wq119/2 (H 99); Fantasia in G major, Wq117/11 (H 223); Sonata in G major, Wq62/14 (H 77); Fantasia in D major, Wq117/14 (H 160); Solfeggio in A major, Wq117/4 (H 222); Sonata in C minor, Wq65/31 (H 121); Solfeggio in E flat major, Wq117/3 (H 221); Solfeggio in C minor, Wq117/2 (H 220); Sonata in A major, Wq65/32 (H 135)