“ One year ago today, The Countertenor Voice published its first issue. We have published around sixty articles on vocal technique and the singing life, as well as in depth reviews of recordings and artists. THANKS TO EVERYONE who has read, shared, and commented on these pieces.
(FR) Cie des Fetes baroques and Chrystelle Arcelin Baroque Dance Workshop (28 Jan; 11 Feb; 17 Mar 2012)
Contredanses , pas de bourrée, pas de rigaudon et les chassés
la matelote, Jeanne qui saute, la frêne...
pas de sissone , travail des bras .... pas de menuet,
et la "Bourrée d'Achille" danse mixte, bourrée et menuet à tour de rôle.....
Special Venise with Xavier Monimart, “costumier”
A short weekend in the countryside to advance your historical costume project … The idea is that each come with your project and cloth … Masculin or feminin. Costume workshop, in the Loir and Cher, where you work at your own pace under the watchful eyes of Xavier Monimart,“costumier hors pair” … You bring your pattern, your cloth … your machine … Limited to 6 participants!!!
(CA) Arion Ensemble Croque-Baroque à Ogilvy:: "Voyage en Italie du 17e siècle" (Journey through 17th Century Italy (13 Jan 2012)
Experience the Cammac spirit with our professionnal teachers and musicians for participants of all abilities, all ages, in a bilingual and family oriented environment.
April 27-29: The Bach Weekend with Christopher Jackson
May 18-20: The Chamber Music Weekend
Weekly sessions June 24-August 12, 2012
(From the latest Early Music DC newsletter -- ed.)
“Happy New Year! Have you recovered from the holidays yet? It's a relatively light month for concerts, but such a broad range -- from Hildegard von Bingen back in the 12th century, to Brazilian and Portuguese music from the 18th century. Let's go!
(from Jean Cassignol most recent newsletter -- ed.)
Michel Démarez, guitar/e & Jean Cassignol, recorders / flûtes à bec - New videos / Nouvelles vidéos
New repertoire for flute / recorder and guitar
Jean Cassignol, recorders / flûtes à bec
Michel Démarez, guitar / guitare
Concert in St Witz, France, 18th December 2011
Come to Philadelphia for a delightful weekend of music! This popular workshop offers a wide variety of classes held at Rutgers University Camden. After class, explore Philadelphia's historic district and enjoy gastronomical delights at downtown restaurants!
(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme: Announcing the dates for the summer of 2012 (22 Jul - 3 Aug; 5 Aug - 17 Aug 2012)
Vancouver Early Music announces the dates for its upcoming summer programme. (Book early if you are interested in attending (ed.))
(US) Opera Today Review: "Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau" (DVD) (Donald R. Boomgaarden Dean, College of Music and Fine Arts Loyola University New Orleans, 19 Dec 2011)
“La Gouastalla, from Destouches, PassepiedIntermdiate/advanced
« The faster you'll be able to dance, without any haste » (from music treatise). With this dance, chosen especially for its being easy and quick to learn, the choreographer and workshop leader Christine Bayle will focus on speed of execution and virtuosity, which does not depend only on the work of the feet but also on the management and feeling of one's energy.
(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Dancing In The Court Of The Sun King" By Laura Osterlund (18 December 2011)
“In 2012 we are offering two week-long courses. Tuition and accommodation will be in Emmanuel College, Cambridge, one of the colleges of Cambridge University.
(UK) Call For Papers: Perspectives on Musical Improvisation Conference (10-13 Sep 2012) (CFP Deadline: 09 Jan 2012)
(Re-Post CFP Deadline Extended)
‘Perspectives on Musical Improvisation ‘ Conference - University of Oxford, 10-13 September 2012
The programme committee has extended the call for papers deadline by one week. The closing date is now Monday 16th January.
Please send submissions to email@example.com
For submission guidelines and more details on the conference, go to http://www.music.ox.ac.uk/research/cpccm/perspectives-on-musical-improvisation-conference.html
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Improvisation is arguably the most widely distributed form of musical practice - and yet remains the least studied or understood. Indeed, even the boundaries of what is or is not regarded as improvisation remain unclear. This conference will address the many faces of improvisation from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives - historical, psychological, ethnomusicological, analytical, technological, sociological, organological, and pedagogical. Over the course of four days, the conference will include papers, practical sessions, and poster presentations.
The conference is affiliated to the AHRC-funded Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) and enjoys the support of SEMPRE, IMR, BFE, and SMA.
"Our vision for Musica Antiqua is very clear: with both of the founders being active professional early musicians, we feel we have a direct line to those performers and musicologists who are currently at the forefront of early music. Our aim is to provide articles written by the performers and musiciologists themselves. We intend also to bring a unique and creative design and layout to the articles in the magazine. Musica Antiqua will concentrate on music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and on bringing you all the latest news and developments from around the world." (Claire Bracher, Editor)
(US) Consuming Music, Commodifying Sound, 1750-1850, Yale Univ., New Haven, (5-6 Oct 2012) (CFP Deadline: 1 Mar 2012)
October 5-6, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP)
The period from 1750 to 1850 witnessed unprecedented growth in the musical marketplace. This was an age in which the proliferation of print technologies, the widening distribution of instruments for domestic use, and the gradual establishment of public music institutions across England and the Continent altered the patterns of circulation for music in its printed and sounding form.
(From the latest eClassical newsletter of 02 Jan 2012. Some of you may be interested in some of the CD titles on sale.)
“Introducing our Daily Deal.
Starting this month, we would like to offer an album every day at a huge discount of 50%. We hope this will be attractive for you helping you to enlarge your classical library and perhaps discover new and exciting music. Click here for our Daily Deal“
The year that was“It’s that time of year where we take a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. As Gramophone Editor James Inverne put it: "Having won Gramophone's coveted Label of the Year award in 2010, Linn Records are not a label to have rested on their laurels. Instead, as we have come to expect from them, the slate of fine new releases continued apace."
Les Passions – Montauban’s Baroque Orchestra, directed by Jean-Marc Andrieu, invites the public to "Une soirée chez Riquet" In period costumes, the musicians, received by “Pierre-Paul Riquet” interact with the actor Maurice Petit who plays the brilliant inventor of the Canal du Midi, recounting the ups and downs of its construction.