(US) Harmonia Early Music: "2011 EMA Naxos Recording Competition Finalists" (By Anna Pranger Posted January 15, 2012)
(US) Opera Today Review: "Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina e la Compagnia dei Musici di Roma, Messa di Santa Cecilia" by Steven Plank (28 dec 2011) (Christophorus CHR 77288 [SACD])
With the many different early music ensembles, groups, associations etc. on our weblinks making use of photos on their sites or newsletters, I thought it would be worthwhile to read through this article on preserving digital photographs.
“Digital preservation is the set of management processes that ensure the long-term accessibility of digital information. At NDIIPP we deal with these issues on a grand scale, working to ensure the nation’s (”USA” -- ed.) valuable digital cultural heritage survives for the long-term benefit of all.
Here is a quick survey of all the upcoming concerts this month.
Location: Pension Schreiber, Benediktbeuern DE
“Grace (gratia) and decency, dignity (Decoro), in previous centuries were the most important virtues of the dance of courtly society. The aristocratic dance had always the function of representation; the representation of oneself in the eyes of the spectators who were themselves connoisseurs and experts of the matter. The movement style that sprang from it is characterized by highly varied steps, extreme subtlety and nuance. The sensation is, so to speak, in detail.
Contests, Competitions and the Harmony of Nations
From the latest Lufthansa Festival newsletter (issue 7) , news that that general ticket bookings are now open to the public. If you are planning to attend any events you may consider booking/purchasing tickets early to this popular festival.
“Johann Rosenmüller, though born in Germany, worked in Venice as one of the successors of Monteverdi. His vespers music is equally glorious to Monteverdi's own on a grand scale, and his smaller scale music displays some of the finest instrumental virtuosity and melodic fluidity of the 17th century. Pre-concert lecture (included in ticket price) and other related events (Chant Camp with Susan Hellauer of Anonymous 4) will be announced at a later date.”
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church,122 East 88th Street, New York NY, US
“Chant Camp is a half day session of chant singing, structured around a number of carefully-chosen plainchant topics. Each topic presentation begins with a brief, informative, illustrated lecture, followed by plenty of group singing, to illustrate and permanently “set” the lesson. The workshop ends with a communal chant singing, combining elements of the day’s work, along with extensions and improvisations based on the day’s material.
(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: "Arnold Goldsbrough – Yorkshireman, organist, harpsichordist & conductor Part 1" (20 dec 2011)
From a recent blog post on the Semibrevity website.
“I mentioned in my post on Thurston Dart that I couldn’t find out much about Arnold Goldsbrough, who had been his teacher at the Royal College of Music 1938–9.
Since then I’ve tracked down Arnold’s son, now in his eighties, who has put me onto his dad’s surviving cronies and told me some stories. Through him, one way or another, I now have a great deal of previously unpublished material.
Location: University of Alabama School of Music, Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
The University of Alabama Endowed Chair in Musicology 2012Public events: Lectures, Dance Class, Panel Discussion and Demonstration, and Concert: Chamber Music of the French Baroque (music by Couperin, Jacquet de La Guerre, Rebel, Clérambault, and Charpentier).
(US) American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting 2013 - Call for Papers (CFP) Deadline: 10 feb 2012
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women seeks proposals for a co-sponsored session at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Historical Association.
The AHA meeting will be held January 3-6, 2013 in New Orleans.
Location: Morley College 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
Learn how to tune and maintain your harpsichord, including differences in tuning systems and simple repairs, parts A and B.
“Every year since 1947, the Prague Spring International Music Competition has helped young artists on the threshold of their careers.
The 64th Prague Spring International Music Competition, a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva, will be held from 7 to 15 May 2012 in Prague for the instrumentals Harpsichord and Cello. …“
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Keeping us up-to-date with news from Opera Lafayette; Andrew Appel blogs on the “goings on” of the group and other tid-bits.
“Friday, January 20, 2012 7 PM The Atlas Performing Arts Center The presence of an art center is a known catalyst for the renaissance of a neighborhood on the down and outs. It attracts peaceful, benign folks (artists, families) ; it fertilizes parallel businesses like restaurants, and when well considered, it serves the community, from young to old. The Atlas is a perfect example. Opera Lafayette chose the Atlas as a rehearsal home many years ago …
(NL) Sweelinck, mixed choir and organ, Harry van der Kamp instructor (14-15 apr 2012) (Registration deadline: 14 mar 2012)
New Titles at Harmonia Mundi
“Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714-1788
Trio Sonatas Wq 154-156, 158
C. P. E. Bach was particularly attached to the trio sonata, to which he devoted some of his finest works.
(US) ArkivMusic Newsletter (17 jan 2012): "Featured Titles from Chandos - Winter 2012" (Sale ends: 14 feb 2012)
(IT) VII Corso Internazionale Di Musica Antica "Ottaviano Alberti" (9-15 jul 2012) (Application Deadline 18 jun 2012)
7thInternational Course of Early Music “Ottaviano Alberti”
Location: Palazzo Archi, Via Principe Umberto, 16 - Orte (VT)
From the latest Accordone ensemble newsletter, a list of workshops and concerts for the months of February, March and April 2012. Read on to view the list of venues on their busy schedule.
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