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(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Seasonal Settings And Angelic Appearances" By Laura Osterlund (19 December 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 30, 2011
“It’s time to celebrate the holidays with a selection of motets based on chants for the Christmas season!  Our first chant is Puer natus est nobis, a Introit that celebrates Christ’s birth. Its text reads: “A Child is born to us, and a Son is given to us: Whose government is upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called, the Angel of the Great Counsel.”
  

(US) Oregon Renaissance Band (ORB) 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Dec 29, 2011

A reminder from Oregon Renaissance Band of their upcoming 2012 concert listings as well as their latest concert.

Oregon Renaissance Band Christmas/New Years Concerts 2011 "The New Year's Gift" will be:
Saturday Dec. 31 at 2:00pm

All at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97202.  Celebrating ORB's 20th year.  Directed by Philip and Gayle Neuman, with musicians David Bryan, Sharon Cheney, Daphne Clifton, Ben Fitch, Lori Fitch, Polly Gibson, Andrew Harris, Kathy Langley, Cindy Markham, Kathryn Richer, and Hideki Yamaya.  …
  


(CA) Early Music Fredericton 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Dec 29, 2011

From the latest email from Early Music Fredericton, holiday wishes as well as a reminder of upcoming 2012 concerts: “Doves, nightingales, cuckoos, chickens” and “The Couperin Dynasty”.
  


(FR) Julia Kogan - Les Passions "Anche il mar par che Sommerga" - Vivaldi (19 Apr 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 29, 2011
For your viewing pleasure, Julia Kogan and “Les Passions - Orchestre baroque de Montauban” Vivaldi "Anche il mar par che Sommerga" (II Bajazet) Réalisation Nicolas Kauffmann. Recorded on the 19 April 2011 at the “Théâtre Olympe de Gouges - Montauban”
  

(US) Opera Today DVD Review: "Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Cantatas" (Reviewed by: Steven Plank) (22 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 29, 2011
In Wilhelm Weitsch’s well-known painting of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, the eldest son of Johann Sebastian seems far distant from the cantorial world of his father.
  

(FR) France Musique ""Les Traverses du temps" Interview: Joël Suhubiette (17 Jan 2012 19:00-20:00)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 29, 2011

Reserve this date! Joël Suhubiette, director to the “Chœur de chambre les éléments” will be invited guest of Marcel Quillevéré’s "Les Traverses du temps" on“France Musique” on 17 Jan 2012 from 19:00 to 20:00.
  


(US) Salon/Sanctuary 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Dec 28, 2011
“Founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Jessica Gould as an alternative to the conventional concert hall, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts offers the special chance to hear acclaimed artists performing pre-Romantic music in intimate venues that complement the historical context of the repertoire. We present compositions intended for the domestic salon in the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium of the Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, built in 1799, where Salon/Sanctuary is the concert series in residence.  Sacred music is performed in sanctuaries appropriate to the religious context of the music.
  

(US) WDAV.org "Biscuits and Bach" Interview with Stile Antico (25 Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 28, 2011
Biscuits & Bach is a four-hour program hosted by Rachel Stewart and featuring music from the Renaissance to the Baroque and beyond. Rachel welcomes the occasional guest and shares a recipe or two. It's food for the soul and soul food on a Sunday morning.“
  

(US) University of Michigan Press - Recently Published: "Ornamentalism The Art of Renaissance Accessories" (2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 27, 2011
Edited and with an Introduction by Bella Mirabella

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 27, 2011

(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.
    


(US) BEMF Holiday Sale Extended to January 1-Save on tickets and CDs!

Contributed by Admin on Dec 25, 2011

(From the latest BEMF news -- ed.)

“Due to overwhelming response, we will be extending our Holiday Sale through January 1, 2012!
  


(CA) Arion Orchestre Baroque Wishes of Christmas

Contributed by Admin on Dec 24, 2011

“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.

Merci Arion!

For more information on the group, visit the Arion Orchestre Baroque website.


(CA) Merry Christmas, Holiday Wishes and Best of Wishes in the New Year!

Contributed by Admin on Dec 24, 2011

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(UK) Cambridge University Press - New Publication: "Performing Operas for Mozart Impresarios, Singers and Troupes" ( Ian Woodfield, Queen's University Belfast)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 24, 2011
“The Italian opera company in Prague managed by Pasquale Bondini and Domenico Guardasoni played a central role in promoting Mozart's operas during the final years of his life. Using a wide range of primary sources which include the superb collections of eighteenth-century opera posters and concert programmes in Leipzig and the Indice de' teatrali spettacoli, an almanac of Italian singers and dancers, this study examines the annual schedules, recruitment networks, casting policies and repertoire selections of this important company.
  

(US) The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal (Latest Issue) (Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 24, 2011
“Hello Dear Readers,

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 24, 2011

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.“
  


(UK) British Library Workshop: "Preserving historic photographs" (16 Feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 23, 2011

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. 
  


(US) Oxford's Holiday Sale -- Up to 65% Off!

Contributed by Admin on Dec 23, 2011

(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%.
  


(US) ArkivMusic.com Newsletter: (22 Dec 2012): "Get Holiday Music Now at ArkivMusic"

Contributed by Admin on Dec 23, 2011

(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.
  


(US) Folger Consort New CD Release: A New Song (Record Label: Bard) (Release Date: Dec. 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 22, 2011
A New Song is Folger Consort’s first entirely new recording in eleven years. It was produced in 2011 as part of the worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
  

(UK) National Portrait Gallery: The First Actresses - Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons (20 Oct 2011 - 8 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 22, 2011
The First Actresses presents a vivid spectacle of femininity, fashion and theatricality in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Britain. 
  

(UK) The 2012 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music: 2012 Festival Newsletter #4 (18-26 May)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 22, 2011
In the recent 2012 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music Newsletter, there are more details of the upcoming concerts in May. Feel free to browse the concert listing and consider attending!
  

(US) Harmonia Mundi Christmas Music

Contributed by Admin on Dec 19, 2011
For those of you searching for the right choice in Christmas music, Harmonia Mundi, in its latest promotion, links to its website with all of its Christmas-related music available for browsing.
  

(CA) Tafelmusik presents: Handel Hercules (19-22 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 18, 2011
Koerner Hall,
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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 18, 2011

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.
  

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