(US) Harpsichord Unlimited Concert: "Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach" (17 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012

Location: Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Garden City NY, USA

Harpsichordist Elaine Comparone, QCB violinist Lori Miller Abbott and flauto traverso virtuoso Paul Mattick join forces for an evening of chamber music and sonatas by Johann Sebastian's second son, Carl Philip Emanuel (known affectionately to modern aficionados of his music as "CPE"). …

(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: "Out Of The Glass Case: A Conversation With Anne Azéma" (Angela Mariani, 8 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012

Earlier this year, Angela Mariani spoke with Boston Camerata's artistic director Anne Azéma. …

… The Camerata was started interestingly enough as a “reach out” educational venture at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston in 1954.  It was founded by Narcissa Williamson, a woman who was working in the education department at the MFA …

(DE) Carpe Diem Records New Release: "mundus et musica" (Qualia Ensemble)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012
“On their first CD, QUALIA presents a collection of polyphonic music from late medieval sources, especially from manuscripts around the year 1500. In a very short period of time around the turn of the 15th century, the European music culture changed from the ancient phytagoreic to meantone temperament and created some astounding, highly complex and intellectually as well as musically challenging works …

(US) Early Music DC November 2012 Concert Listings

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012
If you are in the Washington DC area, you may want to browse through the list of upcoming concerts as collected by the Early Music DC website. The list of concerts is extensive and you will also find the list of local early music groups and performers.

(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) New Release: "Il canto ambrosiano dalle origini al IX Secolo"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012

Il canto ambrosiano dalle origini al IX Secolo
Silloge ragionata degli studi recenti

Author: Francesco Petazzi
Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2012 (Quaderni Ambrosiani, 5)
ISBN: 978870966893

You may also want to visit this particular website and browse the list of releases in its catalogue. There are quite a few interesting early music publications and there are usually quite frequent releases. (Editor)

Visit the Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) website for more information of new and recent releases. 

(SE) Stockholm Early Music Festival (SEMF) Christmas Edition 2012 (24 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012

Location: Stockholm, SE

“Welcome to an exclusive winter version of the festival, adapted to the cold season and Christmas celebrations, offering early music from afternoon to midnight! Indulge yourself with music, visual arts, storytelling, and historically inspired food.

Begin the day with Italian baroque, move on to medieval England and, later, the wonderful French performance "Monsieur Couperin's Laterna Magica." Round off the evening by lying comfortably back in the popular midnight concert. …

(US) Unquiet Thoughts: "Saturday quotes 2.25 Dowland’s training part 4"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 11, 2012

(From a recent newsletter)

“In previous posts, we outlined information highlighting typical modes of musical education in Tudor England.  The pathway to a musical education for a member of the artisan class seems to have begun with grammar school, …”

(US) CFP: North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (11-13 Jul 2013) (Deadline 15 Jan 2013)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2012
Location: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth TX, USA

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual papers, lecture-recitals, and panels on all topics relating to the history, analysis, and reception of music during the long nineteenth century (ca. 1789-1913). The committee would especially welcome proposals related to: …

(US) Harmonia Mundi Store Sale: Mozart operas -- René Jacobs, conductor (Sale ends 14 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2012

(From a recent Harmonia Mundi newsletter)

“ René Jacobs has established himself as a superb conductor of Mozart's operas, his award-winning recordings on Harmonia Mundi are 30% OFF now through November 14.”

Some titles included in the sale: …

(BE) Augustinus Muziekcentrum (AMUZ) November Concerts -- Reminder

Contributed by Admin on Nov 06, 2012

Location: AMUZ, Antwerp BE

Just a reminder of the AMUZ concert line-ups for the month of November 2012:

  • 11/11 Lieve Blancquaert & Victoria Consort
    For the third time already AMUZ and the Antwerp Peace Centre present a peace concert on Armistice Day. Through music, word and image this event dwells on the horrors of war: a resounding plea for tolerance, solidarity and peace …

(US) CFP: AMS New England Chapter, Tufts University (CFP Deadline 26 Nov 2013)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 06, 2012
The Winter 2013 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, 2 February 2013 at Tufts University in Medford, MA.

“The Program Committee invites abstracts of up to 300 words for papers and roundtable sessions. Submissions in the area of digital musicology are of particular interest, but proposals on all musicological topics are welcome. …

(DE) Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden 2012 Photo Slideshows

Contributed by Admin on Nov 06, 2012
For those of us who were not fortunate enough to attend the“Festival Alte Music Knechsteden 2012” concert programme (21-29 Sep 2012), you may now visit the festival website to view the many images of the concerts.

(NL) La Pellegrina: "Baroque Music for the Utrecht Peace Treaty (1713)" (8-18 Aug 2013)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2012
Location: Monastery of Bechyně, 100 km south from Prague CZ

“The La Pellegrina projects are open to experienced instrumentalists, singers and dancers. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, with La Pellegrina a professional attitude is an absolute necessity. … Do you fancy (again) a great music holiday in the summer? Ten days of music making in beautiful places in the Czech Republic? Handel's Utrecht Te Deum and Rameau’s Deus noster refugium? Registration starts on December 1st. ...

(CA) "Sales on Naive ... New Releases!"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 04, 2012

(From a recent newsletter)

“… Natural, just born, innate, Simple, innocent, sincere. So why this name “naïve”? Many thought you had to be a little naïve to launch a record label just when digital music and hi-tech began their ascent. As you can see, diehard music lovers still believe in beautiful packages, the smell of freshly-printed paper, booklets you spend hours admiring, the beauty a human voice and a few strums on a guitar. The Naive label is the Gramophone Label of the Year, and Grigorian offers the entire Label at a tremendous sale price. In most cases, over 30% off . See what Gramophone has recognized and sample some of this excellent label! Click here to see all of the Naive catalogue! …

(IT) Andrea Chezzi New CD Release: "L'Orfeo Britannico, La musica di Haendel nelle trascrizioni per tastiera del Settecento"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2012

Newly released on the Fugatto label, Andrea Chezzi performs Handel on a period Italian organ (Benedetti, 1765). 

Andrea Chezzi, born in Colorno (PR) in 1975, graduated in organ and composition from the Conservatory A. Boito in Parma, and then studied harpsichord in Amsterdam under the guidance of Bob van Asperen. He followed courses in performance practice of early music with L. F. Tagliavini, W. van de Pol, Ch. Stembridge, G. Murray, A. Marcon, Ch. Rousset at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. …

(UK) Cambridge University Press: Medieval and Old English Literature from Cambridge

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2012

(From a recent Cambridge University Press newslettter)

“From Medieval Shakespeare and Anglo-Saxon Literature, to Milton and Art Rhetoric, Cambridge publishes a wide range of titles in the area Medieval and Old English Literature.

View more information about our highlight titles and forthcoming books …  You may be interested in our 20% discount offer on selected titles from this range - just click here to browse books in the sale, but be sure to order before midnight on 17th November 2012 when the offer ends…”

(BE) Gilbert Isbin : New Lute Books and CD

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2012

(From a recent Gilbert Isbin newsletter)

News from  Gilbert Isbin of new works for lute. Below are details of new works along with corresponding links.

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(FR) Musicologie -- November 2012 Bulletin

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Musicologie newsletter)

In this month’s newsletter:

“The music of the seventeenth-century in Germany and the Netherlands, an entire chapter of the fresco from Rusquet Michel is published , Jean-Luc Vannier was at the Nice Opera for "Simon Boccanegra" season opening, a CD of Telemann keyboard music recorded by Olivier Baumont, republication of the memoirs of Jean Wiener, latest ads, calendar, music news retrospective, thus the two hundred and eleventh "Bulletin of musicology."

Bonne lecture

Jean-Marc Warszawski ” (Translated from French version)

(US) ArkivMusic Storewide Sale (ends in 3 days)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)

“The ArkivMusic 10th Anniversary Storewide Sale ends in just 3 more days! Take part in the celebration and save yourself a bundle. We are also extending this weekend's Weekend Specials an extra day, so make sure to place your orders before our Storewide Sale ends on Monday at midnight ET!”

(UK) Wigmore Hall Spring Concert Series (January-March 2013)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Wigmore Hall newsletter)

Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street,LondonW1U 2BP

January to March 2013 Concerts – On Sale Now 

News from Wigmore Hall that tickets are now available for their Spring Series concerts. For those interested, you may want to glance at the complete list of 2012-2013 concert series and perhaps you may find concerts of interest in the early music field. (Editor) …

(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Concert: Mozart's World (7-11 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Tafelmusik newsletter)

Location: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Toronto Ontario, Canada

“Glorious music by Mozart and his classical contemporaries, guest directed by Gottfried von der Goltz — the talented violinist and director of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.  Our musicians are buzzing with excitement about this concert, which features Mozart’s radiant Violin Concerto in A Major, K.219, Haydn’s dramatic Symphony no. 52, and music by Franz Beck and Josef Kraus, the “Swedish Mozart.” …

(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Masterclass With Gottfried Von Der Goltz (10 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Tafelmusik newsletter)

“Please join us on Saturday, November 10th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a public masterclass with violinist Gottfried von der Goltz in the sanctuary at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. Featured young artists will be Michelle Odorico, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith and Victoria Melik, violin, and Lysiane Boulva and Sara-Anne Churchill, harpsichord. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to see future period performers coached on music by Biber, Leclair and Castello. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door.”…

(US) The Rose Ensemble 7th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour (8-13 November 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Rose Ensemble newsletter)
Alexandria, Staples, Little Falls, Thief River Falls, Crookston, Detroit Lakes

The Rose Ensemble musicians are about to hit the road! Our 7th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour kicks off Sunday, October 14th in Silver Bay, followed by stops in Ely and Hibbing on October 15th and 16th. After a brief segue to Spain to participate in several music festivals and the prestigious choral competition Certamen Coral de Tolosa, musicians will complete this year's Greater Minnesota Tour with performances in Alexandria, Staples, Little Falls, Thief River Falls, Crookston, and Detroit Lakes.”

(US) Bach Society Houston Concert: Bach Vespers: Music from Leipzig (4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

Location: 2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77005

“The Bach Vespers series presents complete sacred cantatas along with choral motets and psalm settings in an evening prayer service related to a single theme. This gives them a context similar to their original performance, with chorales and readings chosen to give deeper insight into Bach’s theology. Listeners are also invited to sing and participate as Bach’s congregation did. …”

(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "From Ghetto to Palazzo: Vocal Works of Salamone Rossi Hebreo" (4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 27, 2012

Location: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, New York, NY USA

“On the heels of its sold-out and acclaimed season opener featuring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, dancer Jared Angle and harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire at The Players Club, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts—the series that presents early music in intimate alternative venues—brings back by popular demand From Ghetto to Palazzo, a fascinating concert of works by Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi (c. 1570 – 1630) on Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm. Performers include the vocal sextet The Western Wind Ensemble with Charles Weaver, lute and Gabe Shuford, harpsichord, and cantor Daniel Singer

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