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(BE) New CD from Capilla Flamenca: "Heinrich Isaac, Ich muss dich lassen" (Prix de Choc Dec 2011/Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

(* 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.
  


(UK) AWARD: Donald Tovey Memorial Prize, University of Oxford, Faculty of Music

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

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.
   


(CA) ATMA Label News: 7 ATMA CDs nominated for OPUS Prize

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

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!
  


(UK) Early Music Performer: Call for article submissions

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

(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.
  


(US) Latest GEMS Newsletter: Grant Match and Goal, Concert Listings ...

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

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. 
   


(US) Opera Today Review: "Xerxes in San Francisco" by Michael Milenski (25 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2011
No cuts, not a single one, nearly four hours of non-stop arias, and its only hit tune happens within the first five minutes.
  

(FR) Festes de Thalie and Orpheon Workshop: Brilliantly Baroque in Thoiry (14- 21 Apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2011

“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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2011
Hardback
ISBN:9781107000452
Publication date: June 2011
288 pages


“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.
   

(UK) Bach Network UK "UNDERSTANDING BACH, edited by Ruth Tatlow" Web Journal

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011
“The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca/Pistoia, the Istituto Storico Austriaco of Rome and the Académie de France à Rome, in association with the Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française of Venice, is pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium Central European Musicians and the Birth of French Piano Virtuosity, to be held in Rome, Istituto Storico Austriaco and Villa Medici, from Thursday 11 until Saturday 13 October 2012
  

(CA) Call for Papers: Nota Bene Undergraduate Journal of Musicology (Deadline 09 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011

“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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011
“The 2012 Annual Meeting of the AMS will be held jointly with the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and Society for Music Theory (SMT) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Thursday, 1 November, to Sunday, 4 November. The Program Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers, formal sessions, evening panel discussions, sessions using alternative formats in all areas of scholarship on music, and joint sessions with SEM and SMT. Please read the guidelines carefully: proposals that do not conform will not be considered. …“
  

(US) Call for Papers: Buffalo Graduate Symposium on Music (Univ. at Buffalo (SUNY), 3-4 Mar 2012) (Deadline: 15 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011
“The Music Graduate Student Association of the University at Buffalo is accepting paper proposals for the fifth annual Graduate Symposium on Music to be held on March 3-4, 2012. The conference will feature a keynote address by Tim Carter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Professor Carter’s research ranges from Monteverdi and Mozart’s Italian operas to a recent book on “Oklahoma!” The Making of an American Musical (Yale University Press, 2007) and forthcoming work on Kurt Weill.
  

(US) "Harmonia Mundi Congratulates 54th Annual Grammy Award Nominees"

Contributed by Admin on Dec 07, 2011

“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

Contributed by Admin on Dec 07, 2011
“ In celebration of the season (and in honor of our Manifold Greatness project), we're sharing Selections from Handel's Messiah, recorded by the Folger Consort and the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. You can download these six tracks in the link above [below -- ed.]. Happy Holidays!“
  

(FR) Jean Cassignol: Catalogue recorder/ transverse flute and guitar

Contributed by Admin on Dec 07, 2011
From a recent posting on the recorder list, Jean Cassignol informs us that: “A detailed catalogue  of the recorder / transverse flute and guitar duets Michel Demarez and I issued at IDM Arpèges, Lafitan, Hofmeister and Gilgenreiner is available free of charge from me.
  

(US) ArkivMusic Newsletter (05 Dec 2011): Every DVD On Sale at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Dec 07, 2011
“Dear ArkivMusic Customers,

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. …”
  

(IE) Women and the 19th-Century Lied (9-10 Dec. 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 07, 2011
“The names of such women composers as Fanny Hensel, Josephine Lang and Clara Schumann are becoming increasingly familiar to music students, performers and audiences. Through the study of these and other composers, we are constantly gaining a deeper understanding of women's relationship to the 19th-century Lied. Worthy of inclusion in modern-day Lieder-recitals, many of these songs are as engaging as those composed by male composers. The aim of this event is to promote the study of song by women composers and women's relationship to the Lied throughout the 19th-century by focussing on the following areas: 
  

(SE) BIS Records - New Release: Nov 2011

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2011

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)


  


(UK) Christmas at Handel House

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2011
“Music plays an important part in Handel House and we have two harpsichords and a spinet which are regularly used for rehearsals and weekly concerts. Concerts are held in Handel's music room which he used as a recital room and where he would rehearse his latest operas or oratorios with musicians and singers.“
  

(US) GEMS "Notes on the Scene" Newsletter Item and Newsletter Concert Listings

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2011

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cathedral of St John the Divine & Harold Rosenbaum: Pilgrimage

“In a special free event on Wednesday, December 21st at 6:00 PM, early music singers led by conductor Harold Rosenbaum will walk through Central Park from the front steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, singing medieval melodies once sung along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
  


(CA) I FURIOSI Concert: Hell Hath No Fury (10 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2011

Hell hath no fury like I FURIOSI scorned.  Not your average Christmas concert.

Guest: James Johnstone, harpsichord

I FURIOSI is one of the world’s most innovative Baroque ensembles, comprised of four of Canada’s leading early music specialists: soprano Gabrielle McLaughlin, violinists Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman and cellist/gambist Felix Deak. These four bold musicians celebrate I FURIOSI’s Thirteenth Season by invoking the "bizarre and unnatural" aesthetic both esteemed and reviled in the Baroque era. Captivating performance style and inspired thematic programming has garnered I FURIOSI a reputation as a rebellious and ground breaking force in the Canadian and international early music scene.
  


(UK) Oxford University Press Newsletter: "Holiday Sale"

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2011

Oxford University Press is holding a “Holiday Sale” on various books. You may want to take a look and see if there are any music titles that may be of interest to you. (ed.)

“Don’t get left behind! Visit Oxford’s 2011 Holiday Sale and save up to 65% on our bestselling titles. This is the perfect time to get that title you’ve had your eye on all year.

Now, you can flip through the catalog online.We’ve made it even easier for you enjoy the savings!”
   


(US) Research Grants for 2012 for Members of the Renaissance Society of America (Deadline: 31 Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 05, 2011

Required application materials include a project description (no longer than 1,000 words), a budget, and a CV. Letters of recommendation are not required and are not accepted. All applicants must renew RSA membership for 2012 (renew starting 1 November for 2012 membership). See below for additional membership criteria and criteria for specific grants.

The Renaissance Society of America will award eighteen grants in the year 2012.

The grants are:
  • RSA Research Grants (9 grants)
  • Rensselaer W. Lee Memorial Grant in Art History (1 grant)
  • Paul Oskar Kristeller Memorial Grant (1 grant)
  • Bodleian Library Research Grant (1 grant)
  • Patricia H. Labalme Grant (1 grant)
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation Grant in Renaissance Art History (5 Grants)
      

(IT) Recently Published at LIM: La canzone napoletana Le musiche e i loro contesti; Enrico Radesca Musica sacra Volume V

Contributed by Admin on Dec 05, 2011

New at LIM (Lim Editrice S.r.l.):

  • La canzone napoletana Le musiche e i loro contesti  (The Neapolitan song The music and their contexts) by Enrico Careri and Anita Fish
  • Enrico Radesca Musica sacra Volume V  (Henry Radesca Sacred Music Volume V) by Anna Maria Ioannoni Flower, Ruscillo Augustine, Roman Vectors