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.
(US) Yale University Conference: "Consuming Music, Commodifying Sound, 1750-1850" (5-6 Oct 2012) (CFP Deadline: 1 Mar 2012)
Consuming Music, Commodifying Sound, 1750-1850
Yale University NH
October 5-6, 2012
Call for Papers
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.
(US) Opera Today Review: "San Marco in Hamburg: Motets by Hieronymus Praetorius" (CD) (Steven Plank, 19 Dec 2011)
New releases for January 2012 from Hyperion Records Ltd.
Handel in Hamburg
THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS / PETER HOLMAN
A boisterous selection of the orchestral music Handel wrote for the Hamburg opera, some recorded for the first time. He arrived aged just eighteen and spent four hectic years absorbing the influences of this most culturally diverse of cities.
(CA) BBC Radio 3: Mary Ann Kennedy "A visit to the Chants de Vielles Festival in Quebec" (Broadcase 11 Dec 2011)
Have a safe celebration and please do not drink and drive!
The latest newsletter from Capilla Flamenca brings news of well-deserved awards for the group:
DIAPASON D'OR for “Flemish Polyphony”
PRIX CHOC for “Heinrich Isaac, Ich muss dich lassen”
For those of you who may be interested:
“This holiday weekend at ArkivMusic includes an extra day of savings for our Weekend Specials, which include the 2012 New Year's Concert from Vienna, a gorgeous set of Mozart's quartets, a wonderfully vibrant box of Marais's viol music, one of the great recordings of the 13th-century Carmina burana, and an exceptional Hammerklavier from Emil Gilels. Remember, these deals end Monday at midnight EST!”
(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Seasonal Settings And Angelic Appearances" By Laura Osterlund (19 December 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
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”.
(US) Opera Today DVD Review: "Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Cantatas" (Reviewed by: Steven Plank) (22 Dec 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) University of Michigan Press - Recently Published: "Ornamentalism The Art of Renaissance Accessories" (2011)
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)
(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.
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