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(UK) Leicester Early Music Festival: Jubilee Choral Workshop(4 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 14, 2011
Byrd 4 part Mass, "O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth Queen - Byrd"
The Conductor: John Bence, Organist and Master of the Music of St. Mary de Castro

Tribute to Queen Elizabeth (I)
  

(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: Stile Antico "Puer Natus Est — Tudor Music for Christmas and Advent" (17 Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 14, 2011
“Celebrate the holiday season with the sublime voices of Stile Antico! This self-directed group of singers has won praise and acclaim spanning the globe for their exquisite performances balancing precise tone with soaring beauty. They return to the BEMF stage following standing ovations for their October, 2010 concert and present a program of immense grandeur and delicate grace featuring sparkling masterworks for the Christmas and Advent seasons by Tallis, Byrd, Taverner, Sheppard, and other Tudor composers.
  

(DE) Munich Digitization Center

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011
“Munich Digitization Center (MDZ) handles the digitization and online publication of the cultural heritage preserved by the Bavarian State Library and by other institutions. It provides one of the largest and fastest growing digital collections in Germany, now comprising 615,523 titles available online. Access is free of charge!
  

(UT) From the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study: Scandinavian Studies

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011

Scandinavian Studies is interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (the supporting organization) has as its objectives:

  1. The promotion of Scandinavian study and instruction in America;
  2. The encouragement of original research in this country in the fields of Scandinavian languages, literatures, history, culture, and society and the publication of the results of such research in the quarterly journal Scandinavian Studies;
  3. The fostering of closer relations between persons interested in Scandinavian studies in North America and elsewhere.
E-ISSN: 2163-8195
Print ISSN: 0036-5637
OCLC NUMBER: 50609098
Included in the following packages: 2012 Premium Collection; 2011 Premium Collection
    

(UK) Consort de Danse Baroque Dance Summer School 2012 (17-27 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011

Location: Cardiff UK

“Our annual summer school is suitable for all levels from the complete beginner to the professional performer.  Attendance is flexible so that students can attend for a few days as a short course, or for the full ten days.”

Friday 17th August – Monday 27th August

Module 1: August 17th to 20th
Friday dinner to Monday before dinner


Module 2: August 21st to 24th
Tuesday afternoon to Friday after lunch


Module 3: August 25th to 27th
Saturday morning to Monday evening


   


(UK) Bedford Early Dance and Music: Half-day workshops 2012

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011
Saturdays 2–6 pm
Brickhill Community Centre Upper Hall
Avon Drive, Bedford MK41 7AF

Bedford Early Dance and Music organises historical dance workshops and social events in and around Bedford.

Upcoming 2012 dance workshops …
  

(US) Call for Papers: Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium (17-18 Feb 2012) (CFP Deadline: 15 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011

CFP “Between Indifference and Engagement: Music and Politics”

The Stony Brook Music Department announces its Second Annual Graduate Music Symposium, to be held February 17-18, 2012. The symposium will feature a keynote address by James Currie (SUNY-Buffalo), as well as a performance of George Bizet’s Carmen as adapted by Peter Brook.
  

(US) American Bach Soloists Concert: St. Matthew Passion (24-27 February 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 12, 2011

The first Bach program in the new year will be the masterful St. Matthew Passion, presented February 24-27, 2012, and featuring tenor Wesley Rogers (Evangelista), baritone Joshua Copland (Christus), along with an octet of ABS vocal soloists including alto Danielle Reutter-Harrah, tenors Derek Chester and Aaron Sheehan, baritones Jesse Blumberg and Robert Stafford, and the American Bach Choir with members of the Pacific Boychoir.
  


(IT) Cappella Artemisia CD Release: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy

Contributed by Admin on Dec 12, 2011
Cappella Artemisia is delighted to announce the release of our new recording: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy, an anthology of works written by and for Italian cloistered nuns calling for a great variety of forces ranging from solo voices to double choirs of both singers and instruments, and involving no fewer than 18 musicians. We can't imagine a better way to celebrate Christmas than with this glorious music.
  

(MT) Recently Published: Concertini Per Quattro Voci [Paperback] (Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 12, 2011
“The eighteenth-century Sicilian Prelate, musician and composer Monsignor Antonino Reggio has been described by his contemporaries as 'a man of great intellect, erudite, and very deep in music, eminent for his skill in the art, and learning in the science of sound'. This short monograph highlights one of Reggio's works, a manuscript containing twenty quartets set for three voices. The work is unusually set for three sopranos and a contralto in the 'duetto notturno' style. The current work outlines the history of the three extant manuscripts of the work and considers them in the light of the 'duetto notturno' style. There is a detailed section on the original Metastasio texts, together with a comprehensive bibliography. It is planned to be a companion to the forthcoming critical performance edition, in preparation by the current author. Also it is a prelude to a more comprehensive biography of Reggio currently in preparation.”(Amazon -- see link below)
   

(CA) EarlyMusicNews.org International Calendars

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011

The EarlyMusicNews.org International Calendars make their début this month. You will find the “Calendars” item on the right hand menu listings. Feel free to test these out. At this moment, only the “International Conferences and Workshops Calendar” is listed but more will be introduced at a later date. The calendars are Google Calendars and you should be able to add the events to your own Google calendar if you wish. Note that you can “filter” the various views of related calendars “on/off” by clicking on the “down” arrow found next to the “Agenda” tab.

Is your conference or workshop event missing? Send us a note and we will add it!

Feel free to comment.

Marc Paré
Admin@EarlyMusicNews.org


(IT) Call for Papers: THE ‘FRANCO-BELGIAN VIOLIN SCHOOL' FROM G.B. VIOTTI TO E. YSAŸE’, La Spezia, 9-11 July 2012 (Deadline: 31 March 2012)

Contributed by Boccherini on Dec 11, 2011
On the occasion of the eleventh edition of the Festival Paganiniano of Carro the Società dei Concerti of La Spezia (Liguria, Italy) and the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca/Pistoia (<http://www.luigiboccherini.org>), in association with Palazzetto Bru Zane-Centre de musique romantique française of Venice (<http://www.bru-zane.com>) and Musicalwords.it, are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium «The  Franco-Belgian Violin School  from G.B. Viotti to E. Ysaÿe», to be held in La Spezia, CAMeC, from Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 July 2012.
  

(CA) Call for Papers: Confounding Expectations – Music and the Creative Act (Conference date: 14-15 May 2012) (CFP Deadline: 6 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011

2012 Graduate Student Conference:  Call for Papers

“The graduate students of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts, Department of Music, are pleased to announce a call for papers for their 2012 Graduate Student Conference entitled Confounding Expectations – Music and the Creative Act.  The conference will take place on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the Rosza Centre on the U of C campus. 


(US) Society for American Music, New Membership Category for Non-Academic Institutions (Announced 15 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011
“The Society for American Music is pleased to announce a new membership category for non-academic institutions. The Non-Academic Institutional Affiliate membership is designed to heighten the interaction between the broad base of our membership, which is primarily academic, and non-academic constituencies.
  

(IT) Musicisti Europei A Venezia, Roma E Napoli (1650-1750) (Final Conference 19-21 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011
News that the Musicisti Europei A Venezia, Roma E Napoli (1650-1750) project has opened its own website where you will find summaries of conferences held alternatively at the École Française de Rome and German Historical Institute in Rome in 2010-2011. You will also find information on the final conference held January 19 to 21, 2012.
  

(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "More Between Heaven and Earth" (17 dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011
(Reposted by Admin)

On Saturday, December 17th at 8:00pm at The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E. 61st St., Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents

MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway,
and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment


Internationally renowned actor, Golden Globe Winner, and multiple Emmy Nominee Matthew Modine and TONY-Award Nominee and Broadway Star Melissa Errico star in a unique dramatic presentation drawn from the passionate letters of  Thomas Jefferson and painter/composer/musician Maria Cosway, intertwined with the performance of music mentioned in their correspondance, including works by Sacchini, Hewitt, and rarely performed compositions by Cosway herself.

Featuring performances by Jessica Gould, soprano and Karim Sulayman, tenor
Members of the Clarion Society Orchestra
Stage Direction by Erica Gould

Early Music Groups and Year End Funding Drives

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

It is again that time of year when we should all take a little time to reflect on the joy and pleasures we have gained from our local early music groups, musicians and associations. While many of these are driven by a collected sense of volunteerism, I believe we are all too well aware that without any kind of financial backing, many of our concerts and venues would no doubt disappear.

It is then, at this time of year, when the year end is near, that we should contemplate helping our local early music groups generously or even “mildly generously” with their funding drives. No amount is too small to give. You may also find that some government incentives may reward your philanthropic gesture on your year’s income tax filings (check with your government tax rules, as these differ from country to country).

Please do give generously to your local early music groups and also consider volunteering your help. After all, we all gain from a healthy and strong local early music scene.

With many thanks for your generosity. May you all have a great December month of concerts.

Marc Paré
Editor/Admin
Admin@EarlyMusicNews.org
http://www.EarlyMusicNews.org


(IT) New at LIM (Libreria Musicale Italiana): "La canzone napoletana", "Enrico Radesca Musica sacra" and "Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore"

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011
La canzone napoletana
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Quaderni del Centro Studi Canzone Napoletana, 1)
pages: 126
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966619

Henry Radesca Sacred Music Volume V
by Anna Maria Ioannoni Fiore, Agostino Ruscillo, Romano Vettori
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011(Enrico Radesca di Foggia, 5)
pages: 14 + 253
format: 24 x 34 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966565

Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore
by Gianfranco Miscia
foreword by Guido Salvetti
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011(Biblioteca Musicale Lim - Saggi)
pages: 16 + 315
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966541
  

(FR) Ensemble La Fenice Concert: "La Noche Buena" (15-16 Dec 2011) and "Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratori" (18 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

Recently, Ensemble la Fenice Jean Tubéry reminds us of their upcoming concerts:

  • 15 December 2011 La Noche Buena (Sainte Nuit) avec Claire Lefilliâtre - Avallon (89)
  • 16 December 2011 La Noche Buena (Sainte Nuit) avec Claire Lefilliâtre - Eglise Saint Eusèbe, 18h30 - Auxerre (89)
  • 18 December 2011 Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Camerata de l'Yonne - Église Saint Eusèbe, 18h00 - Auxerre (89)
      

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Fretwork’s Reinterpretation Of Goldberg (CD)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011
“A few weeks ago, we featured a reinterpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in which pianist Lara Downes asked that contemporary composers create their own pieces inspired by the Variations’ aria. Now Fretwork has also been inspired to create their own arrangement of the Goldberg Variations in their 2011 CD.
  

(FR) Les Passions Concerts: Cantem Nadal, Noël Baroque Occitan (11 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011
“An instrumental and vocal ensemble, with twelve musicians from both worlds (Baroque music and traditional instrumentalists and singers) travels through Christmas songs the vast territory consisting of Provence, Languedoc, Auvergne, Limousin, Gascony , Catalonia and Aragon. A journey through time as well, since the sources used in the musical arrangements range from sixteenth to the nineteenth century.”
  

(FR) AKADÊMIA Françoise Lasserre -- Concerts: "Un Noël à Leipzig" – Johann Sebastian BACH (11, 13-15 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, Cantate BWV 40
Ich freue mich in dir, Cantate BWV 133
Messe en Fa majeur, BWV 233

Veronika Winter, Eliette Prévot, sopranos - Mélodie Ruvio, Eric de Fontenay, altos
Johannes Weiss
, Philippe Froeliger, tenors - Benoît Arnould, Virgile Ancely, basses

Flavio Losco, Myriam Cambreling, violins - Géraldine Roux, viola
Hervé Douchy, cello - Jean-Paul Talvard, contrebasse - Laurent Stewart, organ
Timothée Oudinot, Vincent Blanchard, oboes - Nicolas André, bassoon
Pierre-Yves Madeuf, Olivier Picon, horns
Françoise LASSERRE, conductor
 


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

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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!
  

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