This major national award is a result of the continued success of the NCEM's partnership with BBC Radio 3 and internationally acclaimed vocal group The Tallis Scholars. The 2012 Award is open to composers up to the age of 25, divided into two age categories: up to 18 years and 19 to 25 years. The young composers are invited to write a new piece for The Tallis Scholars.
(FR) La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne Concert: "Sonates et Suites Françaises et Allemandes: Marais, Philidor, Bach, Haendel" (10, 11 Dec 2011)
Hugo Reyne, flûte
Emmanuelle Guigues, viole de gambe
Claire Antonini, théorbe
With this program, Hugo Reyne finds comfort with the repertoire of the “sonata”. The intimacy of this music, “chambre” in nature, conducive to the expression of the greatest musical sensitivity.
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble Sounds the Season
Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble and instrumental guests The Whole Noyse and Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, join forces in splendiferous song, recreating the Christmas Vespers of the Dresden Court Chapel in 1660. "Each of the outstanding singers has a unique and beautiful sound, and the combination of their voices produces an exceptionally felicitous ensemble sound."—SFCV.org
“Handel’s oratorio Saul was the first dramatic oratorio that he wrote with a strong libretto.
Charles Jennens compilation, based on biblical sources, created a powerful structure which enabled Handel to create a work which became the first of his English music dramas.
Baroque Dresden’s remarkable court orchestra attracted Europe’s best instrumentalists and composers, resulting in flashy, stunning and technically demanding music. Join Tafelmusik, directed by the dynamic and entertaining Italian oboe virtuoso Alfredo Bernardini, for music by Fasch, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi.
From the Tudor Choir’s latest newsletter: Christmas concert, Holiday gifts and donations
“Dear Friends of the Tudor Choir,
(US) The New York Times: "Montserrat Figueras, Catalan Soprano, Dies at 69 (March 15, 1942 – November 23, 2011)" (By Zachary Woolfe 27 Nov 2011)
(UK) The Telegraph: Mad Cow Disease Fears Over Violin Strings Threatens Works of Handel and Bach (By Adam Lusher 27 Nov 2011)
Anton Höger has made available his lute intavolations to those who are interested. Anton has been kind enough to make these available through downloads on the Mediafire website.
XVIII-21 aims at finding other kinds of music : music that is exotic or different ; music that is listened to in other ways, by other kinds of people. This pursuit sometimes involves violence, restrictions or confrontation. But it also makes way for an encounter, a fundamental, liberating passion.
December Concert Listings …
Call for Papers: Annual Meeting of the South-Central Chapter of the American Musicological Society, March 2-3, 2012.
Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, January 7, 2012.
The South-Central Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS-SC) is pleased to announce its 2012 Annual Meeting, to be hosted by Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. The meeting will begin on the morning of Friday, March 2, and will conclude by noon on Saturday, March 3. Proposals for presentations, special sessions, papers with a performance component, and panel discussions are solicited on any topic related to historical musicology.
The New York Times Holiday Gift Guide has been sent out on its newsletter lists. It features titles from harmonia mundi and its distributed labels. You may find some titles of interest to you.
Visit the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide web page to view/read the list.
“The directors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists of the Boston Early Music Festival have been hard at work preparing our fourth annual Chamber Opera Series production, featuring La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers, as part of a Marc-Antoine Charpentier double bill.
All concerts will take place at the magnificent Tudor Hall, first concert hall in Montreal renowed for its exceptional acoustics, located on Ogilvy's 5th floor. At noon, we offer intimate concerts with talented artists as well as a light and delicious lunch to fill your sails for an afternoon back at work. A soothing pause in Montreal's first ever concert hall, built in 1928.”
At the latest Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (10-13 nov 2011), a number of awards were presented.
“The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. 3,600 individuals and 1,100 institutional subscribers from over forty nations participate in the Society.“