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(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!
  


(UK) Early Music Performer: Call for article submissions

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 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 09, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 06, 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 06, 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!“
  

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