Male classical vocal quartet New York Polyphony, who received international acclaim with the CDs I sing the birth (2007) and Tudor City (2010), has signed an exclusive recording contract with BIS Records.
Tuesday 8 November, 10-6pmHandel House opens its doors on its anniversary day. Join us on this special occasion, free of charge, to visit the house, see our exhibitions, and listen to music which will be performed throughout the day.
(Originally broadcast on November 6th 2011, *** this podcast will remain available on the BBC site for only for the next 6 days. ***)
“As part of Radio 3's month long celebration of Symphony, the Early Music Show traces the early history. Catherine Bott reflects on the trail-blazing work of the pioneering symphonists of the 18th century such as …”
(UK) The Attingham Trust for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections -- Courses (6-23 Jul 2012 / 2-11 Sep 2012)
(From the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) mailing list)
The Attingham Trust for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections is an educational charitable trust offering specialised study courses for people professionally engaged in the field of historic houses, their collections and settings including the history and contents of English Royal Palaces. These courses offer a good way to investigate the living and collecting activities of English nobility and royalty. Note that there is financial aid.
From the most recent blog on the “Unquiet Thoughts” blog by Ron Andrico and Donna Stewart:
“ Gioseffo Zarlino ( 1517 – 1590) was a composer and music theorist who wrote with clarity about lofty subjects like minutely different divisions of the scale that results in intonation unlike the equal temperament to which we are accustomed today. …
Chalice Consort Named Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
SAN FRANCISCO – Chalice Consort has just been named Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. The residency reflects a shared goal of the choir and the cathedral: bringing centuries-old traditions to life in a modern setting.
“The Smithsonian celebrates American Indian Heritage Month throughout November with a series of performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. …”
“MANUSCRIPT SCHWERIN 640
Music for Angélique, transposed for Baroque Lute by Michael Treder The manuscript contains 144 pieces in different keys. As composers are identified Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Louis and Louis Lully, de Launay, D. Gaultier, Losy, Steffani, Dubut, Hardel, Dufaut, Gallot, Vieux Gaultier. The pieces are sorted by key. Preface by Michael Treder, review about the Angélique (history, existing instruments, music for the instrument)by Andreas Schlegel. List of concordances by François-Pierre Goy and Peter Steur.
French Tablature/Baroque tuning/210 pages/2 volumes
(US) Chalice Consort Concert, Davitt Morney, Director: Requiem by Eustache du Caurroy (4,5,6 Nov 2011)
The famous musical setting of the text of the Requiem Mass by the French composer Eustache du Caurroy is one of the finest of all Requiem settings. It was written in about 1590 and was performed at the funeral of the French king Henri IV. It was then used as a sort of "official requiem" at the funeral of subsequent French kings until the French Revolution.
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(ES) November Book Listings from TRITÓ Edicions, S.L.: "Vocal Music: Music and Handbooks November 2011"
“El cant gregorià. Un model de música religiosa”
“Le Codex de Chypre (Torino, Biblioteca Universitaria J.II.9)”
(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: "La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers & La Couronne de Fleurs" (26, 27 nov 2011)
“After his acclaimed explorations of such Handel operas as Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, René Jacobs now tackles the first great operatic success of the ‘caro Sassone’ (Venice, 1710), the climax of his Italian period.
Winners of the Westfield Fortepiano Competition of July 31, 2011 – August 6, 2011
First Prize ($7,500): Anthony Romaniuk (Australia)
Second Prize ($3,500): Mike Cheng-Yu Lee (New Zealand)
Third Prize ($2,500) (Given by Ms Percy Browning): Shin Hwang (USA)
Herbert J Carlin Audience Prize ($1,000): Mike Cheng-Yu Lee (New Zealand)
Honorable mention: Assen Boyadjiev (Bulgaria) and David Hyun-Su Kim (USA)
(CA) Arion Orchestre Baroque Concert: "Overtures for the Overture" (28-29-30 oct 2011) -- REVIEW La Presse
“Arion Baroque Orchestra opens its 31st season and enter the new room Bourgie this weekend with a program-Rameau Rebel entrusted to Christophe Rousset and given three times. Contrary to what is suggested in the advertisement, the renowned French harpsichordist appears only as a conductor. …“
(FR) La Capella de Ministrers - Carles Magraner: Canticum Nativitatis Domini (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (Concert: 30 nov 2011)
Handel and Vivaldi: Fireworks
Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director
“Superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky returns to the Boston concert stage after his breathtaking performance in the BEMF 2011 centerpiece opera, Niobe, Regina di Tebe, in a concert with Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. …
Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut
Hardback, 384 pages
“Grafting musicology and literary studies together in an unprecedented manner, Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut investigates French and Occitan "courtly love" songs from the twelfth to fourteenth centuries and explores the paradoxical relationship of music and self-expression in the Middle Ages.