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(UK) Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (British Library Exhibition and Conference)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 23, 2011

New exhibition and conference  11 November 2011- 13 March 2012

“Next month we launch a new exhibition showcasing our Royal collection: a treasure trove of beautiful illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England between the 9th and 16th centuries.
  


(US) Clinkscale Online -- Historic Piano Database

Contributed by Admin on Oct 22, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Welcome to Clinkscale Online, a comprehensive research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of historic pianos from before 1860. The database is now available as an online resource available to all registered users without cost. Explore information about nearly 7000 historic pianos, and easily submit information on pianos not yet included, or corrections for existing data.


(US) Harmonia Early Music: Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reinterpreted (Review by Anna Pranger)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 22, 2011

On this episode, Anna Pranger looks at“Chasing Goldberg” by Fred Lerdahl and“Variation on Variation with Variation” by Ralf Gothoni all performed by Lara Downes on the CD 13 Ways of looking at the Goldberg (modern piano).
  


(UK) From Cambridge University Press: "The Musician in Literature in the Age of Bach" by Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 22, 2011
“Using novels and autobiographies from Bach's Germany, Stephen Rose suggests new ways of interpreting the lives and social status of musicians. The study focuses on satirical novels written by musicians that describe the lives of performers and composers, as well as the autobiographies of Bach's contemporaries. 
  

(AU) Australian Keyboard Collection (Episode 19 -- Keyboards)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011
Download and view a “vodcast” from ABC Collectors series regarding a collection of working pianos situated in Australia. The vodcast is approximately 3-5 minutes long and worth the download.
  

(US) Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid (re: claims of use of illegal woods in their products)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011
“Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. …“
   

(FR) 1er Festival Passions Baroques à Montauban (22, 23 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2011
A new festival is born. The 1st Festival Passions Baroques à Montauban will mark its début with three concerts in late October.
  

(US) Tombeau de DuBut for baroque lute by Robert de Visée (Rob MacKillop, lute, YouTube Video)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2011

“The first video with my new 13c lute by Malcolm Prior. …” For your enjoyment an amazing performance from Rob MacKillop, lutenist -- editor

“Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had been suggested. He was likely to have studied with Francesco Corbetta. He was first mentioned in 1680, and at about that time became a chamber musician to Louis XIV, in which capacity he often performed at court.
  


(US) American Musicological Society (AMS) Conference: San Francisco 10-13 November 2011

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2011
If you have not yet done so, you may want to consult the conference program for the upcoming AMS conference. The list of sessions offered in the field of early music is impressive.
  

(BE) A Blast from the Past! -- La Petite Bande YouTube Video

Contributed by Admin on Oct 19, 2011

J.S. Bach- La Petite Bande Matthäus- Passion : So ist mein Jesu.mp4

Fresh faces and great music. View a recent posting from “Lapetitebande” on YouTube for your entertainment pleasure.
  


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Concert: OFFICE of the DEAD for 3 Murdered Princesses (6,12,13 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 19, 2011
“San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director) performs the first regular concerts of their 2011-12 Season with their 8th annual Office of the Dead concerts. 
  

(US) BAROQUE BAND Special Event: Handel's Messiah

Contributed by Admin on Oct 19, 2011
Thursday, December 1 2011 at 7:00pm
Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602

Start your holiday season in style! Baroque Band returns to the magnificent setting of the Chicago Cultural Center for its annual rendition of this popular masterwork. (Presented in association with the Birmingham committee of Chicago Sister Cities International. )
   

(US) New at J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC: New Catalogues of "Mozart Books" and of "On Violins & Violin Makers"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2011
Available through their website, J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC., MOZART: Printed Music, Manuscript Facsimiles, Libretti and Books as well as books related to “Violins & Violin Makers”. The list of available Mozart era artifacts looks interesting.
  

(US) Early Music, Now Available (Volume 39 Issue 3 August 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2011
Visit the Oxford Journals website to view the table of contents as well as its abstracts. You will need a subscription to read Early Music online.
  

(US) New from Palgrave Macmillan's Early Modern Literature in History series: "Early Modern Women in Conversation" by Katherine R. Larson (02 sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2011
While not directly related to music, this may lead to a better understanding of early music societal-related behavior. (ed.)

“To converse is, in its most fundamental sense, to engage with society. The potency of conversation as an early modern social networking tool is complicated, however, both by its gendered status in the period and by its conflation of verbal and physical interaction.
  

(US) Opera Today Review: "Così fan tutte, Los Angeles" by Estelle Gilson (10 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 17, 2011
“The Los Angeles Opera Company’s charmingly understated new production of Così fan tutte will please your eyes and delight your ears, but its story might grieve your romantic soul.
   

(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Concert: "Ten Years of Nota Bene: An Anniversary Celebration" (23 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 17, 2011
“Join us for a celebration of this milestone in Nota Bene’s history! Our program includes works featured on previous Nota Bene concerts in past seasons. “
  

(UK) Chandos Introduces New Plug & Play Collection

Contributed by Admin on Oct 17, 2011
Chandos offers some of its classic recordings in a new format – high-quality pre-loaded memory sticks. Initially, 14 collections have been made available on USB drives from Chandos’ catalogue, each stick based on a themed series or composer, such as the Haydn Complete Mass Editions & London Symphonies, Elgar Oratorios and the Vaughan Williams symphony collection.  
   

(UK) Early Music Online: 500 Year Old Music Editions Digitised

Contributed by Admin on Oct 16, 2011
“Many of the British Library’s rare or unique 16th-century music editions are now freely available online, thanks to a partnership between Royal Holloway, University of London, the British Library and JISC.
  

(FR) Choeur de chambre les éléments - Direction : Joël Suhubiette: Méditerranée Sacrée (Concert) (8-9 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 15, 2011
“ Joel Suhubiette proposes a program totally dedicated to the Mediterranean region, sung in five languages ​​(Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Latin and ancient Greek) and traveling eight centuries of sacred music from the West to the East.
  

(UK) The English Concert: An Intimate Musical Evening With Our Principal Lutenist William Carter (Concert: 15 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 15, 2011
“We are delighted to be returning to Sir Vernon & Lady Ellis's home at 49 Queen's Gate Terrace, London, SW7, for an intimate musical evening with our principal lutenist William Carter on Tuesday
15 November.
  

(UK) (Re-Post) Early Music discounts from Chaconne Label

Contributed by Admin on Oct 15, 2011

(Re-posted as a reminder to our readers who may have missed the Chaconne October discount offer.)

200 Early Music Albums at 25% Off

“This month we are offering over 200 early music albums at 25% off, courtesy of the early music label Chaconne, which is renowned for its broad cross section of early-music repertoire from Medieval to Classical, performed on original or period instruments. 
  


(FR) La Bella Noeva at the festival of Maguelone (video, 10 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 14, 2011

News from Philippe Leclant, Directeur du Festival de Maguelon that you may now view the concert of June 9th, 2011, filmed during the“28e Festival de musique à Maguelone”. The concert is performed by the Accordone Ensemble led by Guido Morini et Marco Beasley.
  


(US) New from Harmonia Mundi: "Down by the Salley Gardens" (Bejun Mehta, countertenorJulius Drake, piano)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 14, 2011

19th & 20th Century English Songs (Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Howells, Quilter...)

“This programme offers a vivid and varied cross-section of English song, ranging from the Edwardian aesthetic of Quilter and early Vaughan Williams to the intensely expressive style of Howells and Finzi.


(FR) La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne Concert: "Le Jardin en Musique" (13 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2011

Le Jardin en Musique : Campra, Purcell, Rameau

Théâtre Charcot, Marcq en Baroeul (59)
Festival Les Liaisons Musicales

Programme

Le Jardin en musique
Monteverdi, Purcell, Lully, Rameau

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Air « Vi ricorda o bosch’ombrosi » (extrait de l’Orfeo) …