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(UK) Brighton Early Music Festival 2011 (21 oct-6 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2011

Are you planning on attending the Brighton Early Music Festival?  The festival runs from the 21st October to 6th November, but before it even starts there are loads of workshops and events throughout September and October.
  


(US) Opera Today Commentary: "The Inaugural Cambridge Handel Festival: a rosy dawn?" (By Sue Loder, 3 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2011
“The haughty beauties that are the ancient colleges of Cambridge were definitely feeling the heat this past weekend, and not even the cooling streams of the Cam and its tributaries could assuage the heat of an Indian summer in the Fens of Eastern England. 

(US) Harmonia Turns 20…Today! ( Posted by Harmonia Early Music, 10 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2011

“WFIU’s early music program Harmonia celebrates its platinum anniversary.

Hosted from its inception by performer and scholar Angela Mariani, for two decades Harmonia has taken you to stone cathedrals, lively fairs, and dramatic stages of the past—offering musical history as told through the eyes and ears by the musicians of those long ago times. … ”


(IT) Il Complesso Barocco New CD Release: Venetian Curiosities (27 sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 11, 2011
“Following the great success of Tiere und Töne / Handel's Bestiary we are happy to announce the release of Il Complesso Barocco's second MusicBook in cooperation with Donna Leon and Diogenes Verlag.
  

(US) New Posts from The Countertenor Voice for 10/07/2011

Contributed by Admin on Oct 11, 2011

The latest posts to “The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal”are out:

Vocal Technique: An Organizing Principle for Singers, Part 1
The Vocal Soloist as Ensemble Singer
Bergamo European Countertenor Competition Winners Announced
Watch This Now! Howell & Van Doren Sing Pergolesi


(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Concert: Glorious Bach & Zelenka (14,16,19,20 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 11, 2011
Directed by Ivars Taurins
Gillian Knight, soprano
Matthew White, countertenor
Cory Knight, tenor
Andrew Mahon, baritone
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Orchestra

 
Fri Oct 14, Sat Oct 15 at 8pm
Sun Oct 16 at 3:30pm
Wed Oct 19 at 7pm
Thurs Oct 20 at 8pm

  

(US) Tudor Choir 2011 Concert Season and Season Concert opener: Simple Gifts (22 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 10, 2011

Season opens October 22 with SIMPLE GIFTS

“Dear Friends of the Tudor Choir,

Our season is about to begin with SIMPLE GIFTS, a narrated concert of Shaker tunes and Anglo-Americana, on Friday, October 22. Please join us! All details are below, including single ticket and subscription options. Our SIMPLE GIFTS CD has been re-printed and copies will be on sale at the performance at the discounted price of $15!
  

(BE) La Petite Bande YouTube Video (Korean tour 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 09, 2011
“Great video's from the past Korean tour 2011, have a look ! Thanks to our Korean-team for the follow-up!”
   

(CA) Arion Orchestre Baroque Concert: "Overtures for the Overture" (28-29-30 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 09, 2011

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Bourgie Concert Hall
Montréal Québec
Canada

“According the Devoir's critic, the first concert of Arion Baroque Orchestra's Montreal Series, Overture for an overture and its guest conductor Christophe Rousset is among the top 5 concerts to attend in 2011-2012.“


(US) Smithsonian Magazine: "The Top 10 Books Lost to Time"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 09, 2011

Great written works from authors such as Shakespeare and Jane Austen that you'll never have a chance to read by Megan Gambino
Smithsonian.com
September 20, 2011

While not directly related to the early music field, some of this information may add to historical facts helping us better understand historical incidents influencing such era in music. Read of 10 authors and mishaps to some of their works.  -- EarlyMusicNews.Org editor
  


(US) Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS): Oct 6th Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Oct 09, 2011
The Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) newsletter is published twice monthly and lists early music events occurring in the New York area.

In this month’s newsletter news of early music choirs performing in the New York area: Westminster Cathedral Choir (UK) , Blue Heron Choir (Boston) with Ensemble Plus Ultra (UK), also from the U.K., and, Byrd Ensemble (Seattle).  
  

(DE) Documentary About Paul McNulty's New Liszt's Piano for Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Liszt museum

Contributed by Admin on Oct 08, 2011

News from Viviana Sofronitsky (harpsichordist/fortepianist) of a documentary airing on German TV channels about Paul McNulty (fortepiano builder) building the new Liszt piano destined for the Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Liszt Museum. Viviana Sofronitsky will be playing there as well.

Airing times:

Saturday, 8 October 21.45, German channel 3SAT, Full version 44:30min
Wednesday, 19 October 21.15, German channel MDR (Thüringen Spezial) Short version 29:10min.
Thursday, 20 October 15.30, also MDR, repeat
Wednesday, 26 October 10.15, also MDR, repeat

Congratulations to all involved in the production of the documentary from the staff at EarlyMusicNews.Org.
  


(IT) Recently Published: "Beyond Notes" (LIM Editrice srl)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 08, 2011

Improvisation in Western Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
edited by
Rudolf Rasch

Edition: Brepols 2011 (Speculum Musicae 16)
Pages: 14 + 768
Format: 17 x 24 - bound
ISBN: 9782503542447

Summary
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Anchors Aweigh! (By Anna Pranger Posted October 3, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 08, 2011
“We’ll hear songs pirates would have sung during their daily work, take a look back at songs about the sea from Medieval Iceland, and more.
  

(FR) New Recording : 2nd Recording of Johann Herman Schein (13-17 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 08, 2011
After having recorded a first CD dedicated to the “Opella Nova” and to a few pieces from Johann Herman Schein’s Fountains of Israël, Sagittarius will follow with a second CD dedicated to  17 motets from the Fountains of Israël. These motets have till now, never been recorded.
  

(FR) Akadêmia 2011-2012 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on Oct 08, 2011
In 2011-2012, Akadêmia inaugurates a season of concerts in Champagne-Ardenne.

(NL) MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN: New Publications Available (Jul-Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011

From MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN, many new titles available on their catalogues:

MUSIC & LITERATURE July - September  2011
MUSIC


NB: in each section the music has been listed in chronological order

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS
Kerll, J.C.  11 Organ works from the Neresheim organ book, c.1670, wrongly attributed to J.C. Kerll and 2 pieces by by J.B. Moggi and L. Haydt
Fasolo, G.B. "Annuale", 1645: 56 organ works: hymns, masses, magnificats, ricercars,canzonas, fugues; complete edition; set of 5 volumes
Lübeck, V. Complete organ works; ed. Harald Vogel  …

  


(US) Early Music DC - October 2011 Concert Listing

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011

A reminder from Early Music DC of their October 2011 concert listing. You may be interested if you are in the area.  …
  


(UK) New Chaconne Release: "Chamber Vespers, Miniature Masterpieces of the Italian Baroque" (CHAN 0782)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011
The Gonzaga Band
Faye Newton soprano    
Jamie Savan treble cornett • mute cornett    
Richard Sweeney theorbo    
Steven Devine harpsichord • chamber organ    
with
Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano    
Gawain Glenton treble cornett • mute cornett
  

(UK) Scottish Lute and Early Guitar Society - Inaugural meeting of October 1, 2011

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011
“The first meeting took place in the Laigh Room at St Cecilia’s Hall, and seems to have been a success, with all participants wishing to do more of the same in the future.“

(US) Opera Today: "GOEHRING: Three modes of perception in Mozart — the philosophical, pastoral, and comic in Così fan tutte" (Book review by Dr. Brad Eden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 03, 2011
“According to the book jacket, this is the first major scholarly study of Così fan tutte, considered to be one of Mozart's least-understood operas and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte's most interesting text. Così fan tutte has been studied extensively, despite the broad assertion stated in the book. What the author of this study brings to the reader, which others have not, is a detailed examination of the philosophical, pastoral, and comic background of the libretto, characters, and music of the opera.
  

(FR) Les Passions, Les Eléments (dir. Joël Suhubiette)): "Requiem by Jean Gilles" (Concert, 16 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 02, 2011

From the Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin (Agency Media Relations, specialized for musical events) blog pages:

Sunday, 16 october, under the direction de Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions, Les Eléments (dir. Joël Suhubiette), Anne Magouët, Vincent Lièvre-Picard, Bruno Boterf and Alain Buet, will perform at the  Baroque de Pontoise. On the programme: Requiem et Lamentations by Jean Gilles (1668-1705). 


(CA) The Toronto Consort: "Venetian Splendour: The Music of Johann Rosenmüller"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 02, 2011
Toronto, August 25, 2011 —The Toronto Consort launches the 2011-12 season on October 21 and 22, 2011 with a flourish of Venetian opulence — as heard through the ears of a German baroque composer, Johann Rosenmüller.
  

(UK) The English Concert: "Critical acclaim at the Wigmore"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 02, 2011

We opened our 2011-12 season this week with Artistic Director Harry Bicket at Wigmore Hall with two performances of a programme featuring music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel, Vivaldi and Venturini. Scarlatti and Handel were sung by renowned tenor Ian Bostridge, while Mr Venturini, despite his name, turned out to have come from the Low Countries, only adding to the interest surrounding his unfamiliar Sonata in G minor, a piece that particularly attracted the attention of Geoff Brown in The Times


(US) Early Music Foundation Presents French Harpsichordist Bertrand Cuiller (18 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 01, 2011

INTERNATIONAL DEBUT CONCERT

Early Music Foundation presents Bertrand Cuiller, French harpsichordist. Bertrand Cuiller (Paris), young, exceptional harpsichordist, has received praise by European music critics. He appears regularly as soloist in many European cities, in prestigious festivals and places including Folles Journées, la Roque d’Anthéron, la Cité de la Musique, Saintes, Utrecht, les Concerts Parisiens, le Printemps des Arts de Nantes, and Japan. This event is Mr. Cuiller’s exclusive New York debut.