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)
“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. … ”
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)
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
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!
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Bourgie Concert Hall
“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.“
Great written works from authors such as Shakespeare and Jane Austen that you'll never have a chance to read by Megan Gambino
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
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).
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.
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.
Improvisation in Western Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
edited by Rudolf Rasch
Pages: 14 + 768
Format: 17 x 24 - bound
From MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN, many new titles available on their catalogues:
MUSIC & LITERATURE July - September 2011
NB: in each section the music has been listed in chronological order
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 …
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)
Faye Newton soprano
Jamie Savan treble cornett • mute cornett
Richard Sweeney theorbo
Steven Devine harpsichord • chamber organ
Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano
Gawain Glenton treble cornett • mute cornett
(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)
(FR) Les Passions, Les Eléments (dir. Joël Suhubiette)): "Requiem by Jean Gilles" (Concert, 16 oct 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).
“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 -
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.