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(UK) 2012 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music (18-26 May 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 31, 2011
“A visit by one of the world's great names in early music, the Catalan bass viol virtuoso Jordi Savall, will be one of the main attractions at the 2012 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Together with his superb orchestra Le Concert des Nations, hand-picked from leading players all over Europe, he will be kick-starting our festival theme of international harmony and friendly rivalry with a celebration of the cross-fertilisation of national styles embodied in the music of composers such as Lully, Handel, Corelli, Avison and Telemann.
  

(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: "La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers & La Couronne de Fleurs" (26, 27 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 31, 2011
Be there for the can’t-miss event of Boston’s concert season in this Boston Early Music Festival year of triumphant returns, as BEMF turns again to Marc-Antoine Charpentier for its fourth annual Chamber Opera Series production. Charpentier, the composer of Actéon in BEMF’s first presentation of chamber operas in 2008, is the creator of both works in this year’s double bill exploring the transcendental power of music. 

(BE) La Petite Bande Photo Albums on Facebook

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2011
You may be interested in visiting La Petite Bande’s Facebook site as the ensemble has been busy adding photos to its photo section. Always a delight to see photos of performances and rehearsals. Do have a peek at their photos and perhaps drop in to one of the scheduled concerts. 

(US) New from Harmonia Mundi: "George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 -- Agrippina"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2011
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Chamber ensemble, René Jacobs, Conductor

“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.

(US) Westfield International Fortepiano Competition Winners and Videos

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2011

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

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011
Commemorative program for the 400th anniversary of the death of the composer Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611).
  

(FR) New CD from ensemble Syntagma: "ROSA E ORTICHA"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011
“The new CD of Alexandre Danilevski and his Ensemble Syntagma presents some of the most elaborate works of the mediaeval musica composita by Bardolino da Padova and his contemporaries.
  

(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: "Apollo's Fire" (5 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 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.
  


(US) New at Oxford University Press: "Giving Voice to Love" (Judith A. Peraino) (Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011

Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

ISBN13: 9780199757244
ISBN10: 0199757240
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. 
  


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Concert: "Ten Years of Nota Bene: An Anniversary Celebration" -- Review

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011
By all accounts, it was a well attended concert with a concert programme reflecting on ten years of memorable performances. What really completed the night of such a delightful performance was followed by a short reception where guests were treated to a “same-name”“Nota Bene” wine!
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music: "The Far Side Of The Veil" by Laura Osterlund (23 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
“We’ll hear musical laments that pass beyond the veil from the Codex Las Huelgas, as well as a musical homage by Josquin des Prez, and death’s depiction in the keyboard music of Johann Jakob Froberger.  Plus, we’ll follow Percival on his quest for the Holy Grail, travel along Celtic crossroads, and hear a thirteenth-century service for St. Martin of Tours. …“
  

(FR) Recently Released from Le Parlement de Musique: "Le Retour de la Paix" (CD, Release date: 13 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
Cantates et concert royaux
Monteclair-Clérambault
Le Parlement de Musique -- Martin Gester
Dorothy Leclair -- Soprano


“Shards
and evocation of war - view from the Court, symphonies with trumpets, fifes and drums. Invocation of peace and followed by entertainment to the sound of bagpipes. Delights of the island of Delos, where Apollo's sits surrounded by muses, birds and
happy shepherds. 
  

(UK) Recently Available from DanceBooks: "Cornazano's 'Book on the Art of Dancing (reprinted)"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
“The Noverre Press, exclusively distributed by Dance Books, is pleased to announce a reprint of Madeleine Inglehearn's and Peggy Forsyth's translation of Antonio Cornazano's 1455 treatise 'The Book on the Art of Dancing'.
  

(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "From Ghetto to Palazzo"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011

Date: Sunday, November 20th, 4:00pm
Location: Congregation Shearith Israel, 8 West 70th Street (New York)
Tickets: orders@gemsny.org
Phone: (212) 866-0468

“Last season's concert of works by the Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi, (c. 1570 – 1630), is back by popular demand, performed by members of the Clarion Society, Steven Fox, music director.  The performance will feature both liturgical works in Hebrew composed for the synagogue and secular Italian madrigals composed for the Gonzaga court.
  


(CA) Concert CANCELLATION: A Drop in the Ocean

Contributed by Admin on Oct 27, 2011

The concert, "A DROP IN THE OCEAN" that was to take place on October 28th, 2011 at 8 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church has been CANCELLED due to illness.

For information on upcoming concerts, please visit www.ifuriosi.com



Soprano Gabrielle McLaughlin is joined by cellist Lynn Selwood and harpsichordist Lysiane Boulva in a recital devoted to tears. A partial repeat of Selwood and McLaughlin's recent recital in London, England.


Music of Sigismondo Di'India, Barbara Strozzi, Antonio Vivaldi and more.
  


(NL) E.H. Fellowes, the Scholar and Performer Who “Found” the English Composer, John Dowland, and Rediscovered the Lute Song. Part 1 of 4

Contributed by Admin on Oct 26, 2011
“Edmund (E.H.) Fellowes (1870–1951) … was made a Companion of Honour in 1944. Always a meticulous man, he compiled an annotated alphabetical list of all the 220 letters of congratulations he received. It includes almost every well-known contemporary British musician and composer, along with many famous names from other fields, which demonstrates his reputation at the time.“
  

(UK)Winners Announced for the First NCEM Instrumental Composers Award

Contributed by Admin on Oct 26, 2011
“The first NCEM Instrumental Composers Award, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the internationally acclaimed viol consort Fretwork, has been won by Bertie Baigent (16 ) and Sarah Gait (17) in the under 18 years category, and by Chris Roberts (22) in the 19 to 25 years category.

The winners of this prestigious new Instrumental Composers Award were announced at a special finalists’ public concert on Tuesday 25 October at All Saints Church, North Street, York, where all seven shortlisted works were performed by Fretwork.  

(IT) "tumaproductions" YouTube Channel

Contributed by Admin on Oct 25, 2011
For your viewing pleasure, “tumaproductions” has posted some videos of “Il Complesso Barocco”, “Riccardo Minasi, violin”, “Musica Antiqua Roma”,“Riccardo Minasi, violin and conductor” and more.
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music: "A Spotlight On Harry Christophers" by Laura Osterlund (10 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 24, 2011
“We’re honoring the work of Harry Christophers – conductor, singer, and founder of The Sixteen. Plus, highlights from EMA’s Young Performer’s Festival and more …
  

(CA) Website disruptions -- Admin

Contributed by Admin on Oct 24, 2011

Our apologies for the disruptions to the website. We are updating the site behind the scene and had a short one-day disruption. There may be a few more disruptions in the upcoming week.

Many thanks for your patience.

Marc Paré
Admin


(US) News from (Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) -- Four New Website Spinoffs

Contributed by Admin on Oct 22, 2011
“To keep pace with the expansion of GEMS's activities, we have "spun off" four new websites. … We will maintain pages with summary information for each of these GEMS projects on our own website, with links to the full sites for each.
  

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

Contributed by Admin on Oct 22, 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 21, 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 21, 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).
  

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