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

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 12, 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) …
  


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

Contributed by Admin on Oct 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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).  
  

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