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(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.
  


(IT) New at LIM Editrice SRL: "Balbi e il suo tempo"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 01, 2011

“Balbi and his time
by Alberto Da Ros and Stefano Lorenzetti
with a foreword by Giulio Cattin

Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Biblioteca Musicale Lim - Saggi)
Pages: 19 + 87
Format: 14 x 21 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966503

Paolo Da Col
Ai confini della Serenissima

Stefano Lorenzetti
Ludovico Balbi ‘magister musicae’ nel Veneto del secondo Cinquecento

Vittorio Bolcato
L’eredità musicale di Costanzo Porta nelle composizioni di Ludovico Balbi

Piervito Malusà
Il manoscritto di Feltre
  


(UK) Early Music discounts from Chaconne Label

Contributed by Admin on Oct 01, 2011

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. 
  


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

Contributed by Admin on Sep 30, 2011

“The theme of 'Dance' has provided us with the perfect follow on the last year's 'Ritual'. It again allow us to look into the very origins of music and its place in human culture from the dawn of civilisation. Music and dance have always been intimately bound together -- each influencing the other -- throughout human history, and dance can be the physical expression of how music makes us feel, as well as being an integral part of how we have always enjoyed ourselves.
  


(UK) October news from Handel House Museum

Contributed by Admin on Sep 30, 2011
“October brings wonder and mystery to Handel House with our Composer-in-Residence curated season.

We also have a recorder workshop for people of Grade 5+ standard led by Handel House regular and recorder specialist Lisete da Silva which is perfect for those who want to improve their technique and learn new repertoire.”  …
  

(FR) Froville News: Froville International Baroque Voice Competition 2011

Contributed by Admin on Sep 30, 2011

Results from the “Froville 1st International Baroque Voice Competition” awarded by a jury of professionals and presided by James Bowman: 

Hasnaa Bennani: 1st prize
Estelle Béréau: 2nd prize
Daniel Cabena: 3rd prize

The Audience Recognition Award awarded to Kamila Mazalova
  


(DE) Claas Harders, Viola da Gamba

Contributed by Admin on Sep 29, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

“Claas Harders began learning viola da gamba at the age of seven. He continued his studies with Jaap ter Linden and Sarah Cunningham at the Akademie für Alte Musik Bremen as well as at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon with Marianne Muller. 
  


(DE) "Bach and the “Snake-Fire-Sprayers” - Fire-Fighting Regulations and Equipment During Bach’s Time in Leipzig"

Contributed by Admin on Sep 29, 2011
Commentary and Translation by Thomas Braatz

“One might rightfully ask how this topic will enhance our understanding of Bach’s life and music. For this I do not have a reasonable answer. Perhaps this topic was selected out of frustration that other digitized scholarly sources like the 1733 revision of the Schulordnung for the Leipzig Thomasschule are not available online.
  

(US) Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies: Call for Proposals (Deadline: 2 dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 29, 2011
Call for Proposals: Antiqua/Nova: Celebrating the Harpsichord Across the Centuries

The joint meeting of the Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies will be held at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, March 21-25, 2012.

Proposals for papers, mini-recitals, or lecture-recitals are invited on topics relating to historical keyboard instruments and repertoire. All presentations are limited to 25 minutes, with five minutes reserved for discussion.

(US) Folger Consort: A New Song (Concert, 30 sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 29, 2011
Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

English composers Thomas Thomkins and Orlando Gibbons, and later Henry Purcell and John Blow, were inspired by the visionary, world-changing translation of the Bible completed under the sponsorship of King James in 1611.
  

(US) Brilliantly Accessible: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco Classical Voice Review By Jonathan Rhodes Lee) (23 sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 28, 2011
“Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra inaugurated its 31st season with works of the Classical period. I heard them on Saturday night in Berkeley’s First Congregational Church.
  

(FR) La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne: "Viennoiseries musicales" (Concert, 16 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 28, 2011

“Musique pour csakan (flûte-canne) et quatuor à cordes, Vienne 1806-1826”

 La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne invites you to share a festive and delicious moment on the occasion of this “chocolated” concert.
  


(US) Review: Indy Early Music's '¡Sacabuche!' by Tom Aldridge (NUVO, Indy's Alternative Choice, Indianapolis) (25 jul 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 28, 2011
“"Sacabuche" is Spanish for "sackbut," which is the Renaissance version of the trombone, a featured instrument in this 17-performer group, their program entitled, Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music. A famous Italian cartographer, Ricci journeyed to China and in 1602 completed a map of the world, including the Americas, while residing in Beijing.
  

(FR) Clavecins Jean-Paul Rouaud

Contributed by Admin on Sep 27, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Harpsichord maker, Jean-Paul Rouaud instrument making spans the following: great French or Flemish harpsichord, spinet, virginal, clavicytherium. Since 1965 he produced unique instruments that have been heard in numerous recordings, concerts, films.


(CA) Julie’s Big Adventure (I FURIOSI Concert) (1 Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 27, 2011

“Thinking of attending Nuit Blanche?  Why not start the night with a fun concert?

Like the rest of us, you probably wish you were on sabbatical with our own violinist Julia Wedman when she took her grand European tour.  Well, now you can experience it in musical form, as I FURIOSI welcomes her back with the harmonious stylings of her many ports of call.
  


(US) The Gothic Revolution: Music in Western Europe, 1100-1300 (Princeton University Conference) (4-6 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 27, 2011
“On 4-6 November 2011, the Music Department at Princeton University will host a conference devoted to the history of polyphony in Western Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries.
  

(US) Chalice Consort Early Music Conference 2012 (CCEMC) (14 Apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 27, 2011
“Chalice Consort is pleased to announce Chalice Consort Early Music Conference 2012 (CCEMC), which brings together performers, scholars, and listeners of early music to examine newly-discovered and edited sacred music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, and select the top piece from those heard at the conference will be performed at a future concert by the Chalice Consort.
  

(ES) Cantiga de Santa Maria CSM 103 - Quen a Virgen ben servirá

Contributed by viaartiskonsort on Sep 26, 2011

This is the story of a monk who one morning left to meditate at a small nearby mountain and there listened to the beautiful trill of a bird. So beautiful was the birds song that he remained listening for 300 years or more, although to him it seemed only a moment. 


(UK) Cambridge Handel Festival (1-2 Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 26, 2011

Reminder

The Cambridge Handel Festival takes place next weekend!  Four fantastic concerts, two talks, two services, an exhibition, a festival lunch and a guided walk of Baroque Cambridge.  We very much hope to see you at one or more of these events – there may be tickets available at the door for most events, but there is still time to book online at www.CambridgeEarlyMusic.org

Louise Jameson
Assistant Administrator
Cambridge Early Music
Trinity College

Cambridge CB2 1TQ


(UK) 2011 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music (13-21 May 2011) -- Reflections by Lindsay Kemp

Contributed by Admin on Sep 26, 2011

Lindsay Kemp reflects on the 2011 Festival:

The Lufthansa Festival can go by in a bit of a blur, it has to be admitted. We spend a year getting ready for those eight busy days, and by the time they come around I'm already having to think hard about what to put on next year.
  


(US) GEMS Project 2011 (30 Sep - 1-2 Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 26, 2011

Welcome to the home page of our fifth annual series of sampler concerts, showcasing the richness of New York's early music performing community.  This is your chance to preview the offerings of 8 of the City's finest ensembles in three venues -- West Side, East Side, and Downtown.  The Saturday evening concert will feature an unusual demonstration of the relationship between Galileo's scientific work and his musical involvements, and will end with a gala reception.
  


(CA) La Scena Musicale: "Matthew White: A versatile Countertenor" (by Hélène Boucher / September 1, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 25, 2011
Canadian countertenor Matthew White is not yet 40 but has already had a full career. The singer sees his vocal art as work and discipline—a worthy mantra inspired by the 17th- and 18th-century castratos.
  

(CA) La Tour Baroque Duo -- CD Launch Concert “Les caractères de la danse”

Contributed by Admin on Sep 24, 2011
The La Tour Baroque Duo from Saint John's Early Music Studio will be holding a CD launch concert to celebrate the release of their CD “Les caractères de la danse”.

(FR) La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne "La Chasse Daquin, Morin, Mouret" (1 Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 24, 2011
Eglise Saint Denis de Sézanne
Festival de Musique Baroque de Sézanne

“The art of hunting reached its peak in the eighteenth century. The hunt of course was accompanied by music, the instrument of choice remained the hunting horn. 

(DE) September News Quartet New Generation (QNG) -- New Concert Season, Premieres, Festivals, CD, News

Contributed by Admin on Sep 24, 2011
“We would like to welcome you to our new concert saison. One year full of new ideas and exciting developments lies ahead and we for sure will keep you posted on a regular basis.