(US) Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid (re: claims of use of illegal woods in their products)
“The first video with my new 13c lute by Malcolm Prior. …” For your enjoyment an amazing performance from Rob MacKillop, lutenist -- editor
“Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had been suggested. He was likely to have studied with Francesco Corbetta. He was first mentioned in 1680, and at about that time became a chamber musician to Louis XIV, in which capacity he often performed at court.
J.S. Bach- La Petite Bande Matthäus- Passion : So ist mein Jesu.mp4
Fresh faces and great music. View a recent posting from “Lapetitebande” on YouTube for your entertainment pleasure.
(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Concert: OFFICE of the DEAD for 3 Murdered Princesses (6,12,13 nov 2011)
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"
(US) New from Palgrave Macmillan's Early Modern Literature in History series: "Early Modern Women in Conversation" by Katherine R. Larson (02 sep 2011)
“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.
(FR) Choeur de chambre les éléments - Direction : Joël Suhubiette: Méditerranée Sacrée (Concert) (8-9 Nov 2011)
(UK) The English Concert: An Intimate Musical Evening With Our Principal Lutenist William Carter (Concert: 15 nov 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.
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)
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.
Le Jardin en Musique : Campra, Purcell, Rameau
Théâtre Charcot, Marcq en Baroeul (59)
Festival Les Liaisons Musicales
Le Jardin en musique
Monteverdi, Purcell, Lully, Rameau
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Air « Vi ricorda o bosch’ombrosi » (extrait de l’Orfeo) …
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
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