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(DE) Documentary About Paul McNulty's New Liszt's Piano for Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Liszt museum

Contributed by Admin on Oct 08, 2011

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.

Airing times:

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.
  


(IT) Recently Published: "Beyond Notes" (LIM Editrice srl)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2011

Improvisation in Western Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
edited by
Rudolf Rasch

Edition: Brepols 2011 (Speculum Musicae 16)
Pages: 14 + 768
Format: 17 x 24 - bound
ISBN: 9782503542447

Summary
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Anchors Aweigh! (By Anna Pranger Posted October 3, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2011
“We’ll hear songs pirates would have sung during their daily work, take a look back at songs about the sea from Medieval Iceland, and more.
  

(FR) New Recording : 2nd Recording of Johann Herman Schein (13-17 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2011
After having recorded a first CD dedicated to the “Opella Nova” and to a few pieces from Johann Herman Schein’s Fountains of Israël, Sagittarius will follow with a second CD dedicated to  17 motets from the Fountains of Israël. These motets have till now, never been recorded.
  

(FR) Akadêmia 2011-2012 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2011
In 2011-2012, Akadêmia inaugurates a season of concerts in Champagne-Ardenne.

(NL) MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN: New Publications Available (Jul-Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011

From MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN, many new titles available on their catalogues:

MUSIC & LITERATURE July - September  2011
MUSIC


NB: in each section the music has been listed in chronological order

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS
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  …

  


(US) Early Music DC - October 2011 Concert Listing

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011
The Gonzaga Band
Faye Newton soprano    
Jamie Savan treble cornett • mute cornett    
Richard Sweeney theorbo    
Steven Devine harpsichord • chamber organ    
with
Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano    
Gawain Glenton treble cornett • mute cornett
  

(UK) Scottish Lute and Early Guitar Society - Inaugural meeting of October 1, 2011

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011
“The first meeting took place in the Laigh Room at St Cecilia’s Hall, and seems to have been a success, with all participants wishing to do more of the same in the future.“

(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)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 03, 2011
“According to the book jacket, this is the first major scholarly study of Così fan tutte, considered to be one of Mozart's least-understood operas and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte's most interesting text. Così fan tutte has been studied extensively, despite the broad assertion stated in the book. What the author of this study brings to the reader, which others have not, is a detailed examination of the philosophical, pastoral, and comic background of the libretto, characters, and music of the opera.
  

(FR) Les Passions, Les Eléments (dir. Joël Suhubiette)): "Requiem by Jean Gilles" (Concert, 16 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 02, 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). 


(CA) The Toronto Consort: "Venetian Splendour: The Music of Johann Rosenmüller"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 02, 2011
Toronto, August 25, 2011 —The Toronto Consort launches the 2011-12 season on October 21 and 22, 2011 with a flourish of Venetian opulence — as heard through the ears of a German baroque composer, Johann Rosenmüller.
  

(UK) The English Concert: "Critical acclaim at the Wigmore"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 02, 2011

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


(US) Early Music Foundation Presents French Harpsichordist Bertrand Cuiller (18 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 30, 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 Sep 30, 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 Sep 30, 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.
  

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