After a short disruption from the Early Music DC webserver, the following is the latest of concert listings in the Washington DC area.
Luca Mereu: baroque mandoline
Elisabetta Fardelli: harpsichord
Date: 11 Dec 2011
Roma-Via Padova 38a
MB p.zza Bologna
Telephone: 06.44 23 80 26
The Pizzico Ensemble was created with the intent to promote a repertoire dedicated to compositions for harpsichord, mandolin, vocals and strings now forgotten. The repertoire experienced its heyday in the eighteenth century along with a lot of mandolin composers such as: Paganini, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Vivaldi and others.
(FR) Ensemble Jacques Moderne Joël Suhubiette, conductor Concert: Dido and Aeneas (14 Dec 2011; 20-21 Jan 2012)
Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides , Paris
« Hommage à Marcos Portugal » - Missa Grande
With Chœurs L’Echelle and Le Sans-Pareil
Saturday 17 Dec 2011 – Amanda Favier
Salle Louis BARRAN à Moirans(38)
Vivaldi – Four Seasons with Orchestre Piccola Musica
Sunday 18 Dec 2011 – Amanda Favier
Église Notre –Dame de la Salette à Saint-Martin d’Hères (38)
Vivaldi – Four Seasons with Orchestre Piccola Musica
(UK) Book Announcement: SVEC -- Women, work and clothing in eighteenth-century Spain (Rebecca Haidt, Nov 2011)
“Combining cultural history, literary analysis, and studies in economics, material life and gender, Rebecca Haidt shows how clothing and display penetrated all corners of eighteenth-century Spanish society, and reveals the ambivalence of women who wore, traded, mended, bartered, sold, stole or created garments that came to mark their status in society.
The annual Big Give Christmas Challenge doubles online donations to charities during Big Give week.
In the 2010 Challenge, our Trustees, Friends, Patrons and Supporters helped us raise £120,000 for our highly successful 2011 Spitalfields Festival residency. We were deeply grateful and deeply touched by such amazing generosity from so many people, who donated sums ranging from £5 to £5000, each doubled by the Big Give.
(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: Gustav Holst’s 1911 Revival of Purcell’s “Fairy Queen”
This major national award is a result of the continued success of the NCEM's partnership with BBC Radio 3 and internationally acclaimed vocal group The Tallis Scholars. The 2012 Award is open to composers up to the age of 25, divided into two age categories: up to 18 years and 19 to 25 years. The young composers are invited to write a new piece for The Tallis Scholars.
(FR) La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne Concert: "Sonates et Suites Françaises et Allemandes: Marais, Philidor, Bach, Haendel" (10, 11 Dec 2011)
Hugo Reyne, flûte
Emmanuelle Guigues, viole de gambe
Claire Antonini, théorbe
With this program, Hugo Reyne finds comfort with the repertoire of the “sonata”. The intimacy of this music, “chambre” in nature, conducive to the expression of the greatest musical sensitivity.
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble Sounds the Season
Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble and instrumental guests The Whole Noyse and Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, join forces in splendiferous song, recreating the Christmas Vespers of the Dresden Court Chapel in 1660. "Each of the outstanding singers has a unique and beautiful sound, and the combination of their voices produces an exceptionally felicitous ensemble sound."—SFCV.org
“Handel’s oratorio Saul was the first dramatic oratorio that he wrote with a strong libretto.
Charles Jennens compilation, based on biblical sources, created a powerful structure which enabled Handel to create a work which became the first of his English music dramas.
Baroque Dresden’s remarkable court orchestra attracted Europe’s best instrumentalists and composers, resulting in flashy, stunning and technically demanding music. Join Tafelmusik, directed by the dynamic and entertaining Italian oboe virtuoso Alfredo Bernardini, for music by Fasch, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi.
From the Tudor Choir’s latest newsletter: Christmas concert, Holiday gifts and donations
“Dear Friends of the Tudor Choir,
(US) The New York Times: "Montserrat Figueras, Catalan Soprano, Dies at 69 (March 15, 1942 – November 23, 2011)" (By Zachary Woolfe 27 Nov 2011)
(UK) The Telegraph: Mad Cow Disease Fears Over Violin Strings Threatens Works of Handel and Bach (By Adam Lusher 27 Nov 2011)
Anton Höger has made available his lute intavolations to those who are interested. Anton has been kind enough to make these available through downloads on the Mediafire website.
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