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.
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.
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“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.
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)
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
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16 SEPTEMBER 2011
Rediscovering Forgotten Early Music Pioneers
The time is ripe for a revival of the early music revival. The pioneers of today’s flourishing early music movement – the people who put Baroque and earlier music back on the map – are fading into obscurity. A new blog, The Early Music Pioneers Archive (www.semibrevity.com), combines research with documents, video interviews, photographs and digitalized clips (from LPs, 78s and private recordings), to refocus attention on a host of musicians, scholars and instrument makers who deserve to be remembered.
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
"The ensemble Ars Cantus was established in the year 2000 as a vocal group associated with the Wroclaw Chamber Choir (Wroclawscy Kameralisci), under the artistic direction of Tomasz Dobrzanski.
(IT) Recently Published at LIM Editrice srl, "Pianoforte, organo e attività musicale in Italia nel XIX e XX secolo"
(Piano, organ and musical activities in Italy in the nineteenth and twentieth century)
Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Music Library Lim - Wise)
Pages: 20 + 440
Format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
(UK) Recently Released by Il Complesso Barocco Christoph Gluck "Ezio" (Review by Andrew Clements, 15 Sep 2011)
Release Date: 29 Aug 2011
Label: Virgin Classics
“Before he changed the course of operatic history with his "reform" operas of the 1760s and 1770s, Gluck was a respected and thoroughly conventional composer of opera seria, almost all of them written to librettos by Metastasio. …
Brought to our attention on the “Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW)” mailing list, the following books have been published on the subject of women’s work in the arts:
Labors Lost: Women's Work and the Early Modern English Stage (University of Pennsylvania Press), examines women's unacknowledged contributions to theatrical production in Shakespeare's time.
Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama (Ashgate Press), is an essay collection co-edited with Michelle M. Dowd, and includes a number of essays that focus on gender and women's work. Ashgate Press offers a 20% discount to SSEMW members.
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