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(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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 24, 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 23, 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 23, 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.
  

(NL) The Early Music Pioneers Archive (TEMPAR)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2011
“Press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.


(PL) Ars Cantus

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2011

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.


(CA) Early Music Fredericton Concert Announcement (Fredericton, New Brunswick)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2011
“Early Music Fredericton is pleased to to announce this year's series of innovative and intimate concerts of baroque chamber music in the lovely setting of Gallery 78. All three Sunday afternoon concerts feature baroque violinist Sari Tsuji and harpsichordist Jonathan Addleman performing a mix of favourite baroque masterworks and newly rediscovered pieces, all on historical instruments.

(IT) Recently Published at LIM Editrice srl, "Pianoforte, organo e attività musicale in Italia nel XIX e XX secolo"

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2011

(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
ISBN: 978870966527


(FR) A Baroque Autumn with Concerto Soave

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2011
East West Music ... baroque music … contemporary concerto ... Soave builds bridges across centuries and cultures. Along with all vocal elements of Joel Suhubiette and surrounding the voice of María Cristina Kiehr,  the ensemble baroque instruments  lend service to the creation of the contemporary: A Passion as emblematic baroque, but for the first often expressed through Mary.
   

(US) The Queen's Chamber Band "Itinerary: An 18th Century Musical Tour" (22 Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 22, 2011
On Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8 PM, members of The Queen's Chamber Band will gather at First Moravian Church for the opening concert of the 2011-2012 season and take their audience to European cities on a Musical Grand Tour.
  

(CA) Spiritus Ensemble "Bach Vespers for Thanksgiving" (2 Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 21, 2011
“Spiritus Ensemble begins its third season of Bach Vespers with two cantatas chosen for the Thanksgiving season.  Cantata 192, 'Now thank we all our God' is one of Bach's shortest cantatas, three movements based on the well-known chorale melody.  It will be followed by Cantata 79, 'God the Lord is sun and shield', which begins with one of Bach's grandest choral movements, accompanied by brass, timpani, flutes, oboes, strings and organ. 
  

(AT) Orpheon Foundation: View videos from recent/past events

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2011
As well as keeping a very interesting website, the Orpheon Foundation may also be found on Facebook where you can view some videos of recent and past events.

(US) Bloomington Early Music Festival Summary (By Anna Pranger) (19 Sep 2011, Harmonia Early Music)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2011
“Sorry for my tardiness on getting this summary out! There was some great stuff at BLEMF this year, here’s a summary of all the exciting things that happened over those five days!

(UK) Recently Released by Il Complesso Barocco Christoph Gluck "Ezio" (Review by Andrew Clements, 15 Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 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.  …


(US) Musicians of the Old Post Road - Nightingale aria (Bononcini)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2011
“Musicians of the Old Post Road's recording session in May, 2011 of an aria by Bononcini for its upcoming "Roman Handel" CD.

(FR) L' association les Festes de Thalie: Agrémens Concert and Presentation (22-23 Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 17, 2011
Theatrical and musical entertainment for all ages: a few fables of La Fontaine and tasty tirades extracted from the famous “Traité de Quantz”, mixed with pieces for baroque flute and harpsichord by JS Bach, Boismortier, Quantz, Rameau and Telemann form the program for this concert -show.
  

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