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(CA) TACTUS Ensemble at Stratford Summer Music (Stratford, Ontario Canada)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 12, 2011
“We are excited to rejoin Andrew Gant, music director and organist of the Chapel Royal, London, for three lecture recitals. This will serve as a ‘sequel’ to our 2009 collaboration in which music written for the Chapel Royal was featured. Further investigations of English church music will be explored, sung and played. Andrew Gant, as personal church musician to the Royal Family, is uniquely suited to present insight and humour to these singular events.“

(US) "The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal" 2011 August Issue

Contributed by Admin on Aug 05, 2011

In this latest issue appear the following articles:

Vocal Technique: Boring Exercises That Will Make You a Better Singer” by Ian Howell
Opera Corner: Young Artist Programs” by Nicholas Tamagna
Countertenor Stephen Wallace Interviewed on RTE Radio” by Ian Howell
  


(UK) Cambridge Handel Festival (2011 October 1-2)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 03, 2011
CAMBRIDGE EARLY MUSIC is pleased to announce details of our Handel Festival, which takes place on the weekend of 1-2 October 2011. 
  

(UK) New at Ashgate Publishing: "Rethinking the Baroque"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 03, 2011
“Rethinking the Baroque explores a tension. In recent years the idea of ‘baroque’ or ‘the baroque’ has been seized upon by scholars from a range of disciplines and the term ‘baroque’ has consequently been much in evidence in writings on contemporary culture, especially architecture and entertainment. Most of the scholars concerned have little knowledge of the art, literature, and history of the period usually associated with the baroque. A gulf has arisen. On the one hand, there are scholars who are deeply immersed in historical period, who shy away from abstraction, and who have remained often oblivious to the convulsions surrounding the term ‘baroque’; on the other, there are theorists and scholars of contemporary theory who have largely ignored baroque art and architecture. This book explores what happens when these worlds mesh. 
  

(UK) CFP: Domestic Music in Recusant Circles in Elizabethan and Jacobean Times, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 26 Nov 2011

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2011

A Royal Musical Association Study Day in association with the Sixteenth-/Seventeenth-Century Music Network (SSMN):

Domestic Music in Recusant Circles in Elizabethan and Jacobean Times
A Forum for Students, Performers and Researchers
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge on 26 November 2011
Guest speaker: Kerry McCarthy (Duke University, USA)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Some exceptional music was created during the Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods, and some of it was inspired by the religious uncertainties and suppression that existed at the time. The wealth of music was possible in part through the interest and generous patronage provided by many of the wealthy, educated and influential English Catholics who retired from court to their country estates where they cultivated the arts in the freedom of their privacy. This forum is an attempt to bring together research into the many aspects of domestic music in the network of English Catholics.


(US) OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHIES ONLINE "New Publishing Opportunity for Doctoral Students at the Dissertation Level"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2011
Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is delighted to announce a new publishing opportunity for doctoral students at the dissertation level. The OBO Music Graduate Student Article Award is an annual competition aimed at offering experienced doctoral candidates an opportunity to contribute an OBO article based on their dissertation research. This invitation-only competition is a way for graduate students to draw attention to their work while also adding a peer-reviewed publication to their CVs.
  

(FR) International Conference Franz Liszt 2011 (2011 September 20-27)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2011

Franz Liszt: Mirror of a European Society in Evolution
Organized by the Universities of Rennes, Dijon and Strasbourg, France

As part of the bicentenary celebrations of Liszt’s birth, the universities of Rennes, Dijon and Strasbourg organize a tribute to the most representative European composer of the nineteenth century. Three symposia in three different cities will give new insight into three different aspects of Liszt s artistic, literary and political personality and seek to (re)define his status in the cultural world of his time.
  


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "From France, To Italy, To China: Highlights From The IEMF"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 30, 2011
“The final weekend of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival (IEMF) featured one evening of music by an up-and-coming group and one evening of Chinese and Italian music.

(UK) Handel House September-December Music and Events Bbrochure is Now Available

Contributed by Admin on Jul 30, 2011
“As our current season draws to a close in August, we announce details for concerts and events in September – December which can be downloaded from our website.
  

(ES) Catalan Organ Music from the XVIIth Century

Contributed by Admin on Jul 29, 2011

Catalan Organ Music from the XVIIth century from the Trito catalogue.

“Tritó Edicions is a Catalan music publishers specialised in the Catalan, Spanish and Ibero-American repertoire.
   

(CA) Kenneth Gilbert Tribute in Montreal, Canada (Deadline for proposals: 31 August 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 29, 2011
“Autour du clavecin d'autrefois”: A Tribute to Kenneth Gilbert in Montreal ”
McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 15 to 17 June 2012

Perhaps more than any other leading figure in the field of early keyboard music, Kenneth Gilbert has engaged with both scholarship and performance with equal success. He has made over 50 recordings of international keyboard repertoire that spans the Renaissance to the Enlightenment; he has written numerous articles and reviews; he has edited new publications of music that constitute a treasure for generations of early music scholars and performers; and he has profoundly influenced, through his teaching, many of the top harpsichordists in the world.
  

(US) Early Music New York Announces its 2011-2012 Season

Contributed by Admin on Jul 29, 2011

News from “Early Music New York” ensemble of their 2011-2012 exciting season offerings. The following are the concert descriptions. Do plan on attending as well as plan on purchasing your tickets early as some of these events may sell-out early.

BURGUNDIAN RENAISSANCE: Sacred & Salacious Polyphony
EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK, Frederick Renz, Director

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK'S chapel concerts within NYC's great gothic Cathedral, are the ideal setting for the masterful motets and saucy chansons by Josquin Desprez and his 15th-century Lowlands contemporaries. The epitome of Renaissance polyphony, intricate interwoven chant and secular melodies are spun into rich tapestries of unsurpassed beauty. EM/NY's singers are joined by dueling lute virtuosi.

Saturday, November 5, 8 PM
Sunday, November 6, 2 PM

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
#1 Subway to 110th Street

Visit the Early Music New York website or call Box Office 212 280-0330 for more information regarding ticket prices and subscription discounts.

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(US) Rosalyn Tureck plays Bach (on modern piano)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 28, 2011

Hear Rosalyn Tureck play various works by J.S. Bach.

Rosalyn Tureck, renowned musicologist, inspired many to study Bach on many keyboard platforms (piano, harpsichord, clavichord) and founded the Tureck Bach Research Institute, Inc. in 2001.
  


(AU) "Giovanni Antonio Terzi and the Lute Intabulations of late sixteenth-century Italy" (Doctoral Thesis Author: Suzanne E. Court, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 28, 2011
“This dissertation is an analysis of Giovanni Antonio Terzi's lute intabulations contained in his two Venetian lute books of 1593 and 1599. These works are discussed in relation to other lute intabulations in sixteenth-century Italian prints and manuscripts. The dissertation discusses the origins of lute intabulations, its philosophical background and performance practice. Terzi's style of ornamentation in comparison with his contemporaries is central to the discussion.
  

(FR) New publications at Symétrie: "French Society of Musicology: scores of Esther and Athalie"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 27, 2011

New additions to the Symétrie catalogue: 

“French Society of Musicology: scores of Esther and Athalie”

Esther

Penultimate tragedy of Racine, Esther was written for the “Demoiselles” of the royal house of Saint-Cyr, founded at the initiative of Madame de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV. It opened in this institution a short-lived tradition of theater with musical interludes. The music involves a three-part instrumental ensemble (prelude, overture, interlude), a choir of girls from Esther’s retinue, solos and vocal ensembles. This edition displays for the first time the declaimed text, preserved in old spelling, and the entire music drawn up from ​​sources contemporary with the creation of the work.

Full score (foreword in French and English, 12 fac-siimiles)
156 pages
ISMN 979-0-56004-025-7

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(US) Barclay/Seraphinoff Natural Trumpet Making Workshop (2011 August 1-5)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 22, 2011

Bloomington, IN - August 1 - 5, 2011 (Monday - Friday)

“The International Natural Trumpet Making workshop, which has been held each year since 1993, in Bloomington, Indiana, and in various European locations, will be offered again during the week of August 1 - 5, 2011 at the Workshop of Seraphnoff Historical Instruments in Bloomington, Indiana.
  


(UK) Profeti Della Quinta win the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition

Contributed by Admin on Jul 22, 2011

Press Release
For immediate release: 18 July 2011

“Profeti Della Quinta, vocal ensemble from Israel and Switzerland, has won the prestigious biennial York Early Music International Young Artists Competition organised by the National Centre for Early Music, which culminated on Saturday 16 July as part of the 2011 York Early Music Festival.
  


(CA) EarlyMusicNews.org "International Early Music Events Calendar" Beta

Contributed by Admin on Jul 21, 2011

This month, the  EarlyMusicNews.org “International Early Music Events Calendar" makes its appearance in “beta” version. As such, it is in a very trial version and may need tweaking before making its stay a permanent one on the front page. Let us know if you notice any problems or even submitting your comments on this new feature. Leave us a note even if you do not see your event appearing on the calendar.

NOTE that for the time being, concert dates are not being input although there are plans for these to make their appearance in the very near future.

Marc Paré
Admin/Editor
Admin@EarlyMusicNews.org


(IT) Musica Antica A Magnano (Festival, Symposium, Courses and Concerts) (2011 August 4 - September 10)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 20, 2011
“Imagine a romanesque Church, lost in the fields at the end of an unpaved road. You walk in, sit down and the lights dim, leaving you in candlelight. The music starts. This is the experience we invite you to come discover, where you can hear early music, performed in the spirit of the period in which it was composed, on original instruments or copies.
   

(US) Polyhymnia

Contributed by Admin on Jul 20, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

“ Polyhymnia is a small ensemble of singers and instrumentalists focusing on historically informed performance of sacred music from the courts and cathedrals of the Renaissance world.


(US) Reenvisioning St. John Passion in Carmel Carmel Bach Festival By Scott MacClelland (San Francisco Classical Voice Review)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 20, 2011
“With the Carmel Bach Festival's new music director in charge, Bach himself has risen from the grave of encrusted tradition. Under Paul Goodwin's lead, last Sunday's performance of the St. John Passion, reclaimed the festival's namesake as Western music's greatest architect.
  

(FR) Concert: "Musiques pour les comédies de Molière de Marc-Antoine Charpentier" (La Simphonie du Marais et Hugo Reyne) (2011 August 9-10)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 20, 2011
“In closing the Chabotterie Music Festival, La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne present a new program dedicated to the“Music for the comedies of Molière by Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
  

(UK) New Renaissance Voices

Contributed by Admin on Jul 19, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

“New Renaissance Voices was formed in 1987 to perform polyphonic music of the 15th and 16th centuries. For ten years the choir made its regular home at St John the Divine, Richmond in south-west London. In 1998 the choir moved its base into central London and sang regularly for two years in the newly refurbished church of St John’s Waterloo. NRV has performed as part of the Southwark Festival and its concerts now regularly take place in Southwark Cathedral.
  


(FR) Recently Released: "Per la Vergine Maria" (Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano) (CD - Naïve)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 19, 2011
“To listen one after the other to musical settings of the same texts by composers from different periods and places is always an interesting opportunity to compare their diverging musical solutions; but …
  

(US) Newly Published at A-R Editions

Contributed by Admin on Jul 19, 2011

From the recently published A-R Editions Spring “Embellishments” newsletter, a list of recent and forthcoming publications.