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(FR) New Publication of the French Society of Musicology: "Catalogue du motet imprimé en France (1647-1789)"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 19, 2011
“The French Society of Musicology announces the publication of couverture de Catalogue du motet imprimé en France (1647-1789) Catalogue du motet imprimé en France (1647-1789) (Catalogue of the printed motet in France, 1647-1789) by Nathalie Berton-Blivet.
  

(US) ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Jul 18, 2011

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ArkivMusic specializes in the efficient delivery of the broadest selection of classical music titles in the U.S., direct to the consumer. There are currently over 90,000 CD, DVD, SACD, Blu-ray Disc, and 320-kbps MP3 titles in the ArkivMusic database, shipping from over 20 distribution centers around the country. This distribution network allows ArkivMusic to have more titles in stock every day than any other online retailer, assuring the most expeditious delivery and largest selection of classical music.
  


(AT) Internationales Seminar für alte Musik (2011 July 31-August 7)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 18, 2011
“This course is meant especially for professional musicians, music teachers, students and all music-makers who wish to widen their experience. You will receive much information on stylistic features, as well as advice on technical problems. Chamber music, Orchestra, lectures and concerts in the wonderful hall of the baroque castle of Zell/Pram.

(US) CFP -- 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies: Musicology at Kalamazoo (2011 September 15 - deadline)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 18, 2011

Call for Papers (CFP)
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
May 10-13, 2012


We invite abstracts for the following sponsored sessions:

 * Regional Musical Practices  * Chant & Liturgy
 * Performance & Polyphony  * Language & Music
 * Vernacular Music  * Source Studies
 * Theory Manuscripts  * Neo-Medievalism
 * Pedagogy Roundtable  

 

(CA) E-books and Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Jul 18, 2011
For those of you enjoying the pleasures of the summer months,“early music” related e-books may make your summer months even more pleasurable. 
  

(US) Dancing, Whistling, and Vivaldi’s Lute: Hightlights from IEMF (By Anna Pranger -- Harmonia Review)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 17, 2011

“The Indianapolis Early Music Festival kicked off June 24, but this intrepid blogger was unable to attend that first weekend, so I bring you a summary from the second weekend of the festival.
  


(CZ) 9th World Shakespeare Congress (2011 July 17-22)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 17, 2011
“The Ninth World Shakespeare Congress in Prague will mark the next phase in a journey through four continents. Beginning in Vancouver, this international conference has travelled every five years since 1971 to share Shakespearean scholarship, performance, and pedagogy at another great site: Washington D.C., Stratford-upon-Avon, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Valencia and Brisbane.
  

(UK) Dance Books Website Update

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2011

News from (UK) Dance Books, that their new site is now open. Of particular interest is the “Early Dance Books” section.
  


(DE) Recently Published: "The Schwerin Lute Book", "Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in C and Partita in D" (Tree Edition)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2011
New items published by  TREE  EDITION          July  2011 

François-Pierre Goy:           
The Schwerin Lute Book

(Schwerin Ms Mus 641)              
ca 1650

This manuscript contains 86 pieces for Baroque lute and is the main source for the music
of the Paris master Germain Pinel of  whom we find many unica in this handwritten lute book.
Other composers include Dufaut, Denis & Ennemond Gaultier, Strobel, Dubut, Gumprecht
and Mercure. The edition comes in two volumes and contains a complete reprodution of
the manuscript as well as a large essay (in German) on this source and full index
and concordances  by François-Pierre Goy.
2 volumes / French tablature / Baroque tuning
Euro 40.-



(DE) Toutes Suites

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2011

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music from page to stage
Marianne Richert Pfau, Director


Marianne R. Pfau created Toutes Suites in 2006 to restore magnificent but little known or entirely forgotten music of the Baroque. Toutes Suites, on period instruments and prominently featuring the hautbois, works in California and in Germany.
  


(BE) Recently Released: "Giuseppe SAMMARTINI, Concertos & Overtures" (Les Mufatti)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2011

Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen
Benoît Laurent, oboe

In developing this program, we had to choose between sixty concertos and overtures, all works of particularly high quality. We mainly chose works never performed so far, for works that can be performed by our orchestra and for the most representative works of the orchestral body of Sammartini.
  


(DE) Competition for Performers of Contemporary Recorder Music (2-3 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 15, 2011
“The Academy of Music in Darmstadt/Germany will be holding an international competition in March 2012 for performers of contemporary recorder solo music.
  

(CA) Spiritus Ensemble 2011-2012 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on Jul 15, 2011
Spiritus Ensemble is a vocal and instrumental ensemble based in Kitchener-Waterloo, dedicated to the performance of great religious music, especially the cantatas Johann Sebastian Bach.
  

(SE) Making a Clavichord after N264785 in Musikmuseet

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011

“Report on Making a Clavichord after N264785 in Musikmuseet at the Instrument-building Course at Marholmen, July 26 - August 12, 1999 by Kenneth Sparr (Translated into English by Stuart Frankel)”

A nice article on the construction of a clavichord by Kenneth Sparr, informative and very well organized. (ed.)
  


(ES) Rami Alqhai, Viola da Gamba

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011

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"Born in 1980 in Seville of Syrian father and Palestinian mother, he studied viola da gamba with Ventura Rico. He travels to Europe. In Milan he entered in the Accademia Internazionale della Musica and Switzerland entered the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, perfecting his studies in viola da gamba.
  


(IT) International Competition Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011
“The Centro Studi e Ricerche Santa Giacinta Marescotti, a non-profit association of the town of Vignanello, promoting the third edition of the International Competition Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli, with the Artistic Direction of M° Sergio Casoy for the Lirycal Singing Section and Prof. Georgio Monari as Scientific Director for the Musicological Section.
  

(IT) American Academy in Rome Prize 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jul 10, 2011
American Academy in Rome
Rome Prize 2012


Competition Deadline:
1 November 2011
Extended Deadline: 15 November 2011*

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize
competition.  One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and
advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to
thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years.
  

(IT) La Venexiana

Contributed by Admin on Jul 09, 2011

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The Italian Madrigal

“The word “madrigal” unavoidably conjures to mind 16th and 17th century Italy, scene of the development of one of the most fascinating musical genres in musical history. Born as a poetic form in the 14th century, together with the ballata, the sonetto, and the caccia, the Italian madrigal was recovered at the beginning of the 16th century by Flemish composers who travelled to Italy to instruct the more modest Mediterranean musicians; who, in turn,  …
  


(ES) Codex Calixtinus book 'disappears' from Spain cathedral (BBC-News)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 09, 2011
“A hugely valuable illuminated manuscript has disappeared from the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, say police. …
  

(IT) Recently Published: Parnassum Journal Vol. 9 Issue 17 (2011 April)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 09, 2011
ARTICLES
  • Graham Pont
    Reminiscences of «Rinaldo»: The Keyboard Transcriptions of «Vo’ far guerra»
  • Fabrizio Ammetto
    Análisis técnico-instrumental y de la praxis ejecutiva en los conciertos para dos violines de Vivaldi
  • Renato Ricco
    La produzione violinistica di Giuseppe Paolo Ghebart
      

(US) Save the Date! at GEMS (Gotham Early Music Scene, NY)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 09, 2011

Some dates to keep in mind if you are in New York City on these dates:

Mini early music festival at Bargemusic in Brooklyn:

  • Thursday, September 8, 2011 ~ Asteria
  • Friday, September 9, 2011 ~ Repast 
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011 ~ Trefoil

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(CH) Ana Arnaz, Soprano

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011

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"She was born in Huesca, Spain. At the age of nine she began studying voice and piano at the Miguel Fleta School of Music. From there she went on to study voice at the Conservatorio del Liceu de Barcelona where she specialized in opera and received an honours diploma.
  


(UK) Handel House Museum July/August Events Calendar

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011
A gentle reminder from the Handel House of the upcoming July/August events. 
  

(US) Recently Published: The Archimedes Palimpsest 2 Volume Set (Cambridge University Press)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011
May be of interest to some. (ed.)

“In October 1998 a rather battered manuscript was put up for auction at Christie’s in New York. It appeared to be a Byzantine prayer-book from the thirteenth century but those taking part in the bidding knew that it contained an important secret.
 


(FR) Newly Released: Atys by Jean-Baptiste Lully (Hugo Reyne et la Symphonie du Marais)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011

Previously, with only one recording of this opera that has revolutionized the iconic baroque movement, 

With a young team of lyrical talent, Hugo Reyne, in this new recording, offers with this new production, an aesthetic of the work closer to its nature.