(US) The Double Bass and Violone Internet Archive -- Jerry Fuller, bassist and site maintainer

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

“Jerry Fuller began studying the double bass at age 16 and was invited to join the Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra three years later. Within two years he was promoted to first desk of the double bass section in addition to performing with the Santa Fe Opera. Mr Fuller has also served as solo double bass of The Musikkollegium Winterthur Switzerland. While in Europe, Mr. Fuller became interested in historically-informed performance practice and has achieved international recognition for his work with period instruments. A Chicago Artists Abroad grant recipient, Mr. Fuller’s performances in London, Rome, Geneva and Edinburgh have been broadcast worldwide. In addition, Mr. Fuller has performed at the Ravinia and the Aspen Music Festivals and both the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. …”

(AT) zeitenTANZ Workshop: La Forlana Dance (4-5 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2012
Location: Dance Studio Manhardt, Neubaugasse 38, 1070 Vienna (1st floor, by the yard)

The original folk dance from the Friaul region (hence the name: friulana - furlana - Forlana) was popular towards the end of the 17th century. It was introduced by the composer André Campra at the French court and was immediately received with great enthusiasm - the theme of "Venice" was in vogue in Paris at that time.

This workshop can be registered without a partner.”

(US) Oxford Univeristy Press: "Music February 2012 Newsletter"

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2012

You may be interested in some of the newest releases as Oxford Press. Of note: 

The Castrato and His Wife, Helen Berry
“The opera singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was one of the most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century. Mozart and Bach both composed for him. He was nothing less than a rock star of his day, with a massive female following. He was also a castrato.

Ranging from the salons of princes and the grand opera houses of Europe to the remote hill towns of Tuscany, Helen Berry's compelling account of the unconventional love story of the castrato and his wife offers fascinating insight into the world of opera and the history of sex and marriage in Georgian Britain. Berry vividly describes how women flocked to Tenducci's concerts and found him irresistible. Indeed, his young singing pupil, Dorothea Maunsell, found him so irresistible that she eloped with him. A huge scandal erupted and her father persecuted them mercilessly.”

More titles below …


(MX) Festival de Musica Barroca de San Miguel de Allende, A.C. (17-25 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012

Joyas Divinas y Otros Secretos (Divine Jewels & Other Secrets)

“This year's theme alludes to the discovery of the rich culture and history of the Baroque period. It's for all lovers of the arts interested in a unique opportunity to discover the architectural, artistic and gastronomic treasures of Baroque. Enjoy a fun-filled week in the company of World-class musicians showcasing some of the most Priceless Jewels of Music ever composed. Join us for an incredible journey through richly layered textures within a compositional aesthetic to which festival musicians add energy and gallant. …”

(US) Early Music America (EMA) Scholarship Application Deadlines -- 15 April 2012

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012
A reminder that the Early Music America (EMA) scholarship application deadline is fast approaching. Early Music America (EMA) offers a variety of scholarships to its members. The application deadline is 15 April 2012.

(FR) Thomas Murach , Facteur de clavecins & Isabelle Murach-Venturini , Luthier

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

“Since 1993 we  have been running the workshop ' Le Pin Lyre ', where I make  harpsichords and Isabelle  restores violins, lutes and violes. In fact, we work together on lots of tasks, but that's the  basic setup.

The harpsichord side of things: As of 1988, I learned the basics with  Lewis Jones, at the London College of Furniture, later London Guildhall, now London Metropolitan University. After much research 'Ariata' eventually came into being, and this is the trade name for my  interpretation of a  single manual F to f French harpsichord.

(US) Project MUSE Newsletter (28 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012
(From the latest newsletter at Project MUSE, some more research journals additions and some changes. Note that access to these journals are usually accomplished through University libraries or some municipal libraries. You will have to check with these local libraries to check to see if access to Project MUSE periodicals is available.  If your interest lies in early music research, Project MUSE inventory of publication may be of interest to you. -- Editor)

Background: Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content.“

(CA) ANALEKTA Record Label: "Win The Bach Choir of Bethlehem's New Album"

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012
“Bach's St. John Passion is one of the masterworks of the choral repertory, but it took time for it to be acknowledged as the masterpiece it truly is. It was re-discovered after Mendelssohn's performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 had stunned the music world, awakening it to the superlative quality of Bach's vocal music, and, at the same time, creating an upsurge in the performance of choral music in general, which continues to this day. This recording of the St. John Passion by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem – America's oldest Bach society -- is an acknowledgement of an important part of its history.

(US) Leap Day One-Day Sale at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Feb 29, 2012
A little late, but … if you can still catch this sale event and are interested in any of the sale items … the sale ends by the end-of-day midnight EST February 29th. There are early music titles available that may be of interest.

(UK) The Bath Minuet Company: The Bath Georgian Ball (31 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 28, 2012
The Bath Georgian Ball is hosted annually by Bath Minuet Company and has become a highlight of the early dance calendar.

The Guildhall in Bath continues to provide the perfect setting for this event which draws enthusiasts and practitioners of historic dance from around the world.

(UK) The City Waites

Contributed by Admin on Feb 28, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

“With a riot of period instruments, lusty voices and all the exuberance of an early street or theatre band, THE CITY WAITES perform popular English songs, ballads and dance music from the Tudor period to the early 19th century. Street cries, theatre songs, bawdy broadside ballads, early Music Hall, Coffee House catches, courtly dances and the foot-stomping rhythms of a village dance band.

(UK) The Renaissance Singers Concert: "Meet the Artist - Sally Dunkley" (15 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 28, 2012

Location: St Paul’s Knightsbridge Church Hall, 77 Kinnerton Street, SW1X 8ED

“Join the Renaissance Singers for an evening of music, wine and conversation -  the first in a new series of ‘Meet the Artist’ evenings where eminent figures in the field of early music talk about the high points of their career and share some of the music that has featured most significantly on the way. Soprano Sally Dunkley is our first special guest and will be interviewed by Alistair Dixon, conductor of Chapelle du Roi and former Chairman of the Renaissance Singers.

(US) Concordia Consort Prelude Concert at Trinity Episcopal Church (4 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 28, 2012

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elms Street in Concord, MA US

Soprano Eileen Cecilia Callahan joins recorder players Sheila Beardslee, George Mastellone, Brian Warnock & Henia Yacubowicz for a 30 minute program of Lenten chorales and penitential psalms.  This program features works by Byrd, Wilbe, Morley, Bull, Hassler, Pedersøn, Cato, Lassus, Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Pachelbel and Bach.

Following our concert program, the Trinity Parish Choir (Robert Barney, director) will sing choral evensong, featuring canticles and the verse anthem “My shepherd is the living Lord” by Thomas Tomkins.

(DE) Thüringer Bachwochen 2012 (30 mar - 22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 28, 2012
“I would like to give a warm welcome to all guests of the 2012 Thuringia Bach Festival. This year’s festival in honour of the “fifth Evangelist” Johann Sebastian Bach is dedicated to the 2012 theme of the Luther decade “Reformation and Music”. There is good reason for this: the reformation was, after all, an important milestone in the redirection of European music culture. The music of the reformation has had a world wide impact on the cultural landscape that, even today, reaches far beyond the religious realm.

(IT) Contraddanza

Contributed by Admin on Feb 27, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

Contraddanza has been performing since 1992, disseminating and studying Renaissance court dances very popular between 400 and 600 as well as the English Country Dance of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The group has performed in numerous plays and pageants in different sites, mainly in Northern Italy, receiving wide acclaim from critics and audiences. As well Contraddanza has participated in national competitions of ancient dances, always finishing near the top and has participated in theater sets based in medieval and Renaissance eras.”

(FR) Académie baroque européenne d'Ambronay News (20 jun - 7 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 27, 2012

The team will provide educational support from the Academy in 2012 is complete.

Leonardo Garcia Alarcon chose the coaching team will be teaching alongside him in the preparation of di matrimonio Cambiale Rossini. Raúl Giménez, Argentinian tenor repertoire Rossini specialist, will train the singers during the traineeship will take place at the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia in May 2012. Girolamo Bottiglieri oversee the strings and winds Patrick Beaugiraud when preparing to Ambronay in June and July 2012. They will train 36 young musicians and singers at the auditions selected European.

(FR) Académie Bach Concert: "Selon Jean" (19 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 27, 2012

According to St. John’s Passion (J.S. Bach 1685-1750)
Eglise d'Arques-la-Bataille, FR
Concert Date/Time: 19 may 2012, at 20:30

: "La Mort du Christ et ses représentations baroques"
de Jean-Paul Combet à 17h - Presbytère d'Arques-la-Bataille
(by reservation, you can contact via telephone or online form)

Also, participate in the performance. Details below.

(UK) Lufthansa Festival News 2012, Issue 9, February 2012 (Festival Dates: 18-26 May)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 27, 2012


Christian Curnyn writes...

“World-class performers gather to perform and compete for a fiercely partisan audience! Huge sums of money change hands! Fights break out between rival factions, and even politicians and royalty are swept up in the hysteria! Olympic London 2012? Let's wait and see... Operatic London 1726? Most definitely!

(US) CORRECTION: San Francisco Renaissance Voices Calendar Listing - March 18, 24&25 - (San Francisco Palo Alto, Alameda)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 26, 2012

- A calendar correction from the SFRV. Please update your calendars -

WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director)
WHAT:  Music from the Court of Ferrariae - works by Martini, Obrecht, Isaac and Josquin
WHEN/WHERE (NOTE - 3 Concerts):
  • Sunday, March 18 - 5:00 pm - First Presbyterian Church, 2001 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda
  • Saturday, March 24 - 7:30 pmSeventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
  • Sunday, March 25 - 4:00 pm - All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley, Palo Alto


(DE) Zeitfenster Biennale Alter Musik Konzerthaus Berlin (21 apr - 4 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 26, 2012
Early music festival held on Berlin. Visit the site for more information on its concert listings.

(BE) Flanders Recorder Quartet

Contributed by Admin on Feb 26, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

“Welcome to the Flanders Recorder Quartet web site, the most up to date source of information of this revolutionary ensemble. 25 years old this year and yet younger and more refreshing then ever! Please click on any of the items on the right side of this page to find out more about the group's recordings, touring schedule, recent press critiques, historical facts and different programmes. We hope to welcome you soon to one of the quartet's performances in Belgium or abroad!”

(DE) Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen - International Handel Festival at Göttingen (17-28 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 26, 2012

International Handel Festival at Göttingen (DE) 

Tickets are now available at the usual ticket outlets for all Göttingen International Handel Festival events. You can also use the online ticket service directly accessible on this site via the programme items.

The Festival begins on May 17 when the new artistic director of the Handel Festival, talks about his artistic career, gives an overview of the program in 2012 and looks ahead to the future of the festival.

(BE) Outhere Record Label

Contributed by Admin on Feb 26, 2012
“Outhere is an independent musical production and publishing company whose discs are published under the catalogues Æon, Alpha, Fuga Libera, Outnote, Ramée, Ricercar and Zig Zag Territoires. Each catalogue has its own well defined identity. Our discs and our digital products cover a repertoire ranging from ancient and classical music to the contemporary, jazz and world music. We work with great artists and established ensembles, but we are also keen to invest in the development of young talent.

(US) New England Early Music Calendar

Contributed by Admin on Feb 26, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

“The New England Early Music Calendar offers the most complete listing of concert, workshop, lecture and exhibit events in the six-state New England region (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island).

(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Concert: "An English Messiah" (11 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 25, 2012
“What....HENRY'S Messiah?

You read that right. Handel wasn't the only one to set those familiar texts to music. Henry Purcell beat him to it, and you can hear these remarkable settings on March 11.

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