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(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

and
  


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

Contributed by Admin on Jul 21, 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 21, 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.
  


(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

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

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 17, 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

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

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.
  

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