Great written works from authors such as Shakespeare and Jane Austen that you'll never have a chance to read by Megan Gambino
September 20, 2011
While not directly related to the early music field, some of this information may add to historical facts helping us better understand historical incidents influencing such era in music. Read of 10 authors and mishaps to some of their works. -- EarlyMusicNews.Org editor
In this month’s newsletter news of early music choirs performing in the New York area: Westminster Cathedral Choir (UK) , Blue Heron Choir (Boston) with Ensemble Plus Ultra (UK), also from the U.K., and, Byrd Ensemble (Seattle).
News from Viviana Sofronitsky (harpsichordist/fortepianist) of a documentary airing on German TV channels about Paul McNulty (fortepiano builder) building the new Liszt piano destined for the Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Liszt Museum. Viviana Sofronitsky will be playing there as well.
Saturday, 8 October 21.45, German channel 3SAT, Full version 44:30min
Wednesday, 19 October 21.15, German channel MDR (Thüringen Spezial) Short version 29:10min.
Thursday, 20 October 15.30, also MDR, repeat
Wednesday, 26 October 10.15, also MDR, repeat
Congratulations to all involved in the production of the documentary from the staff at EarlyMusicNews.Org.
Improvisation in Western Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
edited by Rudolf Rasch
Pages: 14 + 768
Format: 17 x 24 - bound
From MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN, many new titles available on their catalogues:
MUSIC & LITERATURE July - September 2011
NB: in each section the music has been listed in chronological order
Kerll, J.C. 11 Organ works from the Neresheim organ book, c.1670, wrongly attributed to J.C. Kerll and 2 pieces by by J.B. Moggi and L. Haydt
Fasolo, G.B. "Annuale", 1645: 56 organ works: hymns, masses, magnificats, ricercars,canzonas, fugues; complete edition; set of 5 volumes
Lübeck, V. Complete organ works; ed. Harald Vogel …
A reminder from Early Music DC of their October 2011 concert listing. You may be interested if you are in the area. …
(UK) New Chaconne Release: "Chamber Vespers, Miniature Masterpieces of the Italian Baroque" (CHAN 0782)
Faye Newton soprano
Jamie Savan treble cornett • mute cornett
Richard Sweeney theorbo
Steven Devine harpsichord • chamber organ
Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano
Gawain Glenton treble cornett • mute cornett
(US) Opera Today: "GOEHRING: Three modes of perception in Mozart — the philosophical, pastoral, and comic in Così fan tutte" (Book review by Dr. Brad Eden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
(FR) Les Passions, Les Eléments (dir. Joël Suhubiette)): "Requiem by Jean Gilles" (Concert, 16 oct 2011)
From the Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin (Agency Media Relations, specialized for musical events) blog pages:
Sunday, 16 october, under the direction de Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions, Les Eléments (dir. Joël Suhubiette), Anne Magouët, Vincent Lièvre-Picard, Bruno Boterf and Alain Buet, will perform at the Baroque de Pontoise. On the programme: Requiem et Lamentations by Jean Gilles (1668-1705).
“We opened our 2011-12 season this week with Artistic Director Harry Bicket at Wigmore Hall with two performances of a programme featuring music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel, Vivaldi and Venturini. Scarlatti and Handel were sung by renowned tenor Ian Bostridge, while Mr Venturini, despite his name, turned out to have come from the Low Countries, only adding to the interest surrounding his unfamiliar Sonata in G minor, a piece that particularly attracted the attention of Geoff Brown in The Times -
INTERNATIONAL DEBUT CONCERT
Early Music Foundation presents Bertrand Cuiller, French harpsichordist. Bertrand Cuiller (Paris), young, exceptional harpsichordist, has received praise by European music critics. He appears regularly as soloist in many European cities, in prestigious festivals and places including Folles Journées, la Roque d’Anthéron, la Cité de la Musique, Saintes, Utrecht, les Concerts Parisiens, le Printemps des Arts de Nantes, and Japan. This event is Mr. Cuiller’s exclusive New York debut.
“Balbi and his time”
by Alberto Da Ros and Stefano Lorenzetti
with a foreword by Giulio Cattin
Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Biblioteca Musicale Lim - Saggi)
Pages: 19 + 87
Format: 14 x 21 - Paperback
Paolo Da Col
Ai confini della Serenissima
Ludovico Balbi ‘magister musicae’ nel Veneto del secondo Cinquecento
L’eredità musicale di Costanzo Porta nelle composizioni di Ludovico Balbi
Il manoscritto di Feltre
200 Early Music Albums at 25% Off
“This month we are offering over 200 early music albums at 25% off, courtesy of the early music label Chaconne, which is renowned for its broad cross section of early-music repertoire from Medieval to Classical, performed on original or period instruments.
“The theme of 'Dance' has provided us with the perfect follow on the last year's 'Ritual'. It again allow us to look into the very origins of music and its place in human culture from the dawn of civilisation. Music and dance have always been intimately bound together -- each influencing the other -- throughout human history, and dance can be the physical expression of how music makes us feel, as well as being an integral part of how we have always enjoyed ourselves.
We also have a recorder workshop for people of Grade 5+ standard led by Handel House regular and recorder specialist Lisete da Silva which is perfect for those who want to improve their technique and learn new repertoire.” …
Results from the “Froville 1st International Baroque Voice Competition” awarded by a jury of professionals and presided by James Bowman:
Hasnaa Bennani: 1st prize
Estelle Béréau: 2nd prize
Daniel Cabena: 3rd prize
The Audience Recognition Award awarded to Kamila Mazalova
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“Claas Harders began learning viola da gamba at the age of seven. He continued his studies with Jaap ter Linden and Sarah Cunningham at the Akademie für Alte Musik Bremen as well as at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon with Marianne Muller.
(DE) "Bach and the “Snake-Fire-Sprayers” - Fire-Fighting Regulations and Equipment During Bach’s Time in Leipzig"
“One might rightfully ask how this topic will enhance our understanding of Bach’s life and music. For this I do not have a reasonable answer. Perhaps this topic was selected out of frustration that other digitized scholarly sources like the 1733 revision of the Schulordnung for the Leipzig Thomasschule are not available online.
(US) Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies: Call for Proposals (Deadline: 2 dec 2011)
The joint meeting of the Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies will be held at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, March 21-25, 2012.
Proposals for papers, mini-recitals, or lecture-recitals are invited on topics relating to historical keyboard instruments and repertoire. All presentations are limited to 25 minutes, with five minutes reserved for discussion.
English composers Thomas Thomkins and Orlando Gibbons, and later Henry Purcell and John Blow, were inspired by the visionary, world-changing translation of the Bible completed under the sponsorship of King James in 1611.
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