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(DE) Marieke Spaans, Harpsichord/Fortepiano/Organ

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011

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Marieke Spaans (b. 1972) strives for the maximum in musical expression and dialogue, combined with a thorough knowledge of early music practice. The result is a sparkling performance, full of spontaneity and deep emotions, driven by a boundless passion for the music of the 17th and 18th century.  …
  


(US) Recently published: The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal (July 2011 Issue)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011
The Editor’s Desk

Welcome to Our July Issue
By Ian Howell
July 5, 2011


This month we bring you sev­eral pieces: I con­tinue to ex­pand on my coun­tertenor rel­e­vant vo­cal tech­nique se­ries with the in­tro­duc­tion of a help­ful ex­er­cise called “the flex,” Oliver re­views O Soli­tude – An­dreas Scholl’s lat­est re­lease of Pur­cell songs, and Bryan con­tin­ues his blog about build­ing a ca­reer. We also share a video from Be­jun Mehta’s re­cent Han­del CD, Om­bra cara.
  

(US) Harmonia Mundi: Music From Colonial America

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011
“Imagine yourself in New England at around the time of the American Revolution. Now, put yourself in class at one of the popular singing-schools that flourished at that time. You’re there to learn how to read your notes, sing in tune, and do choral singing.
  

(US) Western Baroque Music Festival (Seattle, WA) (2011 August 7-13)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011
The Western Baroque Music Festival will be held in Seattle, Washington August 7-13, 2011. The festival begins with a faculty concert at St. James Cathedral in downtown Seattle at 8 pm Sunday, August 7 and continues throughout the week with classes ending with a student concert on Saturday.
  

(US) Douglas Yeo -- Tempted by a Serpent

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2011
“For many years I have been a student and performer of the serpent, the ancient wind instrument invented in 1590 to accompany chant in the Roman Catholic Church and which later moved into military bands, harmoniemusik ensembles as well as the symphony orchestra (Berlioz, Rossini, Mendelssohn, and Wagner, among others, wrote for the serpent).
  

(UK) Viva Vivaldi — Garsington Opera 2011 (Opera Today Review by Sue Loder)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2011
“Garsington Opera — in its superb new home on the Wormsley estate in rural Oxfordshire — has yet again confirmed the merit of its decision to promote Vivaldi’s long-ignored operas. 
  

(US) Ton Koopman speaks - BWV 106 - Actus Tragicus

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2011
Ton Koopman speaks on Bach cantatas and Mr. Koopman’s interpretation of the reasons behind Bach’s strategy of the number of authored cantatas. He also goes on to explain the choice of pitch, instrumentation and performance practice of the day of the cantatas.
  

(US) Recorder Maintenance and Cleaning

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2011
Recently discussed on a recorder mailing list, removing mould buildup from recorders and general maintenance tips on cleaning recorders:“Microbiological Issues in Recorder Playing and Mantenance” (Author: Paolo Faeti).
  

(HU) Anikó Horváth, Harpsichordist

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011

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“Anikó Horváth was born in Győr, Hungary, and prepared for a pianist career ever since her childhood. She graduated as a pianist from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1972; her professor was István Antal. Simultaneously with studying the piano, she started to play the harpsichord with János Sebestyén.


(US) Artis Wodehouse plays 1864 American Melodeon

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011
“Recorded on June 18, 2011 at a Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert, Beacon Hill Friends Meeting House using a Flip Video camera. Artis Wodehouse plays Charles Zeuner's Fantasy and Fugue in F from ca. 1830 on her 1864 Treat & Davis American melodeon.
  

(DK) 18th Annual Pipe Organ Tour (2011 August 3-12)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011

Historic Organ Study Tours (HOST)announces a summertime organ tour to Denmark

For our 18th annual tour of historic European organs, HOST is pleased to offer a tour in beautiful Denmark, extending from Copenhagen and Helsingør on the east coast of the island of Zealand to Flensburg on the border with Germany in Jutland in the west.    
  


(US) Lark Camp 2011 (2011 July 29-August 6)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 04, 2011
“Imagine idyllic days & nights in the magical redwood forest filled with all the music, dance, and good times you could possibly stand, and that's kind of close to what Lark's Music Celebration is like. You are free to take as many or as few of the workshops offered as you like; jam sessions 24 hours a day, big dances every evening. 
  

(IT) Il Concento Ecclesiastico

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2011

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Il Concento Ecclesiastico was founded in 1995 by a group of musicians and singers (already active in the field of early music) coordinated and led by Luca Franco Ferrari, with the aim to discover, study, write and perform unpublished or little known area pre-Romantic using interpretative philological criteria.
  
  


(AT) Orpheon Foundation: Musical Instrument Sale

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2011
Dear friends,

A number of significant MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS will be sold by the Orpheon Foundation: violins, violas, violoncellos of the 18th C., both in modern and Baroque conditions, as well as modern violas da gamba. Could you please inform your friends and acquaintances about the sale? It is a unique opportunity to acquire a valuable instrument at a reasonable price.
  

(US) Call for Proposals: Early Modern Women: Remapping Routes and Space (2012 June 21-23) (Deadline: 2011 August 31)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2011
Call for Proposals
Attending to Early Modern Women: Remapping Routes and Spaces
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  June 21-June 23, 2012

“Attending to Early Modern Women, which has been held seven times at the University of Maryland since 1990, is moving to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, thanks to the generous support of the College of Letters and Science at UWM. The conference will retain its innovative format, using a workshop model for most of its sessions to promote dialogue, augmented by a keynote, and a plenary session on each of the four conference topics: communities, environments, exchanges, and pedagogies.
  

(CA) Bach Music Festival of Canada (2011 July 11-17)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2011
“The Bach Music Festival of Canada will take place from July 11th to July 17th, 2011, in various venues in Exeter and the surrounding area of South Huron.
  

(US) Couperin (1): La Visionaire (performed by Rebecca Pechefsky)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 02, 2011
“Harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky performs François Couperin's "La Visionaire," an overture opening his 25th Ordre (Paris, 1730), in New York City's historic Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, built in 1765.
  

(US) The Foyer of the Forgotten (radio program)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 02, 2011

“You're most cordially invited to listen to my new radio program, "The Foyer of the Forgotten" on WWFM, 89.1 in the greater Princeton and New York area.

The program is one hour long and introduces the works of composers who have fallen into byroads of musical history and who either need reviving or who are being revived through new CDs and performances. There will be occasional interviews.
  


(CZ) Call For Papers: 46th Brno International Musicological Colloquium 2011 October (Deadline: 2011 July 31)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2011

Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk Univerisity

Central European Musical Culture between the Thirty Years War and the Congress of Vienna: Forms and changes in musical institutions and performance, 1618-1815

“The time frame of this colloquium is defined by events of European significance in terms of political history. In Central Europe, however, processes lasting for almost two hundred years significantly influenced the formation of different types of socio-cultural environments, as the historian Josef Válka has pointed out in the royal, monastical and urban environments of the Baroque period.


(FR) Agrémens: Concerts and Workshops (2011 October 21-23)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2011

Programme:

  • Interpretation of the music of the 17th and 18th centuries the harpsichord and baroque flute
  • Introduction to continuo ... and development ...
  • Chamber music (flute, harpsichord and continuo)
  • Programme to be agreed with the teachers by participants’ level of musicianship
      

(US) Recently Released: Sfumato (Ron Andrico and Donna Stewart) (2011 June 22)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2011
“We are very pleased to announce that our new CD, Sfumato, is now available. Pre-ordered copies are already wending their merry way through the postal system and into the hands of our valued patrons. 
  

(US) Harmonia Mundi: Eighteenth-Century Madrid By Anna Pranger

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2011

“Domenico Scarlatti arrived in Madrid in 1733, following his pupil Maria Barbara there after she married the Spanish prince Ferdinand. The Spanish kingdom had experienced major blows to its position on the European stage in the defeat of their Armada by the English, and king Charles II dying with no heir.
  


(ES) Festival Internacional de Música de Tecla Española (FIMTE) (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2011

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“Founded in 2000 by Luisa Morales, the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music (FIMTE) is now internationally recognised as a leader in the field of Spanish Keyboard Music. Through a wide array of performances, scholarly and educational events, FIMTE has earned its place as a leading presentation venue for scholars and performers of Spanish keyboard music and has secured FIMTE's reputation as one of the most important annual celebrations of Spanish music.  …


(US) Opera Today Review: "Boston Early Music Festival: Niobe, Regina di Tebe" (Author: John Yohalem) (2011 June 20)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2011
“From a specialty occasion, a meeting of minds and interests and instruments for a week every two years, its classes and performances culminating in the sometimes casual staging of a forgotten opera from an obscure corner of the repertory, cast with singers soon to become Early Music A-listers (Suzie LeBlanc, Karina Gauvin), …
  

(US) Recently Published: Early Music America (EMA) Summer 2011 Issue of Early Music America Magazine

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2011

In this issue:

  • BEMF 2011: Celebrating 30 Years with Metamorphoses
  • Contextual Improvisation, or Why Swat Flies with a Frisbee?
  • Starting Them Early in Seattle
  • Profile: Robert Mealy and the Yale Baroque Ensemble by Craig Zeichner
  • The Rebirth of the Angular Harp by Bo Lawergren
  • In Conclusion: Playing a game of HIP Jeopardy! by Mark Kroll
  • Plus Recording Reviews, Book Reviews, and Sound Bytes (news from the field)”