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(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

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

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 08, 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 08, 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

and


(CH) Ana Arnaz, Soprano

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

"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.
  


(DE) Marieke Spaans, Harpsichord/Fortepiano/Organ

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

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 04, 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

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited 

“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

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited 

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.
  

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