(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)

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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.

(SE) Stockholm Early Music Festival (SEMF) (6-10 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 25, 2012
“This year’s delights? The phenomenal maestro Alessandrini conducts Concerto Italiano, top ensemble Le Poème Harmonique visits from France, and German Cantus Cölln bring their dazzling vocal skill. All exclusive visits for SEMF, and first performances in Stockholm! Colourful Swiss ensemble Elyma opens the festival with exotic baroque sounds from Latin America. Also, a memorial concert for Gustav Leonhardt, Faroese ”kvaddans”, Portuguese early world music, greetings from Swedish 18th century poet Carl Michael Bellman…

(BE) Scherzi Musicali, dir. Nicolas Achten : France Musicque "Matin de musiciens" - Interview (20 feb 2012) "

Contributed by Admin on Feb 25, 2012

“Domenico Mazzocchi 1630 : soleil et ruines de Rome”, with the ensemble Scherzi Musicali, dir. Nicolas Achten

Podcast: 01:30:00

Monday mornings, France Musique starts the week off with “Matin des musiciens” with interviews of all genres. Along with the participation of Edouard Fouré Caul-Futy, the ensemble Scherzi Musicali, is interviewed on the details and influences of Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665) vocal compositions.

(FR) Festival de Musique Ancienne de Callas (Var) (16-27 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 25, 2012
This year’s concert events have been posted in the Callas Early Music Festival website. You may want to visit the site if you are planning on being in the area.

(FR) Asfeld 2012 - 6ème Festival International de Viole de Gambe d'Asfeld (29-30 jun, 1 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 25, 2012

Early Music Festival at Asfeld

International viola da gamba festival held every year. The programme is available online. If your interest lies with the viola da gamba you may want to visit the site and peruse their itinerary. The church at Asfeld is believed to have been built along the lines of a viola da gamba.

(UK) Wynndebagge

Contributed by Admin on Feb 24, 2012
“wynndebagge has been at the forefront of bringing medieval, Renaissance and European dance music to a wider audience whilst making them laugh for over 15 years. With ancestral roots amongst the Russian steppes and French Huguenots and links to branches in British television comedy, film, the RSC and Music Hall, his influences are culturally diverse yet his style very English. …

(US) Harmonia Early Music Post (14 feb 2012): Grammy-Nominated/Winners of Early Music Recordings

Contributed by Admin on Feb 24, 2012

Harmonia extends congratulations to all of the 2011 Grammy winners! 

In the classical music genre, there were several early music recordings nominated.  Harmonia would like to highlight these recordings for your enjoyment.

(AT) "Summer 1712" - 7th zeitenTANZ Summer School for Baroque Dance (19-26 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 24, 2012

Location: Set in the soft green hills of the Mostviertel (Lower Austria), the → Benedictine abbey of Seitenstetten,  founded in 1112, doesn't really show it's age: Famous 18th century artists like Paul Troger and Bartolomeo Altomonte gave it the handsome baroque face it still preserves today. The abbey and its famous baroque garden, perfect for relaxing between dance lessons, lend their atmosphere to our summer school.

Classes will be held in rooms of the abbey and the new Education Center St. Benedikt alternately. Students will be lodged in the Education Center's cosy hostel.

Beginners to Advanced

(CH) Swiss Recorder Workshop 2012: "Medieval Crossroads of Europe Music Workshop" (24 sep - 1 oct 2012)

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Location: Schloss Glarisegg, Steckborn, Switzerland

“Join us for an intensive seven-day Early Music workshop in Switzerland to be held September 24-October 1, 2012 at Schloss Glarisegg, Steckborn, Switzerland.
This intensive workshop will cover many musical styles but has a special emphasis on music that reflects the medieval history of the region around Lake Constance, a beautiful lake that touches three countries (Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. 

(US) Weekend Specials at ArkivMusic (24 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 24, 2012
ArkivMusic’s weekend special newsletter is out for this weekend. Of note the“Gombert: Missa Media Vita / Hilliard Ensemble”.

Release Date: 01/10/2006
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 000591702   Spars Code: DDD
Composer:  Nicolas Gombert
Performer:  Robert [Bass Voice] MacDonald,  Andreas Hirtreiter,  David James,  Gordon Jones, Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins.

(UK) National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) Early Music Listings (Mar-Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 23, 2012

From the latest newsletter from the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), we are reminded of their upcoming early music concert listings; of particular note, the NCEM Composers Award 2012 venue where the winners will be announced. Book early as these concerts are usually quite popular.

(US) Opera Today Review: "Dido and Aeneas, Manitoba" (Canada) by Gwenda Nemerofsky (10 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 23, 2012
“Winnipeg music lovers were willingly transported back several centuries as Daniel Taylor and Montreal-based Theatre of Early Music graced Westminster United Church with a program of infrequently heard music.

(UK) Jacks Pipes and Hammers, The Early Music Specialists

Contributed by Admin on Feb 23, 2012 Weblinks Revisited 

"Based in an 18th century farm complex in the Yorkshire Pennines, we supply the needs of early music enthusiasts world-wide. We hold large stocks of sheetmusic in facsimile and modern editions, books and CDs Anything we do not have in stock, will be obtained on demand. Look in the Catalogues page for publishers' catalogues." 

(US) Harmonia Mundi Latest February Releases Newsletter (Early Music Picks)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 23, 2012
Stile Antico and Fretwork
Tune Thy Musicke to thy Hart
Tudor and Jocobean Music for Private Devotion

On Tune thy Musick to thy Hart the young British stars of song Stile Antico are joined by the award-winning viol consort Fretwork to explore the wealth of Tudor and Jacobean sacred music written not for church performance, but for the court and for the home. Sung entirely in English, the program invites audiences to eavesdrop on this profound and moving musical experience.

(IT) L'Humor Bizzarro - 11th Early Dance and Music Summer Workshop (1-8 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 23, 2012

L’Humor Bizzarro
intarsi di musica e danza antica
courses, concerts and workshops

11th edition – Rome (Italy) August 1st – 8th, 2012
Location: Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio

At the end of the workshop all the courses will take part in the final students' performance with dance, music and theatre.

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