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(US) Opera Today DVD Review: "Pavarotti at the Metropolitan Opera" by Chris Mullins (27 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2011
“Luciano Pavarotti died in September 2007, just short of his 72nd birthday and only a few years after his last performance at the Metropolitan Opera, in Tosca.
  

(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quote #24: Zarlino and singers"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2011

From the most recent blog on the “Unquiet Thoughts” blog by Ron Andrico and Donna Stewart: 

“ Gioseffo Zarlino ( 1517 – 1590) was a composer and music theorist who wrote with clarity about lofty subjects like minutely different divisions of the scale that results in intonation unlike the equal temperament to which we are accustomed today.  …
  


(US) PRESS RELEASE: Chalice Consort & Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2011

Chalice Consort Named Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

SAN FRANCISCO – Chalice Consort has just been named Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. The residency reflects a shared goal of the choir and the cathedral: bringing centuries-old traditions to life in a modern setting.


(US) American Indian Heritage Month -- November

Contributed by Admin on Nov 04, 2011

“The Smithsonian celebrates American Indian Heritage Month throughout November with a series of performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. …”
  


(DE) New items published by TREE EDITION -- October 2011

Contributed by Admin on Nov 04, 2011

MANUSCRIPT SCHWERIN 640
Music for Angélique, transposed for Baroque Lute by Michael Treder The manuscript contains 144 pieces in different keys. As composers are identified Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Louis and Louis Lully, de Launay, D. Gaultier, Losy, Steffani, Dubut, Hardel, Dufaut, Gallot, Vieux Gaultier. The pieces are sorted by key. Preface by Michael Treder, review about the Angélique (history, existing instruments, music for the instrument)by Andreas Schlegel. List of concordances by François-Pierre Goy and Peter Steur.
French Tablature/Baroque tuning/210 pages/2 volumes
…   


(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Preview: "Cançonièr: Dance Fever" by By Jonathan Rhodes Lee

Contributed by Admin on Nov 04, 2011
“On a warm summer day in July, 1518, in the ancient city of Strasbourg, an elderly woman named Frau Troffea stepped out of her front door and began to dance in the street. ... Thus began an episode of choreomania, the ‘dancing plague.’”
  

(US) Chalice Consort Concert, Davitt Morney, Director: Requiem by Eustache du Caurroy (4,5,6 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2011
Chalice Consort will open its 2011-2012 season with Requiem by Eustache du Caurroy (c.1549-1609) in November; directed by our artistic director, Davitt Moroney.

The famous musical setting of the text of the Requiem Mass by the French composer Eustache du Caurroy is one of the finest of all Requiem settings. It was written in about 1590 and was performed at the funeral of the French king Henri IV. It was then used as a sort of "official requiem" at the funeral of subsequent French kings until the French Revolution.
  

(UK) Cambridge Early Music Forthcoming Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2011
News from Louise Jameson, Assistant Administrator of Cambridge Early Music at Trinity College of their upcoming concerts. The following concerts span November, December 2011 and January 2012.
  

(CA) Tafelmusik Lottery: A chance to Win a Harley

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2011

(A new twist on fundraising. -- ed.)

TAFELMUSIK LOTTERY: A CHANCE TO WIN A HARLEY!

A 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe and Gear package valued at $24,669.04.
PLUS, BONUS $1,000 EARLY BIRD CASH PRIZES!
  


(ES) November Book Listings from TRITÓ Edicions, S.L.: "Vocal Music: Music and Handbooks November 2011"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2011
The latest newsletter from TRITÓ Edicions, S.L listing new available arrivals. Of note: 

“El cant gregorià. Un model de música religiosa”
“Le Codex de Chypre (Torino, Biblioteca Universitaria J.II.9)”
   

(UK) 2012 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music (18-26 May 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 31, 2011
“A visit by one of the world's great names in early music, the Catalan bass viol virtuoso Jordi Savall, will be one of the main attractions at the 2012 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Together with his superb orchestra Le Concert des Nations, hand-picked from leading players all over Europe, he will be kick-starting our festival theme of international harmony and friendly rivalry with a celebration of the cross-fertilisation of national styles embodied in the music of composers such as Lully, Handel, Corelli, Avison and Telemann.
  

(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: "La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers & La Couronne de Fleurs" (26, 27 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 31, 2011
Be there for the can’t-miss event of Boston’s concert season in this Boston Early Music Festival year of triumphant returns, as BEMF turns again to Marc-Antoine Charpentier for its fourth annual Chamber Opera Series production. Charpentier, the composer of Actéon in BEMF’s first presentation of chamber operas in 2008, is the creator of both works in this year’s double bill exploring the transcendental power of music. 

(BE) La Petite Bande Photo Albums on Facebook

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2011
You may be interested in visiting La Petite Bande’s Facebook site as the ensemble has been busy adding photos to its photo section. Always a delight to see photos of performances and rehearsals. Do have a peek at their photos and perhaps drop in to one of the scheduled concerts. 

(US) New from Harmonia Mundi: "George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 -- Agrippina"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2011
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Chamber ensemble, René Jacobs, Conductor

“After his acclaimed explorations of such Handel operas as Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, René Jacobs now tackles the first great operatic success of the ‘caro Sassone’ (Venice, 1710), the climax of his Italian period.

(US) Westfield International Fortepiano Competition Winners and Videos

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2011

Winners of the Westfield Fortepiano Competition of  July 31, 2011 – August 6, 2011

First Prize ($7,500): Anthony Romaniuk (Australia)
Second Prize ($3,500): Mike Cheng-Yu Lee (New Zealand)
Third Prize ($2,500) (Given by Ms Percy Browning): Shin Hwang (USA)
Herbert J Carlin Audience Prize ($1,000): Mike Cheng-Yu Lee (New Zealand)
Honorable mention: Assen Boyadjiev (Bulgaria) and David Hyun-Su Kim (USA)
 


(CA) Arion Orchestre Baroque Concert: "Overtures for the Overture" (28-29-30 oct 2011) -- REVIEW La Presse

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011

Arion Baroque Orchestra opens its 31st season and enter the new room Bourgie this weekend with a program-Rameau Rebel entrusted to Christophe Rousset and given three times. Contrary to what is suggested in the advertisement, the renowned French harpsichordist appears only as a conductor. …“
  


(FR) La Capella de Ministrers - Carles Magraner: Canticum Nativitatis Domini (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (Concert: 30 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011
Commemorative program for the 400th anniversary of the death of the composer Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611).
  

(FR) New CD from ensemble Syntagma: "ROSA E ORTICHA"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011
“The new CD of Alexandre Danilevski and his Ensemble Syntagma presents some of the most elaborate works of the mediaeval musica composita by Bardolino da Padova and his contemporaries.
  

(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: "Apollo's Fire" (5 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011

Handel and Vivaldi: Fireworks
Jeannette Sorrell
, Music Director

“Superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky returns to the Boston concert stage after his breathtaking performance in the BEMF 2011 centerpiece opera, Niobe, Regina di Tebe, in a concert with Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra.
  


(US) New at Oxford University Press: "Giving Voice to Love" (Judith A. Peraino) (Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011

Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

ISBN13: 9780199757244
ISBN10: 0199757240
Hardback, 384 pages

“Grafting musicology and literary studies together in an unprecedented manner, Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut investigates French and Occitan "courtly love" songs from the twelfth to fourteenth centuries and explores the paradoxical relationship of music and self-expression in the Middle Ages. 
  


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Concert: "Ten Years of Nota Bene: An Anniversary Celebration" -- Review

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011
By all accounts, it was a well attended concert with a concert programme reflecting on ten years of memorable performances. What really completed the night of such a delightful performance was followed by a short reception where guests were treated to a “same-name”“Nota Bene” wine!
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music: "The Far Side Of The Veil" by Laura Osterlund (23 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
“We’ll hear musical laments that pass beyond the veil from the Codex Las Huelgas, as well as a musical homage by Josquin des Prez, and death’s depiction in the keyboard music of Johann Jakob Froberger.  Plus, we’ll follow Percival on his quest for the Holy Grail, travel along Celtic crossroads, and hear a thirteenth-century service for St. Martin of Tours. …“
  

(FR) Recently Released from Le Parlement de Musique: "Le Retour de la Paix" (CD, Release date: 13 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
Cantates et concert royaux
Monteclair-Clérambault
Le Parlement de Musique -- Martin Gester
Dorothy Leclair -- Soprano


“Shards
and evocation of war - view from the Court, symphonies with trumpets, fifes and drums. Invocation of peace and followed by entertainment to the sound of bagpipes. Delights of the island of Delos, where Apollo's sits surrounded by muses, birds and
happy shepherds. 
  

(UK) Recently Available from DanceBooks: "Cornazano's 'Book on the Art of Dancing (reprinted)"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
“The Noverre Press, exclusively distributed by Dance Books, is pleased to announce a reprint of Madeleine Inglehearn's and Peggy Forsyth's translation of Antonio Cornazano's 1455 treatise 'The Book on the Art of Dancing'.
  

(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "From Ghetto to Palazzo"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011

Date: Sunday, November 20th, 4:00pm
Location: Congregation Shearith Israel, 8 West 70th Street (New York)
Tickets: orders@gemsny.org
Phone: (212) 866-0468

“Last season's concert of works by the Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi, (c. 1570 – 1630), is back by popular demand, performed by members of the Clarion Society, Steven Fox, music director.  The performance will feature both liturgical works in Hebrew composed for the synagogue and secular Italian madrigals composed for the Gonzaga court.
  

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