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(SE) Gothenburg International Organ Academy: The British Organ in the 19th Century (2011 September 15-18)

Contributed by Admin on May 29, 2011
This year, the organ academy will have access to the best English organs of Gothenburg, specifically the Willis organ in Örgryte New Church and the newly installed Walker organ in Christ the King Catholic Church.
  

(FR) 25ème Festival de musique ancienne et baroque de l’Abbaye de Saint-Michel en Thiérache (2011 June 5-July 3)

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011

Home to the famous Jean de Boizard organ (1714) the Saint-Michel abbey has welcomed for the last several years, the most sought after artists of ancient music.
  


(SE) Dissertation on ”Lamenting and Mad Women on the Opera Stage” (Elisabeth Belgrano, author)

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011
“In the Italian opera world of the seventeenth century, laments and mad scenes were a genre in themselves. These scenes were often the highlights of the performances and the stars were most often women. The pure voice, the female singer and her capacity for embellishing and embroidering the music were objects of lively discussions in the academic circles of that time. The concept of ”pure voice” is once again in focus in a new thesis, the first of its kind in the subject Performance in Theatre and Music Drama at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  

(ES) 12th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music (2011 October 7-9)

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011
WOMEN IN MUSIC: SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA
Almería, Andalousia 7th - 9th October
Instruments: harpsichord, clavichord, piano (solo, chamber and ensemble)
  

(UK) Original Clavichord c.1620- Mirrey Collection. Antonio de Cabezón

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011
Norberto Broggini plays "Para quién crié yo cabellos" -abridged version-by Antonio de Cabezón on the Anonymous Triple-fretted Clavichord (Flemish, c.1620) of the Mirrey Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments, Edinburgh.
   

(US) Ex cathedra Records (Early Music Foundation - EMF)

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Ex cathedra Records, part of Early Music Foundation, New York.

Early Music Foundation consists of a primary performing enterprise, EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK - FREDERICK RENZ, DIRECTOR, and a recording label, Ex cathedra Records. The EMF also serves as a not-for-profit umbrella for its associate projects: New York Early Music Celebration, Parthenia- A Consort of Viols, and an online early music events calendar, Polyphony.com.
  

(US) Performing Bach in Baroque Style: For Players of Modern Instruments (2011 June 26-July 2)

Contributed by Admin on May 27, 2011

An intensive week-long workshop in the principles of baroque style and performance practices and how they can be adapted to modern instruments.  (Singers are also welcome to apply.)
  


(US) Hurdy Gurdy Rosin Lesson (Scott Gayman, author) (YouTube video)

Contributed by Admin on May 27, 2011
From the pages of the hurdy-gurdy mailist: “I made a video about rosining and correcting problems. Neil added a note about using a wood block which is good advice to follow.“
  

(US) AAWM Submission Guidelines (Analytical Approaches to World Music Journal)

Contributed by Admin on May 27, 2011
“The editors of Analytical Approaches to World Music welcome submissions that engage the analytical, theoretical, and cultural aspects of the panoply of world musical traditions.
  

(NL) Petr Wagner, Viola da Gamba

Contributed by Admin on May 27, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

“Born in Prague, Petr Wagner studied cello at the Prague Conservatoire with Josef Chuchro. This was followed by studies in musicology at the Charles‘ University in Prague and at the Royal Holloway University of London. There he was introduced to viola da gamba by Richard Boothby, later continuing with Jaap ter Linden at the Akademie für alte Musik Dresden.


(US) Caecilia-Concert Summer Academy (2011 August 22-27)

Contributed by Admin on May 26, 2011
The Caecilia-Concert is pleased to announce the dates for our Summer Academy, to be held from 22-27 August 2011 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The course will run in collaboration with the Utrecht Festival for Early Music, Utrecht Music Conservatoire and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
  

(US) Institute for 17th Century Music at Queens College (NY, US) (2011 June 19-25)

Contributed by Admin on May 26, 2011

Baroque Opera Workshop
for Singers, String Players, and Continuo Players

The Institute for 17th Century Music at Queens College will offer a one-week, intensive training program in Baroque opera. 
  


(US) Vibration and Structural Acoustics Analysis (2011 October) -- New to be published by Springer

Contributed by Admin on May 26, 2011
“These papers where chosen from the more than 60 papers presented at the conference symposium: 3rd International Conference on Integrity, Reliability & Failure. Of interest to early music instrument builders: “Vibration Testing for the Evaluation of the Effects of Moisture Content on the In-Plane Elastic Constants of Wood used in Musical Instruments , by M. A. Pérez, P. Poletti and L. Gil
  

(IT) Luca de Paolis Recorders

Contributed by Admin on May 26, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Luca de Paolis, holds a degree in musicology with honours from the Bologna University, moreover he specialized in musical paleography from the Renaissance Institute in Rome. He has studied recorder with Paolo Capirci and kees Boeke.
  


(IT) Arturo Toscanini, the Director and Media Artist by Marco Capra and Ivano Cavallini

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2011

Newly published at Libreria Musical Italiana (LIM Editrice srl) and compiled from a long list of contributors.
  


(FI) Online String Calculator for Lute Instruments (Arto Wikla, Sotware Developer)

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2011
This calculator is useful only for calculating the tensions and diameters of strings made of homogeneous material!
  

(FR) Proportions of Renaissance Tenor Flutes and the Relationship of Verona Flutes to Foot-Length Standards (Philippe Allain-Dupré, author)

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2011
“In a previous issue of this Journal, I presented a survey of original consort flutes and a study of their pitches in relation to treatises and musical compositions in which flutes were included. The present article deals with acoustics and mathematics
more than with musical issues.
  

(FR) L'atelier du Clavecin -- Laurent Soumagnac Builder and Restorer of Harpsichords

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Since 1975, Laurent Soumagnac builder and restorer of harpsichords, passionate for his craft. This passion for "l'art du geste" leads to national award in 2004 "Restoration et Conservation" of the Société d'Encouragement aux Métiers d'Arts.
  


(US) Anna Nicole, Jimi Hendrix and Handel in London (New York Times Arts Beat Article By Anthony Tommasini) (2011 Feb. 15)

Contributed by Admin on May 24, 2011
“LONDON — Almost everyone I meet here has heard about “Anna Nicole,” the new opera by the British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, which will have its premiere on Thursday by the Royal Opera at Covent Garden.  …
  

(US) Whitewater Early Music Festival (2011 June 3-5) (Reminder)

Contributed by Admin on May 24, 2011
Reminder from the Whitewater Early Music Festival, there is still time to register for Early Music Weekend at Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA.
 

(US) Recorder Workshop in Baltimore, Saturday, June 4 with Joan Kimball

Contributed by Admin on May 24, 2011

Society for Early Music late-spring workshop: Players of recorders, viols, sackbuts, shawms, crumhorns, cornetti, etc.
are welcome.

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 9:00 - 4:00
Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286


Artistic co-director and founding member of the Renaissance band Piffaro, Joan gave her full time to early music performance in 1980 after years as an early childhood educator.
  


(US) NewOlde.com

Contributed by Admin on May 24, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

NewOlde.com has arisen from a personal housekeeping project. To improve the accessibility of early music resources, I decided to organize interesting material in web format for my personal intranet. As the pages began to take shape, I realized that others might find them helpful and posted the results to date on the Internet.
 


(US) Early music takes center stage (Boston Globe, May 22, 2011) (Boston Early Music Festival "preview", by Jeremy Eichler, Globe Staff)

Contributed by Admin on May 23, 2011
“With the days growing longer, the flowers (theoretically) blooming, and the year ending in an odd number, it can all mean only one thing: the Boston Early Music Festival is on its way.
 

(UK) 1st International Conference on Historical Keyboard Music (ICHKM): sources, Contexts and Performance (Edinburgh, UK) (2011 July 1-3)

Contributed by Admin on May 23, 2011
This conference is intended as an international meeting of scholars and performers working in the field of keyboard studies, the first of its kind to be held in the United Kingdom.
 

(CA) Baptiste Romain (Medieval fiddle, renaissance violin, bagpipes)

Contributed by Admin on May 23, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

After studies in violin and composition at the Conservatoire National de Région in Rueil-Malmaison, Baptiste Romain went on to specialize in Medieval and Renaissance music, studying medieval fiddle, ancient bagpipes, and voice.