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(NL) Gurdy String Calculator (Gurdypedia.com)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011
“Andrew Nixon sent me (Paul Howland, Gurdypedia) two fantastic Excel spreadsheets developed by Hurdy Gurdy Info (HGI) - an informal group of hurdy-gurdy players and academics who discuss and chat about all-things hurdy-gurdy from time to time.
   

(UK) Trio Sonnerie

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

“Trio Sonnerie is one of the longest established and most highly regarded chamber groups working in Europe today.
  


(US) The Offbeat Museums of Europe (by Tony Perrottet) (Smithsonian.com May 17 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2011
Not directly related to early music, but still of interest, this month’s Smithsonian Magazine lists some museums of oddity that may be of interest to the early music enthusiasts.
  

(US) The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal (June Issue)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2011

Our June 2011 by Ian Howell (Editor)

“This issue includes two pieces by me: one discussing how rather than what to practice, and a very recent interview I gave on public radio on the countertenor and castrati voices.
  


(US) Notes on the Scene 6/2/11 -- Of Special Interest

Contributed by Admin on Jun 03, 2011

If you are in search of “anything early music related“ in the New York (US) area, the GEMS website is the place to visit. Subscription to the newsletter that is mailed twice monthly is quite rewarding.

Of this month’s first instalment: “There are two unusual "music drama" productions coming up.  The first is Underworld Productions's double bill that could be titled "300 years of sexual harrassment"-- Handel's 1710 operatic cantata "Apollo and Dafne" (early music is not only timeless, but timely!) paired with Ben Yarmolinsky's "Clarence + Anita," on June 7 and 8 at the Riverside Theater.
  


(UK) Pop Artists "Sting" Plays the Archlute and Meets Emily Howard (Comedienne?) -- Humour

Contributed by Admin on Jun 02, 2011

Video of popular pop artist “Sting” playing the archlute and meets Emily Howard. Humorous skit.
  


(US) J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

Contributed by Admin on Jun 02, 2011
“Our firm was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, we have issued over 60 catalogues and specialized lists offering autograph musical manuscripts and letters of composers; rare printed music; rare books on music and dance; and original prints, drawings and ephemera relating to music and dance, and have come to be recognized as among the leading international dealers in antiquarian music and dance material.”
  

(ES) 2nd International Conference: Luigi Boccherini and the Music of his Time (2011 November 2-4)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 02, 2011

Departamento Interfacultativo de Música, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in collaboration with the Asociación Luigi Boccherini (Madrid)

Guest Speakers

Yves Gérard
Rudolf Rasch (Universiteit Utrecht)
Elisabeth Le Guin (UCLA)
Marco Mangani (Università di Ferrara)

Call for Papers:
  


(FR) Skip Sempé, Harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Jun 02, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

 "Skip Sempé, virtuoso harpsichordist and founder of Capriccio Stravagante, is at the forefront of today's musical personalities in Renaissance and Baroque music.
  


(NY) New Music for the Band (2011 June 05)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 01, 2011
“Harpsichord Unlimited presents New Music for the Band, the 14th annual new music concert by the QCB. This year's group of composers includes new creations by both old friends (Robert Baksa, Stephen Kemp, Elodie Lauten and David MacDonald) and new (Michael Cohen and Eugene McBride).
  

(IT) New title from LIM: Bernard Lortat-Jacob "Canti di passione" Fotografie di Bachisio Masia (2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 01, 2011
“The first documentation of a historical and musicological tradition of sacred music dating from the sixteenth century, during the engagement of the brotherhoods in the cultural and social fabric of Sardegna.”
  

(US) SFUMATO: Musica per voce e liuto del Rinascimento Italiano - new release from Mignarda (2011 June 30)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 01, 2011

Pre-order Mignarda's latest CD by June 15th, 2011
and we'll list you as a 21st century Patron of the Arts on our liner notes!

Pre-order now for shipment on June 30, 2011.
Tracklisting and sound clips from this CD

Turmoil and tribulation, disease and death, faith and fraud, passion and pathos describe life in early 16th century Italy.
  

(US) The Mission Project (WAVE Concert) (2011 June 5)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 01, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

WAVE’s next benefit project will be a series of concerts in California missions to raise money for continued restoration of these buildings, which are an important part of California’s history.
  


(US) Music of Baroque Mexico: Fernandes, Padilla, and Murcia (Harmonia Episode - Recording) (2010 September 13)

Contributed by Admin on May 31, 2011
Works by Gaspar Fernandes and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, music from the Jesús Sánchez Garza Collection, and Santiago de Murcia with Ensamble Continuo.


(US) Organ Historical Society National 2011 Convention (2011 June 27- July 2) (Washington DC, US)

Contributed by Admin on May 31, 2011
I want to invite you to join us in Washington, DC from Monday June 27 through Saturday, July 2, 2011 for an exciting OHS Convention.
 

(ES) Complete Cabezón Works Online (FIMTE)

Contributed by Admin on May 31, 2011

“LISTEN NOW to the international online tribute C@BEZÓN500 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of the famous blind Spanish musician Antonio de Cabezón (1510-2010). This is the result of a joint effort by professional musicians, record labels, music students and amateur musicians who have got together to make all of Cabezón's works available online over the course of this fifth centennial year.
  


(CH) Ensemble Peregrina

Contributed by Admin on May 31, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Ensemble Peregrina, founded in 1997 researches and performs sacred and secular music from twelfth to fourteenth century Europe.
  


(UK) Language Music for Life Summer Workshop/Courses

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2011

“Language and Music for Life was born in Spring 1997 and is committed to providing training in both music and foreign languages to students of all ages, with a lower age limit of 10 years old  for the main Summer course, from 3 to 10 years old for the Peter Pan Course and no upper age limit.
  


(CA) Montreal Recorder Festival 2011 (2011 September 15-18)

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2011
“Our 10th anniversary – something to celebrate with great fanfare.
Ten years of following all the musical currents surrounding the recorder.
  

(CA) Fredericton Baroque Music Festival (2011 June 3-5)

Contributed by Admin on May 29, 2011
It's almost time for the Fredericton Baroque Music Festival! In just a few days, Christ Church Cathedral will host three concerts of baroque music performed by local and international performers!
  

(US) 10th Annual Prescott Summer Recorder Workshop (2011 Aug. 12-14)

Contributed by Admin on May 29, 2011

The Desert Pipes (Phoenix) and the Central Highlands (Prescott) ARS chapters invite our recorder friends near and far to join us for our annual summer workshop in the cool pines of Prescott, AZ.
  


(CA) New Brunswick Early Music Festival (NewBEMF) 2011 (2011 June 5-25)

Contributed by Admin on May 29, 2011
NewBEMF is a unique musical experience, held annually in the stunning seaside resort of St. Andrews, NB, just 60 minutes over the US border from coastal Maine.
  

(BE) Marco Ternovec (Renaissance & Baroque Viola da Gamba Bowed Instruments for Early Music Early Bows)

Contributed by Admin on May 29, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

“I was born in Italy where I had specialized in historical building of Renaissance and Baroque viole da gamba as well as Medieval instruments since 1983. In 1994 I moved my atelier to Belgium where I'm currently living. I have also extended my research for reconstruction and reproduction of baroque cellos using not only a baroque set up but also baroque way of building them.
  

(BR) III Semana de Música Antiga da UFMG: do mysterium eloquente (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) (2011 September 2-11)

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) Early Music Week III: On the Eloquent Mysterium

The School of Music, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the Association Pro-Culture and Promotion of the Arts (APPA) will hold the “III Semana de Música Antiga da UFMG: do mysterium eloquente” workshop from 2 to 11 September 2011.
  


(UK) Concert Season Begins at Benton House Features the Benton Fletcher Collection of Early Keyboards

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011
Fenton House, the opulent 17th century country house located in Hampstead featuring the Benton Fletcher collection of Early Keyboards, have just begun their season of concerts!

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