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New exhibition and conference 11 November 2011- 13 March 2012
“Next month we launch a new exhibition showcasing our Royal collection: a treasure trove of beautiful illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England between the 9th and 16th centuries.
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“Welcome to Clinkscale Online, a comprehensive research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of historic pianos from before 1860. The database is now available as an online resource available to all registered users without cost. Explore information about nearly 7000 historic pianos, and easily submit information on pianos not yet included, or corrections for existing data.
On this episode, Anna Pranger looks at“Chasing Goldberg” by Fred Lerdahl and“Variation on Variation with Variation” by Ralf Gothoni all performed by Lara Downes on the CD 13 Ways of looking at the Goldberg (modern piano).
(UK) From Cambridge University Press: "The Musician in Literature in the Age of Bach" by Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London)
(US) Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid (re: claims of use of illegal woods in their products)
“The first video with my new 13c lute by Malcolm Prior. …” For your enjoyment an amazing performance from Rob MacKillop, lutenist -- editor
“Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had been suggested. He was likely to have studied with Francesco Corbetta. He was first mentioned in 1680, and at about that time became a chamber musician to Louis XIV, in which capacity he often performed at court.
J.S. Bach- La Petite Bande Matthäus- Passion : So ist mein Jesu.mp4
Fresh faces and great music. View a recent posting from “Lapetitebande” on YouTube for your entertainment pleasure.
(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Concert: OFFICE of the DEAD for 3 Murdered Princesses (6,12,13 nov 2011)
Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602
Start your holiday season in style! Baroque Band returns to the magnificent setting of the Chicago Cultural Center for its annual rendition of this popular masterwork. (Presented in association with the Birmingham committee of Chicago Sister Cities International. )
(US) New at J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC: New Catalogues of "Mozart Books" and of "On Violins & Violin Makers"
(US) New from Palgrave Macmillan's Early Modern Literature in History series: "Early Modern Women in Conversation" by Katherine R. Larson (02 sep 2011)
“To converse is, in its most fundamental sense, to engage with society. The potency of conversation as an early modern social networking tool is complicated, however, both by its gendered status in the period and by its conflation of verbal and physical interaction.
(FR) Choeur de chambre les éléments - Direction : Joël Suhubiette: Méditerranée Sacrée (Concert) (8-9 Nov 2011)
(UK) The English Concert: An Intimate Musical Evening With Our Principal Lutenist William Carter (Concert: 15 nov 2011)
(Re-posted as a reminder to our readers who may have missed the Chaconne October discount offer.)
200 Early Music Albums at 25% Off
“This month we are offering over 200 early music albums at 25% off, courtesy of the early music label Chaconne, which is renowned for its broad cross section of early-music repertoire from Medieval to Classical, performed on original or period instruments.
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