“Sketches by Boz, the volume of newspaper columns that became Dickens’ first book, invokes a colorful view of 19th-century England”
“Seven Dials, in central London, is a good place to people-watch. Outside the Crown pub, ruddy men laugh loudly, sloshing their pints; shoppers’ heels click on cobblestones; and tourists spill bewildered out of a musical at the Cambridge Theatre. A column marks the seven-street intersection, and its steps make a sunny perch for gazing on the parade. …
(US) Recently Released: "George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 Belshazzar" (Harmonia Mundi DVD) (2011 May)
Coproduction Festival d'Aix-en-PorvenceRené Jacobs - Conductor
Rias Kammerchor - Ensemble vocal
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Chamber ensemble
Kenneth Tarver - Tenor (Belshazzar)
Rosemary Joshua - Soprano (Nitocris)
Bejun Mehta - Countertenor (Cyrus)
Kristina Hammarström - Mezzo-soprano (Daniel)
Neal Davies - Baritone (Gobrias)
This live recording from the Festival of Aix-en-Provence 2008 reveals one of Handel's most gripping dramatic works.
(US) Harmonia Early Music: Listener Favorites: Gesualdo, Tavener, Dalza, Pergolesi, And More" (By Bernard Gordillo)
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited144 pages. Price : 17,50 Euros.
Réf. 63966. Editions Fuzeau Classique
“Here, brought together for the first time, you will find 50 Renaissance and Baroque ostinato basses, songs and dances (1) on which composers repeatedly wrote variations over the course of decades or even centuries. These pieces circulated from country to country, from one publication or manuscript to another, and also served as a basis for improvisation by performing musicians of the time.
(IT) Early Music Masterclass and Prize (Perugia IT) (2011 September 13/17) (Application Deadline 2011 July 4)
Conservatoria Di Musica -- Early Music Masterclass
With The Parley of Instruments (Great Britain)
To the best duo or trio of the Masterclass (judged at the sole discretion of masterclass teachers and organizers) the Associazione Culturale “Umbri-A Concerto” will give the opportunity, at expense of Associazione, to perform two concerts in Bulgaria (Sofia and Varna) in musical season 2011/2012.
Word from Sid Glickman, that his 300+ instrument collection is for sale. "I was a good shopper until recently and I would like to see them well placed before my time is up! (tongue in cheek)"
The competition was won by Valentina Naforniţă from Moldova, who also won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize.
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“Undoubtedly one of the most prominent harpsichord and forte piano performers in the world, Andreas Staier embarked upon a solo career in 1986 and, since then, his indisputable musical mastery has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire.
(Recently posted on the Handel House newsletter -- ed.)
In November 2011 Handel House Museum is 10 years old!
To mark this landmark anniversary Handel House is launching its 10 for 10 campaign with JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis
“The highlight of the festival is the Summer Festival Opera, a double bill of two Baroque masterpieces, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis on 17 / 18 / 19 June in The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. With a twist to the production, these operas are set at the outbreak and close of the Second World War. Please see the opera press release attached for more details.
Published: 1956, 2010
Melusine Wood's previous book, Historical Dances : 12th to 18th Century, was in the nature of an introduction to the subject, each major period being illustrated by one or more typical dances. Here, dances are studied in relation to a definite syllabus, the first Elementary; the second Intermediate, and more difficult of execution. There are also helpful notes on 'Angel Walking', and on the varying modes of deportment during the Middle Ages and the 17th and 18th centuries.
Wednesday, June 15th at 730-Friend's Meeting House
Don't miss a joyful, romantic, nostalgic and celebratory performance at the historic Friend's Meeting House on 15th street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.
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.
NewBEMF, hosted by the St. Andrews Arts Council is also unique in its focus on combining college-level academic classes for credit through Millikin University (Decatur, IL) with pre-professional performing opportunities and significant community involvement.
List of upcoming concert from the New Brunswick Early Music Festival 2011:
(US) New Bach Festival: Exciting Early Music -- American Bach Soloists (Preview By Marianne Lipanovich) (2011 July 15-23)
(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) -- NEW! Behind-the-Scenes Video of Niobe (BEMF 2011 June 12-19)
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“Trio Sonnerie is one of the longest established and most highly regarded chamber groups working in Europe today.
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.
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