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(UK) Handel House is 10! and Fundraiser

Contributed by Admin on Jun 14, 2011

(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.
   


(UK) 2011 Summer Festival of Music Operas at the University of Birmingham (2011 June 17-19)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 12, 2011

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.
  


(UK) Andreas Scholl, Wigmore Hall (Opera Today Review Claire Seymour) (2011 June 09)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 12, 2011
“A capacity crowd at the Wigmore Hall eagerly awaited the arrival of Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin on the platform on Tuesday evening.
  

(UK) "More historical dances" from DanceBooks.co.uk

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2011
Author: Wood, Melusine
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.
  

(FR) Festival Embar(o)quement (2011 May 7-29) -- Photo Albums

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2011
Just in case you missed it and you wished you had been able to attend, the Festival Embar(o)quement has put together an online photo album for all to view.
  

(UK) Handel House Museum June / July 2011 Events

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2011
Included is the list of concert events for the busy months of June and July 2011 at Handel House.
  

(US) Four Nations 25th Anniversary Concert June 15th - Return to Friends Meeting House

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2011
Join the Four Nations Ensemble for a 25th Anniversary Celebration
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.


(CA) NewBEMF - New Brunswick Early Music Festival 2011 Concert Schedule (2011 June 6-25)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 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.

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)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 07, 2011
“Never let it be said that early music is stuck in the past, whether it’s performing newly discovered old works or exploring new ways to present old favorites.
  

(US) Le Royaume Oublié: La Tragédie Cathare (Opera Today Review by Steven Plank)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2011
“Before a single track has been heard, Jordi Savall’s The Forgotten Kingdom impresses with its scale: a three-CD set packaged in a lavish, bound book that contains fifty dense pages of English commentary by nine different authors; adding the multiple translations, beautiful illustrations, and song texts, the book itself luxuriantly sprawls over 500 pages.
  

(CA) Festival Chants de Vielles (2011 Sept. 9-11)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2011
Festival Chants de Vielles  takes place amidst the autumn glory on September 9-10-11, 2011, in the lovely, country setting of Calixa-Lavallée, a quaint and historic Québec village. Every year, Chants de Vielles brings in a fresh and delicious musical harvest by providing a place for sharing and learning on a human scale.
  

(US) Davitt Moroney on Striggio's Long-lost Mass (YouTube Video)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011
“UC Berkeley musicologist and renowned harpsichordist Davitt Moroney talks about his discovery of the long-lost 16th-century mass by Alessandro Striggio "Missa sopra Ecco sì beato" in 40 and 60 parts.
  

(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) -- NEW! Behind-the-Scenes Video of Niobe (BEMF 2011 June 12-19)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2011
“Take a sneak peak at dazzling performances by Amanda Forsythe and Philippe Jaroussky -- the stars of the Boston Early Music Festival’s upcoming North American premiere of Agostino Steffani's 1688 operatic masterpiece Niobe, Regina di Tebe in this new preview by BEMF videographer Kathy Wittman. 

(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.
  

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