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(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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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.
 

(IT) The Inner-Outer Italian Clavichord

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2011
As the family of Italian harpsichords has been divided into two categories, false inner-outer and inner-outer, from the famous definition of Frank Hubbard, also for the family of Italian clavichords we can apply the same classification.
 

(DE) Raumklang, Music Label

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

If you have not done so yet, you may be interested in visiting the  Raumklang, Music Label web pages and browsing their catalogue of available early music CD’s or list of available mp3’s.
 


(UK) New Findings on the Possible Copyists and Owners of the Scarlatti Sonata Manuscripts in Münster: the Role of Antonino Reggio

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2011
Anthony Hart, author
New findings on the possible copyists and owners of the Scarlatti sonata manuscripts in Münster: the role of Antonino Reggio Early Music (2011) 39(1): 57-64 first published online January 27, 2011 doi:10.1093/em/caq109

“In his unpublished 1970 dissertation on Domenico Scarlatti, Joel Sheveloff identified four major collections of the keyboard sonatas of Scarlatti, two Spanish and two Italian in origin.


(IT) 19th Congress of the International Musicological Society (Rome, IT) (2012 July 1-7)

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2011
The 19th Congress of the International Musicological Society will be held in Rome from Sunday, 1 July, to Saturday, 7 July, 2012. All musicologists are invited (including non-members of IMS) to participate and contribute to the conference.
 

(IT) Eighteenth Annual Conference of SIDM (Genoa, IT) (Call for Papers, Deadline: 2011 June 15)

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2011
Genova, Conservatorio di Musica “Niccolò Paganini”
21-23 October 2011


Call For Papers

The Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society will take place in Genova in collaboration with the Conservatorio di Musica “Niccolò Paganini” from 21 to 23 Oc­tober 2011. On October, 22 all members will gather for their annual meeting. Scholars from all over the world are invited to submit their paper proposals. Every topic in the field of
musicological studies is accepted.


(UK) North West Early Music Forum Summer School of Renaissance Music (2011 July 23-29)

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2011

Trafford Hall, Wimbolds Trafford Chester

This is our new home for Summer school this year. The venue is a grade 2 listed building near to Chester. The residential facilities are comfortable and we have plenty of easily accessible playing space for our regular singing, viol and recorder consorts. 
  


(UK) Migrating from Descant to Treble Recorder Course at Benslow (2011 June 24-26)

Contributed by VickyCarlton on May 21, 2011

Tutored by: Rae Strong

Most people learn to play recorders pitched in C - usually the descant - but other members of the family, the treble, bass and tiny sopranino recorder, are pitched in F. Rae Strong’s accessible course will help you make the transition and have fun while you’re doing it. It will cover everything from basic note learning to ensemble playing, so that you’ll emerge from your stay at Benslow an altogether more versatile player. 


(US) The Fifty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (2012 March 22-24) (Call for papers, deadline: 2011 June 15)

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2011

Washington, D.C.
22-24 March 2012

The Program Committee invites submissions for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Renaissance Studies, or the era ca. 1300-1650.
 


(UK) Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition 2011 (2011 November 11-13)

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

The 2011 Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition 
11th -13th November 2011

We are pleased to announce the dates for this year's Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition, which celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Old Royal Naval College!
 


(UK) Did Bach really mean that? (Colin Booth, author)

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2011

Deceptive notation in baroque keyboard music
by Colin Booth

“Did Bach Really Mean That? is a book which explores musical notation and the way in which composers of Baroque keyboard music used it.
 


(US) Songs in Motion Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied (Yonatan Malin, author) (Oxford Press)

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2011
Qualities of motion and emotion in song come from poetic images, melody, harmony, and voice leading, but they also come from rhythm and meter-the flow and articulation of words and music in time. This book explores rhythm and meter in the nineteenth-century German Lied, including songs for voice and piano by Fanny Hensel nee Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Hugo Wolf.


(IT) Il Complesso Barocco Recording Release and Tour

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2011

Handel
Ariodante

Didonato
Gauvin | Puértolas | Lemieux | Lehtipuu | Brook
Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis

Attached information concerning the latest Il Complesso Barocco recording release and tour.


(BE) Les Amis du Clavecin

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Les Amis du Clavecin (The Friends of the Harpsichord) is an association founded in 1991 by the Belgian harpsichordist Betty Bruylants. Its purpose is to foster people's knowledge and love of the harpsichord, an instrument which was extremely important in the history of western music for over three centuries.
 

(US) American Recorder Society (ARS) -- Recorder Instructional Videos

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2011

How to Play the Recorder

Vicki Boeckman helps students with the basics of how to play the recorder.
 


(FR) The Reconstruction of the "Tiorbino" Harpsichord by O. Fadini (YouTube)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2011
Rescued and reconstructed. Visit the slide show YouTube video of the “Tiorbino” harpsichord  as well as hear it being played.
 

(US) Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär Conference (CFP 2011 june 15) (2012 March 29-31, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)

Contributed by Admin on May 16, 2011
Visual Acuity and the Arts of Communication in Early Modern Germany

The sixth international conference sponsored by FNI will address visual culture in early modern Germany. Artists, writers, preachers, musicians, and performers, as well as those whom they may represent, need audiences. In a society saturated with images, visualization, whether literal or imaginative, becomes a dynamic tool for communication. In early print culture writers, artists, and publishers experimented with how to combine visual images with text in order to make their messages more effective. Authors, such as Hans Sachs, often engaged their audiences through verbal pictures, such as vivid descriptions of settings and people. During the Early Modern period religious propagandists, political writers, satirists, cartographers, the scientific community, and others experimented with new uses of visual images. Practitioners of many disciplines adopted visual criteria for testing truth claims, investigating pressing problems, and representing knowledge.
 

(FR) Miguel Yisrael, Lutenist

Contributed by Admin on May 16, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Miguel Yisrael was born in 1973 in Lisbon, where he began his musical and artistic career, earning his Diploma in Classical Guitar in 1994. From 1999 to 2004, after studying the lute at the Paris Conservatoire, with Claire Antonini, Miguel Yisrael completed his musical education with the grand maestro Hopkinson Smith in Basel, Switzerland, at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
 


(US) The Southwell-Sibthorpe commonplace book : Folger Ms. V.b.198 (1997)

Contributed by Admin on May 16, 2011
Folger Shakespeare Library, MS V.b.198
British Library Lansdowne MS 740
Anne Southwell's poetry

Poetry by Anne Southwell, a strongly Calvinist writer, appears in two extant manuscripts. It is possible that they were both assembled under the supervision of Southwell herself and/or her second husband Henry Sibthorpe.

As well as secular and religious poetry by Southwell, the Folger manuscript contains a wide range of miscellaneous material: verse from songbooks and poems by Henry King, Arthur Gorges and Walter Ralegh (none attributed correctly), prose texts by Southwell and others and memoranda of various kinds, including 'A List of my Bookes' (Cavanaugh 1967).
 


(HU) Renaissance and Baroque Week (Győr, Hungary) (2011July 24 - 31)

Contributed by Admin on May 15, 2011
In addition to concerts, Baroque vocal, flute, violin, lute, cello, viola da gamba and harpsichord courses will take place.
 

(US) 2012 Gerboth Award: Call for Applications (Music Library Association MLA news)

Contributed by Admin on May 15, 2011
The Music Library Association, in memory of its Past President and Honorary Member Walter Gerboth, established the Gerboth Award. It is made to members of MLA who are in the first five years of their professional library careers, to assist research-in-progress in music or music librarianship.
 

(IE) Eighth Biennial Conference for Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Belfast, Ireland) (2011 July 21-24)

Contributed by Admin on May 15, 2011
Since its inception in 1997, the Biennial Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain has established itself as one of the most significant musicological meetings in the academic calendar.
 

(US) Folger Shakespeare Library

Contributed by Admin on May 15, 2011
Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.
 

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