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(IE) Unequal Temperaments 2nd edition

Contributed by Admin on Mar 07, 2009
From Dr. Claudio Di Veroli, author of "Unequal Temperaments":

After the remarkable success of the 1st edition of the Unequal Temperaments eBook, I am pleased to communicate that the 2nd revised edition is now available, ...

(US) The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers

Contributed by Admin on Mar 05, 2009
Newly Published:  The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers: Two Manuals and a Notebook, Translated from the Original German, with Commentary

Streicher, Nanette , Dieudonné, Carl , Schiedmayer, Johann David , & Schiedmayer, Johann Lorenz , Translation and annotation of original texts by Preethi de Silva

About Preethi de Silva:
Preethi de Silva holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Am Emerita Professor of Music at Scripps College, she is also Adjunct Professor of Music at Claremont Graduate University.

Visit publisher website for more information:  The Edwin Mellen Press

(US) Latest concert listing from Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO.ORG)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 04, 2009
Here is an updated list including some just booked upcoming Renaissance and Baroque concerts and workshops starting next week continuing into spring.  Hope to see you there!  Phil Neuman (EMGO)

Sunday, March 8, 2009, 3pm:  Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya present "La Cantatrice" : Music of the Early 17th Century from Italy and England.  Music by members of the famous musical Caccini family - Guilio, Settimia, and Francesca, who was called "La Cantatrice", Girolamo Frescobaldi, John Dowland, Thomas Campion, and others for voice, lute, archlute, cittern, bandora, recorders, and curtal.  Eliot Chapel at Reed College in Portland.  Admission $10 and 8. 
 

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 1-4 p.m.:  Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya perform 18th century French music o­n recorders, lute, violin, viola, baroque rackett, chalumeau, and serpent for Museum Family Day for the Portland Art Museum. The theme is the exhibition of French Paintings in the time of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.  For further information see:  Portland Art Museum


(BE) SUMMER SCHOOL CAPPELLA PRATENSIS (Aug. 24-30, 2009)

Contributed by Musica on Mar 04, 2009

Music for Pope Leo X
24/08/09 to 30/08/09

The course Music for Pope Leo X concentrates o­n the polyphonic repertoire from the early 16th century. Leo X was born as Giovanni de Medici and sat o­n the holy chair between 1513 and 1521. This music and art loving pope was a composer himself. He continued the evolution that his predecessor Pope Julius II had started. Under Leo X, the Papal Chapel’s ensemble became o­ne of the most highly renowned ensembles in Europe.

(UK) Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2009
*** The following is a list of events occurring at the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival. 
-- Click o­n the article's title to see the full listing. (ed.) ***


Event 1: Red Priest: Carnival of the Seasons
7.30pm Thursday 21 May 2009
Toll Gavel Methodist Church
Toll Gavel, Beverley, HU17 9AA

Piers Adams recorders, Julia Bishop violin, Angela East cello, Howard Beach harpsichord. A gloriously inventive mix of entertainments from Vivaldi, Corelli to Biber and van Ecyk. "Mad, bad and deliciously dangerous... wacky ideas, an impish sense of humour and astonishing virtuosity." Gramophone

Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £12.00, children £5.00) available from the National Centre for Early Music box office: 01904 658338; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; www.ncem.co.uk
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Event 2: Beverley Early Music Festival Schools' Chorus
1.00pm Friday 22 May 2009
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Court
North Bar Within Beverley, HU17 8DG

Community Education Project Directed by Sam DunkleyWe are delighted to welcome students from Woldgate College, a Performing Arts College in Pocklington, who have been working with peers from other schools in the East Riding to form this exciting new group. In this, their inaugural performance, the Chorus will be joined by young soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music in music by Purcell and Vivaldi.

Tickets: £3.00 (students free of charge) available from the National Centre for Early Music box office: 01904 658338; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; www.ncem.co.uk
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(UK) Do You Enjoy Playing the Viol?

Contributed by ncem on Feb 27, 2009

Saturday 23 May 2009
Coffee served from 10.00am
Workshop 10.30am - 4.00pm
St Mary's Church Hall
North Bar Within
Beverley, HU17 8DG


(US) Performance Practice Review (Volume 13, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2009
"Announcing the completion of Volume 13 (2008) of Claremont Graduate
University's o­nline music journal, /Performance Practice Review/  :

Articles
  • CANDACE BAILEY: "The Antebellum 'Piano Girl' in the American South"
  • ARON EDIDIN: "Consequentialism about Historical Authenticity"
  • BRUCE HAYNES: "A Correctly-Attributed Fake"
  • COLIN LAWSON: "'Attractively Packaged but Unripe Fruit'; the UK's Commercialization of Musical History in the 1980s"
  • ROBERT MARSHALL: "Bach's /Tempo Ordinario/: A Plaine and Easie Introduction to the System"
  • TIMOTHY J. MCGEE: "How o­ne Learned to Ornament in Late Sixteenth-Century Italy"
  • MARC VANSCHEEUWIJCK: "In Search of the Eighteenth-Century 'Violoncello': Antonio Vandini and the Concertos for Viola by Tartini"
  • PETER WALLS: "On Divided Lines: Instrumentation for Bass Parts in Corelli-Era Sonatas"

Book reviews

  • JANE BOWERS: Federico Sardelli, /Vivaldi's Music for Flute and Recorder/
  • COLIN LAWSON: Eric Hoeprich, /The Clarinet/
  • ROLAND JACKSON: Bruce Haynes, /The End of Early Music/
  • RUDOLF RASCH: Ross Duffin, /How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)/
Correspondence

  • Roland Jackson, February 5, 2008, "Performance-practice dictionary"


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Robert Zappulla
Editor, /Performance Practice Review/

Visit site: (http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/collection.php?alias=/ppr)

(US) CLARION-COLLEGIUM WEEK 2009 SPOTLIGHTS THE ITALIAN BAROQUE

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2009
The Clarion Music Society and the New York Collegium team up for their second annual Clarion-Collegium Week of master classes in Baroque performance practice, lectures and a joint concert, all taking place from Thursday through Sunday, 19-22 February at St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th Street (at Amsterdam Ave.). (See schedule below.)

The week will consist of six master classes taught by Andrew Parrott (voice), Cynthia Roberts (chamber music), Myron Lutzke (cello), Stephen Hammer (oboe), Sandra Miller (flute), and Robert Mealy (violin), and a concert featuring the principal players from the New York Collegium and the Clarion Orchestra joined by world-renowned tenor Rufus Müller.

Clarion-Collegium master classes are for students and young professionals from all over the United States. This year, there will be participants from all of the major New York conservatories as well as from schools as far away as California, North Carolina and New Hampshire. These master classes are designed not o­nly as a valuable educational experience for young musicians with a penchant for the Baroque, but also for audience members who wish to go behind the scenes and learn more about what goes into the preparation of an historically-informed performance. The country's leading Early Music specialists address all aspects of preparing for a performance, from developing the techniques to play authentic Baroque instruments to further exploring and understanding the musical tastes and palette of the Baroque period.

(UK) Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival (May 23/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 10, 2009
Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 May 2009
www.ncem.co.uk
BoxOffice: 01904 658338;
boxoffice@ncem.co.uk

The festival remains o­ne of the cultural landmarks of the East Rising of Yorkshire - utilising some of the Riding's finest historic venues, the Festival embraces a mix of concerts, illustrated talks and educational activities. Guest artists in 2009 include the effervescent Red Priest (not for the faint hearted!) who open the festival (Toll Gavel Methodist Church, Fri 21); tha acclaimed viol group Fretwork presenting a timely commemoration of the genius of Henry Purcell (Beverley Minster, Fri 22) and The Bach Players led by Nicolette Moonen presenting a programme of Bach's instrumental arrangement of Pergolesi's masterpiece 'Stabat Mater' (Beverley Minster, Sat 23). Please contact the NCEM for more detailed information.Look out for the NCEM's free educational pack celebrating the 350th anniversary of Henry Purcell's birth. These resources are aimed at music teachers working with Key Stage 2 pupils.

For more information, please contact us o­n 01904 632220.

(UK) University of York -- Baroque Day -- (May 2/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 08, 2009
The University of York’s Annual Baroque Day, promoted in association with the National Centre for Early Music, marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell.

Tickets: For single concerts: £12.00 (concessions £10.00) For all concerts: £34.00 (concessions £28.00)

Yvonne Seymour soprano, Stephen Varcoe bass, David Miller theorbo with the University of York Chamber Choir, Compagnia d’Instrumenti and the University Baroque Ensemble directed by Peter Seymour.

10.30am Purcell & the Church
1.00pm Purcell and the Theatre (I)
2.30pm Purcell in Context (free ticketed lecture)
3.30pm Domestic Purcell
7.00pm Purcell & the Theatre (II)

For detailed information please go to http://www.ncem.co.uk or ask for the University of York concerts brochure.

(UK) Mantra (May 7/2009)

Contributed by ncem on Feb 08, 2009
Musical Conversations Across the Indian Ocean The Orlando Consort with Kuljit Bhamra (tabla, Indian harmonium) Jonathan Mayer (sitar, sarod) Shahid Khn (voice) The National Centre for Early Music Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL Thursday 7 May 2009, 7,30pm The NCEM is delighted to host the opening concert of this national tour supported by Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation for New Music. The inspiration for this new collaborative project is sublime Iberian and Indian music from the early 1500s. Portuguese missionaries and Goan Indians joined together in music as churches, built in the exotic land known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, resounded to the extraordinary blended sounds of Europe and Asia.Tickets: £20.00 (concessions £15.00) including Indian refreshments.

Box Office: 01904 658338;
boxoffice@ncem.co.uk;
www.ncem.co.uk

(UK) Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival (May 23/2009)

Contributed by ncem on Feb 08, 2009
Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 May 2009
www.ncem.co.uk
BoxOffice: 01904 658338; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk

The festival remains o­ne of the cultural landmarks of the East Rising of Yorkshire - utilising some of the Riding's finest historic venues, the Festival embraces a mix of concerts, illustrated talks and educational activities.

(UK) The York Waits -- The King's Pavan with Tim Healey narrator (June 25/09)

Contributed by ncem on Feb 07, 2009
York's resident renaissance band marks the 500th anniversary of England's most controversial and musical monarch, Henry VIII.

£12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338;
boxoffice@ncem.co.uk
www.ncem.co.uk


Thursday 25 June, 7.30pm

The National Centre for Early Music

St Margaret's Church,
Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL

(US) Clarion Orchestra to Play in BAM's Spring 2009 Production of Bach's St. Mat

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2008

In April 2009, The Orchestra of the Clarion Music Society will perform in Sir Jonathan Miller’s beloved staging of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at BAM. Following highly acclaimed and sold-out BAM engagements in 1997, 2001, and 2006, the production returns as part of BAM’s 2009 Spring Season.


Ensemble Le Mercure tours Mexico - Nov. 19-26

Contributed by tehwang on Oct 17, 2008

In November, Le Mercure will debut its two new programs in Mexico City! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com

About Le Mercure: Inspired by the 'Paris' Quartets of G.Ph. Telemann, the ensemble Le Mercure was formed in the Netherlands. With an international core of members and a wide palette of instrumental colors, we are able to concentrate o­n music written in a true quartet style as well as trio sonatas for two melody instruments and continuo. The quartet, however, is our starting point and remains as our main focus in concerts. Le Mercure has recorded multiple times for the Bavarian Radio of Germany, as well as given concert tours in Germany, The Netherlands, and Poland.The name Le Mercure was taken from various periodicals that existed in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, in which o­ne often found reports of important musical performances of the time. It also refers to Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. We feel ourselves as messengers who wish to transmit the richness and beauty of music to our audience.

(UK) York Early Music Christmas Festival

Contributed by ncem on Sep 17, 2008

Booking is now open for the 2008 York Early Music Christmas Festival, which runs from 11th - 14th December. 


(AT) zeitenTANZ Dance Workshops (Sept. and Oct. 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 05, 2008
An ABC of Baroque Dance

Introductory workshop for beginners / false beginners.  This workshop introduces to the basics of baroque dance style (17th-18th centuries). Try and dance selected sequences from well-known ballroom dances of the French court, like "Aimable Vainqueur" or "Gigue à deux" (= "Gigue de Roland")!

No previous knowledge required. No need to bring a partner.
     
Teacher: Alexander Fischer.
Date: September 27-28, 2008,  Sat. 4-7pm, Sun 11am-2pm ...
     

(US) Margaret F. Hood (Nov 19,1937-June 7,2008) (Fortepiano Maker)

Contributed by admin on Aug 24, 2008

"MARGARET F. HOOD, fortepiano and harpsichord designer and maker, died June 7, 2008. Margaret was born Nov. 19, 1937 in New York City and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. She graduated from The Greenwich Academy in 1954 and continued her education at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts where she pursued her interests in philosophy, religion and art. Upon graduation cum laude from Mt. Holyoke in 1958 Margaret continued the ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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(UK) York Early Music International Young Artists Competition (July 16-18/2009)

Contributed by ncem on Aug 14, 2008

The York Early Music Festival invites applications from young artists to take part in the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. The competition (which was previously held in association with the Early Music Network) will take place at the National Centre for Early Music from 16 - 18 July as part of the 2009 York Early Music Festival. ...

(CA) Fredericton Baroque Music Festival (June 6-8, 2008) -- REVIEWED

Contributed by Admin on Jul 28, 2008
"THANK YOU to all who attended, performed, worked for and supported “Of Friends and Foes”, the second annual Fredericton Baroque Music Festival. We could not have done it without you!

The festival opened o­n Friday night with “A Friendly Competition” in the form of rousing concerti by Handel and Vivaldi performed by the York Early Music Ensemble, which was directed from the violin by Katherine Moller. The soloists were Jonathan Addleman (harpsichord); Katherine Moller, Sari Tsuji, Angela Garwood, Sarah Liptay (violins); and Suzanne Bonnell-Burley (cello). ...

(IT) GiuseppeTumiati, Luthier -- Summer Classes (Between July 1-August 31/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 25, 2008
"Summer Classes 2008 -- This year too I'm offfering my summer classes: ten days of luthery full immersion, you can chose:
  • Propedeutical
  • Work at my workshop
  • Repair
  • Build your own instrument
When -- available period is between July 1st and August 31th 2008. You can chose freely you ten days, independently from the presence of other students ...

(US) Singer's Retreat (October 18-19, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 25, 2008
San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA
Professor Bill Mahrt, Directing

The Singers’ Retreat will present its' Autumn session o­n the weekend of October 18th and 19th, 2008, at the San Francisco Theological Seminary Conference Center in San Anselmo, Marin County, CA. Singers can again look forward to a stimulating weekend of sight-singing Renaissance polyphony with accompanying lectures, under the inspired leadership of Professor Bill Mahrt of Stanford University, as well as enjoying our infectious mix of good company and good food. ...

(BE) Flanders Festival-Antwerp (August 23-31/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 17, 2008
The Flanders Festival-Antwerp offers a unique programme of concerts and educational initiatives. The organisation's main focus is o­n HIP music, a.k.a. Historically Informed performance. Ever wondered how medieval or renaissance music may have sounded? Our festival is the place to find out! ....

(NL) Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (August 29-September 7/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
Siglos de Oro – Centuries of Gold
Renaissance Polyphony of the Iberian Peninsula

"In the magical year 1492, the foundation was laid for an unparallelled imperium that would dominate the world’s history for some 200 years.

It was the year of the fall of Granada, with which Ferdinand and Isabella, Spain’s catholic rulers, ended the Islamic influence of 700 years. It was also the year Cristóbal Colon discovered America.

While in the 14th and 15th centuries, Franco-Flemish polyphony reigned in all of Europe, in the course of the 16th century Italy as well as Spain nurtured their own musical styles.

(FR) Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay (August 21-24/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
Musics in the Courts and Chapels of Europe"

Four days of pure delight with three concerts per day, excellence to be found equally in the programme proposed as in the Arsys Bourgogne choir itself, present for the final concert, which in few years, has climbed to the firmament of choirs world-wide. The magic surroundings of the basilica, the eternal hill, all sprinkled with good dose of conviviality and simplicity. ... "

Visit Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay website for more information and programme. (ed.)

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