(US) Square Piano Tech -- A Resource for the 18th and 19th Century Square Pianos (New Website)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2011

A dedicated resource guide for the restoration enthusiast who is looking for information on restoring the early square piano!

(US) Newly Published at Organ Historical Society (OHS)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2011
The Organ Historical Society publishes books, a quarterly journal, an annual study of organs by locale, and also produces sound recordings on CD.

(US) "Siren Song: Sephardic Songs of Fantasy and Love:" (Texas Early Music Project (TEMP) concert) (2011 May 7)

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2011

This sensual and exotic music illuminates the lives of Sephardic Jews after their expulsion from Spain.

(US) Austin Chapter of the American Recorder Society Workshop (2011 May 7)

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2011
The May workshop will explore and focus on two beautiful textless music sources from the early 16th century, which include the full bandwidth of early 16th century secular polyphonic musical expression: from languid songs and teasing folk ditties, to purely instrumentally-conceived pieces and virtuosic compositions.

(US) Anne Sofie von Otter, Wigmore Hall (Opera Today, Claire Seymour-Review) (2011 April 29)

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2011
For the second time in a matter of just a few weeks, the Wigmore Hall audience were treated to an evening of seventeenth-century song and dance.

(US) Handel’s Harp with Maxine Eilander (Harmonia Episode -Recording) (2011 September 20)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.

(UK) The Dream of Gerontius -- Elgar (Musick Fyne and Coronach Concert) (2011 May 14)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
Musick Fyne will be taking the role of the semi-chorus in the Inverness Choral Society's performance of Elgar's epic masterpiece

(US) Martin Carthy, folk music and lute songs (Post on "Unquiet Thoughts --Mignarda's musings on lutes and lute songs in the 21st century" blog)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
Featuring a discussion about Martin Carthy may seem like a stretch for devotees of early music, since his style is generally considered to fall into the category of ‘folk’ rather than ‘art’ music.  But we attempt to keep our eyes and ears open to intelligent insights that filter into our collective consciousness from any quarter.

(US) Announcing WLSCM No.21

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM)

We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of No. 21 in our series: An edition of two spiritual monodies by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger edited by David Dolata and Margaret Murata.

(CA) Call for Papers: "Early Theatre: Special Issue on Women and Performance: Summer 2012"

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
From REED and the growing body of work by comparatists and theater historians, we now know that women performed at all social levels and in all performance spaces except the all-male stage, by Englishwomen and by foreign players.

(NO) Andreas Scholl (2011 May 30) (Bergen International Festival Concert)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 29, 2011
Andreas Scholl had six thousand people on the edge of their seats when he sang Handel arias in the BBC Proms some years ago. The German counter-tenor has released several critically acclaimed recordings. His repertoire spans from opera and baroque music to folk tunes.

(IT) Montisi Music Festival (2011 June 30-July 1)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 29, 2011
This year's summer festival will once again feature some of the world's leading harpsichordists.

(US) American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy (2011 July 15-23) (US, San Francisco)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 29, 2011
This summer, Bay Area early music specialists American Bach Soloists (ABS) will inaugurate an annual Bach Festival & Academy, the world!s newest, in San Francisco from July 15 through 23.

(US) Bach's Magnificat & Lotti's Mass for Three Choirs (American Bach Soloists Concert) (2011 May 6-9)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 29, 2011
The 2010-2011 Season Finale will bring to the West Coast the premiere of a work that was discovered just a decade ago: the Mass for Three Choirs by the Venetian master Antonio Lotti.

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

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2011
Festival History starts with a meeting of enthusiasts. In 2002, Yannick Lemaire Fabien Guilloux and share their interest in the sacred musical heritage, and create the association Harmonia Sacra.

(US) Something “New” for Lovers of Early Music (2011 May 6-9) (US, San Francisco) (Review By Marianne Lipanovich)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2011

With the wealth of music that has been written over the centuries, it’s no surprise that some pieces are seldom performed. Still, when a piece composed in the early 18th century is making its West Coast debut, while also being performed only for the second time in the U.S., it’s an occasion worth noting.

(FR) Héroïnes en musique (La Simphonie du Marais concert) (2011 May 13)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2011

Héroïnes en musique
Lully, Charpentier, Purcell, Haendel

Opening concert to the Le Printemps des Arts Festival.

(IT) 10th Early Music and Dance Summer Workshop (IT, Rome) (2011 July 31-August 7)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2011
L'Humor Bizzarro
Intarsi di musica e danza antica
Artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi

This year's edition of "L'Humor Bizzarro. Intarsi di musica e danza antica" returns to the Eternal City, hosted by the historic Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio.


Contributed by Admin on Apr 25, 2011
Reminder to recorder aficionados or  this excellent on line resource.

(US) On Einstein, Bach and Mozart (YouTube video)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 25, 2011
A flash back of Einstein and his love for music and the intersection of physics and music in his life.

(US) The New York Baroque Dance Company - Dance of the Month Classes

Contributed by Admin on Apr 25, 2011
Discover the mad craze in Follia, the sexy courtship of the elegant Minuet, the full passion of the Bouree and the pyrotechnic challenges in the Sarabande.

(US) Queen Christina of Sweden (Harmonia Episode-Recording) (2011 March 7)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 25, 2011
One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.

(US) Frescobaldi Thematic Catalogue Online (FTCO)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2011
I am pleased to announce the launching of the FRESCOBALDI THEMATIC CATALOGUE ONLINE (FTCO), an annotated thematic catalogue of the works of Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), published exclusively online. The catalogue includes excerpts of over 800 compositions and citations of all known seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century sources, modern editions, and literature, and has extensive search capabilities.

(US) Zheng Cao’s Magnificence Graces Philharmonia Baroque (Review by Jason Victor Serinus) (2011 March 5)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2011
Mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao, whose saga with stage four lung cancer continues to inspire an international audience, is in the midst of an astounding series of performances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Nicholas McGegan.

(IT) Festival Armoniche Fantasie (2011 July 2-16)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2011
An initiative of the Fondazione Academia Montis Regalis,  the “Festival Armoniche Fantasie” takes place every year between June and July at Mondovi and elsewhere in the province of Cuneo in Piedmonte and the initiative of the Foundation Academia Montis Regalis.

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