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(ES) Glossa Muisc CD Release: "Francisco José de Castro - Trio sonatas op. 1 (Bologna, 1695)" (June 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 10, 2016

"A seventeenth century violinist-composer in Francisco José de Castro, who travelled from his birthplace of Seville to the Northern Italian city of Brescia where he composed chamber music, provides the focus for Emilio Moreno’s latest exploration of the forgotten and ignored in Iberian Baroque. ...


(US) Theatre Jones Article: "Concerns from Women Conductors " (Keith Cerny, 5 Jun 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 08, 2016

"As The Dallas Opera prepares to announce the second class of participants for the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on continuing challenges cited in the application process. ...


(DE) TYXart Record Company New CD Release: "Cantata per Flauto" (Tabea Debus & Ensemble) (20 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 05, 2016

"Old" and "New" Music for Recorder & Ensemble

Tabea Debus, Recorder & Direction - Hongxia Cui & Katrin Ebert & Kerstin Fahr, Baroque violins - Johanna Brückner, Baroque viola - Lea Rahel Bader, Baroque cello & Viola da gamba - Niklas Sprenger, Double bass - Johannes Lang, H'chord & Organ - Kohei Ota, Theorbo & Baroque guitar

Works by Van Eyck, Jarzebski, Purcell, Sarro, Telemann, Hasse, Tsoupaki and Töpp ...


(CA) Opera Atelier Costume Sale "Burgers, Burgundy & Baroque (11 June 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 05, 2016

"Join Opera Atelier for an afternoon of food, wine ... and shopping! It's time to clear out space in our storage unit, which means you will have the chance to buy your very own Opera Atelier costume. Join us for this special fundraising event. "


(UK) Linn Records New CD Release: Irish Baroque Orchestra "Concerti Bizarri" (10 June 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 04, 2016

"Innovative instrumentation, unusual repertoire and an ensemble with a profound knowledge of historical performance practice makes this Irish Baroque Orchestra Linn debut unmissable. This programme of 18th century concertos is an attractive listening tour through the German courts, revealing unknown jewels. ...


(US) Indianapolis Early Music Festival (17 Jun - 10 Jul 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 04, 2016

This year, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival celebrates its 50th season.

"Indianapolis Early Music (IEM) is America's oldest continuous presenter of Early Music. Originally known by its corporate name of Festival Music Society, it was established in 1966 as a not-for-profit organization to enrich, educate, and entertain audiences with the music of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and early classic eras.  ...


(ES) Alia Vox New CD Release: "Granada 1013-1502" (31 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 04, 2016

"... Specially commissioned by the Granada Festival of Music and Dance, this programme was conceived and created to celebrate the millenary of the founding of the Kingdom of Granada. Most of the music on this CD was performed and recorded live during the concert given on 1st July 2013 at the Palace of Charles V in the Alhambra.  ...


(CA) Musical Toronto Article: "Nine Things That Should Change About Classical Music" (Michael Vincent, 01 Jun 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 04, 2016

"Two years ago a respected scientist and artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic was thrown out of a concert for attempting to crowd-surf. The show was part of an “accessible and informal” classical music concert. ...


(CA) 17th Annual Western University Graduate Symposium on Music (26-27 Aug 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 29, 2016

"The Society of Graduate Students in Music at Western University is pleased to announce its 17th annual Graduate Symposium on Music, which will be held August 26–27, 2016. This year, our keynote speaker will be Karen Fournier, Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Michigan.

The program committee invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit proposals for papers on any aspect of music study, including but by no means limited to music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, composition, and performance. We welcome papers on any topic, and encourage a diversity of excellence in research across many fields. The deadline for submission is May 27, 2016. ...


(US) Society for Seventeenth-Century Music Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference ~ Call for Papers (20-23 Apr 2017)

Contributed by admin on Apr 29, 2016

"The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music will hold its Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference from Thursday through Sunday, 20–23 April 2017, in Providence, RI, hosted by the Department of Music at Providence College. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and its cultural contexts are welcome. Presentations may take a variety of formats, including individual papers 20 minutes in length, lecture-recitals (45 minutes), workshops involving group participation, roundtable discussions, and panel sessions. ...


(US) Yahoo! News: "In Internet age, pirate radio arises as surprising challenge" (by Ben Finley, Associated Press, 27 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 29, 2016

Not specifically of early music in subject matter, but still good information on the hidden rise of radio broadcasting in metropolitan areas.

"In the age of podcasts and streaming services, you might think pirate radio is low on the list of concerns of federal lawmakers and broadcasters. You'd be wrong.They're increasingly worried about its presence in some cities as unlicensed broadcasters commandeer frequencies to play anything from Trinidadian dance music to Haitian call-in shows. And they complain the Federal Communications Commission can't keep up with the pirates ...


(ES) GlossaMusic CD Release: "Il pianto della Madonna" (March 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 17, 2016

"With Il pianto della Madonna, a collection of spiritual compositions by Claudio Monteverdi, La Compagnia del Madrigale provide a stunning follow-up to their award-winning recording of the Fifth Book of madrigals by Luca Marenzio – both releases from Glossa. The singers of the ensemble have returned to their favoured Piedmontese recording location in Roletto to create a vivid sound picture of the desire in Monteverdi’s own time ...


(FR) FranceTV Info Article: "In Calais, Jordi Savall Plays for Immigrants"

Contributed by admin on Apr 17, 2016

From a recent post on the FranceTV Info website. Jordi Savall and ensemble perform in the courtyard of the Jules Ferry centre (Calais) before a crowd of approximately 100 migrants and where the musicians were warmly received. An unexpected event occurred where one of the audience members joined in with the ensemble and ...


(FR) 1e Académie de musique ancienne de Vernon Giverny (4-8 Jul 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

L'Académie de musique ancienne de Vernon Giverny organized by Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien is devoted to music of the Baroque era: French and English music, Scottish and Irish early music. The energy of danse and cadence, ornamentation and phrasing will constitute the heart of our work. ...


(UK) Wigmore Hall 2016-2017 Concert Season

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

Wigmore Hall releases its 2016-2017 concert season brochure.

Of note, some of its many early music events include: The English Concert; Freiburg Baroque Orchestra ~ Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano, director; The Brabant Ensemble ~ Stephen Rice director; Collegium 1704 ~ Václav Luks, conductor; The Cardinall’s Musick ~ Andrew Carwood, director; Phantasm ~ Laurence Dreyfus, director; Florilegium~ Ashley Solomon, director; Iestyn Davies, countertenor & Thomas Dunford, lute ...


(ES) La Spagna Ensemble ~ Homage to Cervantes Congress (21 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

"La Spagna joins the Congress of Deputies to honor Miguel de Cervantes, to mark the fourth centenary of his death, by interpreting the "Burlesque de Quixotte" This work, presented as an instrumental suite, is one of the most brilliant examples of descriptive music applied to a literary work. ...


(US) Forbes Magazine Article: "Hungry Boys Is The Latest Advertising Agency To Launch Its Own Record Label" (by Cherie Hu, 14 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

"Few record labels are digital-only. Even fewer labels make fans the tastemakers. Almost no labels are run by advertising agencies.

As a completely digital, social-powered record label run by Russian advertising agency Hungry Boys, Sound of Change defies all of these conventions. ...


(US) Historical Society Keyboard of North American 2016 Jurow Competition Winners

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

A LOOK BACK at the winners of the HKS 2016 Jurow Competition winners which were announced on March 26th 2016. Congratulations go out to Eunji Lee, First Prize / Patrick Merrill, Second Prize / Kyle Collins, Jurow Prize for a Promising Semifinalist / And to the other finalists: Joyce Chen, Sofija Grgur, Sihyun Chun, Mylene Belanger.

"The Jurow International Harpsichord Performance Competition was established 30 years ago, with the generous support of Mae and Irving Jurow, in the interest of creating competitive activities for harpsichordists, since very few such opportunities existed in this country [US] ...


(ES) Alia Vox News: "Marquise, Direction Musicale Jordi Savall" (Recorded Aug 1996, Mar & Jun 1997)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

News from Alia Vox that "for the first time, in our web, now available" the audio version of "Marquise" (Recorded Aug 1996, Mar et Juin 1997, Castle of Cardona (Catalonia, ES) by Nicholas Bartholomée assisted by Hugues Deschaux)

"Marquise is a 1997 French dramatic film directed by Véra Belmont, and starring Sophie Marceau, Bernard Giraudeau, and Lambert Wilson. Written by Jean-François Josselin, Véra Belmont, Marcel Beaulieu, and Gérard Mordillat, the film is about a glorious dancer and actress who rises from obscurity to win the hearts of some of France's most prominent citizens, including Moliere, Racine, and King Louis XIV. ...


(FR) "Philippe Jaroussky "The most beautiful baroque Arias"" (YouTube 1993, MEZZO TV at the palace of Versailles in 1999)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

For your enjoyment.

"Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978 in Maisons-Laffitte, France) is a French countertenor. He began his musical career with the violin, winning an award at the Versailles conservatory and then took up the piano before turning to singing. He is noted for a virtuosic coloratura technique and for compelling and enlivened interpretations of baroque cantatas and operas. ...


(US) Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions: The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments (Auction 11 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments to be auctioned to support The Finchcocks Charity for Musical Education

Donnington Priory - Renowned exponent of the fortepiano Richard Burnett will sell his highly esteemed collection of over 70 historic keyboard instruments on Wednesday 11th May 2016. The sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions aims to raise funds for the Finchcocks Charity, helping to promote and preserve the playing of original instruments for the next generation.  ...

 


(FR) Musicologie.org Newsletter Review: "Monteverdi served by Rinaldo Alessandrini" (Dijon, Auditorium, 7 Apr 2016, by Eusebius)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

"After the Swiss (Hugues Cuenod in 1951, Edwin Loehrer and his Societa Cameristica di Lugano, in the following years), dozens of Baroque groups have taken on madrigals by Monteverdi, with very diverse results. Among their greatest performers, Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano, which he founded with Fabio Biondi there over thirty years. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.47: Reformation" (09 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Since 2017 will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation,  we consider it’s impact on music. And having recently presented a lecture-recital on psalm settings as the soundtrack of the Reformation, we muse about the ubiquitous fashion of psalm arrangements for lute solo and for voice and lute ...


(UK) The Stage Article: "Phil Willmott: Is it okay to challenge a bad review?" (by Phil Willmott, 07 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Diminishing broadsheet arts coverage of anything beyond the West End means you’re unlikely to get a print review if you’ve no track record. A new play by an unknown writer at an unfashionable venue? Forget it. And there are no listings magazines anymore ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music Podcast: "Easter Through The Ages" (by Elizabeth Clark, 21 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"This hour, we’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century. We’ll hear a story of the events leading up to the writing of one of Bach’s first Easter cantatas. We’ll also hear medieval chants ...

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