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(US) Alia Vox First release in its new Diversa collection: "Euskel Antiqva - Legacy of the land of Basque"

Contributed by admin on Jul 13, 2015

Harmonia Mundi Store announces Alia Vox First release in its new Diversa collection: "Euskel Antiqva - Legacy of the land of Basque" available online.

"Alia Vox presents the first release in its new Diversa collection. This fascinating series will showcase neglected repertoire in performances that are respectful of historical practices and traditions of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. ...


(US) The New Yorker: "The Anxious Ease of Apple Music" (by Alex Ross, July 6, 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 10, 2015

(From a recent article that appeared in The New Yorker. Author Alex Ross takes a closer look at the new music streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora etc. and consequences of a filtering of classical music titles and composers that confuse users.)

"... Classical music has long been a kind of black hole in the streaming universe. Spotify, Pandora, and the others organize their libraries around artists, albums, and tracks; the existence of beings called Composers,  ...


(US) Colbert Artists Management Welcomes Mahan Esfahani

Contributed by admin on Jul 10, 2015

"Mahan Esfahani was born in Tehran in 1984 and emigrated to the the U.S. with his family when he was four, growing up outside of Washington, DC. He received his first guidance on the piano from his father before exploring an interest in the harpsichord as a teenager. He went on to study musicology and history at Stanford University, where he was mentored by George Houle, before studying intensively with Peter Watchorn in Boston and completing his formation with the celebrated Zuzana Růžičková in Prague. He was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2008-2010, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust prizewinner, and in 2014 Mahan was on the shortlist both for the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year and Gramophone Artist of the Year - all firsts for the harpsichord. ...
 


(UK) Linn Records Deal Of The Day: 25% off Dunedin Consort Mozart: Requiem

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

Deal Of The Day: 25% off Mozart: Requiem. Discount already applied.  

"The Dunedin Consort presents the premiere recording of Mozart scholar David Black's new 2013 edition of Süssmayr's completion of Mozart's Requiem. It was named winner of the 'Choral' category at the 2014 Gramophone Awards. Also available on 180g vinyl. ...


(US) Ars Lyrica Houston New CD Release: Heart & Soul ~ Devotional works from the German Baroque (Release date: 10 July 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

Ars Lyrica Houston announce the forthcoming CD release: "Heart & Soul ~ Devotional works from the German Baroque"

"Devotional works from the German Baroque for voice, strings, and organ. With a renowned British counter-tenor Ryland Angel, Matthew Dirst on the Fritts organ at St Philip Presbyterian Church, and Ars Lyrica core  ..."


(US) Jacobin Article: "Culture Isn't Free" (by Miranda Campbell, 2 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

(From a recent Jacobin article on the question of culture and artist income welfare.)

"The missives from the struggling artist keep piling up. Filmmakers show their work at renowned film festivals but still turn to crowdfunding to pay emergency vet bills. Writers agonize over how mortgage officers will perceive incomes cobbled together from teaching contracts and freelance gigs.  Musicians go on successful tours but come home with deep debts, while their widely streamed songs earn a pittance. ...


(US) Cape Cod Early Music Festival (CCEMF) (6-18 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

(Late in reporting)

Location: St. Mary's, Barnstable, MA, US

"Several renowned performing artists and ensembles bring their talents to Barnstable for two weeks in July 2015. The Cape Cod Early Music Festival offers professional performances of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in an intimate and air-conditioned setting. Enjoy a stroll through the church's English-style gardens, and then attend a concert performed by some of the finest musicians on the Early Music scene. A reception follows each concert in the parish house. ...


(UK) Cambridge Early Music: 2015 Summer School Showcase / Bach's Library & Italia Mia (2-14 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 03, 2015

(From a recent Cambridge Early Music newsletter)

"Cambridge Early Music’s 2015 Summer School Showcase will run from Sunday 2 – Friday 14 August.  The Parley of Instruments showcase the music of J. S. Bach and his circle (Sun 2 Aug), including his Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 (Wed 5 Aug); Philomel give us a taste of Carnival (Sun 9 Aug); and The Intrepid Academy recreate the sound of the sixteenth-century ‘collegio’ in Venice (Wed 12 Aug).  Join the students of our 2015 summer schools as they perform excerpts from Bach’s B Minor Mass (Sat 8 Aug) and take us on a Grand Tour of the city states of sixteenth century Italy (Fri 14 Aug).   ...


(EE) 22nd Haapsalu Early Music Festival (Estonia) (1-5 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 03, 2015

(Late posting)

If you happen to be in the area, you may be interested in attending the 22nd Haapsalu Early Music Festival in Estonia. Here is the concert line-up below: ...


(FR) 21e édition, l'Académie baroque européenne d'Ambronay (5-25 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

"For its 21th edition, the European Baroque Academy of Ambronay will be under the direction of Enrico Onofri.

Violinist and conductor Enrico Onofri, also recognized throughout Europe for his teaching skills, has envisioned a summer program around 3 violins concertos magnifying the virtuosity of this instrument. It will combine works of Italian composers of early Baroque period with those of the pillars of later German repertoire. The highlight, a beautiful concerto by Vivaldi and the unforgettable Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach. ...


(FR) eeemerging Emerging European Ensembles

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

"The process set in place by the ‘eeemerging’ project aims to increase equality in the options open to young ensembles, give them excellent working conditions along with support and organisation for their projects, and help them to confront the realities of the early music market in Europe. ...


(US) The 2015 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy (7-16 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco California, US

"The 2015 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy is a celebration of Bach’s French contemporaries and the splendid music of the extravagant court at Versailles.

Artistic and Music Director Jeffrey Thomas will conduct masterworks by Couperin, Rameau, Rebel, and others, including Marin Marais’ spectacular opera Sémélé, presented complete for the first time outside of Europe.  ...


(UK) DanceBooks.co.uk New Arrivals: Early Dance DVD's

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

(From a recent DanceBooks.co.uk newsletter)

"We've just received a delivery of modern dance and early dance DVDs produced by Dance Horizons. Most of the recordings are old, sometimes as many as 40 or 50 years, so by today's standards the picture quality is poor. But if you can cope with this there are some fascinating things included, both performance, technique, and interviews ..."


(ES) University of Zaragoza Summer Course: " Introduction to Orchestral Practice Through Historical Perspective" (27-31 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 01, 2015

Location: University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Aragon ES

"Aimed for advanced string instrumentalists (minimum level professional degree instrument), interested in expanding and/or further understanding  violin, viola, cello, bass, plucked strings and harpschord along historical lines.

The course objective is to approach in a practical way, through the orchestral repertoire, the various aspects that the interpretation of the music before 1800 required today. ...


(FR) Orpheon Foundation: Orpheon Courses 2015 (Three Sessions: 10-14 Aug; 21-28 Aug; 30 Aug - 8 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 30, 2015

Locations:
SAINTE-RHEMY-EN-BOSSES  Valle D’Aosta, Italy (10-14 Aug)
CASTELLO MANSERVISI, Porretta Termi (Bologna,) Italy (21-28 Aug)
CASTELLO DI DUINO, Duino, Italy  (30 Aug - 8 Sep)

"May we invite you to join us for some very stimulating courses in Early Music in some of the most spectacular settings one can imagine? These courses, geared for professional and amateur alike, offer a pedagogically well balanced program of technique classes, master classes and ensemble playing. Another important feature of the Orpheon courses is the possibility - unique in the world - of playing on the original violas da gamba and violins, violas and violoncellos from 1560 to 1800 of the Vazquez Collection, which  ...


(CA) 2015 CAMMAC Summer Program (28 Jun - Aug 16 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 30, 2015

* Late news item *

Location: 85, chemin CAMMAC, Harrington, Québec J8G 2T2

"Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced musician, and no matter what your age, our outstanding teachers will help you take that next step in your musical journey. Early Music, Broadway, Jazz, Chamber Music, Celtic Music, Choir, Orchestra, etc. Pick your week! ...


(CA) 2015 CAMMAC Summer Program (28 Jun - Aug 16)

Contributed by admin on Jun 30, 2015

* Late news item *

Location: 85, chemin CAMMAC, Harrington, Québec J8G 2T2

"Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced musician, and no matter what your age, our outstanding teachers will help you take that next step in your musical journey. Early Music, Broadway, Jazz, Chamber Music, Celtic Music, Choir, Orchestra, etc. Pick your week! ...


(UK) Pro Corda Chamber Music Courses: "Conservatoire Baroque" (29 Aug - 2 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 30, 2015

Location:  Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4TD

"Pro Corda is pleased to announce the launch of a new course for post 18 study within its existing Conservatoire series which will be directed by Professor of Baroque Flute at the Royal College of Music, Rachel Brown. The course will explore the rich eighteenth century chamber music of the Baroque era for students at any music conservatoire or university.  ...


(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) Release: Francesco Antonio Pistocchi Scherzi musicali [op. II] - Duetti e terzetti, op. III Edizione critica

Contributed by admin on Jun 27, 2015

"The volume presents the first modern edition of all the vocal print of the famous singer and composer Francesco Antonio Pistocchi (1659-1726), founder of one of the first schools of Italian song. The book includes a broad biography of the musician as well as the critical edition of  the lyrics and music ...


(ES) III International Baroque and Renaissance Dance Course (6-10 July 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 27, 2015

For dancers, musicians & amateurs
Italian Renaissance with  Bruna Gondoni.
French Baroque with  Nick Nguyen and Teresa Alves.
Spanish Dance of the "Siglo de Oro" with  Mª José Ruiz Mayordomo.
Castanets  with  Ludovica Mosca

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE with Bruna Gondoni   Elementary level : Cascarda  “Chiara Stella “from Il Ballarino by M.Fabrizio Caroso . “ Ballo fatto da 6 cavalieri “ from Le Gratie d'Amore by C.Negri   Middle –advanced level:  “Canario: variazioni “by C. Negri coreography by Bruna Gondoni with music of Lorenzo Allegri.  “ Bassa Gioiosa “ by M.Stefano from Le Gratie d'Amore by C.Negri  , and/or:“Gagliarda di Spagna“ from Nobiltà di Dame by M.Fabrizio Caroso. ...


(UK) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Baroque String Playing Resources Pages

Contributed by admin on Jun 27, 2015

"Welcome to our Baroque String Playing resource pages. They have been compiled by the National Centre for Early Music, working alongside string players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and have been made possible by funding from Youth Music.

The resources have been written by Cathryn Dew (NCEM) and Cecelia Bruggemeyer (OAE), and feature Helen Kruger (violin), Nicholas Logie (viola), Ruth Alford ('cello) and Joe McHardy (harpsichord). ...


(UK) Jane Austen Festival (11-20 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 27, 2015

Location: Bath, UK

"The 2015 Jane Austen Festival – Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath ..." Not only of searching for Mr. Darcy, the Jane Austen Festival is of ten days of dance and of music. ...


(US) The Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition (22-24 March 2016) (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Contributed by admin on Jun 24, 2015

Historical Keyboard Society of North America

"NOTE DATE CHANGE -- The Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition, Historical Keyboard Society of North America, March 22-24, 2016 (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!), Oberlin College, Ohio. Finals will be completed and awards will be announced on the evening of Thursday, March 24.  ...


(PL) Viola Organista -- Leonardo da Vinci's Genius at Work

Contributed by admin on Jun 23, 2015

"Designed more than 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci, was never built in his lifetime. ... Built in Krakow, Poland in 2009-2012 by Sławomir Zubrzycki." Have a peek at this wonderful instrument that is often times on tour and being performed ...


(SE) eClassical CD Release: "C.P.E. Bach – Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 30" (10 Jun 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 20, 2015

(From a recent eClassical newsletter)

"Besides his more than 150 sonatas, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach also composed a large number of single-movement pieces for solo keyboard. Some of these were published in collections, beginning with the Probestücke (Study Pieces) of 1753, included on Volume 22 in this series (BIS-1762). On the present disc Miklós Spányi presents three other sets intended  ...

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