“You're most cordially invited to listen to my new radio program, "The Foyer of the Forgotten" on WWFM, 89.1 in the greater Princeton and New York area.
The program is one hour long and introduces the works of composers who have fallen into byroads of musical history and who either need reviving or who are being revived through new CDs and performances. There will be occasional interviews.
(CZ) Call For Papers: 46th Brno International Musicological Colloquium 2011 October (Deadline: 2011 July 31)
Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk Univerisity
Central European Musical Culture between the Thirty Years War and the Congress of Vienna: Forms and changes in musical institutions and performance, 1618-1815
“The time frame of this colloquium is defined by events of European significance in terms of political history. In Central Europe, however, processes lasting for almost two hundred years significantly influenced the formation of different types of socio-cultural environments, as the historian Josef Válka has pointed out in the royal, monastical and urban environments of the Baroque period.
- Interpretation of the music of the 17th and 18th centuries the harpsichord and baroque flute
- Introduction to continuo ... and development ...
- Chamber music (flute, harpsichord and continuo)
- Programme to be agreed with the teachers by participants’ level of musicianship
“Domenico Scarlatti arrived in Madrid in 1733, following his pupil Maria Barbara there after she married the Spanish prince Ferdinand. The Spanish kingdom had experienced major blows to its position on the European stage in the defeat of their Armada by the English, and king Charles II dying with no heir.
(ES) Festival Internacional de Música de Tecla Española (FIMTE) (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music)
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“Founded in 2000 by Luisa Morales, the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music (FIMTE) is now internationally recognised as a leader in the field of Spanish Keyboard Music. Through a wide array of performances, scholarly and educational events, FIMTE has earned its place as a leading presentation venue for scholars and performers of Spanish keyboard music and has secured FIMTE's reputation as one of the most important annual celebrations of Spanish music. …
(US) Opera Today Review: "Boston Early Music Festival: Niobe, Regina di Tebe" (Author: John Yohalem) (2011 June 20)
(US) Recently Published: Early Music America (EMA) Summer 2011 Issue of Early Music America Magazine
“In this issue:
- BEMF 2011: Celebrating 30 Years with Metamorphoses
- Contextual Improvisation, or Why Swat Flies with a Frisbee?
- Starting Them Early in Seattle
- Profile: Robert Mealy and the Yale Baroque Ensemble by Craig Zeichner
- The Rebirth of the Angular Harp by Bo Lawergren
- In Conclusion: Playing a game of HIP Jeopardy! by Mark Kroll
- Plus Recording Reviews, Book Reviews, and Sound Bytes (news from the field)”
(Gaudete!Festival Internazionale di Musica Antica)
May to November 2011
Concerts, masterclasses, seminars, workshops, exhibitions…
Each event held in different places, each one of great artistic interest throughout northern Piemonte, Italy
For more information visit http://www.gaudetefestival.it/Gaudete11/
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“Annelie De Man studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Janny van Wering and Bob van Asperen. After devoting herself to Baroque music for several years, she turned to the performance of contemporary music and stimulated composers, both at home and from abroad, to write for her. One of the first was Dutch composer Louis Andriessen with "Overture to Orpheus" (1982).
Of interest in this issue: “L'Alcasta and the Emergence of Collective Patronage in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Rome” (Author: Valeria de Lucca)
“Sketches by Boz, the volume of newspaper columns that became Dickens’ first book, invokes a colorful view of 19th-century England”
“Seven Dials, in central London, is a good place to people-watch. Outside the Crown pub, ruddy men laugh loudly, sloshing their pints; shoppers’ heels click on cobblestones; and tourists spill bewildered out of a musical at the Cambridge Theatre. A column marks the seven-street intersection, and its steps make a sunny perch for gazing on the parade. …
(US) Recently Released: "George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 Belshazzar" (Harmonia Mundi DVD) (2011 May)
Coproduction Festival d'Aix-en-PorvenceRené Jacobs - Conductor
Rias Kammerchor - Ensemble vocal
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Chamber ensemble
Kenneth Tarver - Tenor (Belshazzar)
Rosemary Joshua - Soprano (Nitocris)
Bejun Mehta - Countertenor (Cyrus)
Kristina Hammarström - Mezzo-soprano (Daniel)
Neal Davies - Baritone (Gobrias)
This live recording from the Festival of Aix-en-Provence 2008 reveals one of Handel's most gripping dramatic works.
(US) Harmonia Early Music: Listener Favorites: Gesualdo, Tavener, Dalza, Pergolesi, And More" (By Bernard Gordillo)
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited144 pages. Price : 17,50 Euros.
Réf. 63966. Editions Fuzeau Classique
“Here, brought together for the first time, you will find 50 Renaissance and Baroque ostinato basses, songs and dances (1) on which composers repeatedly wrote variations over the course of decades or even centuries. These pieces circulated from country to country, from one publication or manuscript to another, and also served as a basis for improvisation by performing musicians of the time.
(IT) Early Music Masterclass and Prize (Perugia IT) (2011 September 13/17) (Application Deadline 2011 July 4)
Conservatoria Di Musica -- Early Music Masterclass
With The Parley of Instruments (Great Britain)
To the best duo or trio of the Masterclass (judged at the sole discretion of masterclass teachers and organizers) the Associazione Culturale “Umbri-A Concerto” will give the opportunity, at expense of Associazione, to perform two concerts in Bulgaria (Sofia and Varna) in musical season 2011/2012.
Word from Sid Glickman, that his 300+ instrument collection is for sale. "I was a good shopper until recently and I would like to see them well placed before my time is up! (tongue in cheek)"
The competition was won by Valentina Naforniţă from Moldova, who also won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize.
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“Undoubtedly one of the most prominent harpsichord and forte piano performers in the world, Andreas Staier embarked upon a solo career in 1986 and, since then, his indisputable musical mastery has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire.
(Recently posted on the Handel House newsletter -- ed.)
In November 2011 Handel House Museum is 10 years old!
To mark this landmark anniversary Handel House is launching its 10 for 10 campaign with JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis
“The highlight of the festival is the Summer Festival Opera, a double bill of two Baroque masterpieces, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis on 17 / 18 / 19 June in The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. With a twist to the production, these operas are set at the outbreak and close of the Second World War. Please see the opera press release attached for more details.
Published: 1956, 2010
Melusine Wood's previous book, Historical Dances : 12th to 18th Century, was in the nature of an introduction to the subject, each major period being illustrated by one or more typical dances. Here, dances are studied in relation to a definite syllabus, the first Elementary; the second Intermediate, and more difficult of execution. There are also helpful notes on 'Angel Walking', and on the varying modes of deportment during the Middle Ages and the 17th and 18th centuries.