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(FR) "Promenades en duo" vol. II - recorder/flûte à bec or/ou flute/ flûte traversière & guitar(e) / M. DEMAREZ et J. CASSIGNOL

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2012

New additions grace the Arpèges catalogue pages arranged by Jean Cassignol and Michel Démarez, “Promenades For Two Vol. 2”, a collection of six classical and romantic pieces for recorder (or flute or violin) & guitar.  …


(US) Jordi Savall returns to BEMF (2 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2012

(From a recent Boston Early Music Festival newsletter) 

“One of the most beloved artists in the world, viola da gamba virtuoso Jordi Savall makes his sixteenth appearance (in 23 years!) on the BEMF concert stage, on Friday, November 2, 2012, …
    


(FR) Ensemble Céladon - direction Paulin Bündgen Concert: "Perfida Beltà, un clair-obscur baroque" (14 Sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 06, 2012

Location: la Chapelle du Sacré-Coeur dans le 1er à Lyon FR

“Beautiful but cruel Italian ... They do not hesitate, in the 17th century, to make life difficult for their lovers! But they are not left out and reply with the same inflamed and dramatic tone, sublimating the melodies of Monteverdi, Carissimi or Frascobaldi, champions of chiaroscuro music, masters of the Baroque passions. With tragedy in its voice and magnified by its music: Baroque opera is being born!” …
    


(US) Texas Early Music Project (TEMP) 2012-2013 Concert Season "Kings & Troubadours & Nuns, Oh My!"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 23, 2012

(From a recent Texas Early Music Project newsletter)

“We've got an exciting season lined up for this year, including

  • Music from the Tudors which won't be quite as salacious as the TV show,
  • A return to haunting Sephardic music,
  • Our beloved Christmas concerts,
  • Spring concerts including Celtic and Troubadour music,
  • And culminating in a concert of music composed by women, for women…
        


(BE) Capilla Flamenca: "The new season has started"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 23, 2012

(From a recent Capilla Flamenca newsletter)

The new season takes us to some major stages

“Besides our annual presence at the Early Music Festival in Utrecht and the Festival van Vlaanderen Antwerpen, we created a special and exclusive programme for the Festival van Vlaanderen PLUS. For the fourth time Capilla Flamenca is invited to the Festival Voix et Route Romane in the Alsace, and in the autumn,  …


(BE) CFP (Articles and Monographs): Analysis in Context

Contributed by Admin on Aug 23, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ANALYSIS IN CONTEXT

“The Analysis in Context series seeks to present outstanding research in which the domains of music analysis and music history are seen as fundamentally interdependent. Proposals that fall within this concept are welcome at any time. Both monographs and essay-collections, treating music of any type and from all periods, will be considered. …
    

(US) Unquiet Thoughts -- Saturday Morning Quotes 2.13: "Improvisation"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 22, 2012

(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts article)

“Jazz guitarists of today are not likely to consider themselves bearers of a long and lively tradition of improvisation that dates back more than 500 years.  When reeling out riffs to a set of changes, one is not likely to consider …


(FR) Le Parlement de Musique August Festival Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Aug 22, 2012

(From a recent Parlement de Musique newsletter)

A reminder of the Le Parlement de Musique concert schedule during the final days of August’s festival season. If you are in the region, you may want to consider attending one of the following concerts (below):
     


(FR) SAGITTARIUS Michel Laplénie August 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Aug 22, 2012

(From a recent Sagittarius newsletter)

News of Sagittarius’ busy August schedule. Sagittarius, the resident vocal ensemble since 2000 at the Citadelle in Blaye, near Bordeaux:

  • 23 August (8h10) -- Michel Laplénie interview on France Musique’s “Musique Matin” -- release date of Sagittarius’ latest recording dedicated to J-H Schein (Hortus)
  • 27 August -- Sagittarius and the Choir Dordogne en Sinfonia concert: “Musikalische Exequien and escerpts Geistliche Chormusik by Schütz 
  • 30, 31 August and 1st September -- “Fontana D’Amore”, Sagittarius organize a tour around the release of its latest recording.
        

(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: "Baroque orchestra, La Petite Bande, loses vital funding" (26 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2012

(From a recent Semibrevity blog)

“Despite having amassed almost twenty thousand signatures on an internet-based petition, Sigiswald Kuijken’s baroque orchestra, La Petite Bande, has been definitively told that it will receive no more money from the Belgian government. …
    


(CA) I FURIOSI 2012/2013 Season!

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2012
I FURIOSI 2012/2013 concert season listing is out. If you are planning on attending, you are reminded to make note of the venues which vary from one concert to the other. Make sure to drop in for a concert or more, you will not be disappointed!

More of the concert listing below …
    

(UK) Opera Today Review: "Bach Mass in B minor, BBC Prom 26" (Robert Hugill, reviewer) (3 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2012

Location: Royal Albert Hall, London
Performers: Joélle Harvey: soprano, Carolyn Sampson : soprano, Iestyn Davies : counter-tenor, Ed Lyon : tenor, Matthew Rose : bass, Choir of the English Concert, The English Concert, Harry Bicket : conductor

“Bach probably never intended the full Mass in B Minor to be performed, so it is tricky to talk about what forces he meant it to be performed by. ... But performing the work in the Royal Albert Hall is entirely different again, a space far bigger than Bach could ever have conceived of being used for his work. …”


(IL) Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) -- Redesigned Website

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2012

(From a recent post on the BachMusicology@yahoogroups.com mailing list)

For all things “Bach cantatas”, visit the Bach Cantatas Website (BCW). The website has recently gone through a reorganization that you may find more approachable in searches of information or manuscripts.

“The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works and many of his instrumental works. The BCW contains for most works: detailed discographies, discussions, texts and translations, scores, commentaries, references, music examples... Performers of Bach’s works, including their biographies, Bach discographies...“


(UK) Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) (26 Oct-11 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 18, 2012

Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) is the second largest early music festival in the UK, with a large and enthusiastic following of over 6000.

“The Festival takes place in late October and early November and is well known for its lively and inspired programming, with events exploring different art forms and performance formats. Concerts take place in a variety of venues in Brighton and Hove, and are often broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
    

(BE) AMUZ Concert: Zefiro Torna & Corpo Barocco (29 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

Location: Antwerp, BE

“Manoli Blessi was the pseudonym of Antonio Molino, a poet, composer and theatre producer in 16th-century Venice. He wrote his poetry in the so-called 'lingua greghesca': an invented language, a bizarre mix of Venetian and Greek dialects. Zefiro Torna and the dancers of Corpo Barocco will bounce you with a revival of the burlesque extravagance of Blessi's texts in the spirit of the commedia dell'arte …
    


(US) ArkivMusic "EMI Classics Encores" Sale

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)

For those of you who value EMI recodings, “ArkivMusic has a tremendous deal on a select group of classic recordings reissued in the EMI Classics Encore series. CDs from Neville Marriner, Sviatoslav Richter, Klaus Tennstedt, Kathleen Battle, Kiri Te Kanawa, and more are now available at just 5 for $20!
    


(US) Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS): 5-Year Accomplishments

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

(From a recent GEMS newsletter)

In a recent GEMS “Notes on the Scene” newsletter, GEMS makes a plea to its readership for help with housing a student studying at the Juilliard School of Music. This plea is exemplary of what the early music community has come to know of the GEMS organization -- helpful and involved.
     


(US) Bach Collegium San Diego Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Season

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

(From a recent BCSD newsrelease)

San Diego - Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD), the city’s only early music performance ensemble, celebrates its Tenth Anniversary Season with an eclectic program of early and Baroque music concerts.
    

(AT) Innsbruck Festival: Donna Leon opens the 36th Innsbruck Festival of Early Music (10-28 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 09, 2012

(From a recent Innsbruck Festival Press Release)

Bestselling author Donna Leon opens the 36th Innsbruck Festival at Schloss Ambras

INNSBRUCK - The 36th day Innsbruck Festival opens in a ceremony in the Spanish Hall of Ambras Castle; Donna Leon, mystery writer and lover of Baroque opera delivered the keynote address and declared the Innsbruck Festival opened. …”
    


(US) Oxford University Press "Back to School Sale: Save up to 65%"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 09, 2012

(From a recent Oxford University Press USA newsletter)

“Think this school year is going to be tough? Make your life easier and save up to 65% on books that will help make studying a breeze. Even if you're not in school, take advantage of the opportunity to grab interesting books for less…”


(US) 2012 American Bach Soloists (ABS) Festival and Academy "Wrap-up" (8 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 08, 2012

(From a recent ABS newsletter)

“The 2012 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy concluded on July 22 with the second of two performances of Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor, following eleven densely packed days of performances, lectures, and master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. …”
    


(US) Unquiet Thoughts: Saturday morning quotes 2.10: Who luted?

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2012

(From the latest blog post at “Unquiet Thoughts”)

“ … This week, we follow up on a question that arose on the lute discussion list: Is it true that, historically, the lute was only available to the wealthy? …
    


(US) ArkivMusic August Sale

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2012
“August brings an especially large group of independent labels on sale, including two with distinctive reputations in their home countries. Delos, often referred to as "the Great American Label," is a pioneer in the digital recording process and a champion of American artists and composers. Atma Classique has quickly become a dominant standard-bearer for Canada's recording industry. Yet neither label limits its focus. Delos has developed a growing relationship with Russian artists, and Atma constantly expands its musical horizons in intriguing ways. …”
    

(UK) Cambridge Early Music: Festival of Italian Music (28-30 Sep 2012) and One-Day Workshop (29 Sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2012

Workshop:  Italian Music Workshop for Children with VivaBiancaLuna Biffi

Location: Cambridge UK

The Cambridge Early Music: Festival of Italian Music, promoted in partnership with La Dante in Cambridge, will include concerts by QuintEssential cornett and sackbut ensemble, Julian Perkins, VivaBiancaLuna Biffi, Pavlo Beznosiuk and Paula Chateauneuf, and La Serenissima, over the weekend of 28-30 September.  


(UK) The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Summer School 2012: Regency Dance (8 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 31, 2012

Location: University of Chichester, College Lane, Bishop Otter Campus, PO19 6PE Chichester, UK
Time: 8-10:30pm

“You are cordially invited to attend our Regency Dance in the grand Chichester Assembly Rooms. Come and enjoy dancing to live music. Costume most welcome. All dances called.”
    

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