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(US) Weekend Specials at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Mar 10, 2012
ArkivMusic holds regularly held weekend specials of its CD holdings. You may be interested in adding the site on your links of early music sites as some of its sale items may be of interest to you. This weekend has its 2-disc set of the J.C. Bach: Milanese Vesper Psalms/Concerto Köln on sale.
                 

(UK) The Hyperion Conductus project

Contributed by Admin on Mar 09, 2012
“This is the performing and recording arm of Southampton University's Cantum Pulcriorem Invenire research project: 13th Century Music & Poetry, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, begun in October 2010.

The outcomes of the project include a series of three CDs, Conductus I, II & III (appropriately subtitled) which will be released by Hyperion from July 2012 onwards, sung by John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump. The live version of the project is initially for two tenors (John Potter & Christopher O'Gorman) with a specially commissioned video by Michael Lynch, to be launched at the York Early Music Festival in 2012.
      

(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog (21 jan; 17 feb 2012): Remembering John Milton Ward, Musicologist (6 jul 1917-12 dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 09, 2012

In these two Mignarda blog posts, Ron & Don lay tribute to John Milton Ward who recently passed away on December 21, 2012. 

“… The world of the lute has attracted people who share in common a fascination with trivial details concerning the geometry of the instrument, specialized playing techniques, string materials and the surviving historical sources of lute music.  For the latter, we should all bow down and thank the brilliant 20th century scholars who have spent endless hours researching, analyzing, and codifying this surviving music in order to make it available to those of us who are inclined, with many drops of sweat, to reconstitute the dessicated old manuscript pages back into living, breathing music. …” (21 jan 2012, blog post)
                


(US) Ars & Amici tours Venice & the Dolomites in April 2012 (11-23 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 09, 2012

Recent news from the Ars & Amici group.

“Ars & Amici will visit the Dolomites and Venice, April 11-23, 2012.  In addition to singing masses and presenting concerts, we will enjoy Nature’s beauty in the mountains and valleys of the Trentino/Alto-Adige region, the glories of Venice, and fine art and food at many stops along the way.

Music by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Priuli, Marenzio, Banchieri, Croce, Canale & other composers connected to the Veneto.


(AT) zeitenTANZ Workshop: "Dances of Biedermeier - and sewing" (16-20 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 09, 2012

Location: St. Benedict Education Center, Seitenstetten Austria

“A varied Biedermeier dance program, a new piece for the historical wardrobe, recreation in the countryside - all in just one long weekend!

The course content of the following dances are planned: “Quadrille, Ecossaise, Tempete, Ländler, Walzer, Contredanse, Francaise, Hops-Anglaise, Contre-Ecossaise, Figouraise”. The course is suitable for beginners but also for the advanced …” Instructor: Pia Brocza
                    


(IE) Sligo Festival of Baroque Music (28-30 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 09, 2012
“It will be some weeks before all concerts and workshops are confirmed for this year’s festival, but we can say that the performers will include baroque violinist, Maya Homburger and Ensemble Meridiana who will be “in residence” for the whole of the festival.

Maya Homburger has performed a number of times in earlier Sligo Baroque Festivals, always displaying a remarkable grasp of Baroque musical architecture and an assured technique, always memorably. She is one of the great Baroque violinists of our time. Maya will be playing Bach, the A minor sonata and D minor Partita in a solo recital, and in a trio programme the details of which await confirmation.
                


(IT) Piccola Accademia di Montisi Masterclasses Summer 2012 (11 jul-26 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 08, 2012

(Re-posted with updated information. -- Editor)

“One of the Piccola Accademia’s most important activities is to provide students and recent graduates with exceptional master classes in harpsichord performance. The combination of our instrument collection, the quality of teaching at the Piccola Accademia, superb acoustics and the quiet and relaxed nature of life in the Tuscan countryside, creates a special environment in which to study and be inspired.

The Summer 2012 Masterclasses will be given by:

  • July 10-15 -- Menno van Delft
  • July 17-22 -- Christophe Rousset
  • July 24-29 -- Pierre Hantai / Skip Sempe
  • August 14-19 -- Ketil Haugsand
  • August 21-26 -- Bob van Asperen
         


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Concert Reminder: "An English Messiah" (11 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 07, 2012

(This is a re-post from an article on February 26 2012 -- Editor)

“What....HENRY'S Messiah?

You read that right. Handel wasn't the only one to set those familiar texts to music. Henry Purcell beat him to it, and you can hear these remarkable settings on March 11. 
                        

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