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(CA) Tafelmusik Concert: "House of Dreams" (8-9 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 04, 2012

Directed by Jeanne Lamon
Conceived, scripted and programmed by Alison Mackay
Stage Direction by Marshall Pynkoski
Production Design by Glenn Davidson
Projections Design by Raha Javanfar
Narrated by Blair Williams

A magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and music - five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Marais were played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau. Includes stage direction, narration, and stunning projected images.FREE pre-concert talks, an exhibit, and more!”
     


(BE) Scherzi Musicali CD Release: "La Catena d'Adone Domenico Mazzocchi" (24 jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 04, 2012

La Catena d'Adone

La Catena d'Adone, first performed on 12 February 1626, presents the characteristics of the genre. A pastoral tale in a prologue and five acts, it relates the tumultuous love affairs of Adonis, Apollo, Venus and the enchantress Falsirena. The frivolous and sensual, even erotic, tone of the work has its response in the Christian moral...”

          

(FR) Les Festes de Thalie et France-Orpheon (Latest Newsletter): "Au berceau royal" -In Search of Instruments and of Information

Contributed by Admin on Feb 04, 2012
“My grandfather, Marcel Salomon, seems to be well known because he founded and sold lots of historical musical instruments. This part of our website is dedicated to his collection and memory. It is now a virtual collection, since he only left 3 photo albums from his "Berceau Royal" shop.
   

(UK) Cambridge University Press -- 60% OFF Selected Humanities and Social Sciences Titles (till 30 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 04, 2012

A reminder of Cambridge University Press’ sale on selected books with savings of 60% OFF regular price. There are some early music titles that may be of some interest. 

Browse through the Cambridge University Press website catalogue for more information.


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "2011 EMA Naxos Recording Competition Finalists" (By Anna Pranger Posted January 15, 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2012
Early Music America is a non-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America. One of their many activities is the sponsorship of competitions for up-and-coming performers. In 2011 the EMA partnered with the recording label Naxos and held a competition designed to promote the careers of emerging early music artists.  …
    

(US) Opera Today Review: "Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina e la Compagnia dei Musici di Roma, Messa di Santa Cecilia" by Steven Plank (28 dec 2011) (Christophorus CHR 77288 [SACD])

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2012
“Homage could take diverse forms in Counter-Reformation Rome, and this excellent recording by ensemble officium, Messa di Santa Cecilia, focuses on a particular instance that was interestingly polyvalent.
   

(UK) Dance Books: New Publication

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2012
News from Dance Books of their latest publication “a facsimile reprint of Pierre Rameau's 1725 'Abbrege de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'ecrire ou de tracer toutes sortes de danses de ville'”
      

(US) Four Easy Tips for Preserving Your Digital Photographs

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2012

With the many different early music ensembles, groups, associations etc. on our weblinks making use of photos on their sites or newsletters, I thought it would be worthwhile to read through this article on preserving digital photographs.

“Digital preservation is the set of management processes that ensure the long-term accessibility of digital information. At NDIIPP we deal with these issues on a grand scale, working to ensure the nation’s (”USA” -- ed.) valuable digital cultural heritage survives for the long-term benefit of all.
    

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The “Summer Workshop and Festival 2013” season has come and gone! Have you posted a review of a recent workshop on your site or blog page? Let us know and we will mention it on our news pages. Feel free to browse our summer workshops list, it is never too early to plan for the next installment of summer workshops.  Let us know if we have missed a workshop listing or if updated information is needed. Summer Workshop Organizers: let us know of your plans as your summer workshop details are finalized for 2014. Visit our Summer Workshop Links ("Web Links" section) for past/next year summer workshop details.  Should you wish, you may also browse our news articles filtered by “Workshops/ Festivals 2013” category for more “up-to-the-minute” details of this year’s workshops. All of the best of wishes to everyone during this wonderful fall/ winter/ spring concert season and plan early for the summer of 2013 summer workshop season! Merry musik making. (ed.)


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