(US) Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism Louis XIV and the Port-Royal Nuns (Author: Daniella Kostroun, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2011
Publication date: June 2011
288 pages

“Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism chronicles seventy years of Jansenist conflict and its complex intersection with power struggles between gallican bishops, Parlementaires, the Crown, and the pope. Daniella Kostroun focuses on the nuns of Port-Royal-des-Champs, whose community was disbanded by Louis XIV in 1709 as a threat to the state. Paradoxically, it was the nuns' adherence to their strict religious rule and the ideal of pious, innocent, and politically disinterested behavior that allowed them to challenge absolutism effectively.

(UK) Bach Network UK "UNDERSTANDING BACH, edited by Ruth Tatlow" Web Journal

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2011

Bach Network UK is pleased to announce publication of the sixth volume of the web journal UNDERSTANDING BACH, edited by Ruth Tatlow. Full text of the articles, reports and editorial can be read online.

(IT) Call for Papers: Central European Musicians and the Birth of French Piano Virtuosity, Rome, 11-13 Oct 2012 (Deadline: 25 Apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011
“The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca/Pistoia, the Istituto Storico Austriaco of Rome and the Académie de France à Rome, in association with the Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française of Venice, is pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium Central European Musicians and the Birth of French Piano Virtuosity, to be held in Rome, Istituto Storico Austriaco and Villa Medici, from Thursday 11 until Saturday 13 October 2012

(CA) Call for Papers: Nota Bene Undergraduate Journal of Musicology (Deadline 09 Jan 2012)

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“Nota Bene is currently accepting undergraduate papers for the 2012 issue. Submissions may be in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, and music theory. We encourage review articles as well as work offering a new perspective on the conventional essay format. The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2012.

(US) AMS/SEM/SMT Conference New Orleans (1-4 Nov 2012): Call for proposals/papers/performances (Deadline: 17 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011
“The 2012 Annual Meeting of the AMS will be held jointly with the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and Society for Music Theory (SMT) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Thursday, 1 November, to Sunday, 4 November. The Program Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers, formal sessions, evening panel discussions, sessions using alternative formats in all areas of scholarship on music, and joint sessions with SEM and SMT. Please read the guidelines carefully: proposals that do not conform will not be considered. …“

(US) Call for Papers: Buffalo Graduate Symposium on Music (Univ. at Buffalo (SUNY), 3-4 Mar 2012) (Deadline: 15 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011
“The Music Graduate Student Association of the University at Buffalo is accepting paper proposals for the fifth annual Graduate Symposium on Music to be held on March 3-4, 2012. The conference will feature a keynote address by Tim Carter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Professor Carter’s research ranges from Monteverdi and Mozart’s Italian operas to a recent book on “Oklahoma!” The Making of an American Musical (Yale University Press, 2007) and forthcoming work on Kurt Weill.

(US) "Harmonia Mundi Congratulates 54th Annual Grammy Award Nominees"

Contributed by Admin on Dec 07, 2011

“Congratulations to all our Nominees!
Harmonia Mundi and Distributed Labels
Earn Six GRAMMY® Nomination”

 In the latest newsletter from Harmonia Mundi, congratulations are given to the nominees of the upcoming 54th Grammy Awards. Of particular note for “Best Orchestral”:

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan
Haydn: Symphonies Nos.88, 101 & 104

(US) Folger Shakespeare Library: FREE Selections From Handel's Messiah: Recorded Live December 20-23, 1993

Contributed by Admin on Dec 07, 2011
“ In celebration of the season (and in honor of our Manifold Greatness project), we're sharing Selections from Handel's Messiah, recorded by the Folger Consort and the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. You can download these six tracks in the link above [below -- ed.]. Happy Holidays!“


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