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(FR) PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et du Grand Ouest Concert: "Le tourbillon des sentiments dans l'Italie du XIIième siècle" (20 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2012

Location: Cité des Congrès, 5, rue de Valmy 44000 Nantes, FR

The European Festival of  the“PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et du Grand Ouest” announces the concert of June 20th 2012 “The Swirl of Emotions in XIIth Century Italy" featuring Philippe Jaroussky, contratenor; Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto; Artaserse Ensemble.
     


(SE) eClassical: Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano, Volume 12 (Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2012

Available in FLAC 24, FLAC16 and MP3 for purchase download. This brand New Release is sold at the same price for FLAC 24 as FLAC 16 and MP3 during a limited time. 

“In March 1783, the readers of Cramer’s Magazin der Musik could read about a certain ‘Louis van Betthoven’, a ‘boy … of most promising talent’, whose first published work was being advertised as 'nine variations for the pianoforte, written by him on a march, engraved at Mannheim.’ The piece in question was the Dressler Variations, WoO 63, and it marked not only the beginning of an illustrious career, but also the start of Ludwig van Beethoven's lifelong involvement with variation form, culminating almost forty years later in the monumental Diabelli Variations for solo piano, and – in another field – the third movement of his Ninth symphony. …
     


(US) Bach Society Houston Concert: "Bach Vespers" (6 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2012

Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston TX, US

“The Bach Society presents Bach Vespers this Sunday, the final event of its 30th Anniverary Season, featuring the Bach Choir and Mercury Baroque under the direction of Artistic Director Albert LeDoux. The centerpiece of the program is the cantata O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 20. This opening work of Bach's first complete annual cycle of cantatas for Leipzig is particularly colorful and dramatic. Also on the program are motets by Johann Ludwig Krebs, one of Bach's students, and Thomas Stoltzer. The season ends as it began, with the Geistliche Chormusik of Heinrich Schütz, whose sublime motet So fahr ich hin zu Jesus Christ is the perfect response to Bach's fiery cantata. Soloists are Rebecca Henderson, alto; Patrick Perez, tenor; and Carlton Ford, bass. The guest organist is Hyun Jyung Seoh.   …
    


(US) ArkivMusic Newsletter (01 may 2012): Great Deals on Naïve Label

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2012
“If you are not yet familiar with the marvelous French label Naïve, what a wonderful opportunity awaits you today, as bundles of some of their early music (and other) treasures are now available in jaw-dropping 4-for-the-price-of-1 packages. We also have a series of Naïve single-disc reissues for just $9.99 each. It all adds up to some irresistible opportunities at ArkivMusic to acquaint yourself with the exceptional sound worlds of Naïve.”
    

(US) Tudor Choir 2012-2013 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2012

From the latest Tudor Choir newsletter (19 apr 2012)

THE TUDOR CHOIR CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY with a five-concert subscription series of four concerts at historic Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle's University District, where the choir is a resident ensemble, and a Thanksgiving weekend concert at Town Hall. Concert programming will include Tallis' 40-part Spem in alium and Allegri's legendary Miserere, as well as the choir's annual Christmas concert, this year with brass quintet, at the end of December. The season also will see the release of a new Tudor Choir CD--disc of Tudor polyphony that will be previewed in the season opening concert. …


(US) American Bach Soloists (ABS): New Subscriptions for the ABS 2012/13 Season available May 4 2012

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2012
Music Director Jeffrey Thomas and the American Bach Soloists are proud to announce their 2012-13 Season of some of the Baroque’s finest masterworks by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, and Charpentier.“ …
      

(IT) LIM Antiqua "Antiquarian Booksellers, Autographs, Manuscripts, Music Books"

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2012

For those of you interested in acquiring early music manuscripts, books, or collecting autographs, you may be interested in visiting the LIM Antiqua website. 

Here are some background notes regarding LIM Antiqua: …


(CA) Early Music Fredericton Concert: "The Couperin Dynasty" (6 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 29, 2012
The Couperin family is in many ways synonymous with French baroque music. For nearly 200 years, Couperins were the main musicians at the French court and occupied the organ console at St. Gervais in Paris.
            

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