(US) Diane Hubbard -- Remembered

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2009
(The Boston Globe) 
“Taking piano lessons at the Longy School in the early 1960s, Diane Goetz was certainly no stranger to the music of centuries past. Then she met Frank Hubbard, a craftsman who with his friend William Dowd was spurring a revival of the harpsichord.

(NL) Van Wassenaer Festival & Concours -- Announce 2009 Winners

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2009

The International Competition of Wassenaer is the world's leading and oldest competition for early music ensembles. The competition has succeeded for over 20 years in young, ambitious ensembles support towards the concert stage. With top musicians in the international jury at the program and the competition has become a festival, with competitions, concerts, master classes and more.

The complete results of the 15th International Competition of Wassenaer 2009:

(FR) Valéry Sauvage Celebrates His 400th YouTube Lute Video

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2009

This is video # 400 !!! Hope you'll enjoy it. Lute made by Stephen Murphy“ Visit YouTube to view the more than 400 videos of Valéry Sauvage playing lute:  YouTube #400

(PL) The Complete Works of Fryderyk Chopin On Historical Instruments

Contributed by Admin on Nov 01, 2009

Real Chopin: The Complete Works of Fryderyk Chopin on historical instruments is a project realised on historical instruments from Chopin's times: pianos by Erard (Paris, 1849) and Pleyel (Paris, 1848). 

(AU) A reconstruction of Siccama's 1-key flute (patent c. 1845)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 01, 2009

“In 1845, Abel Siccama submitted a patent illustrating 4 different flutes.  One of them was the flute with which his name is now linked, although he at first called it the  Diatonic.  Thousands of these have been made by Siccama and other makers, assuring him of a permanent place in flute history. 

(CN) Giant organs settle on China's piano island -- Chinese Organ Museum

Contributed by Admin on Nov 01, 2009

While unclear if period organs do exist in the collection at the newly formed Chinese Museum, the existence of such an institution may prove interesting to our readership. 

“ XIAMEN, Fujian Province -- Two giant pipe organs have made the journey of thousands of miles from an English church and an American city to a small Chinese island, where locals can now enjoy "the sound of heaven". 

(DE) Ramée Label -- Releases CD: O GENTE BRUNETTE

Contributed by Admin on Oct 23, 2009

Renaissance singer-composers of Picardy
Odhecaton – Paolo Da Col (direction)

“Between about 1400 and 1550, musical life in Europe was dominated by five generations of musicians born and formed in a well-defined geographical area generally described by musicologists as franco-flemish.

(US) Traverso celebrates its twentieth anniversary with reprints

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2009

Traverso, the international newsletter of historical flutes and flute-playing, celebrates its twentieth anniversary by reprinting the entire run of back issues in Volumes 11-20.

(AU) New Lute Music Commissioned by ABC Classic FM

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2009

“ABC Classic FM, with the support of ABC Radio Development, commissioned four Australian composers to create new solo works for lute, and commissioned master Australian lutenist Tommie Andersson to work with the composers to bring these new works into being. ..“

Visit website for more information and streaming videos: ABC Classic FM

(DE) Frederick the Great’s Flute Sounds for First Time in Centuries

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2009
“Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- A flute that once belonged to Frederick the Great was played in concert for the first time in 250 years last Saturday.

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