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(UK) Oxford Historical Dance Society

Contributed by admin on Mar 09, 2015

(From a recent  Oxford Historical Dance Society Newsletter)

"A note to let you know that the Oxford Historical Dance Society website has been updated with their workshop calendar for 2015. ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "English Songs Of Sinners And Saints"

Contributed by admin on Mar 09, 2015

"This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music. ...


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Player ~ Julie Baumgartel, artistic director: "Messiah" at Easter time

Contributed by admin on Mar 08, 2015

(From a recent NBBP reminder)

Location: Hamilton (March 28th) & Waterloo (March 29th) Ontario, CA

"Following the unqualified success of last season’s Messiah performance, the Nota Bene Baroque Players have decided, by popular demand, to repeat the performance of Handel’s great masterpiece. Again this year, the performance(s) will take place one week before Easter, ...


(US) Boston Early Music Festival CD release: "Agostino Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe"

Contributed by admin on Mar 08, 2015

(From a recent BEMF February Newsletter)

"The Boston Early Music Festival has released the world premiere studio recording of Agostino Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe on the Erato/Warner Classics label, with production support from Radio Bremen (Germany). Originally presented as the 2011 Festival Operatic Centerpiece, Niobe is the seventh in BEMF’s series of ...


(UK) The Sixteen Choral Workshops

Contributed by admin on Mar 08, 2015

(From a recent The Sxiteen February Newsletter item)

"Our workshops offer keen choral singers the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the Choral Pilgrimage repertoire. Workshops are led by two prominent members of The Sixteen; Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan and singer and musicologist Sally Dunkley. ...


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Concert: "Merrie Olde England: Country Dances and Madrigals"

Contributed by admin on Mar 08, 2015

(From a recent SFRV newsletter)

Location: San Francisco CA, US

"San Francisco Renaissance Dancers (Jennifer Meller, Director) is the resident dance troupe of San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) and the only professional period dance company in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Founded in 2012 they have flourished and have become an integral part of San Francisco Renaissance Voices season concert offerings, ...


(SE) Martin Skowroneck no. 90 To Be Completed (2016-2017)

Contributed by admin on Mar 02, 2015

News posted on the "Harpsichord Mailinglist" from Tilman Skowroneck that "Martin Skowroneck’s last unfinished harpsichord no. 90 will be completed by a colleague in 2016-17, and offered for sale.  If members would be so kind to judiciously spread the word...

It's a nearly-five-octave (depending on transposing solutions) Franco-Flemish two-manual harpsichord which is about halfway done. ...


(CZ) Latest Paul McNulty's Streicher Piano

Contributed by admin on Mar 01, 2015

From a recent FaceBook post from Viviana Sofronitsky: This is a copy of a Streicher very similar to that used by Brahms for the last 24 years of his life. Video of the piano in action ...


(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana: Books, Periodicals etc. in .pdf format

Contributed by admin on Mar 01, 2015

News from Libreria Musicale Italiana of their growing collection of books soon to be offered for sale in .pdf format. "The selection of texts is expanding rapidly and will soon be available more than 900 files including periodicals, monographs, proceedings of and extracts."


(FR) Festival Mars en Baroque (10-31 mars 2015)

Contributed by admin on Mar 01, 2015

Location:  Marseille, FR

"For its 13th edition, the "Festival en Mars Baroque" has chosen to include programming in this broad period covering, in France and in some European countries, the history of the monarchy since its glory until its fall: "The king, the people. "

The festival explores the music of the King to the Court, in the palaces and chapels, the music of the people in the neighborhoods, taverns, campaigns. It is the confrontation of these two types of music, their analogies, borrowing, their anchorages and especially their common function of apology that we invite you to the Festival Mars en Baroque, through a rich and varied set of concerts, conferences and educational interventions but also movies. ...

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