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(UK) Handel and Hendrix House December 2015 Newsletter

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

(From the recently renamed Handel and Hendrix House Newsletter)

The most recent newsletter from the Handel and Hendrix House Newsletter is out. If you are interested in getting tickets to some of the performances, you may want to do this promptly as most performances are already sold out. Note also the name change to reflect the fact that Jimi Hendrix once lived at the Handel House location (25 Brook Street, London). ...


(UK) The Guardian Article: " Earliest known biography of an African woman translated to English for the first time" (by Alison Flood, 03 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

"The earliest known book-length biography of an African woman, a 17th-century text detailing the life of the Ethiopian saint Walatta Petros, has been translated into English for the first time. ...


(US) CIncInatI.com Article: "Packing up to preserve a musical treasure" (by Janelle Gelfand, 3 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

From a recent article on the CIncInatI.com website. This article gives good insight of measures taken in moving a large library, over 1 million pieces of inventory, to a temporary location during a building restoration. It also gives us insight on the importance of cataloguing and even digitizing our music for the sake of its longevity. (Marc Paré, Editor EarlyMusicNews.org)

"Since summer, three librarians at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have been up against a daunting deadline. They are trying to put up to a million pieces of music into as much order as possible by Monday, when it all has to be moved out of Music Hall to prepare for the historic hall’s renovation in June. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: Saturday morning quotes 5.29: Tempo and pitch I

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

"Once upon a time, early music was distinguished by two factors: 1) instruments are tuned to A=415, and 2) it must be played as fast as possible. In fact the two phenomena are somewhat related. When strings are slackened a bit they ...


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Florilegium at Wigmore Hall" (by Claire Seymour, 29 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015

"During this exploration of music from the Austro-German Baroque, Florilegium were joined by the baritone Roderick Williams in a programme of music which placed the music and career of J.S. Bach in the context of three older contemporaries: Franz Tunder (1614-67), Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1701) and Heinrich Biber (1644-1704). ...


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Monteverdi by The Sixteen at Wigmore Hall" (by Claire Seymour, 12 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2015

"This was a concert where immense satisfaction was derived equally from the quality of musicianship displayed and the coherence and resourcefulness of the programme presented....


(UK) Cambridge Early Music 2016 Summer Schools Jesus College, Cambridge (31 July-7 August/7-13 August 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2015

"Join us for a taste of Spain at our 2016 Summer Schools.  Next summer we will move to a new venue in the stunning setting of Jesus College in the heart of historic Cambridge.  All bedrooms are high-standard single study-bedrooms with en-suite and tea-making facilities.  Car parking on-site is also available to course members.  ...


(DE) EarlyDance.org Calendar

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2015

A reminder to those of you who are early dance enthusiasts to visit the EarlyDance.org site for the list of upcoming dance dates, classes and concerts. EarlyDance.org is a central hub to the early dance community and is quite active. ....


(DE) Ketil Are Haugsand - Quick Tour of the Nürnberg Collection

Contributed by admin on Dec 04, 2015

From a recent posting on Facebook, Ketil Are Haugsand gives us a quick tour of the historical keyboards in the Nürnberg Collection. If you have not seen the collection, you can get a glimpse of it here ... but still best if you see it in person. (Marc, Editor EarlyMusicNews.org)

https://www.facebook.com/EarlyMusicNews.Org/posts/1086372251382486


(UK) Genesis Sixteen Applications Now Open (Deadline date: 15 January 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 04, 2015

(From a recent The Sixteen newsletter)

"We are pleased to announce that Genesis Sixteen - the UK's leading free choral training programme for 18 - 23 year olds - is once again recruiting.

If you are passionate about choral singing and would like the opportunity to work closely with Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan, as well as ...

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