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(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival: Festival (July 25-Aug. 14, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 10, 2010


This year’s Festival has a special emphasis on Music by Monteverdi, to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of his Vespers of 1610: The Vespers, Staged Theatrical Works, Concerted Madrigals, Instrumental Music, and more! Also this summer: the French Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical era, with works by Bach & sons, Mozart & Beethoven.

(US) Michael Sand to join Sacramento Baroque Soloists to Perform Concerti Grossi (April 24-25, 2010)

Contributed by cellorhythm on Apr 06, 2010


Michael Sand, violinist, will lead Sacramento Baroque Soloists to perform Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in A minor , Vivaldi Concerto for Cello and Bassoon, Telemann Concerto for Two Violas, Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1, Vivaldi Concerto "Alla Rustica", and Handel Passacaglia.


(IT) "Rome in Brescia" - Two musicians of the Papal court on the Antegnati organ at San Giuseppe (May 15, 2010)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Apr 03, 2010

Church of San Giuseppe, Brescia
Saturday, May 15, 2010 9pm

         - free admission -
 


Compositions by Girolamo Frescobaldi
and Giovanni Felice Sances

Francesca Cassinari and Gea Gelmetti, sopranos
Schola Gregoriana (Collegiata di Chiari) - Giuseppe Fusari, conductor
Maki Onishi, viola da gamba
Diego Cantalupi, theorbo
Giuseppe Schinaia, Antegnati organ (1581)


(US) Play the Recorder Month (March) and Recorder Day (March 20th) Ends -- Make plans for next year!

Contributed by Admin on Mar 31, 2010

“Recorder players from across North America celebrate March as "Play-the-Recorder Month." Many ARS chapters plan special concerts and presentations to illustrate the versatility and beauty of this wonderful instrument. 


(FR) Resin Recorders from Vincent Bernolin

Contributed by Admin on Mar 31, 2010
“ After a long development process, I am pleased to offer these resin recorders of exceptional quality as an alternative to industrially-produced plastic recorders.

These hand-finished instruments, available at the pitches 442 Hz and 415 Hz, have all the features of professional recorders: curved labium and windway, undercut toneholes, cedar block, variable-taper bore, tapered block, etc.

(UK) Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann -- Where is he now?

Contributed by Admin on Mar 30, 2010
“During the second half of the twentieth century the harpsichord made the remarkable transition from almost extinct historical curiosity to concert hall staple not just for early music but also for new music from composers including John Cage, Elliott Carter and Maurice Ohana. Wolfgang Zuckermann's $150 harpsichord kits, which were launched in 1959, were a major factor in the rehabilitation of the harpsichord, and Zuckermann supplied instruments to John Cage and many other musicians from his workshop in Greenwich Village, New York. 

(US) Voices of Music "An Evening with the Stars" Annual Charity Concert for the San Francisco Food Bank -- Photos (March 20, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 30, 2010
Voices of Music presented "An Evening with the Stars" our Annual Charity Concert for the San Francisco Food Bank on March 20th, 2010. This year, the annual Charity Concert featured the winners from our Young Artists program performing a concert with the baroque players of Voices of Music, directed by Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler.

(US) Clarion-Collegium Week – Monteverdi (Classes and Concert) (April 15-19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 27, 2010

Clarion Music Society and the New York Collegium are pleased to announce the schedule of events for their third annual Clarion-Collegium Week (CCW) for advanced music students and young professional musicians, and the details of the historically-informed performance of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespro della Beata Vergine, all taking place at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street.


(UK) Transsexual Singer Wins Top Music School Place After Switching His Voice From Baritone to a Soprano

Contributed by Admin on Mar 18, 2010
“When transsexual opera singer Emily De Salvo first applied to one of Italy’s most prestigious music schools, he was rejected as the board was unsure whether to place him among the male or female singers.

(US) "Historic Musical Instruments: Use vs. Preservation" (June 8, 2009) -- Lecture by Bob Barclay (Conservation and Restoration Consultant)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 18, 2010
“Robert Barclay, conservation and restoration consultant, explores the aesthetic and psychological aspects of authenticity, and challenges the expectations of audiences when hearing historic instruments in concert.

(CA) "Polish Popular Music of the XVIIth century, Polska muzyka popularna XVII wieku" (CD) -- Greensleaves Early Music Ensemble (Waterloo, Canada)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 18, 2010
Greensleaves, the Waterloo based early music ensemble (Marilyn Fung, viola da gamba; Shannon Purves-Smith, viols and recorders; Magdalena Tomsinska, lute), in November 2009 released a new CD titled "Polish Popular Music of the XVIIth century, Polska muzyka popularna XVII wieku." The program contains late Renaissance and early Baroque music, almost all of which has been drawn from the little-known "Polotsk" or "Połocki" manuscript (Jagiellonian Library), dating from the mid 1600’s. This collection of music was found in Poland in 1962 inside the cover of a missal dated 1680 and was published in modern notation in 1970. Until now, much of the music has not been heard.

(UK) Restoration of an Early Pajot Luteback Hurdy-Gurdy

Contributed by Admin on Mar 08, 2010
A series of photos showing the restoration of an early Pajot luteback hurdy-gurdy. The tune in the background is variously known as Bourree de Pajot and Polka de Jenzat.

(UK) "Acis and Galatea. The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet" Newly Available DVD from Dance Books

Contributed by Admin on Mar 08, 2010
“Christoper Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a distinguished cast including Danielle de Niese and Charles Workman in Wayne McGregor's new production of Handel's opera . ..

(US) Worcester Hills Recorder Society 2010 Annual Workshop (March 6, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 25, 2010

Flauto e Voce: Vocal Forms That Inspired A Generation Of Great Instrumental Music

The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2010, at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. 


(IT) XIX Venice Academy 2010 - International Academy of Sacred Music (May 22-30, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 23, 2010

The 19th International Academy of Sacred Music takes place from May 22 to 30 2010. The Academy was founded in 1992 and has remained under the direction of its founder, the British specialist Michael Procter, ever since.


(BE) Seminaire international de musique ancienne en Wallonie (July 11-17, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 22, 2010

A week of intensive exchange and music-making

The international seminar of early music in Wallonie offers musicians the possibility of deepening all facets of their musical skills.

(UK) Newly Published Titles from DanceBooks.co.uk

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2010

Newly published titles from DanceBooks:

Apologie de la danse
A transcription of the original French text of the 1623 manual on dance technique and etiquette, with full English translation. Among the dances covered are the Bransle, Gaillarde, Capriole, Gavotte, and Courante. Hardback cloth binding, no dustwrapper.


(FR) Les Passions Orchestre Baroque "Une soirée à Potsdam" (March 9, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2010

In response to the commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Les Passions, Orchestre Baroque take us to Potsdam, specifically at Sans Souci, the residence of Frederick II of Prussia. 

(US) 11th Annual Ronn McFarlane Lute Seminar (March 19 - 21, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2010

Over the weekend of March 19 -21, 2010, Grammy nominated lutenist and teacher Ronn McFarlane will conduct a seminar for lute players in Washington D. C. The seminar will include concerts of Elizabethan lute music and new compositions by Ronn McFarlane, plus master classes and private lessons, and a lecture on early Italian lute music.

(US) Voices of Music's latest release: "Concerto Barocco"

Contributed by Admin on Feb 15, 2010

Voices of Music announce the release of their latest CD: “Concerto Barocco: Baroque Concertos”.


(US) The Queen's Musick Book/CD French Tablature -- Music in French Tablature for Renaissance Lute

Contributed by Admin on Feb 15, 2010
Latest release from GuitarAndLute.com

In this book and on the enclosed CD you will find the music of Santino Garsi da Parma, Julio Cesare Barbetta, Diomedes, Bartlomiej Pekiel, Simone Molinaro, pieces from The Chilesotti Collection and many more.