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(US) Amherst Early Music Festival (July 11-18; 18-25, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2010

Connecticut College, New London, CT

Join us for one or two weeks of music-making with our acclaimed international faculty as we explore the musical legacy of France. Hold the dates, and plan to join us!

Festival Theme - France: Source of European Music

(US) Seattle Academy of Opera -- Accademia d'Amore (Aug. 12-22, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2010

Venue: Cornish College of the Arts
Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle WA, 98102, USA

This year's workshop moves from Seattle Pacific University to Cornish College of the Arts as part of an expansion of the College's music department to encompass an early music program. 

(IE) Introducing the new eBook: PLAYING THE BAROQUE HARPSICHORD (2010) in EBook format

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2010

Bray Baroque announces its newest title: Playing the Baroque Harpsichord (2010)
Essays on the instrument, interpretation and performance, with relevant topics for the clavichord and organ. By C. Di Veroli.

This is an integrated collection of updated and expanded essays, some of them endorsed by leading harpsichordists. Only a few chapters are specific for the harpsichord: most of the book applies to all the Baroque keyboard instruments and some chapters to general Baroque music interpretation topics. Several colour figures are included, as well as musical examples from well-known Baroque works. The reader will find here the answer to well-known long-standing problems. Thorough guidance is provided on difficult matters such as ornamentation, articulation, tempi, registration, sesquialter rhythms, notes inégales and further topics that have been found to be useful to the modern performer of Baroque keyboard music, whether amateur, advanced student or professional player.


(FR) Festival of traditional musics and folk dances - Festival des musiques et danses traditionnelles (Aug. 15-18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2010

“For this 35th edition, the organizers have decided to honour the cultural heritage of Berry and have chose Mic Baudimant as the associate performer, an ardent defender of the arts and traditions of Berry.

President of the Thiaulins de Lignères (association of traditional music and dance of Cher), Vice-President of the Association Française de l’Ane Grand Noir du Berry, Vice-President of l’Union for the Ressources Génétiques du Berry, members of the association “on the steps of the Maitres Sonneurs”, Mic Baudimant is also a storyteller, piper, “brioleux” (someone who sings songs to oxen while ploughing), singer and graduate of the first competition of the festival in 1976.

(US) 2010-2011 Boston Concert Series

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2010

The Boston Early Music Festival announce their 2010-2011 concert series.

(AR) Ana Paula Segurola Pita and Gabriel Schebor Announce Their European Tour

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2010
Finally, here is the plan of our next European tour.I look forward to meeting you over there, and thank you for sending it to those who may be interested in attending any of the concerts.

Yours,
Ana Paula & Gabriel

(US) Sarge Gerbode's Lute Page -- 3000 Lute Pieces in French Tablature

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2010

“I have collected these pieces over the years from the internet or have entabulated and/or arranged or realized them myself. I have edited all of them and formatted them to fit nicely on US letter size paper (8.5 x 11 in), though some are formatted for US legal size (8.5 x 14 in). I have not formatted any for A4, as life is too short. Again, if you have Fronimo, it is pretty easy to reformat these to taste.  I have tried to create performable copy in all cases. These pieces are mostly for renaissance lute, but quite a few are for baroque lute and archlute, and a very few for theorbo, cittern, bandora, guitar etc. Other pieces include songs and continuo pieces, listed by composer. Under Lute ensemble in the list of composers, you will find pieces for two or more lutes.  Source facsimiles are now grouped together in one place. 

(US) Berkeley Festival Exhibition & Music Marketplace (June 10-12, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2010
JUNE 10-12, THURSDAY - SATURDAY
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Free and open to the public

Theme "500 Years of Vespers" informs this year's EMA Early Music conference. Modeled as part scholarly symposium, part workshop, it focuses on the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and its chant and Renaissance ancestors.

(US) 2010 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (June 6-13)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2010

“Experience the magnificence of Italian music in and around 1610, from the glories of St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice to the haunting spiritual cloisters of Milan, a golden age filled with the glorious sounds of centuries past.

(IT) Corsi di Musica Antica a Magnano (Aug. 12–20, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2010
A unique experience. Courses designed to allow participants an introduction to all early keyboard instruments as well as intensive study on the instrument of their choice. Basso continuo at the harpsichord and organ. Choir conducting.

(IT) X International Clavichord Symposium - CALL FOR PAPERS (Sept. 6–10, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2010
The planning committee is now accepting proposals for papers with a preference for topics on:

  • - The early clavichord from first iconographical documents to the earliest extant instruments (organology and repertoire)
  • - The pedal clavichord, from its origins to the XVIIIth century
  • - The clavichord in the XIXth century

(US) Early Music Week at Pinewoods (Aug. 14 - 21, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2010
“Early Music Week at Pinewoods explores music from that vibrant musical center, the heartbeat of Italian polychoral music, home of famous music publishers, and inspiration to courts and chapels located far beyond the Veneto region.

(US) Society for Seventeenth-Century Music 2011 Conference in Minneapolis -- Call for Proposals (April 7-10, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2010


“The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music will hold its Nineteenth Annual Conference from Thursday through Sunday, 7-10 April 2011, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted by the School of Music at the University of Minnesota. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and its cultural contexts are welcome. 

(DE) Renovated and Greatly Expanded Bach Museum

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2010

“This is the city where Johann Sebastian Bach spent his final 27 years and composed many of his major works, including the St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Mass in B Minor, the "Art of the Fugue" and nearly 200 cantatas. And this year, amid the predictable Easter-season concert programming, Leipzig marked the composer's 325th birthday with the opening of a renovated and greatly expanded Bach Museum, part of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig. Founded in 1950 (the 200th anniversary of the composer's death), the Archiv is one of the finest Bach research institutes on earth, largely thanks to its important collection of Bach manuscripts. 

(BE) SUMMER SCHOOL CAPPELLA PRATENSIS - The Petrucci Files: A New Beginning (Aug. 23-29, 2010)

Contributed by Musica on Apr 15, 2010

During the Musica Summer school, now in its second year, you can discover masterpieces of polyphonic music through original notation, coached by members of Cappella Pratensis. The 2010 Laus Polyphoniae festival will examine a choice selection of manuscripts, illustrating the evolution of polyphonic music over 500 years. This singing course will link up with this tradition by looking at the first printed sources of polyphonic music: The Petrucci Files.


(US) Society of Early Music, the Northern Maryland Chapter of the American Recorder Society Spring Workshop: "Dance Music of England, Germany, France, Spain, & Italy" (April 24, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2010

Players of recorders, viols, sackbuts, shawms, crumhorns, lutes, harps, guitars etc. are more than welcome.

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9:00 - 4:00
Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD

Featuring clinician Larry Lipkis

Larry Lipkis is a Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Moravian College. He directs the early music ensembles at the college (the Collegium Musicum, the Monteverdi Ensemble, and the Baroque Ensemble) and also teaches music theory, contemporary music, and composition. 

(FR) La Société de Luth (The French Lute Society) on YouTube

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2010
YouTube has a new channel. La Société de Luth (The French Lute Society) has a YouTube site.

(US) Over The Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival 2010 (Sept. 14-19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2010
The Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival brings together hurdy-gurdy players, builders, and teachers for intensive instruction, jamming, fellowship, and good food. Classes cover melodic techniques, rhythm, repertoire, and instrument setup and maintenance, with instruction tailored for beginning through advanced players.

(CA) Nota Bene Period Orchestra "Meet You at the Crossroad plus Tactus Vocal Ensemble" Concert (April 18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2010

Our final concert of the 2009-2010 season draws on music from both the Western and Eastern liturgical traditions.  In celebration of Easter, we are collaborating with the TACTUS Vocal Ensemble to present a selection of movements from Georg Frideric Handel's Messiah, a choral work by English composer John Tavener and several unaccompanied works from the Serbian Orthodox liturgy.

(NL) Newest publications available from the Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V. website (Jan-Mar. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 12, 2010

Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V.  announce the arrival and availability of new titles through their website.

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

  • . Cavazzoni, M.A.     "Recerchari motetti canzoni lirbo primo" (1523) and Rercada from Castell'Arquato; facsimile edition and critical modern transciption       
  • .Gallus, J. (Handl)     Compositions in keyboard intabulation; 20 motets transcr. in keyboard notation        
  • .Sweelinck, J.Pz.     Organ and keyboard works, ed. S. Rampe: vol. II.2: polyphonic works, part 2      
  • .mauscript     The Mutii Manuscript (1663): 30 works by Ferrini, Fontana, Arnò, Pasquini       
  • .Richter, F.T.     (1651-1711): Works for clavier; critical edition

    .. . and more.


(AR) Latin American music from 1770-1850, for piano, guitar, and piano & guitar duos (April 18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 11, 2010


News that the Tomaschek piano (ca.1855), recently restored in Buenos Aires by Leopoldo Pérez Robledo will be presented to the public in a concert offered on Sunday  April 18, 2010.

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