(AT) Austrian Lute Society "Early Music Week STE. COLOMBE" (Application Deadline 31 May 2015) (10-18 July 2015)
"Pavans, galliards, almaines, corantos, sarabands, fantasies, madrigals, consort songs, canzonas, trio sonatas, facsimile, basso continuo, lute duos, lyra viol and more, in a week for lovers of Renaissance consort and Baroque ensemble music.
Participants should have experience of ensemble playing and be prepared to sight read in different clefs and/or from figured bass, as appropriate. A limited number of less advanced players can also be accommodated, by agreement. ...
(AT) Austrian Lute Society "International HIF Biber Competition" (Application deadline 1 Mar 2015) (30 Apr - 3 May 2015)
Location: St. Florian Monastery (near Linz), Austria
Reminder of upcoming deadline for application for the Austrian Lute Society "International HIF Biber Competition".
"The aim of the competition is to stimulate the youth with the present and emotional engagement of the music of the Baroque period, with particular attention to the Austrian Baroque music. Three prizes will be awarded ... "
Location: Couvent des Minimes - Citadelle Vauban - 33390 Blaye - France
"To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria In Bordeaux, Michel Laplénie directs the July workshop program of French music of the time of Louis XIII: Bouzignac Guillaume, Nicolas Formed, Etienne Moulinié, Antoine Boesset. ...
(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Concert Review: "Philharmonia Baroque Explores Music of Bach's Cousins" (By Niels Swinkels, February 10, 2015)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
"... Two illustrious contemporary relatives of the ‘Great J.S.’ were featured in Philharmonia Baroque’s latest concerts. Both were J.S.’s distant cousins: Johann Christoph (1642-1703) and Johann Ludwig (1677-1731). ...
W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat major, K 450
Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K 451
Rondo in D major for piano and orchestra, K 382
Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Die Kölner Akademie / Michael Alexander Willens
"In May 1784, shortly after completing the two piano concertos recorded here, Mozart described them in a letter to his father as 'concertos which are bound to make the player sweat.’ In his correspondence he also pointed out the particular importance of the wind instruments in the two works. ...
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