News from the Texas Early Music Project that their 2015-2016 season subscriptions are available NOW! ... "Join the Texas Early Music Project as we take a season-long tour across Europe to some of Danny's favorite places and some of his favorite musical times throughout the ages. ...
"Handel House Museum is looking to recruit promising young baroque music performers at the start of their professional career for its next year-long programme. The museum and baroque specialist Laurence Cummings will select five singers and instrumentalists and one ensemble (maximum of 4 players including harpsichordist) with a particular interest in performing music from the baroque period." ...
(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices: "Celebration of 10 Years of Renaissance Music Making" (30-31 May, 6 June)
(From a recent SF Renaissance Voices news release)
San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) concert: "Our Favorite Things - A Celebration of 10 Years of Renaissance Music Making: featuring works by Allegri, Byrd, Palestrina, Janequin, Josquin and others" ...
(From a recent "Unquiet Thoughts" newsletter)
"Today’s post summarizes a few thoughts and reactions after spending two days auditing Nigel North’s masterclasses for guitarists interested in Bach’s music for lute. Nigel has for many years expressed strong reservations as to whether Bach’s music works at all for the 18th-century baroque lute, given the constraints of its odd tuning of d-minor. ...
(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Article: "John Eliot Gardiner: Monteverdi is the Shakespeare of Music" (By Niels Swinkels, April 22, 2015)
"For the better part of a half century, English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner has been one of the leading forces in the early music revival. Growing up in a family where, every day after meals, he sang Bach motets with his parents and siblings ...
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