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(UK) Wigmore Hall Concert: Sergei Istomin cello; Viviana Sofronitsky fortepiano (22 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 15, 2012

Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

Russian cellist Sergei Istomin is highly regarded as one of our leading period specialist cellists. His recordings of Bach to Haydn and Mendelssohn to Chopin are all critically acclaimed. For his Wigmore Hall recital debut, he presents a programme of the highlights from his Mendelssohn and Chopin experiences. He is accompanied here on Graf and Pleyel fortepianos by Viviana Sofronitsky, who is making a welcome return to London after her own debut in 2011.” Fortepianos by Paul McNulty after Graf 1819, Pleyel 1830


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Contributed by Admin on Jul 06, 2012
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(CA) EarlyMusicNews.org "2012 Summer Workshops and Festivals Listings"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 06, 2012

(re-posted article)

As you know or suspect, the 2012 summer workshops and summer festivals season has already begun. If you have not as yet planned your summer months, do take a look at what events are being offered in your region, or, perhaps far-off “exotic” regions. Some of the workshop sign-ups are still open for registrations, or, if registrations are closed, you may be able to convince someone to audit the courses. Nevertheless, there are ample summer workshop concerts available to attend and enjoy. 

Feel free to browse through our extensive list of workshop and festivals that may be found on our website in three formats:
  


(FR) Folle de Musique (Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin) Blog: Les Passions Video

Contributed by Admin on Jul 06, 2012

(From a recent blog post on Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s “Scoop.it!” blog)

Les Passions - Montauban - Vivaldi - Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings

Visit Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s blog site “Scoop.it!” where you can view a recent video produced by Nicolas Kauffmann of a recent performance by  Les Passions of the Vivaldi Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings.  


(CA) Toronto Consort Newsrelease: Toronto Consort Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season in 2012-13

Contributed by Admin on Jul 05, 2012
Toronto, July 3, 2012 … Under the artistic leadership of David Fallis, the Toronto Consort celebrates its 40th anniversary season in 2012-13 with a line-up of outstanding period music programs. To mark this milestone, the Toronto Consort will bring Janet Cardiff’s award-winning sound installation FORTY-PART MOTET to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in September 2012. The ensemble will also release two albums on the Marquis label: a new recording of its popular program, A Spanish Christmas, and Never love thee more, a two-CD anthology of Renaissance music. The 40th anniversary season includes The Tudors, Praetorius Mass for Christmas Morning, The Loves of Apollo and Daphne by Francesco Cavalli, the renowned soprano Dame Emma Kirkby in recital with lutenist Jakob Lindberg, and The Consort’s own multi-media concert, A Woman’s Life.  2012-13 subscriptions are available through the box office at (416) 964-6337. Individual concert tickets go on sale on September 4. …
  

(UK) Wigmore Series Concert: Les Talens Lyriques (5 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012
Christophe Rousset was already well-established as a harpsichordist when, in 1991, he created Les Talens Lyriques – the Parisian period ensemble that specialises in unearthing treasures of the French Baroque but carries its combination of brilliance, vigour and scholarship into other territories. …
   

(UK) The English Concert: 2012-2013 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012

(From the most recent English Concert newsletter)

“We are currently tweaking our printed and digital marketing materials, so our 2012-13 season brochure and website will not be ready for a while. ... In the meantime here are the dates of our London concerts between September and February to help you plan your diary. …
  

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The “Summer Workshop and Festival 2013” season has come and gone! Have you posted a review of a recent workshop on your site or blog page? Let us know and we will mention it on our news pages. Feel free to browse our summer workshops list, it is never too early to plan for the next installment of summer workshops.  Let us know if we have missed a workshop listing or if updated information is needed. Summer Workshop Organizers: let us know of your plans as your summer workshop details are finalized for 2014. Visit our Summer Workshop Links ("Web Links" section) for past/next year summer workshop details.  Should you wish, you may also browse our news articles filtered by “Workshops/ Festivals 2013” category for more “up-to-the-minute” details of this year’s workshops. All of the best of wishes to everyone during this wonderful fall/ winter/ spring concert season and plan early for the summer of 2013 summer workshop season! Merry musik making. (ed.)


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