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(US) Early Music America (EMA): Medieval and Renaissance Competition 2016 (1 Oct 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 31, 2016

"EMA's fourth Medieval and Renaissance Competition will take place at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland on October 1, 2016. Our competition brings together some of the brightest up-and-coming performers of music between 1000 and 1600. ...


(DE) Course on Basso Continuo (Universität der Künste, Berlin, 10-11 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 31, 2016

THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF RECITATIVE AND ARIA in the 17th & 18th CENTURIES will be one of the main subjects of this year’s course on basso continuo at the Universität der Künste in Berlin (February 10 and 11). We will discuss and try ...


(US) 2016 Fifth Annual Meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA)

Contributed by sonialee on Jan 31, 2016

March 20-23, 2016
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Ohio, USA

The Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) will hold its Fifth Annual Meeting, coinciding with the Eighth Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College, Ohio, U.S.A., March 20-23, 2016. The conference, entitled “The Compleat Keyboardist: harpsichord, fortepiano, organ, clavichord, continuo” hopes to inspire us with the variety of instruments played by our forefathers and foremothers. ...


(US) 2016 Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition

Contributed by sonialee on Jan 31, 2016

The 2016 Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition, sponsored by the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, will be held March 21-23, 2016,  Oberlin College, Ohio. Semi-finals will be held on Monday March 21. Finals will be completed and awards will be announced on the evening of Wednesday, March 23. ...


(US) Anonymous 4 Retires

Contributed by admin on Jan 24, 2016

"Well, this is it: The last notes have been sung. After a journey spanning over a thousand years of music, nearly 30 years of international touring and more 20 recordings on the harmonia mundi label, Anonymous 4 is closing up shop. ...


(US) The New York Times article: "Early-Music Ensembles: Praised as Pure, but Seeking More" (by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, 20 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 24, 2016

"When the female vocal quartet Anonymous 4 retired last month, it left behind a discography spanning a thousand years of music. But the core of its repertory was medieval music in which, in plainchant passages, the four women’s voices seemed to melt together into one silky, unison line. ...


(UK) Opera Today Review: "Taverner and Tavener, Fretwork, London" (by Claire Seymour, 22 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jan 24, 2016

"‘Apt for voices or viols’: eager to maximise sales among the domestic market in Elizabethan England, publishers emphasised that the music contained in collections such as Thomas Morley’s First Book of Madrigals to Four Voices of 1594 was suitable for performance by any combination of singers and players. ...


(DE) Göttingen International Handel Festival (5-16 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 24, 2016

"George Frideric Handel enthralls people, touching them to the depths of their hearts. In his day, he amazed audiences with his extraordinary breadth of musical expression, which ranges from most intimate chamber music to opulent tonal splendour, from simple vocal lines to virtuosic coloratura. Today, his music is brought to life year after year by the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, which has been attracting guests to this attractive university town with beautiful and captivating productions since 1920. ...


(UK) The Guardian Article: " Dates of key Mozart symphonies are wrong, claims music scholar" (by Mark Brown, 10 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 13, 2016

"Days of looking at crossed-out dates on original manuscripts with magnifying glass reveals different dates on five works from composer’s early period Mozart symphonies from one of the most important periods of his composing life have been wrongly dated, a British scholar has discovered. ...


(US) Los Angeles Times Article: "Spotify hit with second songwriter lawsuit in two weeks" (by Ryan Faughnder, 08 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 13, 2016

"Another songwriter has sued streaming music service Spotify -- accusing the company of "wholesale copyright infringement" -- in an escalation of the ongoing battle over online royalties and licensing.  ...

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