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(FR) Le Concours Corneille - International Early Music Competition in Normandie (8-11 Sep 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 01, 2016

First international competition held in France for instrumental soloists of the Baroque repertoire. The Concours Corneille is open to young musicians of all nationalities from the most prestigious schools. The jury will also be of specialists of renowned stature. ...


(EU) REMA "European Day of Early Music" (21 Mar 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 01, 2016

After three successful "European Day of Early Music" events over the last three years, REMA (Réseau Européen de la Musique Ancienne) announces its third "Early Music Day" in Europe. Events are coordinated over all of the European states and event organizers are encouraged to register on the REMA site ...
 


(CA) The Record Article: " Acclaimed baroque trumpeter returns to Waterloo for a special concert" (by Valerie Hill, 20 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 01, 2016

"Apparently, it was the trumpet itself that was largely to blame for the death of J.S. Bach's primary trumpeter, Gottfried Reiche, in 1737.

The much-storied tragedy happened the day after a particularly gruelling concert when Reiche simply dropped dead of a stroke while walking on the street and the story has since been used as an example of how truly difficult baroque-era trumpets are to play. ...


(FR) France Musique Article: "No Concours Long Thibaud in 2016" (25 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 31, 2016

News from the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Foundation that there will be no Concours Long Thibaud in 2016. The foundation will take the time in the next few months of 2016 to reorganize the competition with a return to its competition in 2017. The long-standing competition (since 1943) will be sorely missed this year . A note as well that the 2016 edition - singing competition has been moved to 2017. ...


(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. ...

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