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(IT) 17th Annual Conference of SIDM (29-31 OCT. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010

The Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society will take place in Pisa in collaboration with Scuola Normale Superiore from 29 to 31 October 2010. On October, 30 all members will gather for their annual meeting. 

(IL) International Intensive Seminar of 17th Century Music (22-29 Sept. 2010) (* A General Early Music Course 22-28 Sept. 2010 Directed by Drora Bruck)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010

Roberto Gini (Italy), Drora Bruck (Israel), Antonella Gianese (Italy)

A unique seminar in which students will undergo a total immersion in the theories and practices of a period that influenced enormously the development of music and musicians. The seminar will offer 7 days of intensive study, masterclasses and workshops in the lovely atmosphere of Felicia Blumental Music Center, in the heart of Tel Aviv.


(IE) 14th Baroque Biennial Conference, Belfast (June 30-July 4, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010

Since its inception in the 1980s, the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music has established itself as one of the largest and most important musicological meetings in the academic calendar. It attracts leading established scholars while fostering young and upcoming talent. Previously held in cities such as Dublin, Logroño, Manchester, Warsaw and Leeds, the event takes place for the first time in Northern Ireland.

(US) Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM) -- Newly published works

Contributed by Admin on Jun 16, 2010

We are pleased to announce the publication of two serenatas for solo voices and strings, both attributed to "Sig.r Scarlatti," in an edition by Marie-Louise Catsalis; see Nos. 17 of the WLSCM Catalogue. Two other editions are forthcoming in the very near future–please check back!

(US) Amherst Early Music Festival -- Baroque Ballet and Historical Dance (July 8-18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 16, 2010

This Year’s Theme: “France: Source of European Music”
Baroque Ballet Intensive (July 8-18, 2010)
Historical Dance Program (July 10-18, 2010)
Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut

Dance Faculty: Dorothy Olsson, Director; Kaspar D. Mainz; Peggy Murray, Dance Assistant

Dance is an integral part of the Amherst Early Music Festival (a two-week early music festival with a vast array of musical offerings). For the 2010 workshop, classes will be offered in Baroque Dance, Baroque Dance Notation, Renaissance Dance, and Music of Charpentier and Lully. Participants are also entitled to attend many other events (including English country dancing, concert and lectures) in the evenings that are part of the Amherst Early Music Festival.

(FR) "Les cantates de J.-S. Bach : Textes, traductions, commentaires" -- Newly Published from Éditions Fayard (March 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 15, 2010

Long unknown to the general public of music lovers, the cantatas of Bach are today enjoying the excitement that justifies this incomparable treasure. Recording compendiums are increasing, as well as concert series have gained increasing popularity. The spiritual content of church cantatas, along with a complex German language and the multiple connotations of booklets have hampered access to an audience filled with the Passions and oratorios. As for the secular cantatas, they still remain separate from programs.


(FR) XII Festival Bach en Combrailles (August 8-14, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 12, 2010


Bach en Combrailles’ past 12 years, tells the true glory of Bach but we need more time to talk about his son. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, who passes, by all accounts of contemporaries, to have been the most gifted, born there exactly 300 years. We pay tribute to him in several of our programs. 

 


(IT) XII International Early Music Course (Accademia del Ricercare) (July 26-August 2, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 12, 2010

XII International Early Music Course
Accademia del Ricercare
July 26-August 2, 201

  • - Concerts
  • - Conference and exhibition of printed music and books by Musedita, publishing house directed by Alessandro Bares
  • - Conference and exhibition of recorders by recorder maker Luca De Paolis
  • - The European association of recorder teachers  -- information about the aims and activities of the association

(UK) My Lady's Chamber - Summer Concerts 2010

Contributed by cattootler on Jun 12, 2010

Concerts In London Summer 2010

The following is the summer concert listing:


(IT) L'Humor Bizzarro. Intarsi di musica e danza antica (August 1-8, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2010

L'Humor Bizzarro
Intarsi di musica e danza antica

9th early music and dance summer workshop
Artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi
Roma (Italy) - August 1st to 8th, 2010

This year's edition of "L'Humor Bizzarro. Intarsi di musica e danza
antica" returns to the Eternal City, hosted by the historic Scuola
Popolare di Musica di Testaccio. Featured courses and workshops
are:


(US) Recorder Names Timeline

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2010

Discover the various names of the word “Recorder” over the ages! This list has been generously compiled by Charles Fischer at Unicorn Music.

(EU) Antonio Vivaldi (The Vivaldi Link site)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2010

That Antonio Vivaldi’s name is know the world over can be attributed almost entirely to a single piece of music, The Four Seasons, first published in 1725 and still enjoying tremendous success today. Who would have thought that tucked away in the composers private library were hundreds of other pieces from his hand ranging from operas and sacred music to hundreds of concertos for one, two, three or more instruments. Most of it had not been published in his lifetime and was consequently forgotten after his death. Incredibly, this vast collection of music reappeared nearly intact in 1930 when it was purchased by the Biblioteca Nazionale in Turin, Italy,  but it is only in recent years  that this music has begun to be recorded and included in public concerts.

(IT) The courts in Europe. Musical Iconography and Princely Power (May 23-25. 2010) -- Call for Papers (June 30, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2010

The courts in Europe. Musical iconography and princely power
Le corti in Europa. Iconografia musicale e potere principesco


Call for papers

 
The Istituto per i Beni Musicali in Piemonte, in collaboration with the Regione Piemonte and under the patronage of the Società Italiana di Musicologia is pleased to invite scholars from different countries and from various disciplines to participate in the                   
                                              
International Musicological Society
Study Group on Musical Iconography

 
International Conference
THE COURTS IN EUROPE. MUSICAL ICONOGRAPHY AND PRINCELY POWER
LE CORTI IN EUROPA. ICONOGRAFIA MUSICALE E POTERE PRINCIPESCO
Torino (Italy), Archivio di Stato, May 23-25, 2011


(US) Performance Practice Review (PPR) Volume 14 (2009) -- Available On-Line

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2010

New issue of Perf. Practice Review is available online.

Volume 14 (2009) includes:
  • - JOHN BASS: "Improvisation in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Lessons from Rhetoric and Jazz"
  • -  ROLAND JACKSON: "Realizing the Continuo in Monteverdi's Lamento della ninfa and its Implications for Early Seventeenth-Century Italian Continuo Practice"

  • -  NOEL O'REGAN: "What can the organ partitura to Tomás Luis deVictoria’s Missae, Magnificat, motecta, psalmi et alia quam plurimaof 1600 tell us about performance practice?"

  • -  STEWART POLLENS: "Some Misconceptions about the Baroque Violin"

  • -  ROLAND JACKSON reviewing Timothy Watkins, Performance Practice:Issues and Approaches

(UK) MY LADY'S CHAMBER CONCERT CANCELLED! (July 1st, 2010)

Contributed by cattootler on Jun 09, 2010

My Lady’s Chamber July Concert Cancelled

Owing to circumstances beyond our control, My Lady’s Chamber regrets having to pull out of our 1st July concert at 7.30pm at The Red Hedgehog, Highgate, UK, which was previously advertised here.  My Lady’s Chamber apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Visit website for more information: My Lady’s Chamber

 


(US) Western Early Keyboard Association (WEKA) Annual Conference at MusicSources (June 9, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Program:

The Harpsichordist's Touch: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective
Touch is one of the primary means toward expressivity on the harpsichord.  Seattle teacher and performer Jillon Stoppels Dupree will draw upon historical sources, the teachings of today's finest masters, and the evolution of harpsichord building in the 20th century in presenting her approach to touch.

Historical to Contemporary Harpsichord and Vocal Accompaniment
Baritone Zachary Gordin and harpsichordist Jonathan Davis will present a concert and discussion. 


(UK) Finals Night - The Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition (Fenton House) (June 10-June 12, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

An opportunity to hear the finalists compete in concert in the second year of this new competition. Listen to their performances, then cast your vote for the ensemble which you think should win the coveted Audience Prize.

(FR) International Early Music Event in the Vignogoul Abbey (July 29- August 8, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Early Music Event near Montpellier (FR)

  • Alain Cahagne : harpsichord, basso continuo and singing chief
  • José Vazquez : viola da gamba, baroque violin and direction
  • Lucia Krommer : viola da gamba and baroque cello (till the 4th august)
  • Achim Schulz : singing, voacl ensemble and body trining for intrumentalists and singers (till the 4th august)
  • Philippe Suzanne : traverso
  • Patricia Gonzalez : singing


(US) Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2011 Festival Operatic Centerpiece

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Agostino Steffani’s “Niobe, Queen of Thebes”
Starring: Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky

Cambridge, MA – June 4, 2010 – The Boston Early Music Festival has announced plans for its 2011 Festival operatic centerpiece Niobe, Queen of Thebes by the Italian composer Agostino Steffani (1653–1728). In keeping with BEMF’s internationally-acclaimed tradition of presenting little-known Baroque opera masterpieces, Steffani’s Niobe is “a stunning achievement, blending poignant drama with powerfully beautiful music to tell a story of human strength and weakness” says BEMF Executive Director Kathleen Fay.


(UK) My Lady's Chamber Red Hedgehog Concert Series -- Summer 2010

Contributed by cattootler on May 20, 2010

My Lady's Chamber “Passionate Baroque”

Quirky My Lady's Chamber perform music from 1600 to 1775 in a manner accessible to modern audiences.  When you require escape from the bustle of modern living, let us inspire you with our beautiful period instruments and unusual corners of the repertoire.  Having researched Early Music at some of the world's top conservatoires, we can now reveal that all was not calm under 18th Century bedsheets!


(PL) The 20th Mozart Festival in Warsaw (June 15-July 26, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2010

The Warsaw Chamber Opera (Warsaw Opera Kameralna) was founded in 1961 by Stefan Sutkowski, who has served as its Managing and Artistic Director ever since. The company’s inaugural production was G.B.Pergolesi’s La serva padrona (4 September 1961). 

Since October 15th 1986 the Warsaw Chamber Opera has performed in its own Theatre at Solidarnosci Avenue 76 B. It is an ancient building from 1775 having a small lovely audience with excellent acoustic. This building is entered in the register of historical monuments of Warsaw.

(PL) Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense -- The Chopin Project (Concert Sept. 28, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2010

The Chopin project is highlighting the Pleyel piano which was specially produced for the Warsaw chamber opera by Paul McNulty.

The Chopin festival will focus on Chopin's works for piano with orchestra. The orchestra has specially commissioned early Romantic winds, horns and bows at a'= 440hz for this project, which heralds a unique effort to recreate most faithfully the performing resources of this period.

(US) Renaissance Society of America (RSA) -- Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the RSA (March 24-26, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2010

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the RSA
Montreal, Québec Canada
24-26 March, 2011

Although the call for papers deadline is now past due, you may review the suggested round table discussions on the RSA website. 

“Since 1954, the Renaissance Society of America has been the leading organization in the Americas for the interdisciplinary study of the period 1300-1650 in Western history. The RSA brings together members from many backgrounds who are interested in a wide variety of disciplines related to this period.


(NL) Call for Papers: "Music and Patronage in the Low Countries" -- KVNM Autumn Meeting (Nov. 12-13, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 05, 2010

Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM)
Royal Dutch Society for Music (KVNM)

Deadline for submission: 15 May 2010

In many languages the term “maecenas”, derived from Gaius Cilnius Maecenas (70 BC - 8 BC), councilor of emperor Augustus, has become synonymous with lavish and enlightened patronage of the arts. Being in service as a musician or a composer, however, did not necessarily imply that the artist had found himself a maecenas. In 1556, for instance, Orlandus Lassus dedicated his first book of motets to Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, most likely because Lassus hoped that this influential statesman might help provide him with a position in the internationally renowned capilla flamenca of Philips II. Unfortunately for Lassus, his colleague Pierre de Manchicourt, who preceded Lassus in dedicating a music publication to Granvelle, was appointed instead.

(US) American Bach Soloists SummerFest (July 8-18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 03, 2010

 For more than 15 years, the American Bach Soloists have presented annual performances of SummerFest in Belvedere, San Francisco, and Davis.

SummerFest returns this year in conjunction with the inaugural season of the American Bach Soloists ACADEMY, an elite training program for advanced conservatory-level students and emerging professionals in the field of Historically Informed Performance Practice.

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