(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)
“Can you believe it is already mid-November!? With Holiday Season upon us, we at Grigorian have begun to compile a list of some of the great gift items that have come out this past year. These include some of the amazing box sets that have been released, as well as outstanding CDs and DVDs.”
(Editor) Of particular interest to early music enthusiasts …
(From a recent news release)
Location: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
“Members of San Francisco Renaissance Voices join lead tenor Corey Head and students from his vocal studio at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, their host as Artists-in-Residence, for a traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols.”
Location: Cork IE
“Whether you're a choir in San Francisco, a choir in Stockholm, in St Petersburg, Singapore or somewhere else... celebrate a year of connections by joining the Festival Gathering.
Cork International Choral Festival is one of Europe's premier choral festivals and annually attracts some 20,000 visitors and 5,000 singers. From 1 - 5 May 2013 Cork will once again welcome choirs from across the world for a programme of gala and fringe concerts, national and international competition, and world-class performances. …
(UK) Cambridge University Press New Release: "The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music" (Edited by André de Quadros)
(From a recent Cambridge University Press news release)
“The volume sets out a historical survey of the genre and follows with a kaleidoscopic bird's eye view of choral music from all over the world. Chapters vividly portray the emergence and growth of choral music from its Quranic antecedents in West and Central Asia to the baroque churches of Latin America, representing its global diversity. …
(UK) Wigmore Hall Concert:: The Brook Street Band; Nicki Kennedy soprano; Louis De Bernières reader (7 Dec 2012)
Louis De Bernières' Mr Handel
Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London UK W1U 2BP
“Highlights of The Brook Street Band’s programme include Handel’s sparkling motet Coelestis dum spirat aura HWV231, his Sinfonia in Bb HWV339 and the trio sonata from Bach’s Musical Offering BVW1079. …
Location: St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Duke and Water Streets, Kitchener Ontario, CA
“This year’s Advent Bach Vespers features two masterworks by JS Bach. Cantata 147, ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’ concludes with the famous and well-loved chorale setting that we know in English as ‘Jesu, joy of man’s desiring’. The motet is Bach’s double choir work, ‘Komm, Jesu, komm.’”
(From a recent AMUZ newsletter)
Location: Kammenstraat 81 - 2000 Antwerpen BE
The most recent AMUZ newsletter informs us of the busy schedule ahead for the rest of the months of November and December. Below you will find the dates of performances. …
Location: The Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair London W1K 4HB
What’s on at Handel House? Quite a bit. There is quite an extensive list of concerts that are, quite frankly, far too long to list here. Some have already sold out, and, one can only imagine that the rest of these will be sold out in short order.
(US) Harmonia Mundi New Release: "Kristian Bezuidenhout Plays Mozart Concertos" (13 Nov 2012) and Performance (19 Nov 2012)
(From a recent Harmonia Mundi news release)
“Mozart places melody at the very heart of his concertos. Introverted and sometimes uncertain at the start of K.453, it is subsequently transmuted into birdsong - foreshadowing Papageno - and leads to a finale worthy of an opera buffa. …
Location: Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Garden City NY, USA
Harpsichordist Elaine Comparone, QCB violinist Lori Miller Abbott and flauto traverso virtuoso Paul Mattick join forces for an evening of chamber music and sonatas by Johann Sebastian's second son, Carl Philip Emanuel (known affectionately to modern aficionados of his music as "CPE"). …
(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: "Out Of The Glass Case: A Conversation With Anne Azéma" (Angela Mariani, 8 Oct 2012)
“Earlier this year, Angela Mariani spoke with Boston Camerata's artistic director Anne Azéma. …
… The Camerata was started interestingly enough as a “reach out” educational venture at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston in 1954. It was founded by Narcissa Williamson, a woman who was working in the education department at the MFA …
Il canto ambrosiano dalle origini al IX Secolo
Silloge ragionata degli studi recenti
Author: Francesco Petazzi
Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2012 (Quaderni Ambrosiani, 5)
You may also want to visit this particular website and browse the list of releases in its catalogue. There are quite a few interesting early music publications and there are usually quite frequent releases. (Editor)
Visit the Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) website for more information of new and recent releases.
Location: Stockholm, SE
“Welcome to an exclusive winter version of the festival, adapted to the cold season and Christmas celebrations, offering early music from afternoon to midnight! Indulge yourself with music, visual arts, storytelling, and historically inspired food.
Begin the day with Italian baroque, move on to medieval England and, later, the wonderful French performance "Monsieur Couperin's Laterna Magica." Round off the evening by lying comfortably back in the popular midnight concert. …
(From a recent newsletter)
“In previous posts, we outlined information highlighting typical modes of musical education in Tudor England. The pathway to a musical education for a member of the artisan class seems to have begun with grammar school, …”
(US) CFP: North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (11-13 Jul 2013) (Deadline 15 Jan 2013)
The program committee welcomes proposals for individual papers, lecture-recitals, and panels on all topics relating to the history, analysis, and reception of music during the long nineteenth century (ca. 1789-1913). The committee would especially welcome proposals related to: …
(From a recent Harmonia Mundi newsletter)
“ René Jacobs has established himself as a superb conductor of Mozart's operas, his award-winning recordings on Harmonia Mundi are 30% OFF now through November 14.”
Some titles included in the sale: …
Location: AMUZ, Antwerp BE
Just a reminder of the AMUZ concert line-ups for the month of November 2012:
- 11/11 Lieve Blancquaert & Victoria Consort
For the third time already AMUZ and the Antwerp Peace Centre present a peace concert on Armistice Day. Through music, word and image this event dwells on the horrors of war: a resounding plea for tolerance, solidarity and peace …
“The Program Committee invites abstracts of up to 300 words for papers and roundtable sessions. Submissions in the area of digital musicology are of particular interest, but proposals on all musicological topics are welcome. …
“The La Pellegrina projects are open to experienced instrumentalists, singers and dancers. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, with La Pellegrina a professional attitude is an absolute necessity. … Do you fancy (again) a great music holiday in the summer? Ten days of music making in beautiful places in the Czech Republic? Handel's Utrecht Te Deum and Rameau’s Deus noster refugium? Registration starts on December 1st. ...
(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)
“… Natural, just born, innate, Simple, innocent, sincere. So why this name “naïve”? Many thought you had to be a little naïve to launch a record label just when digital music and hi-tech began their ascent. As you can see, diehard music lovers still believe in beautiful packages, the smell of freshly-printed paper, booklets you spend hours admiring, the beauty a human voice and a few strums on a guitar. The Naive label is the Gramophone Label of the Year, and Grigorian offers the entire Label at a tremendous sale price. In most cases, over 30% off . See what Gramophone has recognized and sample some of this excellent label! Click here to see all of the Naive catalogue! …
(IT) Andrea Chezzi New CD Release: "L'Orfeo Britannico, La musica di Haendel nelle trascrizioni per tastiera del Settecento"
Newly released on the Fugatto label, Andrea Chezzi performs Handel on a period Italian organ (Benedetti, 1765).
Andrea Chezzi, born in Colorno (PR) in 1975, graduated in organ and composition from the Conservatory A. Boito in Parma, and then studied harpsichord in Amsterdam under the guidance of Bob van Asperen. He followed courses in performance practice of early music with L. F. Tagliavini, W. van de Pol, Ch. Stembridge, G. Murray, A. Marcon, Ch. Rousset at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. …
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