News

(CA) The Toronto Consort Concert: The Original Carmina Burana (27, 28 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Location: Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto ON, CA

“For its 2011-12 season finale, The Toronto Consort presents The Original Carmina Burana — not to be confused with the work by the 20th century composer Carl Orff. The original, rarely performed medieval music and poetry inspired Orff and many other composers over the centuries. …
       


(BE) Flanders Festival -- MAfestival 2012: Triste plaisir et douloureuse Joye (3-12 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Location: Bruges, BE

“The Flanders Festival Bruges, also called MAfestival, wants to be a guiding, critical and contemporary festival, specialized in early music. It constantly searches for new developments and launches new developments through creation, presentation, education and participation. … The programme of the edition 2012 has been published! Discover our exciting, surprising and quality concerts. Tickets can be ordered from the 17th of April.”

The Festival boasts a list of world-class concerts, but as well, a competition, fringe concerts as well as an early music exposition.
                 


(UK) Cambridge Early Music Concerts: Jakob Lindberg Plays Jacobean Lute Music (22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Location: Howard Theatre, Downing College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge

One of the world's greatest lutenists plays in Cambridge!  Jakob Lindberg's programme of Jacobean music for solo lute includes works by Dowland, Cuthbert Hely, Robert Johnson and Daniel Bacheler, as well as anonymous Scottish folk tunes.

“...there are certain musicians who maintain an almost inhuman track record of unblemished excellence in their fields.  One such is the Swedish lutenist Jakob Lindberg. His seriousness of purpose is matched by a keen appreciation of wit and charm that’s supported by absolute security of technique and the intelligence of a master.   In Tune”

               


(US) The Rose Ensemble Concert: Spain in the New World (20-22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Locations:
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN (20 apr 2012)
The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN (21 apr 2012)
Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN (22 apr 2012)

The Rose Ensemble with special guests: Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, Nell Snaidas (soprano), Danny Mallon (percussion), Charles Weaver (Baroque guitar)

“Join us in exploring the creation of new music that flourished in both urban centers and rustic villages of the New World. Old world Iberian musical culture, dominated by the Catholic Church, met burgeoning indigenous practice within the new territories, giving rise to both cross-cultural struggles and collaborative musical expression.
                


(US) The Four Nations Ensemble Concert: Lamentations and Uluations (22, 25 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Locations:
The 44th Ulster Chamber Music Series, Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston  NY, US (22 apr 2012)
The New Church, 114 East 35 Street. New York N, US (25 apr 2012)

The Four Nations Ensemble
Andrew Fouts and Tanya Chulochnikova, violin
Therese Salomon, viola
Loretta O’Sullivan, cello
Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director
Guest artist: Sherezade Panthaki, soprano


(UK) ArkivMusic.com News: Scottish Audiophile Label Linn Records at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

From the latest ArkivMusic.com newsletter (17 apr 2012)

“Audiophiles will know the name Linn, maker of the legendary turntables which are still produced today. In fact, the audio gear they build, which has stayed right up-to-date with the latest music listening technology, inspired the launch of a record label that could produce recorded music of an equal standard.

That label, Linn Records, has been somewhat challenging to find in the U.S. ArkivMusic is delighted to now present the label's full catalog on sale, including these exemplary selections from their latest releases …
          


(AT) zeitenTANZ Workshop: " Gigue a deux" (16-17 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2012

Venue: Dance Studio → Manhardt , Neubaugasse 38, 1070 Vienna (1st floor, by the yard)

“In short, not too heavy steps that are known to a choreographer as the Jean-Baptiste Lully Gigue from opera Roland (1685). The opera, which tells the adventures of Roland, the paladin of Charlemagne, was played until 1750 in many European countries, and, accordingly, also known was the melody of the Gigue à deux.

As with all our workshops, you will need to bring a partner. Teacher:  Alexander Fischer”
                   


(UK) Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) Store April 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2012

From the latest newsletter of the Country Dance and Song Society, the CDSS Store is featuring some items of early music interest. If your interests also include those of period dance as well as dance repertoire on CD, you may be interested in visiting the society’s web store pages.
                    


(CA) Tafelmusik looks to the future, launches new record label: TAFELMUSIK MEDIA

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2012
“Toronto (Canada) … Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir is thrilled to announce the launch of its own new record label called Tafelmusik Media. The announcement was made following a performance of Handel’s Hercules in celebration of Jeanne Lamon’s 30th anniversary as Music Director. Tafelmusik is recognized as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras” (Gramophone), and the launch of its own label is an international initiative that will sow seeds for the organization’s future growth in recording and broadcasting, as well as build audiences around the world in the years to come.
                         

(UK) 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2012
Recently, the 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards took place at London’s Kings Place. You will find details of all the winners as well as listen to extracts from all of the winning recordings on their web page.
                          

(FR) Le Poème Harmonique Concert Listings (May 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2012
Le Poème Harmonique reminds us of their upcoming concerts for the month of May 2012. Notice that the group is travelling to China and Japan. Happy concertizing!
  

(CA) Boyd McDonald and Paul Pulford "Classics at the Registry" Concert (22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2012

Location: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON Canada (22 apr 2012)

Handel - Sonata in C major
Beethoven - Sonata in D, Op. 102, No. 2
Brahms - Sonata in E minor, Op. 38
de Falla - Suite Populaire

Performed in the style of their composers, the performances will include a rare J.B Streicher fortepiano (1851) and a Sebastien-Philippe Bernardel violoncello (1849). A masterclass will follow the April 22nd performance.
                


(IT) Concert/ball of American dance music of the 19th Century (22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 12, 2012

Location: Sala Concerti SPMT Piazza Giustiniani 4a – Roma (Italy)

“The 24th edition of the concert series“Musica & Musica“, organized by the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio, features in its section Suoni Nel Tempo a program of dance music with the Orchestra da Ballo de Il Teatro della Memoria, an ensemble led by Andrea Toschi and specialized in the performance – supported by research on the original arrangements – of the typical Salon Orchestra repertory.“
            


(FR) Ensemble Céladon Concert: Deo Gratias Anglia (13-14 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 07, 2012
Deo Gratias Anglia is a voyage in time and space. English Carols, Hymns, Motets … criss-cross and envelope you during this concert transporting you to the heart of the English song of the XIVth century.”
 
Anne Delafosse, soprano
Clara Coutouly, soprano
Paulin Bündgen, countertenor     
        

(US) Conference: New Beethoven Research 2012 (31 oct-01 nov 2012) (Call for Papers Deadline: 01 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 07, 2012

Location: Sheraton and Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orlean, Louisiana USA

“The University of Alabama School of Music, together with the University of Illinois, Wake Forest University, the American Beethoven Society, the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and San José State University (Prof. Joanna Biermann UA, Prof. William Kinderman UIUC, Prof. David Levy WFU, Prof. William Meredith SJSU) are sponsoring a second fall conference on New Beethoven Research, to be held in New Orleans on October 31 and November 1, 2012.
       


(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) Easter 2012 Offers

Contributed by Admin on Apr 06, 2012

From the latest LIM newsletter (06 apr 2012):

Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) is offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed between Friday (April 6) and Monday (April 9). LIM has quite a few early music titles in its library and publishes new titles on a regular schedule.
                   


(CA) I FURIOSI Concert: "I FURIOSI's Family Jewels" (13 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 05, 2012

Location: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“Families.  You can’t live with them, you can’t legally have them all sent to an island in the middle of the ocean.  The Baroque era saw many families of composers and musicians who tolerated each other - or didn’t.  Jed Wentz and Olivier Fortin come for the I FURIOSI dysfunctional family reunion.

Works by the Bach family, the Purcell family, the Couperin family and more.”
    


(NL) COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag (CMDH)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 04, 2012
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag was founded in 2006 by young, talented, energetic musicians, united under the direction of Brazilian/Italian harpsichordist Claudio Ribeiro. These musicians were drawn to Holland from all over the world in order to perfect themselves with the finest, most respected musicians in Baroque music today.
                      

(DE) "Der Europäische Ballsaal _ Kurs 1" (The European Ballroom (Dancing Series) (8-9 dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 03, 2012
Location: The dance hall at the“Tres Tangos“ dancing school in Dresden Dornblüthstraße 16, 01277 Dresden, Germany

The European Ballroom (Dancing Series) = workshops, where the Dance School .creanc. will teach you beautiful quadrilles, cotillions and national dances of the 19th century, written for the European ballroom. You will also learn about the history of the dances and the personalities connected with them. …

(US) Flowinglass Music (Recording Label)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 03, 2012
“ … Oakland-based independent record label, music production company, and recording studio Flowinglass Music was founded in 1993 by husband and wife musical team Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover. Flowinglass Music publishes the works of Celtic rock band Avalon Rising, Celtic/Early Music group Broceliande, Celtic duo Margaret & Kristoph, and singer/harper Margaret Davis.

Recordings on the Flowinglass Music label are widely available through such outlets as iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon, and our catalog was recently picked up for distribution by Sugo Music. Our music has been widely featured on Internet and traditional radio stations, newspapers, and magazines.
              

(FR) Jory Vinikour, Harpsichordist

Contributed by Admin on Apr 02, 2012
Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation. A highly diversified career brings him to the world's most important festivals and concert halls as recital and concerto soloist, partner to several of today's finest singers, and as one of the most visible continuo performers. Born in Chicago, Jory Vinikour came to Paris on a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation to study with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert. First Prizes in the International Harpsichord Competitions of Warsaw (1993) and the Prague Spring Festival (1994) brought him to the public's attention, and he has since appeared in festivals and concert series throughout much of the world.
                     

(FR) Les Passions Baroque Orchestra at Montauban - Jean-Marc Andrieu dir. Concert: "Voyage in Baroque Europe" (9 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 01, 2012

Location: Palais des Congrès - Avenue du Maréchal Foch - 65 100 Lourdes

Concert performed at the Festival of Lourdes, works from C.P.E. Bach, Quantz, Couperin, Telemann et Vivaldi. There will also be an interview ( 19:00-20:00 10 apr 2012) on France Musique’s programme “Les traverses du temps": Marcel Quillevéré with Jean-Marc Andrieu. A podcast of the interview will later be available on the France Musique site. 
        


(CR) Ganassi

Contributed by Admin on Apr 01, 2012
Ganassi is a group dedicated to the dissemination of Renaissance and Baroque music, which brings together musicians who have played and loved period music for over a decade. Its name comes from Silvestro Ganassi (1492 -?), One of the most important theorists of the Renaissance, who also has the merit of being the first to write a treatise devoted exclusively to the recorder: The Fontegara, printed in Venice in 1535.
               

(FR) Ensemble Alla francesca

Contributed by Admin on Mar 31, 2012
Internationally recognized for the quality of its performances and the originality of its projects, Alla francesca figures among groups who strive to discover and interpret repertoire in the best of conditions. The interpretation, both lively and poetic, is the result of a long process of maturation, research and exchange, a music test of performance practice, with a real sense of collaboration and contact with the public.
         

(UK) Fretwork

Contributed by Admin on Mar 30, 2012

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

“For over 25 years, all around the globe, Fretwork has brought music for viols to life through live concerts, recordings and broadcasts. Their repertory includes anything and everything that can be played on viols, from the first printed music in Venice in 1501 to music composed for them today.
               

Editor's Tips

------------------------------

Choose the “News Categories” to filter your news items by categories. There are presently more than 1825 news articles that have appeared on the site.

"Web Links" are searched o­n the "Web Links" page of the site where you will find a search window dedicated to the more than 2600  Early Music weblinks.

Visit our “Calendar” page to view events sorted by regions and categories.

“Website font size” If you find the font too small, press the“ Control “ key down (Ctrl) and tap the “ +“ key till you find the font size more readable. Pressing the Ctrl key and tapping the“ - “ key will reduce the font size. To return to the default font size press the Control key down (Ctrl) and tap the“0” (zero) key. This should work for any modern browser such as Firefox; IE; Safari; etc.

------------------------------
EarlyMusicNews.org
RSS Newsfeed RSS Feed

To activate your newsfeed, click o­n the newsfeed icon next to your browser's URL window (if the newsfeed icon is missing choose this link: EarlyMusicNews Feed and choose your setting for the feed. You will then be able to see any news additions to the site in your "Bookmarks" or  "Favourites" toolbar without even visiting the site. If you find a particular item of interest, choose that item and you will be taken to the http://www.EarlyMusicNews.org site to read that particular article. Feeds for specific news categories are also available on the “News Categories” page. (ed.)

------------------------------

Get our toolbar!

Twitter @earlymusicnews

------------------------------

Translate this Page


------------------------------

Editor's Desk

------------------------------

Does your music group/ organization
have
Early Music News for all to read?


Post your news item o­n your website and let us know of it. We will publish a short news item of it for our readers with a link to your site. Increase your web presence ! Read the FAQ for more details! (ed.)

------------------------------

Summer Workshops 2014

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 2014” category for more “up-to-the-minute” details of this year’s workshops. Looking forward, we wish everyone a most enjoyable and wonderful fall/ winter/ spring concert season; plan early for the summer of 2015 summer workshop season and let us know about it! Merry musik making. (ed.) 

------------------------------

MAGNATUNE

Listen to Magnatune while browsing this site. Choose the Genre->Artist->Work and music will be streamed to your computer while browsing this site. Play buttons are included. There is a great selection of Early Music available. (ed.)

Magnatune mini browser
(Note: This will open a new window. (ed.))

------------------------------

On-line Guests

21 anonymous guests on-line.

You are an anonymous guest.