(DE) Tree Edition Lute Manuscripts Releases

Contributed by admin on Jul 13, 2015

(From the most recent Tree Edition August Newsletter)

A good resource for lute manuscripts, Tree Edition releases its fare of new and available manuscripts for the month of August ...

(US) Alia Vox First release in its new Diversa collection: "Euskel Antiqva - Legacy of the land of Basque"

Contributed by admin on Jul 13, 2015

Harmonia Mundi Store announces Alia Vox First release in its new Diversa collection: "Euskel Antiqva - Legacy of the land of Basque" available online.

"Alia Vox presents the first release in its new Diversa collection. This fascinating series will showcase neglected repertoire in performances that are respectful of historical practices and traditions of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. ...

(US) The New Yorker: "The Anxious Ease of Apple Music" (by Alex Ross, July 6, 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 10, 2015

(From a recent article that appeared in The New Yorker. Author Alex Ross takes a closer look at the new music streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora etc. and consequences of a filtering of classical music titles and composers that confuse users.)

"... Classical music has long been a kind of black hole in the streaming universe. Spotify, Pandora, and the others organize their libraries around artists, albums, and tracks; the existence of beings called Composers,  ...

(US) Colbert Artists Management Welcomes Mahan Esfahani

Contributed by admin on Jul 10, 2015

"Mahan Esfahani was born in Tehran in 1984 and emigrated to the the U.S. with his family when he was four, growing up outside of Washington, DC. He received his first guidance on the piano from his father before exploring an interest in the harpsichord as a teenager. He went on to study musicology and history at Stanford University, where he was mentored by George Houle, before studying intensively with Peter Watchorn in Boston and completing his formation with the celebrated Zuzana Růžičková in Prague. He was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2008-2010, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust prizewinner, and in 2014 Mahan was on the shortlist both for the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year and Gramophone Artist of the Year - all firsts for the harpsichord. ...

(UK) Linn Records Deal Of The Day: 25% off Dunedin Consort Mozart: Requiem

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

Deal Of The Day: 25% off Mozart: Requiem. Discount already applied.  

"The Dunedin Consort presents the premiere recording of Mozart scholar David Black's new 2013 edition of Süssmayr's completion of Mozart's Requiem. It was named winner of the 'Choral' category at the 2014 Gramophone Awards. Also available on 180g vinyl. ...

(US) Ars Lyrica Houston New CD Release: Heart & Soul ~ Devotional works from the German Baroque (Release date: 10 July 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

Ars Lyrica Houston announce the forthcoming CD release: "Heart & Soul ~ Devotional works from the German Baroque"

"Devotional works from the German Baroque for voice, strings, and organ. With a renowned British counter-tenor Ryland Angel, Matthew Dirst on the Fritts organ at St Philip Presbyterian Church, and Ars Lyrica core  ..."

(US) Jacobin Article: "Culture Isn't Free" (by Miranda Campbell, 2 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

(From a recent Jacobin article on the question of culture and artist income welfare.)

"The missives from the struggling artist keep piling up. Filmmakers show their work at renowned film festivals but still turn to crowdfunding to pay emergency vet bills. Writers agonize over how mortgage officers will perceive incomes cobbled together from teaching contracts and freelance gigs.  Musicians go on successful tours but come home with deep debts, while their widely streamed songs earn a pittance. ...

(US) Cape Cod Early Music Festival (CCEMF) (6-18 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

(Late in reporting)

Location: St. Mary's, Barnstable, MA, US

"Several renowned performing artists and ensembles bring their talents to Barnstable for two weeks in July 2015. The Cape Cod Early Music Festival offers professional performances of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in an intimate and air-conditioned setting. Enjoy a stroll through the church's English-style gardens, and then attend a concert performed by some of the finest musicians on the Early Music scene. A reception follows each concert in the parish house. ...

(UK) Cambridge Early Music: 2015 Summer School Showcase / Bach's Library & Italia Mia (2-14 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 03, 2015

(From a recent Cambridge Early Music newsletter)

"Cambridge Early Music’s 2015 Summer School Showcase will run from Sunday 2 – Friday 14 August.  The Parley of Instruments showcase the music of J. S. Bach and his circle (Sun 2 Aug), including his Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 (Wed 5 Aug); Philomel give us a taste of Carnival (Sun 9 Aug); and The Intrepid Academy recreate the sound of the sixteenth-century ‘collegio’ in Venice (Wed 12 Aug).  Join the students of our 2015 summer schools as they perform excerpts from Bach’s B Minor Mass (Sat 8 Aug) and take us on a Grand Tour of the city states of sixteenth century Italy (Fri 14 Aug).   ...

(EE) 22nd Haapsalu Early Music Festival (Estonia) (1-5 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 03, 2015

(Late posting)

If you happen to be in the area, you may be interested in attending the 22nd Haapsalu Early Music Festival in Estonia. Here is the concert line-up below: ...

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