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(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts blog post)
“Today’s quotes will serve as an entrée of sorts as we plan the menu for our next recording and also revisit our roots as a duo for voice and lute. As we enter the final stages of recording music from Pilgrimes Solace (1612), John Dowland’s last book of songs, necessity dictates that we look ahead to our next project, which we do with a happy anticipation and a certain amount of relish. …
(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts blog post)
“… This morning, we dip into the writings presumably authored by Giovanni de' Bardi, Count of Vernio (1534 – 1612), from his correspondence with Giulio Caccini (1551 – 1618). Bardi is credited by posterity as a cheerleader for the simpler, more dramatic and expressive monody that led to what we have come to know as Baroque music, in opposition to the headier polyphony that characterized much music from the 16th century. …”
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.
(NL) Brill will digitize Art Sales Catalogues from the Frick Art Reference Library in New York (20 mar 2012 Brill Newsletter)
(UK) British Library Preservation Advisory Centre: "In safe hands? Guaranteeing our collections for future generations"
“Summer term dates for our regular Baroque and historical dance classes in London, Bath, Cardiff, Gloucester and Exeter are now online.
Also, a reminder that booking is open for our Baroque dance summer school. The whole course is ten days, but many people come for just a few days, with popular options being the first weekend or the last three-day bank holiday weekend. Lower fees are available to those who pay a deposit before the end of April.”
From the latest Colbert Artists Management newsletter
“As we welcome the warmer weather and the added sunlight of springing forward, we also welcome new growth here at Colbert Artists. As promised in last month's newsletter, we've since announced the arrival of two new artists to our roster: soprano ELIZABETH FUTRAL, and baroque conductor and harpsichordist JEANNETTE SORRELL. “
(CA) Tafelmusik Chamber Choir: Choral Spectacular - Celebrating 30 Years (27, 29-31 mar, 1 apr 2012)
The outcomes of the project include a series of three CDs, Conductus I, II & III (appropriately subtitled) which will be released by Hyperion from July 2012 onwards, sung by John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump. The live version of the project is initially for two tenors (John Potter & Christopher O'Gorman) with a specially commissioned video by Michael Lynch, to be launched at the York Early Music Festival in 2012.
Background: “Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content.“
(US) Opera Today Performance: "The Bostridge Project: ‘Ancient and Modern’ (Wigmore Hall, London UK)" by Claire Seymour (23 dec 2011)
(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: "The Forgotten Harpsichord Teacher of Christopher Hogwood & Colin Tilney" (8 feb 2012)
(US) Opera Today Commentary: "The English Oratorio: A Celebration (Barbican Hall, London)" by Claire Seymour (28 dec 2012)
(FR) Les Festes de Thalie et France-Orpheon (Latest Newsletter): "Au berceau royal" -In Search of Instruments and of Information
With the many different early music ensembles, groups, associations etc. on our weblinks making use of photos on their sites or newsletters, I thought it would be worthwhile to read through this article on preserving digital photographs.
“Digital preservation is the set of management processes that ensure the long-term accessibility of digital information. At NDIIPP we deal with these issues on a grand scale, working to ensure the nation’s (”USA” -- ed.) valuable digital cultural heritage survives for the long-term benefit of all.
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Keeping us up-to-date with news from Opera Lafayette; Andrew Appel blogs on the “goings on” of the group and other tid-bits.
“Friday, January 20, 2012 7 PM The Atlas Performing Arts Center The presence of an art center is a known catalyst for the renaissance of a neighborhood on the down and outs. It attracts peaceful, benign folks (artists, families) ; it fertilizes parallel businesses like restaurants, and when well considered, it serves the community, from young to old. The Atlas is a perfect example. Opera Lafayette chose the Atlas as a rehearsal home many years ago …
“EMA’s Outreach Grant is intended to support outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists. Grants will be awarded for projects taking place during the year July 1-June 30 following the application deadline. The typical grant award is $1000.