“Author: Lumley, Benjamin
From 1842 to 1853 and again from 1856 to 1858, Benjamin Lumley (1811-1875) was manager of Her Majesty's Theatre in London, the great nineteenth-century English home of romantic ballet and Italian opera.
The collection of 3,421 items was donated in 1969 by New York rare book dealer Hans P. Kraus. The collection consists primarily of texts of Italian operas but also includes Italian cantatas, serenatas, oratorios, dialogues and Passions.
(DE) Tree Edition newly published: "PIERRE ATTAINGNANT: 12 Duets for Renaissance Lutes" edited by Anton Hoeger
12 chanson intavolations for 2 equally tuned Renaissance lutes from: Vingt et cinq chansons musicales..., 1530
Music for the English Court Recorder Consort played by Mezzaluna (Renaissance recorders).
Although the recorder is probably known primarily as a baroque instrument amongst the general public, it is rather the 16th century, which should actually be considered the golden age of its history. At that time, single recorders were certainly used in mixed ensembles of instruments, but from numerous sources there is clear evidence, that it was especially the homogeneous recorder consort, or "a whoall noyse of recorders", as some English sources would call it, which enjoyed an unprecedented popularity with both amateurs and professionals. The English Court however, constitutes a special case, since it is the only known establishment, where over a period of no less than ninety years, a group of specialized instrumentalists was officially enrolled as recorder players and members of a standing recorder consort: the Royal Recorders.
“The Children of Orpheus: How Composers Receive Ancient Texts”
Deadline: 26 JAN 2010!
The American Philological Association's Outreach Panel for the 2011 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, January 6-9, 2011, invites papers that discuss texts set to music from 1400 to the present that are based on, or influenced by, ancient Greek or Latin literature, and analyze how their creators engaged with these texts through direct setting, adaptation, translation, or alteration. Subjects might include, but are not limited to,song-cycles, operas, oratorios, cantatas, hymns, film scores, or popular music.
During this new laboratory, the instructors will acquaint (pre) professional musicians with particular playing techniques, instruments and the 19th-century repertoire including some lesser-known works. You’ll play the instruments coached by the following members of the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées: Alain De Rudder, Luc Bergé, Wim Becu and Marc Girardot. A19th-century instrument can be borrowed for the duration of the lab.
Works by Jean François Victor Bellon, Antoine Simon, Félicien-César David, … will be performed.
(BE) International Masterclass Wim Becu, Director - Polyhymnia Caduceatrix & Panegyrica by Michael Praetorius (Nov. 1-7, 2010)
David Van Ooijen advises those interested that more lute lessons have been added to his YouTube website.
Ever since the onset of Mad Cow Disease (BSE), we have done our best to maintain our business activity. Unfortunately, however, despite all our efforts, we must inform you that SOFRACOB will terminate its business at the end of February 2010.
We recommend that you purchase some inventory before our closing, but we must receive your order no later than late January.
(italy) on the viola da gamba, myself on the recorder, Nitai Zori on the
baroque violin and Miri Singer on the harpsichord, shall be broadcasted live
on the internet on Monday, January 11th, at 17:00 - Israeli time...
Integrated Repository of Musical Resources at the Research Institute for Digital Media and Content (DMC), Keio University
In Japan, there are many unavailable collections of musical sources (musical notes, books on music, etc.). Of primary consideration is the Nanki Music Library, founded by Marquis Yorisada Tokugawa (1892-1954) in Azabu-Iikura, Tokyo in 1918, which includes autographs of Beethoven, Liszt, and other composers. The Nanki Music Library was the first public musical library in Japan and actively collected many rare musical sources from throughout the world, such as the bibliotheca of William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915), a British music educator. The Library was closed to the public in 1931 due to financial difficulty of the Tokugawa family; nevertheless, international attention has remained focused on the collection.
Summer School of Early Music is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance mainly of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music. Some of the recorder classes concentrate on contemporary, world and folk music.
The workshop takes place every July in beautiful South Bohemian town Prachatice (130 km south from Prague, 200 km north-west of Vienna). In 2010 we will be there for the 12th time, until 1998 the course took place in Bechyně.
Visit this YouTube site (Stuart Walsh) for a short video clip on the Greenwich Festival of Nov. 2009.
Santuario Madonna della Quercia
Location La Quercia (Viterbo)
Sacred music of the Venetian '600
Cristina Paolucci, soprano
Schinaia Joseph, organ
Girolamo Frescobaldi - Selection from the Mass of Our Lady (Fiori Musicali, 1635)
Francesco Cavalli - O quam suavis et decora, motet for solo voice and bc (1645)
Barbara Strozzi - Salve Regina, antiphon for soprano and bc (1655)
Natale Monferrato - Exaltabo te Deus, Glorious Mary, two motets for solo voice and bc (ca. 1650)
(US) American Innovators Series, 2009 Wright State Department of Music -- Call for papers (March 13-14, 2010)
For a non-pianist, the idea of a microtonally fluid piano might seem either no big deal or baffling. But this weekend a composer will reveal the result of a 10-year mission – nothing less than the reinvention of one of the most important instruments in western music.
“The building of keyboard instruments began over 300 years ago. The development started with the organ and the Harpsichord, continued through the pianoforte, and reached its high point with what today is known as the modern grand piano - which remains until now virtually unchanged. (The Golden Years of grand piano construction were between 1825 and 1925).
Library of Congress
May 26 to 29, 2010
“The Library of Congress will host the 39th annual meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society from May 26 to May 29, 2010.
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