Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.
GEMS is all about increasing public understanding and appreciation of early music, enrich our community, and enhance the quality and stability of participating artists and organizations in New York. One area worth visiting on the GEMS website is the GEMS CD Store.
Recently published from The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal. Of note, a call for articles: “Thank you for joining our us for our sixth issue! Many of you out there are coming to the end of your academic year. If you have written pieces that you think would be appropriate for this publication (or if you suddenly have time on your hands!) be in touch through the contact page. We would love to bring your writing to our large audience.”
Dartington International Summer School takes place at the heart of the idyllic Dartington Hall estate, just outside Totnes in South Devon. For five weeks every summer, the estate welcomes a vibrant community of musicians and music-lovers drawn from all corners of the globe.
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Colin Booth has been a harpsichordist and harpsichord-maker for more than 30 years. Colin Booth has sold around 300 instruments worldwide, and can point to an unusually large proportion of these sales, to Early Music professionals, and harpsichordists in particular.
Of interest to our readers? Part history, part explanation of early music, this book also plays devil's advocate, criticizing current practices and urging experimentation. Haynes, a veteran of the movement, describes a vision of the future that involves improvisation, rhetorical expression, and composition. Written for musicians and non-musicians alike.
The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is led by some of the world's finest musicians in the field of baroque performance. The Institute is held at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
“Mother’s Day is a special day set aside to honor our mothers. In the United States, the second Sunday of May is traditionally when it’s celebrated. Around the world it can be observed at varying times of the year.
We're thrilled to present guest soprano Clara Rottsolk this weekend in Myths & Allegories, a fabulous new program of instrumental and vocal chamber music inspired by Homer's Odyssey.
The workshop has facilities for all sorts of woodwork and every aspect of the restoration is executed on the premises. We were taught by experience that good results are only possible after a full restoration.
The German Clavichord Society (DCS) in September 2010 started a four part festival devoted to J.S. Bach, his sources and his scholars. Close to Lüneburg in Northern Germany where the 15 years old Johann Sebastian was chorister, the first part of this festival was arranged in September 2010 at Bleckede Castle and devoted to the young Bach and his musical sources, namely Buxtehude, Reincken and Böhm.
From Back to Haas and from Lasso to Brahms, just a reminder to those who have not recently perused the catalogue pages of Breitkopf & Härtel. You may find something of interest for your performing tastes.
Our congratulations to Harpsichord Unlimited! Out of more than 4,300 international category entries in WorldFest-Houston's 10 major Remi Award Competitions, Harpsichord Unlimited won a Silver Award (Into the Light) and a Bronze Award (Concertino Cubano). The Remi takes its name from artist Frederick Remington, who captured the spirit of Texas and the West with his paintings and sculptures.
Stefano Montanari returns to Tafelmusik as guest conductor in a programme of exuberant symphonies and overtures by Italian classical composers. Un finale fantastico!
This year’s theme—Chant: Old and New—is inspired by a particular chant book, which makes Halifax’s Saint Mary’s University its home: the Salzinnes Antiphonal, a 16th-century Cistercian manuscript from what is now the region of Namur in modern-day Belgium.
The Tallis Scholars Summer Schools are dedicated to exploring the great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars.
The choir for the recent Royal Wedding included the choir of Westminster Abbey as well as the Queen's Chapel Royal, an institution dating back centuries that has produced some of England's greatest composers and music. On May 14, the Tudor presents ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN, a narrated performance of music composed for the Chapel Royal during the reigns of legendary 16th-century monarchs Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I.
Recently released by the Ensemble Jacques Moderne, the “Stabat Mater - Messe de Madrid by Domenico Scarlatti” has received wonderful reviews.
From the blog “The Countertenor Voice”, we learn of the following:
The Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Thomas Fifth Ave, one of the only truly full-time choral organizations in the USA, has posted the rare job opening for a male alto.
In Donna Leon's newly published Handel's Bestiary, she traces 12 of the composer’s animal references through history, mythology, and the specific arias featuring them.
Connecting, resourcing, advertising and web presence are many of the “raisons d’être” for the existence one’s website. Recently, EarlyMusicNews.org has catalogued over 2,000 currently active websites. The websites span over 46 categories, residing on many continents, countries and cities.
The UK branch of the Tallis Scholars Summer Schools is dedicated to exploring our great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars.
This book is a comprehensive history of the firm and contains detailed descriptions of the many innovative instruments they made.
Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is like the snowdrop: a tender flower, poking, fragile, above the snow, well ahead of spring.
A dedicated resource guide for the restoration enthusiast who is looking for information on restoring the early square piano!