(UK) Soundboard Records New Release: "Louis Couperin, Harpsichord Music" (10 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 16, 2015

"Like Grounds for Pleasure, Colin [Booth]'s latest CD, Louis Couperin, was recorded on the early French harpsichord by Nicholas Celini that he restored during 2013. The music is by the 17th century French master Louis Couperin, uncle of the more famous François. ..."

(NL) La Pellegrina Workshops in the Czech Republic 2016 (14-24 Jul 2016 / 4-14 Aug 2016)

Contributed by admin on Nov 15, 2015

"The 2016 summer courses: three projects in the Czech Republic, Europe's most musical country. Projects in which you can immerse yourself in wonderful music, with top tutors and like-minded souls. The projects for 2016 are open to experienced musicians. Whether you're an amateur or professional, with La Pellegrina a professional attitude is of paramount importance.  ..."

(UK) Opera Today Review: "Monteverdi by The Sixteen at Wigmore Hall" (by Claire Seymour, 12 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 15, 2015

"This was a concert where immense satisfaction was derived equally from the quality of musicianship displayed and the coherence and resourcefulness of the programme presented. In 1610, Claudio Monteverdi published his Vespro della Beata Vergine for soloists, chorus, and orchestra.  ...

(UK) The Guardian Article: "Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society"

Contributed by admin on Nov 11, 2015

"Thousands of pieces of correspondence, many still unopened, were stored away by Dutch postmaster and are now being examined by academics...

(US) Classical Revolution Chicago Constellation Series Concert: "Viola da gamba UNLEASHED!" with Phillip Serna (25 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 11, 2015

"November 25th, Phillip Serna joins Classical Revolution Chicago's Series at Constellation Chicago in a riveting program, the "Viola da gamba UNLEASHED!" Indulge in a flavorful mixology of stunning music by Carl Friedrich Abel, Rudolph Dolmetsch, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe alongside the virtuosic Serna Suite (2009) by Martha Bishop, Distilled (2010) by Eliza Brown, Undercurrents (2010) by Lynn Gumert, and a few surprises beyond!

Join us afterwards for Classical Revolution Chicago's open sight-reading jam session with music by Johann Pfeiffer & Georg Philipp Telemann! ...

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