(From a recent REME newsrelease.)
"The European Early Music Network – or REMA for Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne - organised its annual general assembly, and first members’ meeting of the year from 17 to 19 April in Ambronay, France – the place where the network was created 15 years ago.
On that occasion, Xavier Vandamme, director of the Utrecht Early Music Festival and Season, was elected president. His team within the new Executive Board consists of: ...
(From a recent Harmonia Early Music newsletter.)
Bud Roach performs music of Giovanni Felice Sances.
"An interesting aspect of this recording is that tenor, Bud Roach doesn’t sing with an accompanist, but rather accompanies himself on the Baroque guitar. It was actually a common practice in the 17th century, though in classical music concerts nowadays, we are used to almost always seeing singers perform together with a separate accompanist. ...
"For this second volume in the Haydn 2032 project, the complete recording of his symphonies, Giovanni Antonini has chosen to put forward the Symphony Der Philosoph. He associates with it a symphony by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, eldest son of the Kantor of Leipzig, who is generally considered the most gifted of his sons. ...
The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) preparations are now in full swing. If you have never been to the BEMF, and are in the region, you may want to take a look at the concert list for the week as well as other events associated with the festival most notably ...
"Some of the most prized violins in the world were crafted in the Italian workshops of Amati, Stradivari, and Guarneri—master violin-making families from the 17th and 18th centuries, who produced increasingly powerful instruments. ...
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