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(DE) EarlyDance.org ~ Workshops, Events and Lessons

Contributed by admin on Oct 11, 2014

If you are interested in early dance, you may be interested in visiting the "Early Dance" website where there is a current list of dance workshops, lessons, and events. The website has just gone through a website update where there is use of maps with location pins; the site also now lists dance events in a more visual format.


(US) The New York Times article: "More Paris Institutions Turn to Crowd-Funding" By Doreen Carvajal (07 Oct 2014)

Contributed by admin on Oct 09, 2014

A sign of the times that is certainly being applied to many early music organizations. You may find this article an interesting read. (Marc Paré, Editor)

"PARIS — The Louvre kicked off its latest crowd-funding campaign on Tuesday with an appeal for a million euros to help fund ...


(UK) The Telegraph Article: "Why watching classical music through Google Glass is a waste of time" (By Ivan Hewett 13 Aug 2014)

Contributed by admin on Aug 18, 2014

From a recent article in The Telegraph, a news article extolling the virtues (or not) of the use of Google Glass technology in music performances. While perhaps not be best of medium to view and hear a performance, but, as one commentator suggests, a way by which to augment the performance with such options as extra performance notes or even translations of libretto, etc. You be the judge ...


(UK) Summer with Shakespeare Family fun in Stratford-upon-Avon until 31 August

Contributed by admin on Aug 18, 2014

From the latest newsletter from the Shakespeare Trust

"There's still plenty of time to make the most of the Summer holidays at Shakespeare's family homes!  ...


(US) Saturday morning quotes 4.10: New music for lute

Contributed by admin on Jul 21, 2014

From a recent "Unquiet Thoughts" post

"Now in its fourth year, Unquiet Thoughts was and is primarily an outlet for musings on music for the lute and how it does or does not fit into the aesthetics of modern life. In our ever-growing archive of essays, one of the more frequently visited posts posed a handful of questions that asked whether the lute was an appropriate medium for modern sounds. ...


(UK) The Rameau Project

Contributed by admin on Jun 26, 2014

"The Rameau Project is a major international multidisciplinary research project devoted to the operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). With the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death taking place in 2014, this ambitious venture is uniting international scholars, performers, institutions and organisations to advance our understanding of the most significant composer of the French Enlightenment. ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: A Claviorga-whaa??

Contributed by admin on Jun 22, 2014

From the latest newsletter from Harmonia Early Music ...

"The first time you see a claviorganum, you might feel like you’re seeing a mythical creature. Like the part lion-part man griffen, or part girl-part fish mermaid, the clavigorganum is part harpsichord and part organ.  ...


(US) Katherine McKee Appointed Music Director Of San Francisco Renaissance Voices

Contributed by admin on Jun 04, 2014
"San Francisco Renaissance Voices is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Katherine McKee as Music Director effective the upcoming 2014-15 season.  Ms. McKee replaces Mr. Todd Jolly who has led the group as Music Director since its founding in 2004.  Mr. Jolly has been appointed to the honorary position of Emeritus Music Director that will enable him to spend more time composing and teaching. ...

(US) Pacific Standard Article: "Do We See Good Music Better Than We Hear It?" Paul Bisceglio (07 Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

"When it comes to musical performances, it’s perfectly reasonable to assume that our ears do a better job of judging quality than our eyes. We are listening to music, after all, right? ...


(UK) Milk Music: Samsung launches free music streaming service

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

(Strictly speaking, not really of early music, but of good information -- EMN.org Editor)

"The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, has launched a free music streaming service called Milk Music.

The service, currently only available on its Galaxy range of smartphones in the US, includes over 200 radio stations and 13 million songs. ...


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog Article: "Sally’s Waltz"

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

(From a recent newsletter item from the early music blog "Unquiet Thoughts")

Simply said, a poignant tribute to Sally -- EMN.org editor

"I first met John & Sally in the late 1970s while they were staffing their stall at the Portland Saturday Market, an open-air market operated by craftspeople for the purpose of selling their wares directly to an appreciative public.  Sally and John were the very image of the sort of people I wanted to grow up to be ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Köln"

Contributed by admin on Mar 04, 2014

From a recent Harmonia Early Music newsletter

"On this edition of Harmonia, we’re celebrating the achievements of Reinhard Goebel, founder of Musica Antiqua Köln. We’ll also bring you one of three segments we’ve put together about the 17th-century theorist Athanasius Kircher ...


(UK) Linn Records 'Best of 2013'

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2014

" 2013, Linn's fortieth anniversary year, has been full of fantastic new recordings.

As well as our special 'Linn 40th Anniversary Collection', highlights have included two spectacular recordings from Dunedin Consort - Six Brandenburg Concertos and John Passion ...


(UK) Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2014

"The 2013 Gramophone Classical Music Awards have been announced! ...

For the first time in the history of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards the Award-winning recordings in each category were revealed exclusively here on the Gramophone website three weeks before the Awards ceremony."


(CA) Tafelmusik Winter Institute Billet Hosts Needed

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: Toronto Ontario, CA

"From January 5-11, 2014, Tafelmusik will be hosting its Winter Institute, a 1-week intensive training programme for experienced period players. Most of the musicians selected to participate in the Tafelmusik Winter Institute are travelling to Toronto from cities in North America and Europe, and need places to stay.