" ... It was, probably, the little figures not the ivory they were made of that drew interest, but I thought of them when I learned recently about a project at the Courtauld Institute in London — in a task begun in 2008, it’s cataloging all known ivory sculptures made made in Western Europe ca. 1200-ca. 1530, as well as neo-Gothic pieces, and the other day it added 700 pieces to the online database. This created a mini-storm of interest. ...
The DANZIG LUTE BOOK (Danzig [Gdansk] tablature 4022)
"is a collection of early seventeenth century lute music of Gdansk provenance, now kept in Berlin. This tablature was lost during the Second World War. Unexpectedly, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the resulting political changes, this manuscript was revealed to be in the collection of the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in East Berlin: it turned out that during the war part of the Gdansk library collection was taken to Moscow, and from there the whole collection was transferred to the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in the 1950s...
Location: Wigmore Hall, London UK
“January to March 2014 Concerts – On Sale Now
Wigmore Hall is delighted to announce that the Wigmore Spring 2014 Series is now open for public booking, with many exciting events to look forward to over the coming months. Of note, early music concerts performed by Elias String Quartet, L’Arpeggiata Baroque (residency), Les Talens Lyrique. …”
(AU) Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy: "Dancing With the Masters" (23 Nov 2013 -- 08 Feb 2014)
Location: Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy studio in Yarralumla, Canberra, AU
“… You may not recognise these men, but they are responsible for some of the most influential books on dance ever written. You’ll have a rare chance to hold originals of these books and enjoy dances from them (and from many other books and manuscripts that survive from between 1450 and 1760) in a series of 10 Saturday mornings classes running from 9:30am to 12:15 from Sat. 23 November to Sat. 8 February (skipping only the Saturday of the Christmas Carol Ball and the Saturday between Christmas & New Year). …
Location: 15th Century Library of the Fabbri Mansion, 7 East 95th Street. New York NY, US
“Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the great English composer, the great American lutenist, Hopkinson Smith, performs a program of Dowland and his contemporaries, featuring selections from the 1611 publications Premier Livre of Robert Ballard, Il Libro Primo d’Intavolatura di Lauto of Girolamo Giovanni Kapsberger, and Dowland's Varietie of Lute Lessons, published in 1610. …
Location: Handel House, 25 Brook St Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, UK
“Tickets are still available at £25 and scores will be provided in advance. Please note that this workshop is suitable for players over 16 and of Grade 5 or above.
This month Lisete da Silva returns to lead a recorder workshop on Saturday 9 November. …
From a recent “Brook Street News” newsletter (01 Nov 2013)
Catch up on events being held at Handel House; the Brook Street News newsletter highlights events being held at Handel House as well as other local and international events. You will not be disappointed of the music events …
Location: Stude Concert Hall in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Houston Texas, US
From a recent Bach Society Houston newsletter:
“Bach Society Houston will present two concerts by the renowned St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) of Leipzig, Germany on November 9 and 10. Forty boys aged 10 - 18 years will perform along with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Georg Christoph Biller, Thomaskantor. …
Location: M - Museum Leuven, Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven
In 2013 Capilla Flamenca organises the third "Leuven Fringe Festival".
This year the festival will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November in the "fringes" of the exhibition Michiel Coxcie, the Flemish Rafaël, curated from 31 October 2013 until 23 February 2014 in Museum M, Leuven.
Under the Influence!British conductor and harpsichordist Ian Watson guides you on an intoxicating tour of music by composers who left their home country for pastures new. Watson, formerly Director of Music at St James Church, Piccadilly, London, is Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Worcester, MA, and principal keyboard with the Handel and Haydn Society.
From a recent il Gardellino newsletter news item:
il Gardellino announces the release of their latest CD recording “Solo Cantatas for Bass”.
BWV 82, 158, 56, 203
il Gardellino & Dominik Wörner (Bass)
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austing TX, US
TEMP (Texas Early Music Project):
“Experience the beauty, brilliance, and passion that the best composers from Italy, France, and England instilled in opera, from its intimate beginnings in the late 16th century through the High Baroque virtuosity of Handel. Opening night only: a special appearance by countertenor Ryland Angel. …”
Location: Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, New York, NY US
“On Wednesday, October 16th, Clarion opens its 2013-14 season and the inaugural Clarion Orchestra Series at Park Avenue Christian Church with a program of works that range from the surprisingly unknown to the long-celebrated.
Under the direction of artistic director Steven Fox, the Orchestra begins with Franz Joseph Haydn’s ‘Overtura Covent Garden’, an exhilarating yet underperformed work dating from Haydn’s happy and rewarding London years that also produced some of his most beloved symphonies.
News on the Northern Recorder Course (NRC) website of a change of venue for its 2014 workshop session. The venue will relocate from Bawtry Hall, the Northern Recorder Course to Hothorpe Hall.
“Now in its 49th year, this course offers a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment for recorder players of all abilities to make music. …”
(US) New York Times Article: "Unleashing the Potential of the Strings" (by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, 30 Aug 2013)
From the latest The Sixteen ~Harry Christophers~ newsletter:
“After taking the Usher Hall by storm at the Edinburgh International Festival last month, The Sixteen continues its new season with seven performances of The Queen of Heaven, the most popular Choral Pilgrimage tour to date. It's a busy time for the Education Department too with choral workshops in Peterborough and London, and three free workshops for choristers across the country. Plus read on for details of the latest new releases on CORO!”
From the latest Grigorian.com newsletter:
"Over the month of September, the Decca label will be on sale, with over one thousand titles involved in this sale. Single CDs are on sale for $11.98! All other Decca products will be 20% off! Decca has a huge catalog, and is one of the best in the business. With artists such as Pavarotti, Bartoli, Fleming, Sutherland, Fischer, Richter, and Solti, how could you not love Decca."
"Early Music Foundation (EMF) in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York (PCI) presents the 4th-triennial New York Early Music Celebration (NYEMC) “Pro Musica Polonica,” October 4 -20, 2013.
Location: Couvent des Minimes Citadelle 33390 Blaye, FR
Sagittarius organizes a voice workshop from July 20-26 at the Citadel of Blaye under the direction of Michel Laplénie. Forty amateur singers will work a program centered around Venice that will end with a final concert on July 26 at the Chapel Minimes.
Location: Korčula, Croatia
The Korkyra Baroque Festival is a recently-established international music festival. Now in its second year, it will run from 7-13 September 2013. Once again, the Festival will offer a rich baroque experience in impressive culture heritage venues on the island of Korčula. Seven concerts will be held over the course of seven days, in addition to a varied entertainment program and lectures related to baroque music.
The fascinating historical village of Trevi nel Lazio (Italy, Latium) will host the second edition of Trebantiqua, international early music festival, from July 20 to August 17. A series of 6 concerts with internationally acclaimed artists will be offered at both the Collegiate Curch of St. Maria Assunta, with the celebrated 1634 Bonifazi organ, and at the main hall of the Caetani Castle under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schinaia.
Trevi nel Lazio offers several tourist and art attractions all year round, but it is in the summer that it shows its most appealing side with a cooler climate in the luscious setting of the river Aniene's high valley, the various art events at the Caetani Castle, its narrow medieval streets of its tiny center and the other many points of interest of its territory.
Trebantiqua this year provides the usual variety of concert programs, ranging from late renaissance to the mature baroque style of the XVIII century, with a large offer of instrument sounds, from flutes to violins, harp and natural trumpet, with a special attention to the majestic historical Bonifazi organ built in 1634. A special program is dedicated to women composers on August 4.
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