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Master composers used to handwrite their music. Some were complete slobs

These clefs come from “autograph copies” of each composer’s music — versions that they handwrote. Each is just an example, not necessarily how a composer always wrote. And the composers themselves were chosen just for flavor, rather than for any particular scientific or historical reason. The chart …

Source: Vox. Published: September 1, 2015.


Portland Baroque Orchestra appoints Marcia Kaufmann as Exec. Director

Portland, OR – The board of directors of Portland Baroque Orchestra announced today that the organization has appointed Marcia Kaufmann as PBO’s new Executive Director in an executive search process guided by Arts Consulting Group. Ms. Kaufmann begins her tenure with the nearly $1M-budget period orc …

Source: Portland Baroque Orchestra. Published: September 1, 2015.


Practice Throws

The new St. Louis Symphony president and Early Music America board president, Marie-Hélène Bernard, throws out the first pitch before the Cardinals game against the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium on August 31. It is not lost on the Montreal native that the Nationals were formerly the Expos, o …

Source: St. Louis Symphony Blog. Published: August 31, 2015.


Music professors to perform on historical instruments during free performance

Two Marshall University professors will perform on historical instruments when they present “Pastorale: Woodwinds from the 19th Century” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Source: Published: August 28, 2015.


Brighton Early Music Festival celebrates women as composers, performers and inspirational figures

Tickets for the UK’s biggest celebration of women composers of the past go on sale on Wednesday, September 2. The Brighton Early Music Festival runs from October 23 to November 8. Festival producer Cathy Boyes said: “Brighton Early Music Festival, now in its 13th year, is planning its biggest festiv …

Source: Mid Sussex Times. Published: August 27, 2015.


Composer Max Richter’s project designed to lull listeners to ‘Sleep’

Like many European composers before him who have made the pilgrimage across the Atlantic to offer their talents on the altar of Hollywood, Max Richter has learned to become proficient in the rituals of studio networking. “Today is a meeting day. I’ll sort of have the same conversation 11 times,” sai …

Source: Los Angeles Times. Published: August 28, 2015.

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