British Harpsichord Society News
|MUSIC MATTERS at the HORNIMAN|
A series of 10 music appreciation classes for adults,
will take place in the Music Gallery Performance Space at the Horniman Museum, every Thursday from
2.30pm - 4.30pm, from 24 April to 3 July 2014, (Except 29 May 2014)
The first 5 sessions will be of particular interest to BHS members. Led by Penelope Cave she will give a ‘Harpsichordist’s view of Georgian keyboard music from a historical and geographical Perspective’. Performing on the newly restored Kirkman harpsichord she will place this fine instrument in its original Georgian context with an overview of English keyboard music of the time; demonstrating how these compositions were influenced by contemporary composers from the continent, in particular Handel, Scarlatti, Couperin and the London Bach.
The harpsichord revival, which began at the end of the C19th, will also be covered. In addition to hearing English harpsichord music composed during C20th, there will also be consideration of the Horniman’s 2013 competition for new pieces, tailor-made for the varied sonorities of the Kirkman.
Cost- £60 for 10 sessions.
Places must be booked in advance. Book online http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/music-matters
or call 020 8291 8686 for information.
|The GIANNI BERGAMO CLASSIC MUSIC AWARD|
2014- Competition for HARPSICHORD
Prizes: Euro 10’000.-
Deadline for application: May 31, 2014
For detailed information about the terms of participation, visit the website
or contact us directly
GIANNI BERGAMO CLASSIC MUSIC AWARD
c/o Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana
via Soldino 9
CH-6900 Lugano (Svizzera)
Tel. +41 (0)91 930 40 44
Fax +41 (0)91 930 40 41
|FIMTE in AMERICA|
'Fundamentals of Spanish Keyboard Music -
16th to early 19th centuries.'
FIMTE WORKSHOP at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States JUNE 2-6, 2014
Instructors: Luisa Morales (FIMTE, Spain) - Robert Parkins (Duke University, USA)
For further information see
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| CALL FOR PAPERS – FIMTE 2014|
FIMTE 12th Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music 'Early Music Revivals and the Performance of Spanish Keyboard Music' 'Rafael Puyana. In Memoriam'
will take place 7–9 AUGUST 2014 in Almería, Spain.
Proposals for papers, lecture-concerts and concerts are encouraged in the following areas, but not limited to: - Early Music Revivals: Repertoire, Performers and Performance styles- Performance issues: ornamentation, articulation, sources, and instruments.
Official languages: English and Spanish.
Deadline for abstracts: 1st May 2014
For further information, please contact: Luisa Morales FIMTE, or see http://www.fimte.org
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|ITEMS FOR SALE- |
New Section on BHS Website.
We have a successful ‘Sale and Wanted’ section which has until now been used solely for instruments. We would now like to extend this facility to include other items, spare parts, tuners, printed harpsichord music, books on harpsichord related subjects etc.
We propose to charge10% for items advertised at more than £50, with free listing for those items of £50 or less. Please contact
We reserve the right to withhold listing to those items we feel not relevant.