Lute Society and other news..


SPRING MEETING, SATURDAY 8th MAY

As is our wont, after going through the rigours of the AGM we treat ourselves to a day made up mostly of music, with mini-recitals by Dale Harris, and David Protheroe, a talk and demonstration on the use of gestures in lute song, a recital by Dutch lute duo David van Ooijen and Michiel Niessen, which nobody who has heard their superb recording of the (very hard) Terzi duets, Unaltra canzona will want to miss. Following recent trips to the Continent, we will have on sale most of the published editions of French, Belgian, Spanish and Dutch lute societies, including the recent Thysius lute book facsimile.

10.30 Coffee
11.00 Gestures in lute song, talk and demonstration by Rosemary Carlton-Willis, accompanied by David Miller
12.00 Mini-recital of Sanz and Vivaldi transcriptions on 13 course lute,played by Dale Harris.

12.30 Break for lunch
2.00 Mini-recital of lute songs performed, self-accompanied, by David Protheroe
2.30 AGM
3.45 Tea

4.15 The Lute Society recital, David van Ooijen and Michiel Nissen play renaissance lute duets

MEETINGS IN 2010:

June 26 The Lute Society party, at the house of John and Joyce Reeve, Maidenhead, with music by Peter Martin
August 7-15 Lute building summer school, workshop of David van Edwards, Norwich, building a 12-course lute
August 20–22 Lute Society residential weekend: ‘Matthew Holmes and his musical world’ Christ Church, Oxford, with Jakob Lindberg
Jacob Heringman, Stewart McCoy and Ian Harwood
September 11 at the Dutch church, Mace day with Benjamin Narvey and David van Edwards, recital by Rosemary Hodgson
November 20 NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!!! at the Dutch church, talk on Mudarra’s vihuela songs by Matthew Spring, and mini-recital with Sara Stowe; talk on teaching the lute to children by David Capp and Peter Trent, talk on Dowland and Dowland recital by Nigel North.

Hope to see you at one or all of the above!, best wishes, Chris Goodwin


1 OUD FOR SALE

I could like to inform you about an old OUD (oriental luth) instrument by the grate luthier Manolis Venios (1850 - 1914). Manolis Venios is considered to be the greatest and most renowned of all Greek, Turkish or Armenian builders of ‘ouds, and his fame spread throughout the Mediterranean. He was born in Folegandros - Greece in 1850 and died in Istanbul in 1914. He introduced many innovations to the construction of the ‘oud and elaborated the form of the instrument as we know it today. His workshop, according to the labels he placed inside his instruments was to be found “In Constantinople, on the Great Street of Galata, No. 138”. His ‘ouds are characterized by their homogeneous, clear and refined timbre as well as the high quality of their construction. Today, they are to be found in museums and of course in the hands of virtuoso musicians in the Near and Middle East, Europe, America and Japan. My oud was made in 1907 and has been maintained in excellent condition, without damage or repairs. It has been in our possession since 1991 and with it we have taken part in numerous concerts, recordings and educational meetings in Greece and many other countries. Its sale value is estimated at between 18,000 and 22,000 EUR. I remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. Best regards, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis
+30 6974 760059
art@enmusic.gr


2. LUTE PLAYER WANTED
Mark Windisch advised me to contact you in the following matter. I'm trying to find a lute player or a guitar player in the region around Stratford on Avon for the afternoon of the 22nd of August to accompany songs by Dowland, Purcell etc. and also possibly to play either some background music or a few solo pieces. It is not a public concert. It shall be for a 90th birthday of a nice and lively lady in Bearly. I'd sing, I'm a trained singer but not a professional (I'm a Handel scholar). So the player should be reliable but does not need to be a professional either. Is there any chance to find someone? We'd only have the chance for one or two rehearsals possibly.
Best wishes,Annette Landgraf


3. MAY PASTORALE

Nothing to do with the lute, but recommended by a Man Who Knows

Caroline Jones, recorders
Charles Matthews, piano

Music in the pastoral tradition

Aubade ~ Cyril Scott
Rhapsody ~ Donald Swann
Estampes ~ Debussy

Royal Pump Rooms
Leamington Spa
CV32 4AA

Sunday, 16th May 2010 3 pm
Tickets £8, SRP members £7
Tea and cakes available after the concert
Tickets: 01788 812223 or Presto Classical 01926 317 025



4. BAROQUE CONCERT

I am writing to invite you to a very exciting concert I'll be playing with my group The Little Baroque Company http://www.littlebaroqueco.com/ on Friday April 16th at St. Anne Lutheran Church, Gresham st., London, EC2V 7BX at 7:00pm, (close to St. Paul's station). For this concert we have invited three world renown musicians, the soprano Julia Doyle http://www.juliasoprano.moonfruit.com/, the mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson http://www.clarewilkinsonmezzo.co.uk/ and the theorbo player Jakob Lindberg http://www.musicamano.com/ . We will perform a recital with arias, duets and instrumental music by Georg Friederic Handel. In addition, wine and Spanish tapas will be served during the interval. The program will be:

SONATA’

Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
(Allegro - Adagio - Allegro)

PRENDI L’ALMA, PRENDI IL CORE’
Rodrigo

TANTI STRALI AL SEN MI SCOCCHI
Italian Cantata X

PASSACAILLE
Sonata Op.5 IV

LASCIA LA SPINA
Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

DOPO NOTTE ATRA E FUNESTA
Ariodante

‘OVERTURE-GIGUE-SARABANDE-PASSACAILLE
Rodrigo

SFORZANDO A PIANGERE CON PIU DOLOR’

‘CHE NON PUO LA GELOSIA

SORGE IL DI’
Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

‘PER ABATARE IL RIGORE
Aminta et Fillide


Soprano: Julia Doyle
Mezzo-soprano: Clare Wilkinson
1st Violin: Helen Kruger
2nd Violin: Henrietta Wayne
Viola: Frouke Mooij
Cello: Emily Robinson
Oboe: Joel Raymond, Sarah Humphrys
Bassoon: Rebecca Stockwell
Theorbo: Jakob Lindberg
Theorbo & Baroque Guitar: Manuel Minguillon

The concert will be live recorded by the producer/engineer Adrian Hunter. Attached there is a poster with more information about the event. Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want to what promise to be a very exciting evening of music. Do not hesitate to contact me for any other information you may need and also if you would like to reserve some tickets (The sales are quite advance, and St. Anne only seats about 140 people)

Best wishes,
Manuel Minguillon Nieto
http://www.manuelminguillon.com/
info@manuelminguillon.com

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