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(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "More on Jonathan Bekoff"

Contributed by admin on Dec 21, 2016

(In Memoriam ... from a recent post from the Unquiet Thoughts blog (Donna Stweart & Ron Andrico, Mignarda))

Having stumbled across a few old letters from old friend and amazing fiddler, Jonathan Bekoff (1959 – 2015), amusingly tucked away in old issues of the journal Early Music, I am prompted to add a few more reminiscences – and also make available more tracks from our tune session way back in 1983. ...
 


(US) The New York Times Article: "Russell Oberlin, 88, Dies; Led Renaissance of Countertenor in U.S." (by Margalit Fox, 29 Nov 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2016

"Russell Oberlin, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated countertenors, whose voice was famed for an earthy robustness that belied the ethereal heights to which it could ascend, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 88.

His assistant, Zachary Stains, confirmed the death. ...


(US) Washington Post Article: "Neville Marriner, who led renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, dies at 92" (by Tim Page, 02 Oct 2016)

Contributed by admin on Oct 02, 2016

"Neville Marriner, the British violinist-turned-conductor who founded the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and built it into one of the most popular and widely recorded chamber orchestras in the world, died Oct. 2. He was 92.

The academy announced the death in a statement on its website. No other details were immediately available. ...


(CA) The Star Article: "Robin Phillips led Stratford into a brave new world" (By: Richard Ouzounian Theatre Critic, 28 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 29, 2015

"On June 11, 1975, Robin Phillips forever changed the way we would look at Shakespeare.

The artistic director of the Stratford Festival, who died Saturday after a long illness at the age of 73, was in the middle of his first season when he staged a production of the problematic dark comedy Measure for Measure. ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Tribute to Margaretha “Margriet” Tindemans" by LuAnn Johnson (Posted July 6, 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 21, 2015
March 26, 1951

(March 26, 1951 - December 31 2014)

"This hour, we’re paying tribute to Margaretha “Margriet” Tindemans, an early music pioneer and “ferociously talented” medieval fiddle player who passed away December 31, 2014. Margriet’s colleague and good friend, gambist Wendy Gillespie, shares a remembrance, and we’ll play music from a wide swath of Margriet’s career. ...


(US) Pat O'Brian (Lute Teacher) (1947-2014) ~ Memorial and Music Service (13 Sep 2014)

Contributed by admin on Aug 24, 2014

From a recent  Nancy Carlin Associates newsletter, and, from the Lute Society of America Inc., the following news item ...

"As you may know, our friend, the lute teacher Pat O'Brien (1947-2014) passed away a few weeks ago. Pat's family has asked the New York Continuo Collective to arrange a memorial and music to celebrate his life and teaching. It will take place at 1:00 PM on September 13, 2014 in New York City at St. Luke Lutheran Church. The church is located at 308 West 46th Street  (the South side of 46th street, just West of 8th Avenue). All are welcome.
 

Link to the New York Continuo Collective web site
For more information contact Charlie Weaver

(UK) The Guardian News Article: " Dutch conductor Frans Brüggen has died aged 79"

Contributed by admin on Aug 18, 2014

EarlyMusicNews.org joins the early music world in commemorating the death and contribution of Mr. Frans Brüggen to the early music movement. He will be sorely missed by all of us. For more information of his passing, visit (UK) The Guardian website.

 


(UK) The Renaissance Singers "Michael Howard Remembered" (September 14th 1922 - January 4th 2002)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 03, 2013

Organist, choir director and founder of The Renaissance Society

“In a musical career spanning over four decades Michael Howard influenced many hundreds of musicians, both amateur and professional. He holds a significant place in the history of the twentieth century revival of interest in pre-Baroque music.

Michael Howard was born in 1922 the son of Frank Howard a distinguished viola player who had been a founding member of Beecham's Philharmonic orchestra and player in Andre Mangeot's International String Quartet. His lifelong love of steam traction was sparked by the family home's proximity to the GWR ("God's Wonderful Railway") and to Walpole Park in Ealing which was used by the travelling fairgrounds. …
           


(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: "In Early Music, how famous is “famous enough”?"

Contributed by Admin on Mar 15, 2012
“Following on from my blog post on Semibrevity about Mary Potts, the forgotten harpsichord teacher of Christopher Hogwood and Colin Tilney, I’ve been looking into who else, from Mary’s circle, is remembered – or not.” Semibrevity blog.