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Classical Notes: November 3, 2011 Archive

Rose Ensemble Audio Postcard No. 1

Posted at 12:21 PM on November 3, 2011 by ClassicalMPR
Filed under: Rose Ensemble Audio Postcards

We will be posting periodic audio postcards from the Rose Ensemble's Songs of Temperance and Temptation tour throughout Greater Minnesota. Enjoy the first one!

Two educational programs and a performance of the Songs of Temperance and Temptation at the Kiehle Auditorium of University of Minnesota-Crookston kicked off the first leg of The Rose Ensemble's statewide tour last night.

In this sound clip, production manager Craig Lemming asks special guests Maria Jette and Dan Chouinard for their impressions of the show during a "speakeasy" reception at the Northland Inn after the first performance.

The next stop on the tour is Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls on November 2nd.

Venetian Church Acoustics

Posted at 3:50 PM on November 3, 2011 by William Johnston (1 Comments)

The nave in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer (Giudecca, Venice)

As listeners of classical music, we sometimes wonder how it would have sounded its original listeners. Research has led to historically informed performances using elements such as period instruments, locations, and performance techniques.

Pipedreams host Michael Barone recently passed around this article about two scientists who did an analysis of two Venetian churches to see how the acoustics would have affected performances 400 years ago.

The results are quite fascinating and include recordings of a polyphonic work modified to fit the results of the model.

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