Reviews

  • Monteverdi String Band
    REVIEW 22.08.14

    Performance: The Madrigal Transformed

    The Madrigal Transformed The Monteverdi String Band Oliver Webber (director) http://u-sophia.com/Global-Art-Village/Echi-Lontani/The-madrigal-transformed The madrigal was, between the years 1530 and 1620, the musical form in which basically every Italian composer – professional or amateur – worked. [...]

  • EXAUDI and Russell Haswell performing in Faster Than Sound - Earthquake Mass. Photo by Rob Marrison
    REVIEW 30.06.14

    Performance: Faster Than Sound – Earthquake Mass Exaudi, Aldeburgh Festival

    14 June 2014: 67th Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Faster Than Sound: Earthquake Mass Exaudi James Weeks (director) Russell Haswell (electronics) Ear plugs are seldom handed out at the concert hall door, but the Faster Than Sound event [...]

  • Susanna Fairburn (Juno), Harriet Burns (Mercury's companion/Jove as Diana)
©2014 Laurent Compagnon
    REVIEW 29.04.14

    Performance: Cavalli: La Calisto (Hampstead Garden Opera)

    26 April 2014, Hampstead Garden Opera It’s been a good year for Cavalli enthuasiasts – and about time, too, given how little attention he and his contemporaries from the first half of the 17th century [...]

  • 5-CD set: Organ Concertos
    REVIEW 11.03.14

    CD: Organ Concertos

    Organ Concertos Compilation CD of Varied Artists and Performances Capriccio, C7172 The corralling of so many organ recordings on these five CDs from Capriccio – part of Naxos – guarantees there is something for everyone. [...]

  • Handel: Trio Sonatas, Opus 2
    REVIEW 11.03.14

    CD: Handel Trio Sonatas, Opus 2

    Handel: Trio Sonatas, Opus 2 The Brook Street Band Avie Records, AV2282 Tatty Theo’s magnificent Brook Street Band has whipped up a delicious recording of Handel’s six trio sonatas, Op.2, with a bonus track, the [...]

  • Untitled
    REVIEW 12.12.13

    Performance: The Hilliard Ensemble’s 40th Birthday Party

    11 December 2013 – Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013 Trust the Hilliard Ensemble to organise their fortieth anniversary concert on a date of numerological significance; I’m sure Josquin and his contemporaries would have appreciated the [...]

  • Credit Eric Richmond
    REVIEW 29.11.13

    Conference: Gesualdo 400th anniversary

    The University of York has held a conference to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of the Renaissance composer Don Carlo Gesualdo. In a wide-ranging weekend of events – from a forensic analysis of [...]

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