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(UK) Music for a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell (Review by Claire Seymour 12 July 2014)

Contributed by admin on Jul 23, 2014

From a recent Opera Today newsletter

"L’Arpeggiata did not simply perform arrangements of Purcell; rather they created entirely new, highly original, works. Their musicianship, technical prowess and the joy that their shared musical dialogue so obviously inspired, both on the platform and among the audience of the Wigmore Hall, made this performance an absolute delight. ..."


(UK) Opera Today Concert Review: "John Dowland: In Darkness" by Claire Seymore (12 Feb 2014)

Contributed by admin on Mar 10, 2014

(From a recent Opera Today newsletter item)

" ... And, certainly there was much darkness and despair as tenor Ian Bostridge, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and the viol consort Fretwork interwove a selection of the composer’s sorrowful songs with a sequence of instrumental pavans and galliards. The prevailing mood was one of melancholy, but a melancholy of a poetic kind ...


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players Interview: "In the Spirit of Christmas" (01 Dec 2013) (Constance Madelina, 12 Jan 2014)

Contributed by admin on Jan 13, 2014

Nota Bene Baroque Players presented their program "In the Spirit of Christmas" at the Registry Theatre (Kitchener ON, Canada) on December 1, 2013. It can only be regarded as a significant event for this ensemble as the Registry was filled to capacity.  Nota Bene's Christmas musical offering was received with excitement and enthusiasm!

Music for the concert was written by composers Michael Corrette, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Torelli, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Gaetano Schiassi whose lives collectively span the time period of 1683-1795.

After the concert, I spoke with Artistic Director Borys Medicky ...