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"American tenor René Barbera is fast making a name for himself as one of the top bel canto singers in opera houses around the world.
On September 19, 2015, he will be singing a recital at the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego. Accompanied by Cheryl Cellon Lindquist, he will sing Alberto Ginastera’s Five Popular Argentine Songs ... Maria Nockin took the opportunity to have a brief chat with this exciting singer. ..."
(From a recent London Festival of Baroque Music (LFBM) newsletter)
"Our opening night promises to be an exciting occasion for many reasons, not least the fact that it will given by one of the world’s most admired Bach interpreters, Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan. ...
"This week: medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen of the renowned medieval ensemble Sequentia.
(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: "Out Of The Glass Case: A Conversation With Anne Azéma" (Angela Mariani, 8 Oct 2012)
“Earlier this year, Angela Mariani spoke with Boston Camerata's artistic director Anne Azéma. …
… The Camerata was started interestingly enough as a “reach out” educational venture at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston in 1954. It was founded by Narcissa Williamson, a woman who was working in the education department at the MFA …
A reminder that the Printemps Des Arts Festival Nantes is underway. If you are in the area of Nantes, you may want to take in a concert or two that are available during its final days.
(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: A Spotlight On William Christie By Laura Osterlund Posted April 29, 2012
Chansons from the French Renaissance
“The 16th-century Parisian chanson is a genre of secular song that departs from past fixed forms. Evocative imagery, rich emotion, and vivid scenes are commonly found within chanson texts, and the music itself often highlights nuances of the French language. Among others, compositions by Sandrin, Claudin de Sermisy and Clement Janequin are emblematic of the style. Each demonstrates different descriptive and lyrical characteristics. …
(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: "Catching Up With Jacques Ogg" by Wendy Gillespie (12 apr 2012)
“Dutch harpsichordist, fortepianist and conductor Jacques Ogg visited Bloomington, Indiana in January and joined me [Wendy Gillespie] for a conversation about his role as artistic director for Lyra Baroque Orchestra (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) and his experience of being a student of the late Gustav Leonhardt.
Jacques also shares his thoughts about early keyboards and points out some of his more “interesting” recordings. …“
(BE) Scherzi Musicali, dir. Nicolas Achten : France Musicque "Matin de musiciens" - Interview (20 feb 2012) "
“Domenico Mazzocchi 1630 : soleil et ruines de Rome”, with the ensemble Scherzi Musicali, dir. Nicolas Achten
Monday mornings, France Musique starts the week off with “Matin des musiciens” with interviews of all genres. Along with the participation of Edouard Fouré Caul-Futy, the ensemble Scherzi Musicali, is interviewed on the details and influences of Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665) vocal compositions.