Baroque music

American Classical Orchestra Performs Six Baroque Concerti With Violinist Stephanie Chase - Broadway World

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:12

American Classical Orchestra Performs Six Baroque Concerti With Violinist Stephanie Chase
Broadway World
Artistic Director and Founder of the American Classical Orchestra, Thomas Crawford is a champion of historically accurate performance styles in Baroque, Classical and Early Romantic music. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned ...

National Violin Day | Roodepoort Record - Roodepoort Record

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:17

Roodepoort Record

National Violin Day | Roodepoort Record
Roodepoort Record
13 December is National Violin Day, a day that honours the bowed string instrument also known as the fiddle. The violinist produces music from the violin by using a variety of techniques. The sound is manipulated by the violinist drawing the bow across ...

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A MUSICAL BANQUET Comes to Lincoln Theater On 1/13 - Broadway World

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:47

A MUSICAL BANQUET Comes to Lincoln Theater On 1/13
Broadway World
Even in this new role, Violet's passion for early music will continue to hold a special place in her life. She holds a Master of Music (M.M.) degree, playing harpsichord and specializing in early baroque music. She has even been seen playing the ...

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Handelian splendor from Philharmonia Baroque - SFGate

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:28

SFGate

Handelian splendor from Philharmonia Baroque
SFGate
If ever there was a seemingly inexhaustible cornucopia in the musical repertoire, it's the oratorios of Handel. They number more than two dozen, each one a fount of endless melody and stirring vocal display. Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia ...

Handelian splendor from Philharmonia Baroque - SFGate

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:28

SFGate

Handelian splendor from Philharmonia Baroque
SFGate
If ever there was a seemingly inexhaustible cornucopia in the musical repertoire, it's the oratorios of Handel. They number more than two dozen, each one a fount of endless melody and stirring vocal display. Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia ...

Brighton's Budris to solo in Bach Christmas - Wicked Local Allston

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:12

Wicked Local Allston

Brighton's Budris to solo in Bach Christmas
Wicked Local Allston
The Handel and Haydn Society proudly announces Bach Christmas, a Baroque bounty of music, perfect for the Christmas season, including the glories of Bach's Cantata 147 with its chorale, “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring,” the rhapsodic harmonies of Biber's ...

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For Advent, Pacific MusicWorks Captivates with Bach Cantatas - The SunBreak

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:32

The SunBreak

For Advent, Pacific MusicWorks Captivates with Bach Cantatas
The SunBreak
The plangent sound of the Baroque oboe, more nasal than modern ones, added color in often florid obbligato accompaniments to many of the different sections, but using different combinations of this small group of instruments gave variety to the whole ...

Here's a chance to hear an all-female orchestra and chorus perform Vivaldi's works - Seattle Times

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:48

Seattle Times

Here's a chance to hear an all-female orchestra and chorus perform Vivaldi's works
Seattle Times
Vivaldi taught music to girls and young women, off and on, between 1703 and 1740 at the Ospedale della Pieta — a convent, orphanage and music school in Venice, Italy. He originally wrote most of his influential Baroque compositions to be premiered by ...

There Will Be Greenwood: The Radiohead Rocker on Scoring 'Phantom Thread' - Variety

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:05

Variety

There Will Be Greenwood: The Radiohead Rocker on Scoring 'Phantom Thread'
Variety
After their much-acclaimed collaboration on “There Will Be Blood,” as well as lesser-known projects “The Master” and “Inherent Vice,” director Paul Thomas Anderson and Radiohead's multi-instrumentalist savant Jonny Greenwood have teamed up for the ...

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Review: Collaboration benefits Lyra Baroque - Post-Bulletin

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:49

Review: Collaboration benefits Lyra Baroque
Post-Bulletin
The bar was set high enough that it would be daunting to sustain this momentum through two hours of music, yet that goal was mostly achieved. Lyra's playing was masterful throughout. The singing of tenor Nicholas Chalmers and baritone Aaron Larson was ...

Review: York Early Music Christmas Festival, Yorkshire Bach Choir, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York ... - The Press, York

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:11

The Press, York

Review: York Early Music Christmas Festival, Yorkshire Bach Choir, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York ...
The Press, York
... the 22-year-old Handel's Dixit Dominus between these mature works emphasised its composer's relative inexperience: its unforgiving choral demands appeared almost headstrong. The sopranos sustained their exposed high notes with admirable bravery ...

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CALENDAR: Holiday concerts, Disney on Ice, Science After Dark and more this week - Dec. 10-16 - Richmond.com

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:44

Richmond.com

CALENDAR: Holiday concerts, Disney on Ice, Science After Dark and more this week - Dec. 10-16
Richmond.com
CONCERTS. “Baroque at Wilton House”: Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia's intimate concert of early English Baroque chamber pieces, 7:30 p.m. at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road. $40. www.cmscva.org. LECTURES. “Paradise in Peril”: Slide ...

Baroque 2000 performs on Sunday in Mariannhill - Artslink.co.za News (press release)

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:49

Baroque 2000 performs on Sunday in Mariannhill
Artslink.co.za News (press release)
Cape Town-based harpsichordist and organist Erik Dippenaar returns to perform once again with Baroque 2000 on Sunday December 17. Dippenaar is one of South Africa's most illustrious classical musicians. The concert is at the Church of the Monastery ...

Richard Tognetti and the ACO give us a rare Christmas treat - Daily Telegraph

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:43

Daily Telegraph

Richard Tognetti and the ACO give us a rare Christmas treat
Daily Telegraph
The choir was made up of talented soloists in their own right, bolstered by local mezzo sopranos Lotte Betts-Dean and Fiona Campbell, and ACO regulars were augmented with guest musicians from some of the world's top Baroque ensembles, including oboists ...

Manhattan School of Music 2017-18 Review – Cendrillon: - OperaWire

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:02

OperaWire

Manhattan School of Music 2017-18 Review – Cendrillon:
OperaWire
As Manhattanites anxiously awaited the arrival of this Holiday season's first snow, everyone seemed to buzz with excitement and wonder. This magical contagion was carried into the opening night of Manhattan School of Music's production of “Cendrillon ...

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A resounding 'Hallelujah' for Boston Baroque's 'Messiah' - The Boston Globe

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:23

The Boston Globe

A resounding 'Hallelujah' for Boston Baroque's 'Messiah'
The Boston Globe
In every classical music writer's life, there are three great inevitabilities: death, taxes, and writing up Handel's “Messiah” every December. But as “Messiah” goes, one could do a whole lot worse than the incandescent, engrossing rendition of the ...

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Rachel Podger's Grand New Baroque SACD - Stereophile Magazine

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 08:10

Rachel Podger's Grand New Baroque SACD
Stereophile Magazine
After conjecturing that they may have all been in Venice at the same time in 1716, they discuss the many ways in which baroque composers influenced each other, how the practice of alchemy affected their musical development, and how jealousy amongst ...

Fiona Maddocks's best classical music of 2017 - The Guardian

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 03:02

The Guardian

Fiona Maddocks's best classical music of 2017
The Guardian
The Metropolitan Opera, New York, suspended its long-term music director James Levine pending an inquiry on sexual misconduct allegations. Andris Nelsons raised hackles by claiming there were no sexual harassment problems in classical music. Perhaps ...

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Lully, Rameau, Gluck et al: An Opera for Three Kings CD review – what the Louis liked - The Guardian

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 02:20

The Guardian

Lully, Rameau, Gluck et al: An Opera for Three Kings CD review – what the Louis liked
The Guardian
French music with a Hungarian twist as György Vashegyi and his Budapest band join forces with the Versailles Baroque Music Centre, conjuring up the splendour of 18th-century court celebrations for Louis XIV, XV and XVI. A skilfully chosen two-disc set ...

CALENDAR: Historic properties and lavishly decorated homes open their doors for tours this week - Dec. 10-16 - Richmond.com

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:10

Richmond.com

CALENDAR: Historic properties and lavishly decorated homes open their doors for tours this week - Dec. 10-16
Richmond.com
CONCERTS. “Baroque at Wilton House”: Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia's intimate concert of early English Baroque chamber pieces, 7:30 p.m. at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road. $40. www.cmscva.org. LECTURES. “Paradise in Peril”: Slide ...

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