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Listen to us:Alleluia from Vivaldi's In furore iustissimae RV626 (with Lucy Crowe soprano)
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LNM have just spent an enjoyable and successful week in Suffolk performing three very different programmes of music for Martin Randall Travel.
The first performance on the 13th May was our second performance this year of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and we welcomed back Dame Ann Murray, suitably majestic in the title role. Unlike our May performance at the Brighton Festival, we didn't have our two dancers with us this time, but the music certainly spoke for itself in the intimate setting of the … [read more.....]
Here are the reviews for our Wigmore Hall performance of Cesti's Orontea on December 14th:
Charm and invention brought buoyantly to life ****
Rupert Christiansen - The Telegraph
This was a highly enjoyable concert performance of Cesti's baroque opera
A few weeks ago at Shakespeare’s Globe, I felt I had been locked into some terminal limbo of tedium. Clever men describe Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo as a “masterpiece” of the Italian baroque, written during the 1640s, but it seemed to ignorant … [read more.....]
LNM joined forces with American Counter Tenor Bejun Mehta for a memorable concert at the Wigmore Hall on Monday. The Critics not only admired Bejun's assured singing but also praised the playing of our instrumental soloists:
"At the same time, Mehta's piping pirouettes, dulcet in the pianissimo mode but with a metal edge when the volume is increased, faced stiff competition in beauty and fire from his accompanying musicians, David Bates' La Nuova Musica.
For all Mehta's art during Alessandro … [read more.....]