Welcome to the website of La Nuova Musica, a baroque ensemble dedicated to ardent and vivid performances of music from the Renaissance and Baroque, directed by David Bates.
Read more about La Nuova Musica Listen to us:Alleluia from Vivaldi's In furore iustissimae RV626 (with Lucy Crowe soprano)
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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.....]
Thank you to Anna Picard who gave our performance of Acis and Galatea a five star review in the Times on November 5, 2015!
"Pathos, bathos and balmy breezes ebb and flow in Handel’s “little opera” of 1718, Acis and Galatea. Composed for performance on a terrace at the Duke of Chandos’s estate, it mirrors the delicious artifice of the 18th-century garden. The duke had engaged a Huguenot hydraulic engineer to design his gardens. How perfect, then, to commission an entertainment in which a … [read more.....]
We are thrilled to announce that Classic FM have interviewed David Bates for their website in the run up to our St John's Smith Square Concert of Acis and Galatea on 2 November at 7.30pm. They asked him to choose his five, favourite early music choral pieces and here are his choices:
The 5 best pieces of early choral music – according to an expert
By Elizabeth Davis
"David Peter Bates is the founder and artistic director of La Nuova Musica , an ensemble that specialises in performing … [read more.....]