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Listen to us:Alleluia from Vivaldi's In furore iustissimae RV626 (with Lucy Crowe soprano)
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Here are two reviews from our performance at this year's Salzburger Festspiele with Bejun Mehta.
Bejun Mehta Cantata Recital
Hüpfen, springen, totentanzen
"Lamentiert wird in der Barockmusik nicht wenig: zum Beispiel aus Liebeskummer. Aber wenn’s ans Sterben ging, gab man sich fröhlich - in der Gewissheit auf eine bessere Welt. Am Mittwoch lamentierte und frohlockte bei den Salzburger Festspielen Countertenor Bejun Mehta bei einem Kantaten-Programm. "Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod" - ein … [read more.....]
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.....]