La Nuova Musica

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Listen to us: Alleluia from Vivaldi's In furore iustissimae RV626 (with Lucy Crowe soprano)

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News

Sunday Times Album Of The Week

"A superb disc of baroque vocal music" This is how Hugh Canning describes our new Pergolesi and Bach CD in his review in the Sunday Times. It was also "Album Of The Week" "Lucy Crowe and Tim Mead withstand comparison with the finest on disc. Their voices blend ideally in the duets, and their stylish phrasing in the arias is especially rewarding here. Crowe’s runs and trills delight in her jaunty Inflammatus, while the emotional crux of the work, the alto’s Fac ut portem, is sublimely … [read more.....]

5 Star Review For Il Duello Amoroso

Our London Handel Festival concert Il Duello Amoroso received a 5••••• review in the Independant newspaper. Rare stuff from the seemingly inexhaustible treasure-house of forgotten Baroque music Presenting Handel’s music in a London church in which the composer himself used to sit, with singers backed by a band of a sort he had specified, the London Handel Society’s last concert in St George’s Church, Hanover Square, proved a delight. This time it was vocal duets by soprano Louise Alder … [read more.....]

BBC Radio 3 reviews our CD

Click on the picture to listen to BBC Radio 3's Record review by Andrew McGregor of our Pergolesi and Bach CD. "LNM directed by David Bates find a dramatic intensity of their own in that crisply articulated opening with it's stabbing, stirring suspensions - more telling than many accounts you'll hear, and didn't it follow on beautifully from the end of Bach's Cantata 54? It's a thoughtful and really well realised piece of programming." You can 'Listen Again' for 28 days. … [read more.....]