We are very happy to announce that La Nuova Musica will present Handel's Orlando at SJSS on 1st February 2018.
2nd December 2017 @ 17:00
We are delighted to announce that we are taking part in Spitalfields House of Monteverdi Marathon with Erebus Ensemble. The highlight will be the operatic Scena, Il Combattimento to be sung by Ben Johnson.
The venue is St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch High Street, London
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We were pleased to be chosen as one of the “Best new Classical Albums for June 2017” in Gramophone Magazine.
Here are a selection of further foreign language and online reviews:
Alexandra Coghlan for Gramophone Magazine
“Anyone longing for a bit more moderation – a performance embracing both the rose and the yew tree in this exquisite Latin hymn – should find plenty to console in this thrilling new recording from La Nuova Musica.
In Lucy Crowe and Tim Mead the ensemble have both period specialists and singers with enough muscle and tone to temper stylistic precision with human drama….. Speeds tend to the swift, banishing any thoughts of sentimentality from a performance as sophisticated emotionally as it is musically.”
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"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…
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…
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…
Kate Molleson writing in The Guardian has given our new CD a 4**** review! "I was excited about this recording because it features two of my favourite baroque voices of…
Our new CD of Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Bach Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 is released on harmonia mundi today. LNM favourites Soprano Lucy Crowe and Counter Tenor Tim Mead are the soloists and of course David Bates is the Artistic Director.
Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater of 1736, the eighteenth century’s favourite sacred work. The gap between the austere Lutheran piety and searing Mediterranean emotionalism might seem unbridgeable. Yet Bach so admired the composition of his Neopolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Muova Musica and it’s two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.
If you need any more gentle persuasion, here are two videos filmed by Fly On The Wall during recording sessions at All Saints East Finchley in London.
Here are the reviews from our Concert at the 31st Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square:
Bach – Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV62
Bach – Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV51
Mozart – Exsultate Jubilate K165
Haydn – Missa Sancti Nicolai
Lucy Crowe – soprano
David Blackadder – trumpet
Baroque and classical delights ★★★★
“Bach cantatas, Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass and a Mozart soprano showpiece in this delightful Christmas programme. David Peter Bates and La Nuova Musica provided us with four Christmas (or Christmassy) treats on 19 December 2016 as their contribution to the 31st Christmas Festival that runs for most of December at St John’s Smith Square. (more…)