La Nuova Musica/David Bates at St John’s Smith Square – Classical Women – Lucy Crowe sings Mozart and Handel heroines Tuesday, November 12, 2019 St John's Smith Square, London …
Watch our concert of Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli and Nico Muhly recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London David Bates and his Baroque ensemble bring together operatic extracts by Vivaldi and items…
Venetian Vivaldi and Roman Handel Lichfield Festival 10/07/18 John Watson for Express and Star "But my personal highlight of the festival was a stunning concert by the chamber orchestra La…
We were delighted to receive a four and a half (!) star review of our St John's Smith Square Mozart Mass In C Minor concert from www.musicomh.com (written by Barry…
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…)
Couperin: Lecons de Tenebres, etc CD review – ravishing tribute by early music's finest voices "Two of the UK’s finest early music voices divvy up Les Leçons de Ténèbres –…