A selection of films and videos about La Nuova Musica in rehearsal and performance.
Live from Wigmore Hall – Venetian Vivaldi and Roman Handel
(plus London Premiere of Nico Muhly – Land In An Isle)
Recording sessions for Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Bach BWV 54 & 170 CD
Leçons De Ténèbres by Couperin
A film to celebrate the release of our new CD for harmonia mundi USA.
François Couperin served as harpsichordist to Louis XIV and was famed for reforming elegant chamber music of the French court in the more impassioned Italian style of the time. For his Leçons de Ténèbres, a setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, “Couperin le Grand” fused devotional expression with a dramatic performing style embodied here by sopranos Lucy Crowe and Elizabeth Watts. Two Trio Sonatas and a Stabat Mater by Sébastien de Brossard round out this luminous programme.
Acis and Galatea at St John’s Smith Square
Artistic Director David Bates rehearses Acis and Galatea for their performance on 2nd November, 2015, their second concert at St John’s Smith Square. Ed Lyon and Katherine Manley, who play Acis and Galatea, talk about Handel’s music and their own characters. David Bates invites you to join them in “this beautiful baroque space which is perfectly suited to the repertoire that La Nuova Musica performs.”
Cesti – L´Orontea – Festwochen der Alten Musik, Innsbruck, August 2014
A Film by Altenburger Film Production of La Nuova Musica’s production of an Orontea in one prologue and three acts by Pietro Antonio Cesti. Libretto by Hiacinto Andrea Cicognini.
La Nuova Music join Spitalfields Music as an Associate Artist for their Summer Festival 2015.
“At our brochure photoshoot, we caught up with director David Bates to find out more about their series this June.”
Happy new year 2015 – harmonia mundi
“harmonia mundi wishes you all the best for 2015!” and announces some exciting recordings to come in 2015 including La Nuova Musica.
2013 London Handel Festival – A film by TallWall Media
A documentary filmed during rehearsals and concert performance of Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno at the 2013 London Handel Festival.
Featuring the soloists Sam Furness, Christopher Lowrey, Augusta Hebbert and Hannah Sandison. With thanks to Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Festival. (Concert audio by Simon Vout, Orientis Recording Services.)
Handel & Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus recording for harmoni mundi
David Bates leads La Nuova Musica in a pair of contrasting settings of Psalm 109. Handel’s masterful and ambitious HWV 282 was penned in 1707 during a youthful visit to Italy. Vivaldi’s vivid and economical RV 807 (his third “Dixit Dominus”) was long mistakenly attributed to Baldassare Galuppi; it probably dates from the early 1730s. Rounding out the programme is Vivaldi’s dazzling motet for solo voice, “In furore iustissimae irae,” featuring soprano Lucy Crowe.
Spitalfields Music Festival 2011
“London early music ensemble La Musica Nuova rehearses for a performance for the Spitalfields Music Festival.”
G.F. Handel: Il Pastor Fido (1712) – world premiere recording
A film by Emanuel Altenburger and produced by AltenburgerFilm.com
Recorded in The Temple Church, London.
Bach Motets at Aldeburgh International Festival 2011
La Nuova Musica in residence at Aldeburgh International Festival 2011