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Joyce DiDonato on Why Art Matters in the Midst of Chaos

This week, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has a new album out on Erato. In War and Peace features arias by Handel, Purcell, and other baroque composers that deal with, as one might expect, bellicose and pacific themes. 142 more words


British Museum visit

On 6th October, we headed down to the British Museum for one of our first content meetings for the new South Asia Gallery at Manchester Museum… 184 more words

James Gilchrist Directs: Bach and Purcell

James Gilchrist Directs: Bach and Purcell
Academy of Ancient Music
James Gilchrist, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Rachel Brown
Milton Court, 19 October 2016

The Academy of Ancient Music’s 2016-17 London and Cambridge concert series features two occasions when guest directors are being invited to plan programmes and direct the orchestra. 772 more words

Concert Reviews

Yet another dismal demise

. . . one more in a series of irregularly timed posts about bizarre deaths of famous people, mostly musicians . . .

Henry Purcell (above) died in 1695 at the age of 36. 99 more words


A funny thing happened on the way to Carthage

Opera Atelier’s  production of (mostly) Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas opened last night at the Elgin.  I say “(mostly) Purcell” because director Marshall Pynkowski had decided to add a Prologue.   783 more words

The week in prospect and other news

There’s a lot on today.  Handel’s Ariodante opens at the COC at 2.30pm.  There’s also a concert featuring Russell Braun with the Amici Ensemble at 3pm in the Mazzoleni Concert Hall at the Conservatory.   217 more words

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