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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

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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

Toronto Opera News And Views

Anna Prohaska: pure and precise in Baroque arias at the Concertgebouw

Anna Prohaska/Il Giardino Armonico: Purcell/Handel/Hasse et al.

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 27th September 2016

Anna Prohaska’s lissom and bright soprano is not a voice one immediately associates with mythical queens Dido and Cleopatra, as immortalised by Purcell and Handel. 58 more words

Reviews In The Flesh

Fitzwilliam & Friends: Purcell + Pergolesi +

Fitzwilliam & Friends: Purcell + Pergolesi +
Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Julia Doyle, Clare Wilkinson
Kings Place. 29 September 2016

Music by Purcell, Marcus Barcham Stevens, Jackson Hill, Rachel Stott, and Pergolesi’s… 508 more words

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