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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Review by Paul Nolan from Sydney Arts Guide.'Finely nuanced and expertly measured accompaniment on theorbo alone from Shaun Ng.'In her programme notes, founder and director of The Marais Project, Jennifer Eriksson commented that it is hard to know ho
Matteo Ricci was the first Westerner to be invited into the Forbidden City in Beijing. During his years in China, Ricci wrote extensively and maintained an unprecedented dialogue with the Chinese intelligentia.Matteo Ricci Matteo Ricci was born into
The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.
I join the lovely ladies and gentlemen of Consort 8 in their next concert at St Paul's in Burwood. Amongst the many lovely works for recorders, viols and lutes that will be presented, I will perform one of the solo fantasies by Telemann that were rec
In the early 80s, while studying baroque cello at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland I had the opportunity to play Bach St. John Passion at a lovely church in the Schwarzwald. I was thrilled. There are few assignments for a baroque cellist tha
The music of medieval France was deeply and inextricably tied to the poetry from which it sprang. This hour on Harmonia, we’re exploring the music of early 14th century poet and composer Jehan de Lescurel. Our featured release is harpsichor
Photo Credit: Kitt PhotographyReview by Larry Turner from Sounds Like Sydney.'In Es ist vollbracht she [Sally-Ann Russell] created a hushed, poignant atmosphere which was enhanced by Shaun Ngs delicately expressive playing of the viola da ga
Dietrich Buxtehude was born in 1637 in what is now Denmark. At the age of 20 he was appointed organist at St. Marys Church in Helsingr, where his father had earlier worked and in 1660, he took a position at another St. Marys Church, this time in Hals
Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.
Photo Credit: Kitt PhotographyReview by Angus McPherson from Limelight Magazine.'Mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russells Es ist vollbracht was moving, sung against the sparse texture of continuo and Shaun Ngs burnished viola da gamba lines.'The roiling str
A very 2009 moment occurred the other day when, allowing myself to be distracted from working on the score for La Liberazione di Ruggiero, I noticed a tweet from @krashangel about the fact that the ciaconna used in Rene Jacobs recording and DVD of Ca
It is well documented that Thomas Jefferson was both a great lover of music and an accomplished performer. He spent hours practicing the violin as a young man, and apparently wooed his wife Martha by playing violin and harpsichord duets with her. The
Photo Credit: Han G. LeeReview by Victoria Watson from the Sounds Like Sydney.'Shaun Ng was particularly impressive in the slow sonata movements for viola da gamba where the mellifluous tone of the instrument is ideally exploited. The affetuoso third
The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.
These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing Lilliburlero to my Lord Mayors horse through the city.These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for play
Music by Biber and Biber--father and son, Heinrich and Carl.Music by Biber and Biber--father and son, Heinrich and Carl.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This proverb, attributed to Saint Ambrose, encourages us to keep with the traditions of the places we visit and inhabit.When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This proverb, attributed to Saint Ambrose, encourages us to
The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.
The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 1600s, in the early to middle-baroque period.The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 160
The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 1600s, in the early to middle-baroque period.The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 160
This week on Harmonia well explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.This week on Harmonia well explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.
This week on Harmonia well explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.This week on Harmonia well explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.
Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first comp
Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first comp
The young Johann Melchior Molter likely learned the basics of music before attending Gymnasium in Eisenach where J.S. Bach had been a pupil a few years earlier.The young Johann Melchior Molter likely learned the basics of music before attending Gymna
The young Johann Melchior Molter likely learned the basics of music before attending Gymnasium in Eisenach where J.S. Bach had been a pupil a few years earlier.The young Johann Melchior Molter likely learned the basics of music before attending Gymna
Tired of jingle bells yet? This week on Harmonia, join us for something a little different.Tired of jingle bells yet? This week on Harmonia, join us for something a little different.
Tired of jingle bells yet? This week on Harmonia, join us for something a little different.Tired of jingle bells yet? This week on Harmonia, join us for something a little different.
With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with the Acadmie in Australia at the Melbourne Recital Centre.With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with
With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with the Acadmie in Australia at the Melbourne Recital Centre.With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with
As Oscar Wilde once wrote, After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even ones own relations.As Oscar Wilde once wrote, After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even ones own relations.
As Oscar Wilde once wrote, After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even ones own relations.As Oscar Wilde once wrote, After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even ones own relations.
Ars Antiqua transports listeners back in time to the gilded 18th century Rococo music rooms of Paris.Ars Antiqua transports listeners back in time to the gilded 18th century Rococo music rooms of Paris.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
This October 31st marks half a millennium since the young priest, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses that ushered in the Protestant Reformation.This October 31st marks half a millennium since the young priest, Martin Luther posted his Ninety
Music has played an important role for centuries in the celebration of the Feast of All Saints.Music has played an important role for centuries in the celebration of the Feast of All Saints.
Martin Luther was a great fan of music, and on Harmonia this week, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, were exploring Lutheran composers.Martin Luther was a great fan of music, and on Harmonia this week, in honor of the 500th annive
Charming music by Filippo Ruge has languished in the wings for too many years just waiting for his turn to be rediscovered.Charming music by Filippo Ruge has languished in the wings for too many years just waiting for his turn to be rediscovered.
Prominent in Medieval and Renaissance churches, swallows nest organs perched high above their congregations suspended from platforms built in the church wall.Prominent in Medieval and Renaissance churches, swallows nest organs perched high above thei
I was never less alone than when by myself, wrote English historian Edward Gibbon.I was never less alone than when by myself, wrote English historian Edward Gibbon.
When life give you lemons.make lemonade. It seems thats what Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf decided to do.When life give you lemons.make lemonade. It seems thats what Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf decided to do.
Dulcian is one of many names used to describe the one-piece ancestor of the modern bassoon.Dulcian is one of many names used to describe the one-piece ancestor of the modern bassoon.
Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.
Many know Tinctoris only by way of his famous theoretical treatises, but he also composed a great deal of fine vocal and instrumental works.Many know Tinctoris only by way of his famous theoretical treatises, but he also composed a great deal of fine
"Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.""Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again."
This week on Harmonia, well hit the road, exploring medieval and renaissance songs of travel, mostly from Spain and Portugal.This week on Harmonia, well hit the road, exploring medieval and renaissance songs of travel, mostly from Spain and Portugal.
Giaches de Wert is famous for his madrigals and his influence on Claudio Monteverdi is often stated. But Wert also composed a significant body of church music.Giaches de Wert is famous for his madrigals and his influence on Claudio Monteverdi is ofte
This week on Harmonia we explore one of the most fascinating and complex instruments that was ever misunderstood: the hurdy-gurdy.This week on Harmonia we explore one of the most fascinating and complex instruments that was ever misunderstood: the hu
The English poet Robert Graves once said, Theres no money in poetry, but theres no poetry in money.The English poet Robert Graves once said, Theres no money in poetry, but theres no poetry in money.
Ensemble Scholastica aims to recreate a medieval musicians process.Ensemble Scholastica aims to recreate a medieval musicians process.