Panthaki’s seamless legato and fervent commitment to words and music in Handel’s “Salve regina,”…had this rarity falling most gracefully on the ear…Agnew’s numerous seasons with MOB, as both tenor soloist in the Bach Passions and, more recently, conductor, presaged the stylish refinement of sound and feeling he achieved on behalf of Pergolesi’s sacred masterpiece. — […]
“The early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants, led by scholar and director Paul Agnew, has been exploring the composer’s rarely heard trove of madrigals and has opened a whole new avenue into 17th century music…It’s love with an innocence and simplicity far removed from our own time.” — Read more at postbulletin.com.
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“…the Scottish tenor-turned-conductor proved an admirable advocate. Leading sans baton, Agnew drew alert and expressive singing from the chorus which he prepared for this program [and] consistently underlined the complexity of Purcell’s writing for divided voices, drawing out the striking, layered sophistication in “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live.”” – […]
“SSO [Seattle Symphony Orchestra] is bringing guest conductor Paul Agnew — associate director of baroque music ensemble Les Arts Florissants, based in Caen, France — to lead the orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Chorale and guest soloists Dec. 18-20” “Pacific Music Works founder and director Stephen Stubbs, who received his fifth Grammy Award nomination earlier this […]