Album review: Agnew’s “Monteverdi’s ‘Madrigali, Vol. 3: Venezia'”

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Paul Agnew, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Album review: Agnew’s “Monteverdi’s ‘Madrigali, Vol. 3: Venezia'”

“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.

Agnew is an “admirable advocate” of Purcell Anthems

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Paul Agnew, Reviews | No Comments
Agnew is an “admirable advocate” of Purcell Anthems

“…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.”” – […]

Stubbs and Agnew prepare for Messiah performances in Seattle

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in Paul Agnew, Stephen Stubbs | No Comments
Stubbs and Agnew prepare for Messiah performances in Seattle

“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 […]