Juilliard Journal: Paul Agnew makes his debut

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Paul Agnew, Reviews | No Comments
Juilliard Journal: Paul Agnew makes his debut

This fall, Juilliard415 and Juilliard singers are presenting two programs of cantatas that explore the results of this sojurn. Collectively called Handel in Rome, the concerts are Aminta e Fillide at the Morgan Library and Museum (November 19) and Clori, Tirsi e Fileno at Alice Tully Hall (December 1). Both evenings also celebrate the two […]

Agnew & Panthaki with Music of the Baroque

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Artist News, Paul Agnew, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Agnew & Panthaki with Music of the Baroque

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. — […]

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 […]