Gramophone: Bringing a lost concerto back to life

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Nicholas McGegan, Recording | No Comments
Gramophone: Bringing a lost concerto back to life

“Nicholas McGegan was a joy to work with and the SCO performed with such brio. When I listen to the disc now, it reminds me vividly of the warmth and dynamism of the sessions. Promoters still seem reluctant to programme Mysliveček, but I hope that as he becomes better known this will change. I, at […]

Daniel Taylor’s “golden voice”

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Daniel Taylor, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Daniel Taylor’s “golden voice”

“Daniel Taylor guests for the alto aria Virgam virtutis in which the interplay between his golden voice and the continuo instruments is sublime.” -Read more at TheWholeNote.

Concert Hour: McGegan and Gil Shaham, May 2018 at Schwetzingen Palace

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Broadcasts, Nicholas McGegan, Recording | No Comments
Concert Hour: McGegan and Gil Shaham, May 2018 at Schwetzingen Palace

“Our performance is led by Nicholas McGegan. And how does he describe the symphony we’re about to hear, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was all of nine years old? “Of course it’s in the Italian style,” says McGegan, “but you can really hear Mozart in it, the young Mozart. It couldn’t have been […]

New Releases from Benjamin Butterfield

New Releases from Benjamin Butterfield

Tenor Benjamin Butterfield’s prolific recording catalog has grown, with two new albums being released in recent months: Ukrainian Art Song Project, Galicians II – The Art Songs Available Here The Bach Choir of Bethlehem & Bach Festival Orchestra – Bach and Handel Available Here The exuberant and cosmic music of Johann Sebastian Bach and George […]

BBC Music Magazine: “Le Temple de la Glorie” review

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
BBC Music Magazine: “Le Temple de la Glorie” review

“Nicholas McGegan’s touch has never been surer, and he pushes artists and moods to their expressive limits.” — Read more at BBC Music Magazine.

SF Classical Voice: “Philharmonia Baroque Go for Glory”

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in News, Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
SF Classical Voice: “Philharmonia Baroque Go for Glory”

“The orchestra, stretched to 40 players (triple winds plus extra percussion and a musette [bagpipe]), captures all the rapidly shifting moods brilliantly. There are tons of short, contrasting movements, the essence of this court entertainment, and Music Director Nicholas McGegan puts the orchestra through its paces, thoroughly characterizing each one.” — Read more at San […]

OperaWire Interview: Reviving Rameau’s ‘Le Temple de la Gloire’

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Interview, Nicholas McGegan, Recording | No Comments
OperaWire Interview: Reviving Rameau’s ‘Le Temple de la Gloire’

McGegan, who has been the music director of the orchestra, since 1985, has made numerous recordings with the organization, particularly of early works including Handel’s “Messiah,” “Dido and Aeneas,” and the concertos of Corelli, among many others. But McGegan and his orchestra may have topped all those other notable efforts with its upcoming release of […]

KC Star: “For summertime listening, it doesn’t get any better.”

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Artist News, News, Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
KC Star: “For summertime listening, it doesn’t get any better.”

“Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale have just released a recording of an opera that is a perfect example of Rameau’s genius. “Le Temple de la Gloire” (“The Temple of Glory”) was first performed in 1745 at Versailles to celebrate the French victory at the Battle of Fontenoy and features a libretto […]

McGegan’s new album is “a thrillingly colourful performance”

Posted on Apr 28, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan’s new album is “a thrillingly colourful performance”

“…a thrillingly colourful performance…Nicholas McGegan’s Swedish Chamber Orchestra give the catchy opening tutti just enough strut, and Frank-Gemmill’s acrobatic intro is a winner…” — Read more at The Arts Desk

WQXR: The Best New Classical Releases of April 2018

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 in Nicholas McGegan, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
WQXR: The Best New Classical Releases of April 2018

“Frank-Gemmill delivers both with dulcet tone and impressive fluidity, helped by Nicholas McGegan and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, who accompany with agility and finesse.” — Read more at wqxr.org.