Concert Reviews Linked: Monteverdi in Seattle, Handel in London, and French Baroque in NYC

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December
2010

Early music performance reviews of note.

  • Vespers for the Ages: A groups of soloists, choir, the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and Concerto Palatino (under the direction of Stephen Stubbs) gave a stunning performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.
  • Finest Ariostian Opera of Them All: Marc Minkowski directed Les Musiciens du Louvre in Handel’s opera Alcina, which included a mixed bag of vocal soloists.
  • Christie Visits Juilliard: James Oestreich of the New York Times has found himself “more impressed with performances by students [from Juilliard’s historical performance department] than with those by [its] faculty members.” The most recent, a French Baroque program directed by William Christie, is no exception.

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