Links: Music for a Royal Wedding, Handel in Vienna, and Violinist Adam LaMotte
A few early music links of note.
- Wedding Music for a Prince and a Commoner: WXQR, New York Public Radio, is holding a poll to predict the music Prince William and Kate Middleton will choose for their wedding processional. So far, Jeremiah Clarke‘s “Trumpet Voluntary” is in the lead. Related: Another “Royal” is feeling the effects of the engagement.
- Baroque Works Return to the Vienna State Opera: It’s been a long time since a baroque opera was last heard at the Staatsoper. George Frideric Handel‘s Alcina has the honor of being the first in forty years. The production is accompanied by the unprecedented hiring of an external orchestra–Marc Minkowski‘s period-instrument ensemble Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble.
- Switch-Hitter of Distinction: Portland-based musician Adam LaMotte is equally proficient on the modern and baroque violin.