London Festival of Baroque Music Tabea Debus, European Union Baroque Orchestra The London Festival of Baroque is growing from strength to strength after its rebirth from its previous incarnation as the Lufthansa Festival. Shorn of the former funding stream, it has had to rebuild its financial stability. The increase in the number of this year’s … Continue reading London Festival of Baroque Music: Tabea Debus & European Union Baroque Orchestra
Cantata per Flauto Tabea Debus & Ensemble TYXart TXA15060. 73’01 Hasse: Cantata per Flauto; Tsoupaki: Charavgi für Blockflöte; van Eyck: Variations on ‘Come again, sweet love doth now invite’; Sarro: Concerto in d-moll; Jarzebski: Diligam Te Domine, Venite Exultemus; Töpp: a due; Telemann: Concerto in C; Purcell: An Evening Hymn. Following her first CD, Upon … Continue reading Tabea Debus: Cantata per Flauto
There is only one Bach … ? Tabea Debus St John’s, Smith Square, 9 February 2016 Tabea Debus, recorder, Lea Rahel Bader, baroque cello, Johannes Lang, organ/harpsichord. JS Bach: Organ Partita ‘Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig’ BWV768; Inventio No. 7 in E minor; Cello Suite No. 4 in Eb BWV1010; Recorder Sonata No. 1 in Eb … Continue reading Tabea Debus – There is only one Bach … ?
Upon a Ground Tabea Debus, recorder. ClassicClips CLCL 124. 77’ 32” Finger: A Division on a ground by Mr. Finger; Dornel: Première Suite; Taeggio: Vestiva i colli; Bellinzani: Sonata No. 12 Op 3/12; Barre: Chaconne der Sonata L’Inconnue; Blavet: Sonata Secunda; Anonymous: Durham Ground; Pandolfi Mealli: Sonata Quarta “La Castella”; Barsanti: Sonata V in F; Purcell: A New … Continue reading Upon a Ground – Tabea Debus, recorder.
London International Festival of Early Music Society of Recorder Players/Moeck Solo Recorder Competition Finals Blackheath, 7-8 November 2019 London International Festival of Early Music now seems to be firmly ensconced in Blackheath after some years in Greenwich under a variety of earlier names. Hosted by the Early Music Shop, an exhibition of instruments and music (in the Blackheath … Continue reading London International Festival of Early Music
York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2019 National Centre for Early Music York, 11-13 July 2019 Founded in 1985, the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition (until 2009 under the auspices of the Early Music Network) is firmly ensconced in the National Centre for Early Music in the splendidly restored former medieval church of St Margaret’s … Continue reading York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2019
‘Favourites’ Telemann and his Subscribers Tabea Debus, recorder TYXart TXA18107. 66’34 Recorder player Tabea Debus is one of the most impressive young musicians of her generation. She has already featured many times in this review website for her CDs and concert performances (see here). Her latest recording is a clever combination of two genuine Telemann pieces for … Continue reading Favourites: Telemann and his Subscribers
XII Fantasie per il Flauto senza Basso Tabea Debus, recorders TYXart XA18105. 79’51 Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for solo Flute paired with pieces commissioned by the City Music Foundation from the 12 contemporary composers: Leo Chadburn, Ronald Corp, Moritz Eggert, Arne Gieshoff, Dani Howard, Oliver Leith, Colin Matthews, Fumiko Miyachi, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Alastair Penman, Max de Wardener and … Continue reading XII Fantasie per il Flauto senza Basso
Handel: Rinaldo The English Concert, Harry Bicket Barbican. 13 March 2018 Rinaldo is a curious opera. Cobbled together in early 1711 from some of Handel’s greatest hits from his time in Italy, it was intended a calling-card both for Handel and for the style of Italian opera that was just beginning to make its way … Continue reading Handel: Rinaldo
Directed by Handel Music from Handel’s London Theatre Orchestra Olwen Foulkes, recorder Barn Cottage Recordings, bcr019. 64’04 The decline of the recorder as a serious classical music instrument has long been predicted, for reasons that are quite beyond me. As an example, some years ago I was shocked to hear somebody involved with a well-known young … Continue reading Olwen Foulkes: Directed by Handel
Baroque at the Edge Festival LSO St Lukes & St James Clerkenwell. 6 January 2018 With a headline of “Imagine if Bach was a jazzman, Vivaldi a folk-fiddler, or Handel a minimalist…”, the new Baroque at the Edge festival launched itself onto the London musical scene. Headed up by Lindsay Kemp and Lucy Bending (the pair … Continue reading Baroque at the Edge
CONCERT: Antidotum Arachne Palisander St John’s, Smith Square. 16 February 2017 CD: Palisander Beware the Spider! PALG-33. 37’51 The St John’s, Smith Square Young Artists scheme gives emerging soloists and ensembles a platform to showcase their talents through three SJSS concerts, a chance to commission new music, and opportunities to develop skills in marketing, education and outreach. The latest batch … Continue reading Palisander: Beware the Spider!
The Grand Tour: Naples La Serenissima, Tabea Debus, Vladimir Waltham, Adrian Chandler St John’s, Smith Square. 18 January 2017 Music by: A Scarlatti, Durante, Porpora, Sarro, Leo The penultimate concert in La Serenissima’s current series of ‘Grand Tour’ concerts at St John’s, Smith Square focussed on the music of Naples. A complex history of multiple occupations from the … Continue reading The Grand Tour: Naples
The Gesualdo Six St John’s, Smith Square Young Artists St John’s, Smith Square. 19 June 2016 The excellent St John’s Smith Square Young Artists’ scheme featured four young performers for their 2015/6 season (the second), two of them with a focus on early music. As well as being offered three performances in St John’s, Smith … Continue reading SJSS Young Artists: The Gesualdo Six
Royal Academy of Music Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize RAM Duke’s Hall. 29th April 2016 The Royal Academy of Music’s annual early music prize has in recent years been known as the Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize, rather than its earlier incarnation with the name of a sherry manufacturer who donated a crate of sherry … Continue reading Royal Academy of Music: Early Music Prize
‘Night at the Museum’ Spitalfields Festival. Royal Academy of Music students Geffrye Museum. 9 June 2015 In a nice collaboration between the Royal Academy of Music, the Geffrye Museum and Spitalfields Festival, RAM students gave mini-concerts in three different spaces of the museum, reflecting the museum’s history, the various historic rooms and contemporary music making, … Continue reading ‘Night at the Museum’
Congratulations to recorder player Tabea Debus (www.tabeadebus.de) and vocal ensemble The Gesualdo Six (www.thegesualdosix.co.uk) on representing the early music world as two of the four appointments to the St John’s Smith Square Young Artists’ Scheme for 2015/16. The other two awards go to violinist Joo Yeon Sir (www.jooyeonsir.com) and The Ligeti Quartet (www.ligetiquartet.com).