Author Archive | David Vernier

REJOICE IN THE LAMB-SHANKS BRITTEN

REJOICE IN THE LAMB-SHANKS BRITTEN What more appropriate dish to associate with Benjamin Britten, a composer who centered many of his works around themes related to the sacrifice of innocence? Of course, the center of this easy-to-prepare recipe is lamb, whose universal image of tender, sweet innocence is transformed into a rich, assertively aromatic, intensely […]

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BBQ SAUCE DVORÁK

“If music be the food of love, then why not combine them?” Everyone accepts the fact that music makes an excellent accompaniment to cooking and dining, but here at ClassicsToday.com we look at this phenomenon from a slightly different perspective. Over the years it transpires that just about all of us, editors and writers alike, […]

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BALTIMORE CONSORT ENCHANTS WITH SPANISH CONCERT

Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College, Keene, NH November 14, 2007, Keene, NH— The Baltimore Consort, whose last appearance at this venue was in December, 1999, received a warm welcome back from an enthusiastic audience at this evening’s concert, an all-Spanish program featuring young, golden-voiced Brazilian countertenor José Lemos along with this revered ensemble’s trademark […]

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TRIO MEDIAEVAL GIVES HOT PERFORMANCE AT DARTMOUTH

Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 25, 2003 Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth College exhibited more of the attributes of a sauna than a concert hall last Wednesday night in Hanover, New Hampshire, but the 90-plus-degree temperatures seemed to present virtually no obstacle to the three extraordinary women of Trio Mediaeval, who performed a […]

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Magnificent Messiah in Montréal

Location: Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montréal: December 6, 2001 If there are bragging rights in the world of Messiah performances, then Bernard Labadie and his Les Violons du Roy orchestra and chorus La Chapelle de Québec can claim a respectable share, owing to their outstanding rendition of the complete oratorio before a sold-out house last […]

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