At the tip of Africa the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra drives a newly flourishing Early Music Scene under Artistic Director Erik Dippenaar. The Orchestra includes some of South Africa’s finest musicians and vocalists who mainly perform music of the 18th century. Here are two recent recordings by the Orchestra. In the first, the Orchestra plays […]
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If you’ve actually heard of Johann Mattheson (1681-1764), it’s probably been from his writings on music in the era of Bach and Handel. That, at least, was my own experience until the Boston Early Music Festival in 2005 produced the world premiere of his extraordinary opera Boris Goudenow – written in 1710, a century and […]
Jory Vinikour garners further acclaim from reviewers for his exceptional, virtuosic performance – ‘La joie de vivre!’ – at Capriccio Baroque on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Read Voix des Arts’ glowing review here: https://www.voix-des-arts.com/2021/09/performance-review-w-byrd-j-bull-j-s.html
Capriccio’s Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, concert ‘La joie de vivre’ featuring Jory Vinikour aimed to lift the audiences’ spirits after a prolonged and bleak period when concert halls have been shuttered. Jory more than delivered! The Washington Classical Review’s Charles Downey showered the performance with praise, describing it as “…a sensational evening”. Jory Vinikour’s exceptional […]
Capriccio is delighted to welcome audiences back to our live concerts. We’re thrilled to once again share with patrons the very particular beauties and joys of live performances played by exceptional harpsichordists and musicians. We want to assure our patrons that Capriccio is committed to ensuring the health and safety of patrons, employees, and artists at […]
We’re giddy with delight as we launch our 2021/2022 Season featuring exceptional harpsichordists in extraordinary live!! and virtual concerts. We’ve have a wonderful line-up of harpsichordists who’ll be performing diverse and compelling programs. While we very much hope the Season will proceed as planned, we must make provision for possible interruptions. This means we’ll open […]
Colin Booth and Matthew Brown recently published a new edition of Johann Mattheson’s “Die Wohlklingende Fingersprache” (The Melodious Talking-Fingers) under the Soundboard label. Drawing solely on the original 1735 publication , it includes beautifully clear scores for 12 fugues and assorted pieces for keyboard which are complemented by an informative Preface and useful Editorial Notes […]
Justin Taylor’s liquid-mercury technique and exquisite touch are fully evident in this spectacular album recorded on the Harpsichord Donzelague c. 1730 and, for one cut, an Erard 1891 piano. The album features a gorgeous mix of works by members of the Rameau family – Jean-Philippe, Claude, Claude-François, and Lazare – complemented by works of two […]
Here’s a new and quite different album from Jean Rondeau. Recorded on a Philippe Humeau 2007 harpsichord, and a polygonal virginal (arpicordo) attributed to Francesco Poggi, c. 1575, this is a very special album indeed. The instruments’ voices alone are enough to stop you in your tracks. But Jean’s performance of the works featured in […]
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