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St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts resume for 2015 with a piano quintet

An attractive programme brought a good-sized audience to the first St. Andrew’s lunchtime concert for 2015.  Many people are grateful to the church and to Marjan van Waardenberg, for providing so many marvellous concerts. Unfortunately, another engagement meant that I was able to hear only the Schubert in its entirety.  The opening allegro moderato of the sonata featured very lively, bright playing, as did the scherzo: presto that followed.  The andantino... read more

Days Bay Opera in great success with early opera, La Calisto

By , 11/02/2015
Review modified and edited by Lindis Taylor from Peter Mechen's notes for his on-air review for Upbeat!) In Days Bay Opera’s growing record of enterprising opera productions, this one was perhaps the most adventurous yet; it was certainly the earliest. La Calisto was first performed in Venice in 1651 – the composer was Francesco Cavalli and the libretto was written by Cavalli’s most frequent collaborator, Giovanni Faustini. For the... read more

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