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Posts tagged: chamber music; vocal

Strength, delicacy and deep feeling – the New Zealand String Quartet with Jonathan Lemalu

By , 04/03/2012
Despite the fact that there really ought to be a moratorium declared on the use of the words "power" and "passion" anywhere and at any time, this Festival Concert featured the New Zealand String Quartet and bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu in performances that defined the best sense of those very words. In fact this concert was the latest to somewhat bend the righteous pitch of my on-going complaint regarding the Festival's... read more

New Zealand String Quartet count TEN

The concert was part of a splendid weekend of music.  It was a pity that the riches of a couple of days and an evening were not also to be found throughout the Festival.  I was shocked to discover that the Michael Fowler Centre was only in use four times.  Past... read more

Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson

By , 30/01/2009
The evening concert was held in the Cathedral: an all-Bach programme. The main draw was the appearance of two singers to perform cantatas. Four cantatas, each consisting in just one section and calling for one or two solo voices. The scoring was reduced in each case to a violin or viola plus continuo (Rolf Gjelsten’s cello and Douglas Mews on the harpsichord; in the case of the Cantata No... read more

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