SF Classical Voice: “Philharmonia Baroque Go for Glory”

“The orchestra, stretched to 40 players (triple winds plus extra percussion and a musette [bagpipe]), captures all the rapidly shifting moods brilliantly. There are tons of short, contrasting movements, the […]

Nicholas McGegan

OperaWire Interview: Reviving Rameau’s ‘Le Temple de la Gloire’

McGegan, who has been the music director of the orchestra, since 1985, has made numerous recordings with the organization, particularly of early works including Handel’s “Messiah,” “Dido and Aeneas,” and […]

KC Star: “For summertime listening, it doesn’t get any better.”

“Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale have just released a recording of an opera that is a perfect example of Rameau’s genius. “Le Temple de la Gloire” […]

Rameau - Le Temple album cover

Rameau: Le Temple de la Gloire

Composer: Rameau, Jean-Philippe Performers Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale Bruce Lamott, chorale director Marc Labonnette, baritone Philippe-Nicolas Martin, baritone Camille Ortiz, soprano Gabrielle Philiponet, soprano Chantal Santon-Jeffery, soprano Artavazd Sargsyan, […]

Before Mozart – Early Horn Concertos

Composers: Christoph Förster Joseph Haydn Leopold Mozart Johann Baptist Georg Neruda Georg Philipp Telemann Performers Alec Frank-Gemmill, horn Swedish Chamber Orchestra Conductor Nicholas McGegan Label BIS Release Date April 6, […]


Mozart: The Complete Works for Violin & Orchestra

Composer: Mozart Performers Capella Savaria Zsolt Kalló, violin Conductor Nicholas McGegan Label Hungaroton Release Date August 4, 2017


Fond Memories Preserved by Recipes

Over the past two years, two great friends who were also terrific cooks have passed away. Both were splendid European ladies who never met, but they were both survivors of […]


Summertime in the domain of the Esterházy’s

Hungary in the summer is particularly delightful, especially when one is also lucky enough to be making music. In the second half of June, I was fortunate to spend a […]

Délices de Versailles

Délices de Versailles

April was a Rameau month for me. A whole troupe of singers, dancers, actors and orchestral musicians from here and France came to Berkeley. We put on a production of […]