Nicholas McGegan

After 300 years, Scarlatti’s ‘La Gloria’ arrives in So Cal, courtesy of the Philharmonia Baroque

“Meanwhile, McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque supported in glowing hues and lyrical lines, the rhythm driven from the bottom of the orchestra (as in a good jazz band) and the […]

Nicholas McGegan

La gloria di primavera: Scarlatti gem rediscovered

“There are significant variations in terms of rhythm, color and timbre from one formally prescribed structure to the next which were clearly emphasized by McGegan and his ensemble. Several invocations […]

Nicholas McGegan

Review: Philharmonia Baroque Unearths a 300-Year-Old Rarity

“Occasional music seldom outlives the occasion it commemorates, except when, say, a Handel work is involved, as with the “Music for the Royal Fireworks” or many another toss-off. Alessandro Scarlatti’s […]

La Gloria di primavera

Scarlatti, Alessandro: La Gloria di Primavera

Composer: Scarlatti, Alessandro Performers Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano Suzana Ograjenšek, soprano Clint van der Linde, countertenor Nicholas Phan, tenor Douglas Williams, baritone Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director Conductor […]

Haydn Violin Concertos

Joseph Haydn: Violin Concertos

Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn

Hommage A Trois

William Berger: Hommage A Trois

Composer: Haydn, Mozart, Cimarosa


Celtic Spuds

Ireland and Scotland both produce some of my favourite mashed potato recipes. Having spent last week in Dublin and since I am writing this in Glasgow, it seemed a nice […]

Cullen Skink

Cullen Skink – Smoked Fish Soup from Scotland

Just had a very good week in Glasgow, apart from the weather, that it is. Our neighbour’s son, Roddy is a sculptor and one of his works, Cleitus, lives in […]

Szombathely Synagogue in the snow

Éljen a Magyar! – Roving and Recipes from Hungary

I have just a spent a delightful week in Szombathely (Hungary) recording Schubert with Capella Savaria. We were working in a beautiful 19th century synagogue which is now a concert […]