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La Gloria di Primavera: Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice

On June 17, 2016 |
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La Gloria di primavera

“The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s string-playing is routinely urbane, and the continuo group’s realisations are impeccably shaded. This is a delightfully enjoyable revelation of the elder Scarlatti’s genius.” – Read more […]




Scarlatti, ‘La Gloria di Primavera’ review

On May 4, 2016 |
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Scarlatti

“The modern-day premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s “La Gloria di Primavera” (”The Glory of Spring”) that Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra delivered last fall introduced us to a moderately […]




SF Classical Voice: “Revel in Bliss” – McGegan’s latest recording with PBO

On April 6, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Music Director Nicholas McGegan assembled a world-class band of instrumentalists and vocalists for the October 4, 2015 North American premiere, which was recorded in Berkeley’s First Congregational Church…Turn off the […]




Examiner: The latest release from Philharmonia Baroque Productions celebrates landmarks

On April 6, 2016 |
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Scarlatti

“McGegan selected this music for the first concert of the 2015–2016 Philharmonia Baroque season. This was a particularly auspicious occasion. Not only did it mark the beginning of the ensemble’s […]




Early Music Review of “Joseph Haydn: Violin Concertos”

On September 1, 2015 |
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Haydn Violin Concertos

Combine this with 44321 strings of Capella Savaria (with bassoon and harpsichord), Nicholas McGegan’s baton, and the poised playing of Zsolt Kalló – even when Haydn was pushing his friend […]




CD Reveiw: Haydn Symphonies 57, 67, 68

On August 31, 2015 |
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Haydn

“All of these brilliant moments are superbly executed by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under the clever direction of Nicholas McGegan. Nothing is under or overplayed. Crisp, clean lines, excellent balance, […]




Fanfare Magazine review: Haydn Symphonies 57, 67, 68

On July 31, 2015 |
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Haydn

“Every admirer of Haydn’s music should want to give this a listen…this is Haydn that makes you stop, think, and want to listen again.” – Read more at FanfareMag.com or […]




Gramophone Review: HAYDN Symphonies

On April 9, 2015 |
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Haydn

“Nicholas McGegan and his San Francisco-based forces delve into a trio of symphonies that have been largely neglected outside of complete cycles.” – Read More




McGegan’s “expert realization” of three Haydn Symphonies

On March 4, 2015 |
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Album Cover

“Recorded between February and October 2014, these inscriptions – engineered and edited by David V.R. Bowles – capture the incisive clarity of Haydn’s often audacious symphonic inventions.” – Read more




CD Review: KRAUS – Symphonies & Violin Concerto

On February 22, 2015 |
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Kraus

“Joseph Martin Kraus (1756–1792) is not the “Swedish Mozart,” or Haydn, or Beethoven, but has is own voice which shares characteristics of these three.” – Read More