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Gramophone Magazine Hommage CD review

On February 24, 2014 |
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Vivaldi Bassoon Concerti CD Review

On February 24, 2014 |
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“…with the celebrated Nicholas McGegan as director and keyboard player, Jackson’s brilliant artistry shines out like a jewel in a perfect setting.”   Read more from Audio Society of Atlanta.




Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor and Symphony No. 4 CD Review

On February 10, 2014 |
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“McGegan is one of those very rare conductor…who know how to make a period orchestra ‘speak,’ to give it nuance and expression…” “Bravo to Kalló, McGegan, and the orchestra!” Read […]




Mendelssohn CD with Capella Savaria CD review

On December 27, 2013 |
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“Period instrument performance of works this late is rare, but under the baton of the impeccable Nicholas McGegan (of Philharmonia Baroque fame) this fine Hungarian chamber orchestra produce refreshingly lithe, […]




Beethoven Symphonies CD review

On November 16, 2013 |
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Unlike a number of other conductors in the early music movement, Nicholas McGegan has waited a long time to commit any of the Beethoven symphonies to disc. The wait has […]




Beethoven Symphonies No. 4, Op. 60 & No. 7, Op. 92 Review

On August 30, 2013 |
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“Those similarities are brilliantly brought out by Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco, in performances that nicely take note of period practice using original instruments without […]




Beethoven symphonies more present and insistent with period instruments

On May 28, 2013 |
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McGegan deserves a lot of credit for the extra-fine detail in these excellent, edge-of-my-seat performances. Above all, it’s his sense of pacing — of knowing exactly when to speed up, […]




Beethoven symphonies even more present and insistent with period instruments

On May 28, 2013 |
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Musical Toronto   Listening to Philharmonia Baroque under music director Nicholas McGegan (a regular and welcome guest with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) is a thrill. Beethoven’s weird modulations, dramatic pauses […]




CD Review: Johannes Brahms – Serenades

On December 17, 2012 |
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By JAMES R. OESTREICH There are champions of Brahms’s relatively youthful Serenade in A (Op. 16), and with good reason. Scored without violins, it offers particularly piquant writing for the woodwinds […]




CD Review: ‘Brahms’

On December 2, 2012 |
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“The Serenade No. 2, scored for an orchestra without violins, sounds especially dark here…and McGegan adopts an urgent rhythmic profile that makes it sound mysterious and vibrant. The Serenade No. […]