LA Times: “Handel’s ‘Saul,’ not the ‘Messiah,’ with Nicholas McGegan in his element”

“Four years after “Saul,” Handel and the same librettist, Charles Jennens, would go on to produce that first true, most famous and still most lasting of all oratorios, meant for […]

Classical MPR Interview: “New recording brings Rameau’s ‘Temple of Glory’ to life as originally envisioned”

“Four years after the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra was formed, Nicholas McGegan was hired to be its first music director. 35 years later, he’s still finding ways to keep […]

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McGegan & PBO in “top form” for Handel’s ‘Saul’

“Saturday’s performance, which repeats Friday in San Francisco and Saturday in Palo Alto to close Philharmonia’s 38th season, found McGegan and ensemble in top form, powering through the two hour, […]

Handel: Joseph and his Brethren

Composer: Handel, G.F. Performers Sherezade Panthaki, soprano Gabrielle Haigh, soprano Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano Abigail Levis, mezzo-soprano Nicholas Phan, tenor Philip Cutlip, baritone Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director Conductor Nicholas McGegan […]

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Mysliveček: Complete Music for Keyboard

Composer: Mysliveček, Josef Performers Clare Hammond, Piano Swedish Chamber Orchestra Conductor Nicholas McGegan Label BIS Records Release Date April 5, 2019 Born in Prague in 1737, Josef Mysliveček spent most […]

Joseph Haydn: Symphonies

Composer: Haydn, Joseph Performers Capella Savaria Conductor Nicholas McGegan Label Hungaroton Release Date September 2018


A Little Jaunt around Northern England: Part 2

After a night in York we headed out for some more sightseeing. Our first port of call was the charming village of Coxwold about twenty miles north of the city. […]

A little jaunt around Northern England, Part 1

Earlier this month David and I went for a week to northern England to visit friends, see the sights, and to be present at the opening of an art exhibit […]


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 […]