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The Guardian: “Mozart’s mentor sparkily revived”

On April 4, 2019 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“However bad things had got for Mozart when he died, at least he still had his nose. We know from a letter Mozart wrote to his father that Josef Mysliveček, the […]

Gramophone: Bringing a lost concerto back to life

On March 29, 2019 |
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Myslivecek album cover

“Nicholas McGegan was a joy to work with and the SCO performed with such brio. When I listen to the disc now, it reminds me vividly of the warmth and […]

BBC Music Magazine: “Le Temple de la Gloire” review

On September 13, 2018 |
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“Nicholas McGegan’s touch has never been surer, and he pushes artists and moods to their expressive limits.” — Read more at BBC Music Magazine.

SF Classical Voice: “Philharmonia Baroque Go for Glory”

On July 17, 2018 |
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Rameau

“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 […]

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

On June 25, 2018 |
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“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” […]

McGegan’s new album is “a thrillingly colourful performance”

On April 28, 2018 |
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Mozart Horn Concertos cover

“…a thrillingly colourful performance…Nicholas McGegan’s Swedish Chamber Orchestra give the catchy opening tutti just enough strut, and Frank-Gemmill’s acrobatic intro is a winner…” — Read more at The Arts Desk

WQXR: The Best New Classical Releases of April 2018

On April 25, 2018 |
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Mozart Horn Concertos cover

“Frank-Gemmill delivers both with dulcet tone and impressive fluidity, helped by Nicholas McGegan and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, who accompany with agility and finesse.” — Read more at wqxr.org.

The Strad: “Vivid and beautifully shaped Mozart from a Hungarian-British team”

On October 17, 2017 |
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“This is a well-established team: Zsolt Kallo has been concertmaster of Capella Savaria, the first period-instrument ensemble in Hungary, since 1999 and Nicholas McGegan has been working with them for […]

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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“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 […]