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New Haydn CD review: “Killer period orchestra”

On January 21, 2015 |
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“Expertly performed grown up music any classical music tourist can listen to without fear, this is a superb gateway drug to great classical glories if there ever was one. Simply […]




CD Review: Handel’s Teseo

On July 7, 2014 |
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“Few ensembles are better equipped than Nicholas McGegan’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and the soloists here (notably soprano Dominique Labelle) are excellent, the live performance beautifully produced.” “…a noteworthy example of an emerging […]




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 […]