SF Classical Voice: Philharmonia Baroque Goes for the Glory

On April 12, 2017 |
Nicholas McGegan

“In the words of McGegan, “It’s extravagant, spectacular beyond description.”

The score that, he suggests, Rameau composed as if afflicted by “musical attention deficit syndrome” — more on that later — has played like a gorgeous soundtrack in McGegan’s dreams for nearly three decades. Years after John Shepard discovered the original 1745 manuscript in the archives of UC Berkeley’s Hargrove Music Library, Victor Gavenda, then a Ph.D. student, recommended the piece to McGegan.”

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