February 22, 2012
Choreographer Sarah Fahie’s take on the Triumphal March in Aida will be revealed tomorrow at the Royal Albert Hall. Details of the production are at www.raymondgubbay.co.uk/whatson/aida. Sarah will make her La Scala debut later this season with Richard Jones’ production of Peter Grimes.
“Kraemer has a wonderful way with Haydn. Directing from the harpsichord, MOB’s principal guest conductor drew a superbly balanced performance that put across the tempo shifts and rhythmic acuity with an innate, idiomatic understanding of the musical wit and jumpy dynamism. […] Kraemer here [Haydn 98] provided a virtual seminar in Haydn conducting — giving ample weight to the dark-hued introduction yet segueing gracefully into the ensuing Allegro and giving enormous lift to the buoyant main theme. The Adagio was imbued with apt elegiac expression without ever traversing Rococo parameters.”
Chicago Classical Review 31 Jan 2012 – Full review at http://chicagoclassicalreview.com/2012/01/kraemer-music-of-the-baroque-serve-up-a-delightful-double-shot-of-haydn/