“Kraemer demonstrates Mozartean affinity, whipping up spine-tingling excitement in the splendidly-sung chorus scenes …” The Stage [Idomeneo at Grange Park]
Nicholas Kraemer conducts Idomeneo amid the Greek revival splendour at Grange Park Opera. Performances between June 1, 9, 14, 20, 22, 28 and July 1. Full details at: http://www.grangeparkopera.co.uk/programme-2012/idomeneo.
“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/
Kraemer’s Minneapolis Messiah reviewed at http://www.twincities.com/ci_19498978?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com