Conductor and harpsichordist Steven Devine joins host Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on July 5 talking about his varied career. He appears with The Mozartists at Cadogan Hall, London on July 8 playing CPE Bach Harpsichord Concerto in C Minor and will be joined by CPM artists mezzo Bethany Horak-Hallett and tenor Guy Cutting at King’s Place, London for the next instalment of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Bach, The Universe and Everything series, of which he is Artistic Director, on July 11. The programme will include Bach Cantata 156 and will be live streamed on KPlayer.
Harpsichord and conductor player Steven Devine will contribute to the Radio 3 Home Sessions playing Buxtehude: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BuxWV 163. Hear his interview with presenter Katie Derham on on BBC Radio 3 In Tune at 18:20 on April 28. The programme is streamed live on the BBC Radio 3 website and will be available as ‘audio on demand’ for 30 days after the broadcast.
Tenor Samuel Boden will appear as a guest on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on May 23. As well as some Fauré and Britten performed live in the studio listeners can hear his recording of the Charpentier Seconde leçon de Ténèbres du Mercredi saint with Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen to be released by Hyperion Records.
Conductor Nicholas Kraemer appears on BBC Radio 3 In Tune as Sean Rafferty’s guest on Monday April 6. Having recently turned 70, Nicholas will be discussing the stylistic developments he has witnessed over his long career. He will also preview his forthcoming concert with the English Chamber Orchestra on April 14 at Cadogan Hall, London when he will be joined by pianist Imogen Copper and soprano Mary Bevan for a programme of Bach, Handel and Mozart.
Samuel Boden sings Abaris in Rameau’s Les Boréades from this summer’s Aix-en-Provence Festival on BBC Radio 3. The broadcast at 14:00 GMT on October 30 (plus 7 days afterwards on Iplayer) features Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble under Marc Minkowski. “British tenor Samuel Boden … achieves a personal triumph thanks to his clear and bright timbre, stylistic intelligence, admirable clarity of diction and his flawless virtuosity.” Opera Online – 21 July 2014 (trans.) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mbjjw
Tenor Samuel Boden’s interpretation of the title role of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo can be heard on BBC Radio 3 for a week from later today. The Royal Opera/Globe Theatre co-production at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has been a wild success: Samuel Boden’s dreamy Ormindo – The Guardian; …led by the vocally remarkable Sam Boden in the title role – New York Times; My laurels ulimately go to Boden’s seductive, cheeky Ormindo – The Times.
Plans for a revival next season are well advanced. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Two CPM artists will feature on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review programme on January 25. Dietrich Henschel’s long-awaited disc of the complete Mahler Wunderhorn songs with Boris Berezovsky is reviewed – see the fascinating introductory video. In addition, Rameau: Le Grand Theatre de L’amour, featuring Samuel Boden with soprano Sabine Devieilhe, Les Ambassadeurs and Alexis Kossenko (director) is Disc of the Week.
Dietrich Henschel and Steven Osborne, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Star rating: * * * * *
LOST love, crumbling faith and existential despair: German baritone Dietrich Henschel’s EIF recital was a pretty dark affair.
But it was riveting from start to finish, his compelling and often highly theatrical interpretations partnered superbly by the subtle yet commanding playing of Edinburgh-born pianist Steven Osborne.Full review in The Scotsman. Picture at http://flic.kr/p/cZCB7C , last chance to hear the recital on Iplayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01m5krl
David Hill will conduct the première of Bob Chilcott’s The Angry Planet at the BBC Proms on August 5. Commissioned by The Bach Choir, the performance will feature four choirs – The Bach Choir, The BBC Singers, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and childrens’ choirs from several London boroughs. View a video about the piece at http://www.thebachchoir.org.uk/videos/angryplanet.php. David Hill will discuss the work on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme on August 3 –