Robert Howarth conducts L’Isola Disabitata

Robert Howarth will make his Norwegian opera début at Den Norske Opera on August 18. He conducts Haydn’s L’Isola Disabitata,   in a production by Hilde Andersen with performances between August 18 and September 4 followed by a revival from April 28 – May 10, 2013. Discover more about the production at http://www.operaen.no/Default.aspx?ID=28555&ProductID=PROD888

Kraemer, Music of the Baroque serve up a delightful double-shot of Haydn

“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/