CD Review:Smörgåsbord! Music from Sweden/The Marais Project
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CD Review:Smörgåsbord! Music from Sweden/The Marais Project

Smörgåsbord! –  a “Swedish hors d’œuvres served with an assortment of delicacies – a medley, a miscellany, a rich variety or selection.”  True to this description, The Marais Project’s fifth and newest CD,  Smörgåsbord! is a collection of delicious morsels and mains from traditional and folk idioms, early music and contemporary offerings. Smörgåsbord! pays homage…

Concert Review: A Venetian Coronation
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Concert Review: A Venetian Coronation

  Songs of Splendour – A Venetian Coronation The Choir of St James’/The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral/Australian Baroque Brass Conducted by Paul McCreesh  St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney 21 May 2014    It is now twenty-five years since Paul McCreesh first compiled his conjectural reconstruction of the music performed at the coronation of Doge Marino…

Stabat Mater on Good Friday
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Stabat Mater on Good Friday

The Sydney Consort presents an evening of exquisite devotional music composed throughout the years especially for Good Friday. Caldara’s masterpiece Stabat Mater is the centerpiece of this concert. Written for soprano, alto, tenor and bass with trombones, strings and organ, the poignant arias and the dramatic beauty of this work stems from writing that is heartfelt and distinctly…