Tag Archives: Mozart

RECITAL: Shona Knight, soprano & Nicola Grunberg, pianist

Their programme will include Mozart’s Alleluia, Schubert’s Gretchen am Spinnrade and The Laughing Song from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Sun 3, St. Michael’s Church, free, retiring collection Shona Knight, biography: After growing up in Sussex, Shona Knight studied for a BA(Hons.) … Continue reading

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The November Classical Round-Up

I love going to local concerts at this time of year. Even reading about the ones I’m not going to attend can be fun. Excitement starts building in November as we plough ahead toward the Christmas and holiday season. It’s … Continue reading

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A chat with tenor Jeremy Ovenden

Young Lewes-based tenor Jeremy Ovenden has established himself as one of the premiere Mozart singers of his generation.  His new CD, Mozart: An Italian Journey is out now on Signum Records. Jeremy, with your new CD you’ve created a really … Continue reading

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Ladies Night at the Opera with The Paddock Singers

The Paddock Singers’ “Ladies Night at the Opera” last evening at Pelham House in Lewes was a very pleasant affair, mostly due to two factors: fine and sensible programming and a group of exuberant women filled with the joy of singing. … Continue reading

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July’s Classical Round-Up

While large portions of the western world may bemoan the sorry state of the music business, Lewesians can rest easy in the knowledge that musicians of the highest quality are alive and well and performing in their community. July will … Continue reading

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A Mozart Crime Novel, by Matt Rees

Crime novelist Matt Rees wrote to me a few days ago to make me aware of his new book, Mozart’s Last Aria, published by Corvus.  Matt now lives in Jerusalem but he grew up here in the Southeast.  Due to … Continue reading

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What’s On In May?

A little late getting going with this but here you go: Top of the list for May has to be the Brighton Festival’s Glyndebourne recital by Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.  (Watch my lips, now: it’s life óvah áhns-ness). Amazingly, … Continue reading

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If you haven’t yet heard the Kantanti Ensemble. . .

Well, why not? The Kantanti Ensemble is a group of young professional singers and instrumentalists founded by the London-based conductor Lee Reynolds that gives performances throughout the year. The ensemble was formed in August 2009 on a cross-channel ferry from St Malo … Continue reading

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