It might come as something of a surprise that Denver is home to the 14-year-old Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. More than a mere regional outpost, it has built a national reputation as a first-rate period-instrument ensemble.
Blandine Verlet, who has died aged 76, was a leading French harpsichord player and teacher, renowned for her sensitive and imaginative interpretations of music by François Couperin, the 17th-century Baroque composer, and her sense of poetry in Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Egarr, currently serving as Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, will succeed Nicholas McGegan beginning in the 2020/21 season
Rather than simply playing jazz on period instruments or Baroque interpretations of popular music, Les Délices’ new recording, “Songs Without Words,” is an inventive and warm performance of what Duke Ellington astutely called “good music.”
Alejandro Planchart’s monumental study of Du Fay is bound to have a long and fruitful reception, and stands as a testament to not one but two extraordinary sets of lives and works: its subject’s and its author’s.