La Cetra d'Orfeo ensemble

Baroque Delights || George Enescu Festival 2019 Journal

La Cetra d’Orfeo “Ay Amor!”

Date: 31 Aug 2019

Location: Romanian Athenaeum

Category: By Midnight Concerts

This was the second performance from the first day and it dawned on me only several hours before the show, upon a more thorough checking of the program, that it’s an ensemble performing mostly baroque chamber music, with lutes (a theorbo) and harps and viola da gamba and flutes (a recorder).… Read more

Modest Mussorgsky by Ilia Repin

Handel, Vivaldi, Mussorgsky | CBW 16

3. “Khovanshchina” Prelude: Dawn over the Moscow River by Modest Mussorgsky

What’s more fitting to start the day with than the image of a river at dawn? This work is the prelude to the Khovanshchina opera by Modest Mussorgsky, which sets to music the events surrounding the Moscow Uprising of 1682, in which Prince Ivan Khovansky rebelled against his sister, the regent Sofia Alekseyevna, the first woman to rule Russia.… Read more