Rameau world-première recording

Very excited that our world-première recording of Rameau’s Anacreon (the one of 1754) is out this month. It’s the first studio recording of a Rameau opera in the UK for 30 years! Thank you Stephen Carpenter and the OAE; Anna, Agustin and Matthew for singing so wonderfully; Andrew, Claire and Matt and all the Signum team; and all the modern-day Ramistes whose generous support has helped make it happen. An important landmark – 4 stars ‘Debussy conducted a version of Rameau’s…

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The Greenpeace Suite

Save the Arctic: a new suite for Greenpeace Throughout August, supporters of Greenpeace UK performed a brand new piece of music – Requiem for Arctic Ice – to highlight the threat to the Arctic environment and the growing movement that is fighting to protect it. However, these performances were slightly different. Rather than arrive with a banner, the musicians arrived at the office doors of the Shell oil company, bow to the staff in the building, and then take their…

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