In Episode 5 of Notations cellist and gambist Elinor Frey talks to Accademia del Piacere del Piacere’s Fahmi Alqhai about early life in Syria, Middle Eastern influences on the music of Renaissance Spain and his love of the viola da gamba.
Welcome to Notations - EMV's podcast. Through informal conversations with hosts such as Bill Richardson, Sylvia L’Écuyer, Elinor Frey, Christina Hutten and our own Suzie LeBlanc, meet our guest artists before they grace our stage and discover their unique journeys, their personalities and their inspiring projects.
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Who was Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen? Listen to Christina Hutten interviewing Elinor Frey on the life of this extraordinary violinist, harpsichordist, singer and composer, featured in our upcoming live performance Women of Note. This podcast features the Concerto for violin in A major, opus 3 no 3 by Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818) with violinist and director Stefano Montanari and the Arion Baroque Orchestra from their album Hidden Treasures of Italy.
In this episode, discover the 18th century Pardessus de viole, known at the time as the “women’s violin”, in a delightful discussion between broadcaster, storyteller and raconteur Bill Richardson and viola da gamba player Mélisande Corriveau.
Singer, harpsichordist, scholar, and composer, Elam Rotem, speaks with Christina Hutten about his musical background, the sources of his inspiration, and his penchant for composing brand-new music in a seventeenth-century style.
In this first episode, Sylvia L’Écuyer speaks with baroque violinist Chloe Kim about the rehearsal process for Locatelli’s Concerto grosso in E-Flat, Opus 7 no 6 (Il Pianto d’Arianna) and Corelli’s Sonata in D minor Opus 5 no 12 (La Folia), pieces featured in the concert ‘Prophets outside their country” with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, led by Alexander Weimann.