La Nuova Musica

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Alleluia from In furore iustissimae RV626 A. Vivaldi (Lucy Crowe soprano)


For more information about this recording, visit our recordings page

Recent News

New CD: Dixit Dominus

HANDEL Dixit Dominus HWV232 | VIVALDI Dixit Dominus RV807; In furore iustissimae RV626

La Nuova Musica & Lucy Crowe (soprano) dir. David Bates

Monday 8th April 2013 marked the release on harmonia mundi USA of La Nuova Musica’s new recording of Handel and Vivaldi’s settings of Dixit Dominus. The programme is completed by Vivaldi’s In furore iustissimae irae, sung by the stunning Lucy Crowe.

BBC Radio 3 have given the CD lots of attention; on 6th March it was the featured performance on ‘Composer of the week’ and on 8th April we performed extracts live from the ‘In tune’ studio. On 13th April Anna Picard and Andrew McGregor discussed the recording on ‘CD Review’ and praised the “beautifully expressive, clear, brilliant sound” and the  ”fantastic attention to detail”. Listen to those verdicts and extracts HERE.

Conti ‘L’Issipile’ at Wigmore Hall

We have received our first invitation from Wigmore Hall, London, for a concert appearance on 22nd January 2014.  To mark this special occasion we have chosen to perform L’Issipile by Francesco Conti, written in 1732.  It is a shining example of Opera Seria complete with love triangle, kidnap, a group of Amazonian women baying for their unfaithful husbands’ blood – and, unusually even for this genre, an on-stage suicide.  See the concerts page for cast details.

Musique Cordiale

La Nuova Musica are delighted to have been named Ensemble in Residence at the 2013 Musique Cordiale festival in Seillans, France. We will be performing Handel’s Dixit Dominus and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis along with motets by Bach and a gala concert featuring arias by Handel and his contemporaries as part of the festival’s ninth edition which runs from 5th-17th August 2013. Further information, including dates and box office, from Musqiue Cordiale’s website in due course: