Tallis Scholars: new CD, Concerts in Princeton and New York

Now in their forty-sixth year of singing, the Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, have long made an annual December concert at Church of St. Mary the Virgin in midtown Manhattan a stop on their winter tour. Part of Miller Theatre’s Early Music Series, these concerts have focused on Renaissance polyphony, but there have alsoContinue reading “Tallis Scholars: new CD, Concerts in Princeton and New York”

Messiaen – Poemes pour Mi (CD Review)

Olivier Messiaen Poèmes pour Mi Bruun Hyldig Duo (Hetna Regitze Bruun, soprano; Kristoffer Hyldig, piano) Naxos CD 8.573247 Hetna Bruun is billed as a soprano here, but she routinely sings as a mezzo. Given that Olivier Messiaen’s song cycle Poèmes pour Mi was composed for a Wagnerian soprano, Marcelle Bunlet, to sing, Bruun’s voice has the perfectContinue reading “Messiaen – Poemes pour Mi (CD Review)”