As the classical music world gears up for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards on Wednesday 9th May, we have been looking back at our favourite moments from 2017 and celebrating the many reasons why Dunedin is shortlisted in the Ensemble category. From Edinburgh to Leipzig, Waltershausen to London, we look back on an extraordinary year. BBC […]
About Jo Buckley
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Jo Buckley contributed a whooping 33 entries.
Entries by Jo Buckley
★★★★★ Not for John Butt the nit-picking over liturgical detail that has bedevilled the study of Monteverdi’s 1610 anthology: swerving that in favour of a concert presentation, concentrating on issues at the heart of the music, he re-examines vexed questions of pitch, tempi, scoring etc with utterly credible, even revelatory results. Vital passion (especially in […]
Robert Levine, Stereophile ★★★★★ This performance, joyously free of eccentricities, interested only in the honest, beautiful expression of music and texts, is heavenly. Read the review in full here.
Today we learned that Dunedin Consort is to be restored to Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding programme, along with four other companies from the theatre sector. This follows a meeting on Friday, at which Creative Scotland’s board decided to invest 2.6 million from other targeted funds into the RFO programme. Having spoken strongly of our surprise […]
Dunedin Consort’s application for Regular Funding from Creative Scotland has been unsuccessful. This decision is particularly unfortunate in the wake of the Scottish Government’s recent commitment towards Creative Scotland, offsetting the decline in Lottery funding. We presented an ambitious and wide-ranging programme of activity in our Business Plan for 2018-21, which was highly commended by […]
In an article for The Herald, Kate Molleson has described how the work that Dunedin Consort is doing is helping the world of baroque music to become inclusive and future-facing ‘not by narrowing down but by opening up’. Read the full article here.
Fast developing a reputation as one of Europe’s leading Baroque festivals, Krakow’s Misteria Paschalia Festival has announced John Butt as its Residing Director for 2018. The 2018 festival will focus on music from the British Isles, with the Dunedin Consort playing a central role in a series of concerts in March and April. The Dunedin Consort […]
We are delighted to reveal that our Monteverdi Vespers 1610 recording has been nominated in the ‘Best Baroque Vocal’ category at the 2018 International Classical Music Awards. The Award Ceremony and Gala concert will take place on April 6 2018 in Katowice, hosted by the National Polish Radio Symphony NOSPR. Read more about the full […]
BBC Radio 3 Record Review The standard of solo singing is outstanding, beautifully ornamented.
The Herald Stripped back performances under John Butt that are fresh and luminous, lithe and alive. Kate Molleson, Top 20 Classical Albums of 2017
Observer The recording sounds fresh and clear, emphasising transparency without a big reverberant acoustic. Full Review
Financial Times Informed by a judicious weighing-up of current scholarship, Butt’s performance is often one voice to a part, giving the music an intimate feel … a virtuoso display of individual talents. Full Review
Mail on Sunday ***** Any recording by Butt is an event. And this one, recorded with a small, hand-picked choir of ten voices, is special even by his elevated standards.
Sunday Times The Dunedin Consort’s 10 voices combine to make a magnificent choral sound.
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