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Theater Review (NYC Broadway): ‘Farinelli and the King’ with Mark Rylance

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Well played all around, this Shakespeare's Globe production is blessed with the preternaturally naturalistic Rylance, whose severely manic-depressive and sometimes delusional King Philippe V of Spain is both brilliantly imagined and pulsatingly real.

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Concert Review: PUBLIQuartet – ‘The New Baroque’ at the Met Cloisters (NYC, 11/5/2016)

The members of this adventurous quartet proved themselves masters of tonal variation, broad technique, and compositional creativity in a fascinating program that transformed and adapted Bach and Haydn and presented modern works that nod to the Baroque.

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Concert Review: Juilliard415 with Rachel Podger – Virtuoso Concertos of the Italian Baroque (NYC 10/16/2016)

With polished young performers on many different instruments at her disposal, Podger presented a wide range of music that featured flutes, oboes, and bassoon as well as strings.

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Concert Review: ‘L’Épitome Musicale: French Music for Viol Consort’ with LeStrange Viols (NYC 3/3/16)

Five superb musicians who play the treble, tenor, and bass members of the viola da gamba (or viol) family gave us baroque music from France, including some unexpected adaptations and arrangements.

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