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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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American period-instrument orchestra. Based in Berkeley, it was founded by Nicholas McGegan in 1985 and is now acknowledged to be one of the leading Baroque ensembles in the USA. Its lively, well-turned playing can be heard in many recordings, including several Handel oratorios. Performances and recordings by its smaller offshoot ensemble, the Arcadian Academy, directed by McGegan at the keyboard, have attracted consistent critical approbation, especially in little-known Italian music of the 17th century.

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Subjects: Music

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