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McGegan, Nicholas (conductor)
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Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

Nicholas McGegan is ‘one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation’ (The Independent) and ‘an expert in 18th century style’ (The New Yorker). In his capacity as Music Director of the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque, he has established the group as the leading period band in America.

Active in opera as well as the concert hall, McGegan has been Principal Guest Conductor of Scottish Opera and Principal Conductor of Sweden’s eighteenth-century theatre in Drottingholm, running the annual festival there. He has been a pioneer in the process of exporting historically informed practice beyond the world of period instruments to wider conventional symphonic forces, guest-conducting with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Houston, Concertgebouw, Royal Scottish National, BBC Scottish Symphony, Northern Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Hallé and the symphony orchestras of Toronto, Montreal and Sydney. Opera companies he works with include the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Washington. He has broken new ground in experimental dance-collaborations with Mark Morris, most notably at festivals such as the Edinburgh International Festival and Ravinia.

His discography of over 100 releases includes the world premiere recording of Handel’s Susanna, which attracted both a Gramophone Award and Grammy nomination. Recent issues of the same composer’s works include Solomon, Samson and Acis and Galatea (a rarity which unearths the little-known version adapted by Felix Mendelssohn). Among his other rediscoveries is the first performance in modern times of Handel’s masterly but mislaid Gloria.

McGegan was born in England and was educated at Cambridge, Oxford and the Royal College of Music, London. His awards include an honorary professorship at Georg-August University, Göttingen, and an official Nicholas McGegan Day, declared by the Mayor of San Francisco in recognition of two decades’ distinguished work with Philharmonia Baroque. He was made an OBE in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

'Hommage à trois' (CKD428)
Hommage à trois
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Armida, Hob XXVIII:12 (Haydn)
Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen  Duet from Die Zauberflöte, K620 (Mozart)
Chi nel cammin d'onore  Aria from L'isola disabitata, Hob XXVIII:9 (Haydn)
Ci sposeremo fra suoni e canti  Aria from Il maestro di cappella (Cimarosa)
Così fan tutte, K588 (Mozart)
Crudel! perché finora  Duet from Le nozze di Figaro, K492 (Mozart)
Deh vieni alla finestra  Aria from Don Giovanni, K527 (Mozart)
Di scrivermi ogni giorno   Così fan tutte, K588 (Mozart)
Die Zauberflöte, K620 (Mozart)
Don Giovanni, K527 (Mozart)
Fin ch'han dal vino  Aria from Don Giovanni, K527 (Mozart)
Già la morte in manto nero  Aria from La vera costanza, Hob XXVIII:8 (Haydn)
Hai già vinta la causa!  Aria from Le nozze di Figaro, K492 (Mozart)
Hm! hm! hm! hm!   Die Zauberflöte, K620 (Mozart)
Il maestro di cappella (Cimarosa)
Il pensier sta negli oggetti  Duet from L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice, Hob XXVIII:13 (Haydn)
La vera costanza, Hob XXVIII:8 (Haydn)
L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice, Hob XXVIII:13 (Haydn)
Le nozze di Figaro, K492 (Mozart)
L'isola disabitata, Hob XXVIII:9 (Haydn)
Non sparate … mi disdico …  Aria from La vera costanza, Hob XXVIII:8 (Haydn)
Orlando Paladino, Hob XXVIII:11 (Haydn)
Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!  Duet from Die Zauberflöte, K620 (Mozart)
Quel tuo visetto amabile  Duet from Orlando Paladino, Hob XXVIII:11 (Haydn)
Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo  Aria from Così fan tutte, K588 (Mozart)
Se mi dànno il permesso  Aria from Il maestro di cappella (Cimarosa)
Se vuol ballare, signor Contino   Le nozze di Figaro, K492 (Mozart)
Sinfonia  Overture from Il maestro di cappella (Cimarosa)
Teco lo guida al campo  Aria from Armida, Hob XXVIII:12 (Haydn)
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