To date, Paul has made more than 100 recordings, many of which have been nominated for Gramophone's 'Record of the Year' Award. He has also broadcast for the ABC (Australia), BBC (United Kingdom), CBC (Canada), Radio France, RAI (Italy), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Cologne), Bayerischer Rundfunk (Munich), SFB (Berlin), NOS (Holland), Austrian Radio, Spanish Radio and Television, TV Ankara, Hungarian Television, Norwegian Radio, Danish Radio and Television, Swedish Television, Swiss Radio and Television, National Public Radio (USA) and CBS Television (USA).
Recently Mr O'Dette has been active conducting Baroque operas. In 1997, together with Stephen Stubbs, he led performances of Luigi Rossi's L'Orfeo at Tanglewood, the Boston Early Music Festival and the Drottningholm Court Theatre in Sweden, while in 1999 they directed performances of Cavalli's Ercole Amante at the Boston Early Music Festival, Tanglewood, and the Utrecht Early Music Festival and Provenzale's La Stellidaura Vendicata at the Vadstena Academy in Sweden.
In addition to his activities as a performer, Paul O'Dette is an avid researcher, having worked extensively on the performance and sources of 17-century Italian and English solo song, continuo practices and lute technique, the latter resulting in a book co-authored by Patrick O'Brien. He has published numerous articles on issues of historical performance practice and co-authored the Dowland entry in the update of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Paul O'Dette has served as Director of Early Music at the Eastman School of Music since 1976 and is Artistic Director of the Boston Early Music Festival.
Ancient Airs & Dances
Helios (Hyperion's budget label)CDH55146
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|A bonny, bonny bird I have (Wilson)|
|Airs de cour (Besard)|
|Ballo detto il Conte Orlando (Molinaro)|
|Bransles de village (Besard)|
|Campanae Parisienses (Anon)|
|Care-charming sleep (Johnson)|
|Come, my Daphne, come away (Lawes)|
|Concerto for viola d'amore and lute in D minor, RV540 (Vivaldi)|
|Concerto in D major, RV93 (Vivaldi)|
|Divine Amaryllis (Boësset)|
|Get you hence (Johnson)|
|Hark! hark! the lark (Johnson)|
|Italiana – La Cesarina (Anon/Garsi da Parma)|
|Italiana I (Anon)|
|Italiana II (Anon)|
|Laura soave (Caroso)|
|Passo mezzo bonissimo (Anon)|
|Saltarello del predetto ballo (Molinaro)|
|See the chariot at hand (Anon)|
|Take, O take those lips away (Wilson)|
|The Most High and Mightie Christianus the fourth King of Denmarke, his Galliard (Dowland)|
|Trio in C major, RV82 (Vivaldi)|
|Trio in G minor, RV85 (Vivaldi)|
|Villanella 'Orlando fa' che ti raccordi' (Anon)|
|Where the bee sucks (Johnson)|
|Why so pale and wan, fond lover? (Lawes)|