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Maestro Nicholas McGegan speaks with classical radio about Rameau's 'Le Temple de la Gloire'

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In order to appease the somewhat provincial tastes of King Louis XV, composer Jean-Philippe Rameau and his librettist Voltaire altered the original version of Le Temple de la Gloire, and for centuries it was lost.  The manuscript was discovered-at the University of California, Berkeley's Jean Hargrove Music Library and was brought to the attention of conductor Nicholas McGegan. For decades, maestro McGegan dreamed of reviving the original work-a dream realized in April 2017 through a partnership between Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, Centre de musique de Versailles in France and New York Baroque Dance Company. A live album was recorded during a critically-acclaimed performance at UC Berkeley in April of 2017 and released on PBO's label.

In conjunction with this recording maestro McGegan has made himself available today - January 30, to speak with classical radio stations and networks throughout the US. 22 outlets are participating in markets that include, New York, Wash DC, Seattle, Portland, St. Louis, Austin, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Albuquerque. Please watch for our tweets throughout the day.