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Nicholas McGegan joins WCVE's Mike Goldberg for 'Breakfast Classics'

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Interview with WCVE's Mike Goldberg

The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale led by legendary conductor Nicholas McGegan has released a world premiere recording of Jean-Philippe Rameau's "Le Temple de la Gloire" (the 1745 original version). In order to appease King Louis XV, Rameau and his librettist Voltaire altered the original version and for centuries it was lost. The manuscript was discovered at the University of California-Berkeley and brought to the attention of McGegan. For decades, he dreamed of reviving the original work and this live recording was done at UC Berkeley in April 2017.

IdeaStation WCVE Music Classical Music Host - Mike Goldberg, recently had the pleasure of talking with Nicholas McGegan about this rather extensive project. He provided insight to the differences in this opera from the "traditional" opera you may be used to and shared various techniques used by the performers, including period instruments.     photo-by-randy-beach

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