A highlight from Versatilit sans frontires. Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de SaintGeorges (17451799).

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And welcome back to naxos classical spotlight. The music you just heard is from a new naxos album featuring music by joseph bologna. Chevallier the some george whose music is also much featured in the catalog of the music publisher are tara editions. This podcast features and interview with the new zealand based musicologist. Dr alan baddeley co founder of atari additions. I began my chat with alan by asking. How are curry additions got started. I had had quite a lot of experience in anything music. That i wanted to hear which i'd begun doing. I was a masters student at the university of auckland. in fact i conducted a performance. What are the modern world premiere of leopold hofmann symphony back in nineteen eighty two. I think it was no nine thousand nine hundred one. Which was which was terribly exciting for me. And i always believed that hearing is believing with music particularly when you're working on abuser from the past and they'd been sort of a few instances since time we're managed to using various sort of wiles and and sort of blackmail to persuade people to perform things that i was working on so when i returned from vienna in the late nineteen eighty s. We eventually moved to wellington and nine hundred ninety with my wife had to the new zealand symphony orchestra and shortly after this period i found myself really reduced to doing other work that we weren't anticipating to do and one of these things was managing the new zealand chamber orchestra and the new zealand chamber. Orchestra had already been recording for car and we were interested in beginning to record with next us so win class. Haymond was in wellington talking with the ncd so we had a meeting and he very properly in. Well all right. You want to record. What can you do that other. Orchestras can't do and being something of an opportunist. Of course i sort of an inside all. Will i think we could. We could begin recording music that has not been performed for a couple of hundred years so he and i talked quite a bit over the over next month or two and subsequent visits and so the company was born where the object of this really was for me and various colleagues to be able to discover suitable repair tree that we could eat it and publish and feed the next sauce. Orchestras around the world. With interesting and varied rape retreat. So the company was formally established in nineteen ninety-five. So we've actually been going quite a decent in period now. What kinds of challenges do you face in preparing this music. You must come upon it in many different states. Yes that certainly true over the years. I've worked with all kinds of sources. Generally we were with manuscript sources the large percentage of music that was written in the eighteenth century was not printed and particularly in places like vienna. So paris was an important scene for music publishing. As was london and to a certain extent amsterdam vienna which was my stamping ground was rather slow to join the party so we would mainly working with manuscript sources. Now these could be beautifully copied by professional copiers or they could be really really ratty copies very untidy full of mistakes which does make you wonder what on earth the performances like during this period. Because you don't see many corrections on the parts and also they'd be parts missing from time to time you would find pages that had been damaged or had been roped or the last two pages of the.

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