Old Instruments, New Musical Adventures
'terrifically animated, wonderful energy… gorgeous!'-
BBC Radio 3
'excellent musicianship'- Gramophone
‘engaging, entertaining…an enormous amount of atmosphere and character’– Opera News
L'Avventura London is a period-instrument ensemble dedicated to the exploration of Western musical repertoire from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Through a combination of brilliant virtuosity, passion, unbridled dramaticism, and an extensive knowledge of historical performance practice and its repertoire, L’Avventura London seeks to bring the joy of a new musical adventure to its international audiences.
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Portuguese Love Songs was a featured recording on NPR's Harmonia programme: week of 11 February
'Superb and very, very sexy.' - Australian Limelight magazine about 18th-century Portuguese Love Songs
'This CD comes with a health warning - the plethora of catchy melodies will fill your head with ear-worms for weeks to come.'
Early Music Review about 18th-century Portuguese Love Songs
We are pleased to say that the International accolades for our new CD are continuing to pour in: 5 stars and Editor’s Choice from Early Music Today, 5 stars (tuning forks) from the French magazine Diapason, 5 stars and among the 10 best classical CDs of 2012 from the Portuguese Público and much more!
You can read the review of our CD launch concert here
New Release: 18th-Century Portuguese Love Songs
Release date: 29 October
Performance for BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme: 21 November
Launch concert: 23 November
''Described by an 18th century English traveller as ‘the most seducing, the most voluptuous imaginable,’ the music of the Portuguese ruling classes appeared to cross all mortal barriers. It is, wrote William Beckford, ‘the best calculated to throw saints off their guard and inspire profane deliriums.’ Do not say you have not been warned.'' - Norman Lebrecht
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24 July, 7.30pm; Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Handel, the Harmonious Blacksmith
Listen to the BBC Radio 3 podcast of our performance at York Early Music Festival last Sunday here
L’Avventura London is delighted to announce a new partnership with the University of London, Goldsmiths , which will enable Goldsmiths’ students to supplement their learning through our educational offerings and industry internships.
Live BBC Radio 3 concert broadcast from the York Early Music Festival See details