Taken from the beautiful album “Delicatessen”, our amazing designer, Emma Jane Semmens, in colaboration with Sam Moore, has created an animation to accompany the gorgeous air by Maurice Greene, “Orpheus with his Lute”. We are delighted to present this as the first video on our new You Tube Channel.
Steven Devine and Kate Semmens, whose first release, Delicatessen, started the whole idea of Devine Music, are currently preparing their next release, The Notebooks of Anna Magdalena Bach, for general release in November. If you’d like to be notified, please sign up below. We promise never to use your data for anything other than letting […]
The 1st of Purcell’s three settings of “If Music be the Food of Love” is now available for download in three different keys. This is the least-performed of the three versions and offers significant variants to the more-famous second version. All three versions will be available from this website very shortly. Link to the page […]
Elizabeth Walker, whose beautiful CD “Finchcocks Schubertiade” is released on the Devine Music Label, has released her second book of studies. Following on from her award-winning Baroque Flute Studies, this new book explores key techniques used in baroque performance and interpretation, and demystifies the many symbols and unwritten practices of baroque music for the modern flute […]
Steven Devine has performed all over the world as a harpsichord soloist (his recent Chandos recording of the Goldberg Variations was described by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the best”), he is a highly sought-after continuo player with permanent positions with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Classical Opera and London Baroque and directs […]
The first two volumes of ensemblesf2’s survey of the piano and wind music of Franz Danzi (1763 – 1826), played on instruments of the period, are available and have been met with fantastic reviews so far. Volume 1 is here Volume 2 is here
John Irving, fortepianist on our most recent Haydn release, recently gave an interview on the Mozart Circle website. John, who is also a highly-respected scholar and Professor at TrinityLaban Conservatoire in London, answers 10 questions about his views on music-making, period-instruments and many other areas. Read this lovely discussion here.
The artwork for “Franz Danzi: Music for Piano and Winds Vol. 2” is based on original painted decorations on the Lucien-Joseph Raoux hand horn used in the recording. Although somewhat obscured by age, sunflowers, thistles and daisies are visible entwining themselves around the bell of the instrument, lacquered in heavy gold paint. The disc’s sister […]
Currently living and working in London, Emma Jane Semmens is a freelance illustrator and designer. She completed her degree in BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, part of University of the Arts London in the summer of 2013, and obtained a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at UCA Rochester in 2010. She has […]