nicholas kraemer - conductor - reviews
Stamitz, Kreisler & Vittali violin concertos - Hideko Udagawa & The Scottish Chamber Orchestra,
This is a remarkably fine work brilliantly played by Hideko Udagawa, Nicholas Kraemer and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The Classical Reviewer 17 Feb 2015
Complete Brandenburg Concertos - Chicago Symphony Orchestra -
...the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is devoting its weekend subscription concerts to all six of the master's "Brandenburg" Concertos, under Nicholas Kraemer's discreet but invigorating direction... Kraemer... is as comfortable playing Baroque repertory with symphony orchestras as with period-instrument groups.
Conducting from the harpsichord... Kraemer made adherence to matters of period style a means to an end rather than the end in itself. The end was vigorous and polished Bach playing.
Chicago Tribune 21 Nov 2014
Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven: Music of the Baroque - Evanston
principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer[’s] conducting characteristically vital and energetic...
The genial equanimity at the heart of Kraemer’s musical personality is well-suited to much repertory ... Haydn especially, a composer in which Kraemer has few peers.
Chicago Classical Review, 21 October 2014
Kraemer's vision proved powerful and strongly dramatic.
Chicago Tribune, 20 October 2014
Belshazzar - Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Blackheath Halls
Kraemer drew from them a well-nourished sound, and there was no let-up in the finely-judged pacing and shaping he imposed on the performance.
Opera, 1 September 2014
Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks: Music of the Baroque - Harris Theatre
There was ample energy and vivacity in this season-closing concert led by Nicholas Kraemer...Kraemer led an exhilarating performance.
Chicago Classical Review, 20 May 2014
Bach and Handel: Music of the Baroque - Harris Theatre
Kraemer brings a zest and exuberance to even the most familiar works and the reading was delightful, deftly balanced and rhythms pointed with lilting flair.
Chicago Classical Review, 23 April 2014
Bach: Music of the Baroque - Harris Theatre
Nicholas Kraemer is in charge, balancing historical awareness with communicative expression.
Chicago Tribune, 8 October 2013
Nicholas Kraemer direct[ed] with characteristic insight and ebullience.
Chicago Classical Review, 8 October 2013