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Classical MPR: Asteria brings Medieval music to the 21st Century

Listen: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/09/asteria/ St. Paul, Minn. — Capturing and performing the music of the medieval and Renaissance periods can be two separate things. The duo Asteria have taken ancient manuscripts and used their musical expertise and artistic reasoning to bring this … Continue reading

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Angela Brown, Hill and Hollow Series, Saranac, NY

“the music of Asteria still haunts . . .”

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Vermont Public Radio – Live Performance (60 min)

Classical Music with Walter Parker (listen online) Friday, 11/14/08 10am Veteran host Walter Parker presents the best in classical music, from familiar favorites to little-known gems. Regular live performances from the VPR Performance Studio add spice to the repertoire.

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Lake Champlain Weekly: The Magic of the Lute

by BENJAMIN POMMERANCE It’s the stuff that fairy tales are made of.  Boy meets girl.  Boy and girl rendezvous in an enchanted place, joining in harmony beneath the clear blue sky.  Boy and girl decide to meet again, and again, … Continue reading

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France-Amérique – le Journal Français des États-Unis

By JUDITH ORINGER Eric Redlinger, luthiste et ténor, et Sylvia Rhyne, soprano, forment, à la scène comme à la ville, un couple d’une grande poésie, soudé par un amour commun de la musique médiévale. Leur formation, Asteria, en concert vendredi … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe: “Romantic Music”

By MILVA DIDOMIZIO Theatergoers may remember Sylvia Rhyne from her portrayal as the Baroness in a 2005 production of “The Sound of Music” by Waltham’s Reagle Players. Rhyne returns to the area this week to perform songs of a different … Continue reading

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SF Classical Voice: “Illuminating the Chanson”

By MICHELLE DULAK THOMSON One of the pleasures of working in the field of early music – really early music, that is, music from well outside the ordinary classical musician’s realm of experience – must be the sense of having … Continue reading

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Soundcheck with John Schaefer, WNYC

Monday, October 1, 2007:  Asteria joins host John Schaefer  on “Soundcheck” to discuss their approach to early music, live in the WNYC studio.

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Toccata: “Tage Alter Musik performance”

By ROBERT STROBL ” …eine wahre Perle im Konzertreigen.  Das war ein in sich stimmiges, hervorragend und auswendig vorgetragenes Programm, das über eine Stunde das Publikum vollkommen fesselte.”

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Mittelbayerische Zeitung: Concert Review

Von RANDOLF JESCHEK, MZ REGENSBURG. Der Rosenroman von Guillaume de Lorris und Jean de Meung aus dem 13. Jahrhundert ist das zentrale literarische Ereignis des Mittelalters. Kein anderer Text der Zeit hat Denken und Dichtung bis weit übers Mittelalter – … Continue reading

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Journal de Saone et Loire: Concert Review

Sylvia Rhyne et Eric Redlinger, primés en musique du Moyen-Age aux Etats Unis, ont offert un concert intimiste, presque religieux dans une salle du chateau de Germolles, devant la cheminée monumentale. Le public a peu auparavant, guidé par les maitres … Continue reading

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Merkur, Wiesbach: “Emotionale Reise ins Mittelalter”

Von THOMAS FÜßLER Eindrucksvolles Benefiz-Konzert von Asteria in Wiesbach Wie lebendig mittelalterliche Musik sein kann, bewies das amerikanische Duo Asteria bei einem Benefiz-Konzert in Wiesbach für die Carl-Orff-Grundschule. Das Besondere: Eric Redlinger und Sylvia Rhyne wagten sich an eigene, emotionale … Continue reading

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Goldberg Early Music Magazine: Soyez Loyal

By JUAN CARLOS ASCENSIO It is not always easy to approach the late medieval repertoire with the freshness and spontaneity to guarantee a gratifying listening experience. The voice of Sylvia Rhyne has a delightful sweetness in this repertoire. Her timbre … Continue reading

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SF Classical Voice: “Asteria Performs Songs of Burgundy”

The duo Asteria – Sylvia Rhyne, soprano; Eric Redlinger, lute and tenor – captivated their audience on the evening of June 9 at Hertz Hall with a program of largely Burgundian chansons, with a few sacred and English pieces offered, as well. Continue reading

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Goldberg Early Music Magazine: Le Souvenir de Vous me Tue

By JUAN CARLOS ASCENSIO A large proportion of the repertoire at the dawn of the 15th century, especially the works knows as chansons, originated in the Burgundian tradition. Testimony to this are the chansonniers conserved, many with suggestive forms, such … Continue reading

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BEMF: Boston’s Early Music Extravaganza

…Winners of EMA’s Unicorn Prize for Medieval and Renaissance Music, the duo Asteria (Sylvia Rhyne, soprano, and Eric Redlinger, tenor and lute) presented ‘Flower of Passion, Thorn of Despair,’ a beautifully enacted program of songs about ‘chivalry and courtly love … Continue reading

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Columbus Dispatch: Gentle Chansons Create Intimate Space in Cavernous Chapel

By JENNIFER HAMBRICK The 26th season of Early Music in Columbus began Friday with the refined sounds of Renaissance Europe. Award-winning early-music vocal duo Asteria’s performances of 15 thcentury Burgundian chansons transformed the Pontifical College Josephinum’s St. Turibius Chapel into … Continue reading

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Early Music America Magazine: Asteria Reaches for the Stars

By MARK POWELL As they prepare for a debut at the Boston Early Music Festival, the winners of the EMA Medieval/Renaissance Music Competition talk about their formation and their dreams for the future PERHAPS THE STARS had one fate in … Continue reading

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mouvement nouveau. the new magazine on classical and experimental music

15 Questions to Asteria Asteria seem to be full of tension and contradictions: On the one hand, there’s Eric Radlinger, who studied 20th Century composing techniques and listens to his music almost exclusively in digital file format. And on the … Continue reading

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The Lute Society of America: Le Souvenir de Vous me Tue

The concept behind Asteria is so elegantly simple it’s a wonder no one else is doing it: a soprano and a tenor who also plays lute. This enables two players to perform a vast amount of material, including virtually the entire 15th-century Burgundian chanson repertoire, the focus of this recording. Continue reading

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Early Music America: Le Souvenir de Vous me Tue

Le Souvenir de Vous me Tue / Medieval Chansons from the Court of Philip the Good / Asteria (Sylvia Rhyne, soprano, Eric Redlinger, tenor, lute) / Asteria AMCD 0404 In this graceful disc, the duo Asteria, winners of EMA’s 2004 … Continue reading

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New York Times: …May Best Singers Win

…Ms. Rhyne and Mr. Redlinger put across not only their music, Burgundian songs from the mid-15th century, but also a style of performance, intimate and deeply communicative. They sang these songs of love and loss as if to each other, yet drew a listener in completely, sealing the process with a meltingly beautiful rendition of Claudin de Sermisy’s “Languir Me Fais.” Continue reading

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