No, Not live
Sean Rafferty played Alfred Deller sing Agnus Dei from Bach’s B Minor Mass yesterday (Thursday). I didn’t catch the name of the orchestra but talking about historical performance, how things have changed! And what a most extraordinary voice!! This was not the first time I’d heard Deller but what I knew were mostly quaint lute songs, and these days, we are (well, I am) used to countertenor voice but it still sounded almost shocking. Does anyone on these MBs remember the first hearing of Deller? I don’t mean his first public performance but when the countertenor was still fairly unknown thing in concerts. What did the audience think?