Notes & Reviews:
The Gregorian Chant recordings (1952-59) of the Benedictine Monks of Beuron Archabbey in Baden-Württemberg were regarded as models of chant singing at the time of their release and continue to astonish today for their earthy humanity and spiritual force. Almost all of the recordings here are appearing on CD for the first time. Repertoire ranges from Christmas Vespers and Compline, through Easter Sunday Mass and Palm Sunday procession chant including some great hits, like Christus vincit.
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Graun: Der Tod Jesu / Kuijken, La Petite Bande, Ex Tempore
Mendelssohn: The 5 Symphonies; The 13 String Symphonies / Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Concerto Koln; Bonney, Wiens, Schreier (rec. 1987-96) [6 CDs]
Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies; Symphony No. 9 Rehearsal; Fidelio Overture; Egmont Overture; König S
Cantos Gregorianos [3 CDs - New Remastered Edition]
German Baroque Sacred Music: Passion-Resurrection / Les Pleiades [7 CDs]
Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739): Brockes-Passion / Zsuzsi Toth, Jan Van Elsacker, Peter Kooij
The Hilliard Sound: Renaissance Masterpieces - works by Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin Des Prez, Orlando Lassus / The Hilliard Ensemble
Music for Viola da Gamba by Gibbons, Purcell, Marais, F. & L. Couperin, Kühnel, J.S. Bach, Naumann, Mozart / August Wenzinger, viola da gamba [4 CDs]
C.P.E. Bach: Symphonies, Concertos, Odes & Songs / Goebel, Pinnock, Richter, Demus, Preston et al. [6 CDs]