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Carestini - The Story of a Castrato / Haïm, Jaroussky, et al
Carestini - The Story of a Castrato / Haïm, Jaroussky, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-11-20

Works: Nicola Porpora: Siface, opera in 3 acts; Giovanni Maria Capelli: I fratelli riconosciuti, opera; George Frederick Handel: Arianna in Creta; Ariodante; Alcina; Leonardo Leo: Farnace, opera in 3 acts; ...
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle

In this album, countertenor Philippe Jaroussky pays tribute to the famous 18th-century Italian castrato Carestini, for whom Handel composed Arianna in Creta. Jaroussky is rapidly...continue...
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Dresden Classics - Heinichen, Vivaldi, Hasse, Fasch, Zelenka, Schütz
Dresden Classics - Heinichen, Vivaldi, Hasse, Fasch, Zelenka, Schütz

1 CD / Berlin Classics / 2007-11-16

Works: Johann David Heinichen: Concerto for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, violin, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in F Major; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto per l'orchestra di Dresda, for violin, 2 oboes, 2 record...
Performers: Bär, Olaf; Bischoff, Joachim; Damm, Peter; Friedrich, Daniel; Güttler, Ludwig; Haupt, Eckart; Jahn, Gudrun; Klier, Gunter; Klier, Wolfgang; Kowalski, Jochen; Lorenz, Andreas; Milatz, Friedr...
Conductors: Güttler, Ludwig; Pommer, Max; Melkus, Eduard; Koch, Helmut; Gruss, Hans; Knothe, Dietrich
Ensemble: Berlin Chamber Orchestra; Capella Fidicinia Leipzig; Cappella Sagittariana; Ludwig Güttler Wind Ensemble ; Virtuosi Saxoniae

With its combination of chamber, vocal and orchestral works, this disc serves as an excellent sampling not only of the music of the Dresden Court...continue...
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Al fresco - Purcell: The Fairy Queen / John Eliot Gardiner
Al fresco - Purcell: The Fairy Queen / John Eliot Gardiner

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2007-11-13

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629
Performers: Evans, Wynford; Harrhy, Eiddwen; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Nelson, Judith [Soprano Vocal]; Penrose, Timothy; Priday, Elisabeth; Smith, Jennifer [Vocals]; Stafford, Ashley; Thomas, David [Bass Voca...
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.
Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir

Purcell's 'Fairy Queen' was his grandest achievement, his most colourful score, with an emotional range from wit to mystery and much in between. The recording:...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 37 / Suzuki, Blaze, et al
Bach: Cantatas Vol 37 / Suzuki, Blaze, et al

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2007-11-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169; Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170; Cantata no 35, "Geist und Seele wird verwirret" B...
Performers: Blaze, Robin
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan

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George Frideric Handel: Semele
George Frideric Handel: Semele

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2007-10-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Semele
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Deller, Mark; Fleet, Edgar; Lester, Harold; Palmer, Felicity; Taylor, Neilson; Tear, Robert; Vocals], Justino Diaz [Bass Baritone
Conductors: Somary, Johannes
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A Medieval Christmas / Pro Cantione Antiqua
A Medieval Christmas / Pro Cantione Antiqua

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2007-10-09

Works: Anonymous, English: Ductiae; Orientis partibus; This Yol, carol; Beata viscera (Worcester Fragments, late 13th C.); Quene Note, carol; Anonymous, Notre Dame School: Alle Psallit, Alleluja; Anonymous,...
Performers: Brett, Charles; Etheridge, Brian; George, Michael [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Griffett, James; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Penrose, Timothy
Conductors: Brown, Mark
Ensemble: English Medieval Wind Ensemble
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Britten: A Boy was Born, Wedding Anthem, etc / Best, Corydon
Britten: A Boy was Born, Wedding Anthem, etc / Best, Corydon

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Boy was Born, Op. 3; Festival Te Deum in E major, Op. 32; Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30; Wedding Anthem, Op. 46
Performers: Chance, Michael; Coxwell, Janet; Hayes, Quentin; Salmon, Philip; Seers, Mary; Trotter, Thomas; Unwin, Roderick
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Singers; Westminster Cathedral Choir

'This beautifully made record deserves the widest circulation. The sound these choirs make is of great beauty, and is captured in a flawless recording full...continue...
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Bach: Mass in B minor / Suzuki, Sampson, Blaze, Kooij, et al
Bach: Mass in B minor / Suzuki, Sampson, Blaze, Kooij, et al

2 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2007-10-06

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Kooij, Peter; Nicholls, Rachel; Sampson, Carolyn; Turk, Gerd
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan

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Gottfried August Homilius: St. John Passion / Kreile, et al
Gottfried August Homilius: St. John Passion / Kreile, et al

2 CD / Carus / 2007-10-01

Works: Gottfried August Homilius: St. John Passion
Performers: Fischer, Katja; Heidrich, Clemens; Keucher, Stephan; Kobow, Jan; Lutz, Christian; Reiner, Jana; Vitzthum, Franz
Conductors: Kreile, Roderich
Ensemble: Dresden Baroque Orchestra; Dresden Kreuz Choir

The son of a clergyman and one of J.S. Bach's pupils, Homilus primarily performed his musical duties at the Frauenkirche in Dresden. The connections between...continue...
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CRS 83261
Gallimaufry - Elizabethan and Jacobean Music / Passamezz
Gallimaufry - Elizabethan and Jacobean Music / Passamezz

1 CD / Symposium / 2007-10-01

Works: English Traditional: Work(s); How Should I Your True Love Know?, folk song; Anonymous, English: The Dark Is My Delight; Passamezzo antico, for ensemble; What Meat Eats the Spaniard?, broadside ballad...
Performers: Goodwin, Christopher; Kenny, Peter Luke; Kinder, Alison; Lewis, Tamsin
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Ensemble: Passamezzo

A Gallimaufry is a jumble, a hodgepodge, a ridiculous medley or, in this case a wondrous collection of theatre songs, broadside ballads, street cries, consort...continue...
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Hilliard Live Vol 3 - Brumel / Hilliard Ensemble
Hilliard Live Vol 3 - Brumel / Hilliard Ensemble

1 CD / Coro / 2007-10-01

Works: Antoine Brumel: Missa "Victimae paschali", for 4 voices; Ave virgo gloriosa, for 4 voices; Mater patris, motet; Nativitas unde gaudia / Nativitas tua, Dei genitrix, for 4 voices; O crux, ave, spes un...
Performers: Covey-Crump, Rogers; James, David [Countertenor]; Jones, Gordon [Baritone]; Potter, John [Tenor]
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Ensemble: Hilliard Ensemble

A live recording of one of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles, not previously available for retail. The famous Hilliard Ensemble presents a live tribute...continue...
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The Very Best of Christmas
The Very Best of Christmas

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-09-25

Works: Lowell Mason: Joy to the World; Felix Mendelssohn: Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de minuit pour No&eum...
Performers: Andjaparidze, Eteri; Bloss, Michael; Bungard, Jonathan; Davidson, Angus; Evanson, John; Houssart, Robert; Johnston, Raymond; Kertesi, Ingrid; Langridge, Philip; Lewis, J. Reilly; Mukk, József;...
Conductors: Hunt, Donald; ; Mallon, Kevin; Edison, Noel; Scribner, Norman; Rossiter, Grace; Sackett, Andrew; Robinson, Christopher; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Oberfrank, Géza; Krcek, Jaroslav; Schuldt-Jensen,...
Ensemble: Aradia Baroque Ensemble; Capella Istropolitana; Elora Festival Singers; Failoni Chamber Orchestra; Finchley Children's Music Group; Hungarian Radio Chamber Choir; Leipzig Chamber Orchestra; Moscow Sy...

"Naxos' double-disc compilation, The Very Best of Christmas, presents an agreeable and balanced assortment of holiday favorites, with vocal and choral numbers assigned to the...continue...
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Dowland - Songs of Tears, Dreams and Spirits
Dowland - Songs of Tears, Dreams and Spirits

3 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-09-25

Works: John Dowland: Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Lady if you so spi...
Performers: Linell, Dorothy; North, Nigel [Lute]; Richards, Steven

"My colleague David Vernier rightly praised Nigel North's unhurried, sensitively inflected John Dowland interpretations... North's scholarly, extremely readable annotations and Naxos' roomy yet detail...continue...
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Zelenka: Requiem in C minor, etc / Bowman, Rapson
Zelenka: Requiem in C minor, etc / Bowman, Rapson

1 CD / Metronome / 2007-09-12

Works: Jan Dismas Zelenka: Requiem for soloists, chorus, instruments & continuo in C minor, ZWV 45; Miserere (Psalm 50) for soprano, chorus, instruments & continuo in C minor, ZWV 57; Lamentationes (6) pro ...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davidson, Grace; Hulett, Benjamin; Whiteley, Simon
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Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Features superstar countertenor James Bowman in a solo performance of the Lamentation of Jeremiah, as well as the first UK recording of the Requiem in...continue...
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Ludi Musici
Ludi Musici

1 CD / Alia Vox / 2007-09-11

Works: Afghan Traditional: Laila Djân, song; Berber Traditional: Amazigh Lullaby ("I met my big brother"); Anonymous, Turkish: Makam 'Uzäl Sakil "Turna", traditional melody (Ms. de Kantemiroglu);...
Performers: Alqhai, Fahmi; Arman, Khaled; Behringer, Michael; Bernal, Miguel; Bertin, Pascal; Borras, Josep; Canihac, Jean-Pierre; Carnovich, Daniele; Casademunt, Sergi; Cheetham, Richard; Climent, Lambert; Clos...
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Ensemble: Ensemble Kaboul; Hespèrion XX ; Hespèrion XXI ; Le Concert des Nations

The most danceable and foot-stomping tracks chosen from the recordings Jordi Savall has made for Alia Vox are brought together in this lively seventy-minute collection....continue...
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Legrenzi: Dies Irae, etc / Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar
Legrenzi: Dies Irae, etc / Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar

1 CD / Ricercar / 2007-09-01

Works: Giovanni Legrenzi: Sonata sesta for 4 viola da gamba; Prosa pro mortuis (Dies Irae), motet for 8 voices, 3 viols & organ; Angelorum ad convivia, motet for voice & continuo, Op. 10; Sonata quinta for ...
Performers: Cat, Marnix de; Hamilton, Susan [Soprano Vocal]; Jacob, Francis; Marzorati, Arnaud; Mauch, Monika; Mena, Carlos [Countertenor Vocal]
Conductors: Pierlot, Philippe
Ensemble: Ricercar Consort
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RCR 236
Schütz: Musikalische Exequien; Kleine geistliche Konzerte; Symphoniae Sacrae II
Schütz: Musikalische Exequien; Kleine geistliche Konzerte; Symphoniae Sacrae II

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2007-09-01

Works: Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien (Funeral Music), for double chorus & continuo, SWV 279-281 (Op. 7); Bringt her dem Herren, for mezzo-soprano & continuo, SWV 283 (Op. 8/2); Ich liege und s...
Performers: Blumenstock, Elizabeth; Brandes, Christine; Brown, Nils; Butterfield, Benjamin; Jeffrey Thomas [Tenor Vocals/Conductor]; Nelson, Judith [Soprano Vocal]; Proosdij, Hanneke van; Richards, Kurt-Owen; Ta...
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Ensemble: American Bach Soloists

Recording information: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California, (04/25/1994-04/27/1994)....continue...
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Henry Du Mont: Grands Motets
Henry Du Mont: Grands Motets

1 CD / Ricercar / 2007-09-01

Works: Henry du Mont: Magnificat, grand motet for soloists, chorus & ensemble; Mater Jerusalem, gran motet for soloist, chorus & ensemble; Cantatemus Domino, grand motet for soloists, chorus & ensemble; O f...
Performers: Gabail, Valerie; MacLeod, Stephan; Marzorati, Arnaud; Mena, Carlos [Countertenor Vocal]; Novelli, Jean-Francois
Conductors: Pierlot, Philippe
Ensemble: Ricercar Consort
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RCR 202
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater;  Durante / Schneebeli, Bovi, et al
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Durante / Schneebeli, Bovi, et al

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2007-09-01

Works: Anonymous, Italian: Stabat Mater, intonation; Tarantella (Naples); Stabat Mater à trois voix (MS Monopoli in alteration with MS Santoro); Stabat Mater (MS Menus Plaisirs du Roi); Francesco Dur...
Performers: Arrieta, Bernard; Bovi, Patrizia; Guillon, Damien; Levreur, Bruno; Maigrot, Florent; Meier, Arno; Planinsek, Marie; Vittorio, Pino de; Vittorio, Pino de [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Schneebeli, Olivier
Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
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AHP 009
Handel: Solomon / McGegan, Mead, Labelle, McFadden, et al
Handel: Solomon / McGegan, Mead, Labelle, McFadden, et al

3 Super Audio CD / Carus / 2007-09-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon, HWV 67
Performers: Labelle, Dominique; Mead, Timothy; Slattery, Michael; Williams, Roderick
Conductors: McGegan, Nicholas
Ensemble: Göttingen Festival Orchestra ; Winchester Cathedral Choir

With its splendidly colorful, finely balanced instrumentation, effective choral writing and virtuoso solos, the masterful oratorio Solomon displays the complete range and variety of Handel's...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 36 / Suzuki, Nonoshita, Blaze, et al
Bach: Cantatas Vol 36 / Suzuki, Nonoshita, Blaze, et al

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2007-09-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Gilchrist, James; Nonoshita, Yukari; Worner, Dominik
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan

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BIS 1611SA
Bach: Mass in B Minor, Vol. 1
Bach: Mass in B Minor, Vol. 1

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2007-09-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Baird, Julianne; Jeffrey Thomas [Tenor Vocals/Conductor]; Nelson, Judith [Soprano Vocal]; Richards, Steven; Romano, Patrick [Tenor Vocal]; Sharp, William [Baritone Vocal]; Weaver, James F.; Zylstra, ...
Conductors: Thomas, Jeffrey

Recording information: St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, CA (06/15/1992-06/18/1992)....continue...
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Hume: The Passion of Musick / Nima Ben David, et al
Hume: The Passion of Musick / Nima Ben David, et al

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2007-09-01

Works: Tobias Hume: The Souldiers Song, for bass & ensemble; A souldiers Galiard (Poeticall Musicke); Fain Would I Change That Note for soprano & ensemble; Tobacco, Tobacco, Sing Sweetly for Tobacco!, song ...
Performers: Boquet, Pascale; Boterf, Bruno [Tenor Vocals]; Gallon, Pascal; Guillon, Damien; Linos, Andréas; Maurette, Arianne
Conductors: David, Nima Ben
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Concerto Imperiale - Monteverdi, etc  / Tubéry, La Fenice
Concerto Imperiale - Monteverdi, etc / Tubéry, La Fenice

1 CD / Ricercar / 2007-09-01

Works: Giovanni Battista Buonamente: Intrada a 6 for 2 cornets, 4 trombones & continuo; Ballo de Gran Duca, for 3 viols, theorbo & harpsichord; Dario Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2; Giov...
Performers: Banholzer, Jurgen; Delcampe, Laure; Kennedy, Raphaele; Lamy, Herve [Tenor Vocal]; Mammel, Hans-Jorg; Sarragosse, Jean-Claude
Conductors: Tubéry, Jean
Ensemble: Ensemble la Fenice (France)

La Fenice and Jean Tubery play music by Italian musicians who had made a career in the courts of Ferdinand II and Ferdinand III....continue...
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RCR 240
Classique & Zen
Classique & Zen

1 CD / Naïve / 2007-08-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581; Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488; Antonio Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728; L'Olimpiade, RV 725...
Performers: Blumenthal, Daniel; Desert, Claire; Gastinel, Anne; Guy, Francois-Frederic; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lee, Noel [Piano]; Meyer, Wolfgang [Clarinet]; Salle, Lise de la; Say, Fazil; Smith, Hopkinson; Sokolo...
Conductors: ; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Lislevand, Rolf; Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Griffiths, Howard
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Kapsberger; Matheus Ensemble; Quatuor Mosaïques
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Awake, Sweet Love... / James Bowman, Miller, King's Consort
Awake, Sweet Love... / James Bowman, Miller, King's Consort

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-08-14

Works: John Dowland: Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantas...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]
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Ensemble: The King's Consort

'Restores a dimension of beauty that is often sacrificed in present day performances ... Happy the family that spent its leisure hours with this music,...continue...
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Arne: Alfred / McGegan, Smith, Brandes, Daniels, et al
Arne: Alfred / McGegan, Smith, Brandes, Daniels, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / 2007-08-07

Works: Thomas Arne: Alfred, masque in 3 acts
Performers: Brandes, Christine; Daniels, David; MacDougall, Jamie; Smith, Jennifer [Vocals]
Conductors: McGegan, Nicholas
Ensemble: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

"'Alfred' belongs to the Purcellian category of the 'semi-opera'. It is classified as a masque...Except for a three-movement Overture and a March, plus the concluding...continue...
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Listen: The Art of Arne Nordheim [Box Set]
Listen: The Art of Arne Nordheim [Box Set]

7 CD / Aurora / 2007-08-03

Works: Arne Nordheim: Epitaffio, for orchestra & electronic elements; Listen, for piano; Evening Land (Aftonland), for soprano or tenor & chamber ensemble; Canzona per orchestra; Colorazione, for hammond or...
Performers: Carlsen, Toril; Christensen, Jon; Dorow, Dorothy; Ellegaard, Mogens; Garbarek, Jan; Herresthal, Peter; Hogset, Carl; Keyte, Christopher; Krog, Karin; Nordheim, Arne; Sääv, Jan Erik Broch; S...
Conductors: Dreier, Per; Bergby, Ingar; Blomstedt, Herbert; Andersen, Karsten; Talmi, Yoav; Hogset, Carl; Brulund, Sverre; Kvam, Terje; Christian Eggen, Christia
Ensemble: ; BIT 20 Ensemble (Norway)
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ARRA 5070
Bach: Easter Oratorio, Magnificat / Ormandy, Bernstein
Bach: Easter Oratorio, Magnificat / Ormandy, Bernstein

1 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2007-07-19

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Easter Oratorio, BWV 249; Magnificat
Performers: Beatty, Herbert; Bressler, Charles; de Lancie, John; Farrow, Norman; Forrester, Maureen [Contralto Vocal]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Oberlin, Russell; Panitz, Murray; Raskin, Judith; Rosenblatt,...
Conductors: Ormandy, Eugene; Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic; Philadelphia Orchestra
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SNYI 60261
Bach: Johannes Passion / Cleobury, Richardson, et al
Bach: Johannes Passion / Cleobury, Richardson, et al

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2007-07-17

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint John Passion, BWV 245
Performers: Agnew, Paul; Ainsley, John Mark; Bott, Catherine; Chance, Michael; Richardson, Stephen; Varcoe, Stephen
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort; King's College Choir, Cambridge

The 'other' Passion by Bach, the Johannes, deserves as much attention as the St.Matthew's Passion is receiving. This recording proves once again its superb musical...continue...
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BLC 93209
Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 6 / Longhini, Delitiae Musicae
Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 6 / Longhini, Delitiae Musicae

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-06-26

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento d'Arianna (Madrigals Book 6); Il sesto libro de madrigali; Una Donna fra l'altre honesta e bella vidi, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 6), SV 109; A Dio, Florida bella, m...
Performers: Bovo, Daniele; Carmignani, Alessandro; Costa, Paolo; Leoni, Carmen; Piantelli, Maurizio; Scavazza, Marco; Testolin, Walter; Zanon, Vittorio
Conductors: Longhini, Marco
Ensemble: Delitiae Musicae

"By not singing or playing an instrument, Marco Longhini can devote all his attention to conducting his first-rate Delitaiae Musicae ensemble. He can ask for...continue...
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Lully: Thésée / O'Dette, Stubbs, Crook, van der Kamp, et al
Lully: Thésée / O'Dette, Stubbs, Crook, van der Kamp, et al

3 CD / CPO / 2007-06-26

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Thésée, opera, LWV 51
Performers: Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocal]; Cube, Moritz von; Doren, Yulia Van; Engebreth, Aaron; Forsythe, Amanda; Hargis, Ellen; Laquerre, Olivier; Lebel, Mireille; LeBlanc, Suzie [Soprano Vocal]; Molomot, Marc; ...

"...recognition is due to the brilliant period-violinist who, as first-desk "leader", draws wonderful discipline and spirit from the ensemble. The sound is full-bodied and well-balanced....continue...
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Encounters with Schumann
Encounters with Schumann

1 CD / Audite / 2007-06-20

Works: Robert Schumann: Lieder (6), Op. 33; Gesänge (5) aus Heinrich Laubes Jagdbrevier, Op. 137; Uwe Kremp: Tief im dem blauen Traum; Mark Anton Moebius: Fluchtpunkte eines Jagers
Performers: Fischer, Johannes; Goritzki, Ingo; Hudacsek, Laszlo; Wild, Hubert
Conductors: Breuninger, Klaus
Ensemble: Detmolder Horn Quartet; Die Meistersinger

Robert Schumann's psychological profile has intrigued biographers, performers and composers for years. This "concept" CD presents two modern composers and their "encounters" with and reinterpretations...continue...
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ADT 97532
Turner (1651-1740): Sacred Choral Music / Julia Doyole; William Purefoy; William Towers; Paul Thompson
Turner (1651-1740): Sacred Choral Music / Julia Doyole; William Purefoy; William Towers; Paul Thompson

1 CD / Delphian Records / 2007-06-18

Works: William Turner: Te Deum, for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Lord, thou hast been my refuge, for chorus & orchestra; My soul truly waiteth, for chorus & orchestra; Hear my prayer, O Lord, for chorus & ...
Performers: Doyle, Julia; Jordan, Daniel [Midnight to Twelve]; Purefoy, William; Thompson, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Towers, William
Conductors: Webber, Geoffrey
Ensemble: Yorkshire Baroque Soloists

In the mid-seventeenth century, the great English choral tradition was actually silenced by an Act of Parliament. The Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 subsequently...continue...
Recording information: Pembroke College Chapel (07/01/2006-07/04/2006)....continue...
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DELP 34028
Ultimate Handel - The Essential Masterpieces
Ultimate Handel - The Essential Masterpieces

5 CD / Decca / 2007-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Water Music; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; Handel - Bourée; Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3; Concerto Grosso i...
Performers: Adeney, Richard; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Black, Neil; Brett, Charles; Brown, James; Chorzempa, Daniel [Organ]; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Elwes, John; Fisher, Gillian; Gatt, Martin; Harper,...
Conductors: Munchinger, Karl; Leppard, Raymond; Schroder, Jaap; Hill, David; Marriner, Sir Neville
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Analekta- 20 Years of Excellence / Lamon, Soly, Schmithüsen, Istomin, Weil, et al
Analekta- 20 Years of Excellence / Lamon, Soly, Schmithüsen, Istomin, Weil, et al

6 CD / Analekta / 2007-05-15

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon, HWV 67; Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel: Bist du bei mir; Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621; Christoph Graupner: Ach Gott und Herr; Domenico Scarlatti...
Performers: Beauséjour, Luc; Dubeau, Angèle; Ehnes, James; Gauvin, Karina; Istomin, Sergei; Kuerti, Anton; Lagacé, Bernard; Laplante, André; Lefèvre, Alain; Lemieux, Marie-Nico...
Conductors: Lamon, Jeanne; Soly, Geneviève; ; Turovsky, Yuli; Dubeau, Angèle; Pietà, La
Ensemble: ; Grand Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra; Gryphon Trio; I Musici de Montreal; L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Quebec Symphony Orchestra; Tafelmusik

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Canada's largest classical music label, Analekta, is releasing a box set of six CDs and hours of music magnificently interpreted...continue...
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Here let my life
Here let my life

1 CD / Analekta / 2007-05-15

Works: Henry Purcell: Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323; Arise, my muse (Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 320; Music for a while; If ever I more riches did desire, Z 54...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Taylor, Daniel
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Ensemble: Theatre of Early Music
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ANA 29948
17th Century Italian Music - Cima, et al / Ensemble L'Albera
17th Century Italian Music - Cima, et al / Ensemble L'Albera

1 CD / La Ma De Guido / 2007-05-01

Works: Giovanni Stefani: Bella mia, questo mio core; Giovanni Paolo Cima: Sonatas (6) "Concerti ecclesiastici"; Marco da Gagliano: Alma mia, dove te'n vai; Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 9; Vincenzo Ca...
Performers: Alqhai, Fahmi; Budo, Carles; Domenech, Jordi; Pares, Sara; Parron i Conus, Salvador; Solinis, Enrike
Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble L'Albera

In contrast to the more experimental works, the 17th century saw a great proliferation of published editions of strophic songs, composed in a much more...continue...
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Paisajes del Recuerdo / Mena, García de Salazar
Paisajes del Recuerdo / Mena, García de Salazar

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-04-10

Works: José Antonio de Donostia: Baratza baten lor polit bat, for voice & piano; Bazko eta Salbatore, for voice & piano; Atxia Motxia, for voice & piano; Mundian den ederra, for voice & piano; Nanas,...
Performers: Mena, Carlos [Countertenor Vocal]; Salazar, Susana Garcia de

This collection of songs from the Basque region, entitled Paisajes del recuerdo (landscapes of memory), calls to mind elements found in both the music and...continue...
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HAR 987073
Handel: Agrippina / Gardiner, Jones, Miles, Ragin, et al
Handel: Agrippina / Gardiner, Jones, Miles, Ragin, et al

3 CD / Philips / 2007-04-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina
Performers: Brown, Donna [Soprano Vocal]; Chance, Michael [Countertenor Vocal]; Clarkson, Julian; Jones, Della; Kenny, Jonathan Peter; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocal]; Mosley, George; Ragin, Derek Lee; von Otter, A...
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

"Della Jones gives a masterful performance in the title role. John Eliot Gardiner has not recorded many Handel operas, nor directed many in the theatre....continue...
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The John Dowland Collection
The John Dowland Collection

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2007-04-10

Works: John Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae"); If my complaints could passions move, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voice...
Performers: Binkley, Thomas [Conductor]; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Burgess, Grayston; Heringman, Jacob [Lute]; Karamazov, Edin; Kirkby, Emma; Klein, Karl Heinz; Lindberg, Jakob; Ramm, Andrea von; Rooley, ...
Conductors: ; Binkley, Thomas
Ensemble: Consort of Musicke; Studio der frühen Musik

Over 21/2 of glorious music featuring Barbara Bonney, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nigel Rogers, Andreas Scholl, Göran Söllscher and The Consort of Musicke. The music...continue...
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Two Thousand Years - Music From The Major Television Series
Two Thousand Years - Music From The Major Television Series

2 CD / Conifer Classics / 2007-04-10

Works: Hartshorne: Theme tune to 2000 Years television series; St. Romanus Melodus: Kontakion; Hildegard von Bingen: O ignis spiritus Paracliti; Philippe Le Chancelier: Luto carens et latere (à 3); C...
Performers: Brockshaw, Marie-Claire; Burley, Trevor; Carrington, Simon; Chilcott, Bob; Connolly, Stephen [Bass Vocals]; Courtney, Claire; Daldorph, Rebecca; DeFeis, Doreen; Elias, James; Frost, Sue; Gascoigne, A...
Conductors: Junghanel, Konrad; Hengelbrock, Thomas; Stephenson, Mark; Schneider, Michael; Davis, Colin; Marlow, Richard; Leaper, Adrian
Ensemble: ; Concerto Palatino; London Musici
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Monteverdi Cycle: L'Orfeo; Il Ritorno d'Ulisse; L'Incononazione di Poppea; Il Combattimento [7 DVD]
Monteverdi Cycle: L'Orfeo; Il Ritorno d'Ulisse; L'Incononazione di Poppea; Il Combattimento [7 DVD]

7 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-03-27

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea; L'Orfeo; Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Anderson, Lorna; Araya, Graciela; Asawa, Brian; Balleys, Brigitte; Chance, Michael; Cordier, David; Gillet, Christopher; Grant Murphy, Heidi; Haymon, Cynthia; Huijpen, Jaco; Johns...
Conductors: Rousset, Christophe; Stubbs, Stephen; Porcelijn, David; Wilson, Glen
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; Baroque Ensemble; Concerto Palatino; Les Talens Lyriques; Tragicomedia

"For any opera to be fully effective, the singing must be superb, and the consistently transcendent vocal quality and idiomatically appropriate period practice are the...continue...
Run Time: 570 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Ge...continue...
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Lully: Grands Motets;  Dumont: Memorare / Chappele Royale
Lully: Grands Motets; Dumont: Memorare / Chappele Royale

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-03-20

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Dies irae, motet for double chorus & orchestra, LWV 64/1; Miserere, motet for double chorus & orchestra, LWV 25; Henry du Mont: Memorare, grand motet for double choir, strings & ...
Performers: Brown, Donna [Soprano Vocal]; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocal]; Kooij, Peter [Bass Vocal]; Lamy, Herve [Tenor Vocal]; Laurens, Guillemette; Ledroit, Henri; Studer, Ulrich
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe
Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale Paris

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A dramatic account of music that combines grandeur, passion and tedium. Superb blend in the upper voices and clarity of diction entrance. For...continue...
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Christophorus Columbus - Lost Paradises / Savall, et al
Christophorus Columbus - Lost Paradises / Savall, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Alia Vox / 2007-03-20

Works: Jordi Savall: Christophorus Columbus
Performers: Alqhai, Fahmi; Casademunt, Sergi; Climent, Lambert; Diaz-Latorre, Xavier; El Maloumi, Driss; Estevan, Pedro [Percussion]; Figueras, Montserrat; Hamon, Pierre; Mayoral, David; Mena, Carlos [Counterten...
Conductors: Savall, Jordi
Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI; La Capella Reial de Catalunya

The famous navigator Christopher Columbus was also a clear-sighted witness of the changes of the fifteenth century. It was the end of 'Al-Andalus,' the Muslim...continue...
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El siglo de oro / Lionheart
El siglo de oro / Lionheart

1 CD / E1 Entertainment / 2007-03-13

Works: Francisco Guerrero: Ojos claros y serenos; Sanctissima Maria; Sancta et immaculata; Pan divino, gracioso; Pastor, quien madre virgen; O Virgen; Qué te daré, Señor?; Anonymous: Ro...
Performers: Johnson, Jeffrey; Lipnik, Lawrence; Olund, John; Porterfield, Richard; Richards, Kurt-Owen; Ryan-Wenger, Michael
Conductors:
Ensemble: Lionheart

Lionheart is one of America's leading ensembles in vocal chamber music. Acclaimed for its "smoothly blended and impeccably balanced sound" (The New York Times), Lionheart...continue...
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EOEN 7676
Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al
Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2007-03-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Night Mail; The Tocher; The King's Stamp; Negroes; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men behind the Meters; Coal Face; When you're feeling like expressing your affect...
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Beale, Simon Russell; Carewe, Mary [soprano]; Green, Adam [Baritone]; Wilson, Malcolm
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Birmingham King Edward's School Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930's information films made by the GPO Film Unit...continue...
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NMC 112
Handel: Esther / Bowman, Watson, Bickley
Handel: Esther / Bowman, Watson, Bickley

2 CD / SOMM / 2007-03-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Esther, oratorio, HWV 50b
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Joshua, Rosemary; Osmond, Cecilia; Outram, Rebecca; Purves, Christopher; Smith, Angus; Vocal], Andrew Kennedy [Tenor; Watson, Christopher
Conductors: Cummings, Laurence
Ensemble: London Handel Orchestra
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G. F. Handel: Admeto / Howard Arman/Handel Festival Orch., Matthias Rexroth, Romelia Lichtenstein, Mechthild Bach [2 DVD/2 CD]
G. F. Handel: Admeto / Howard Arman/Handel Festival Orch., Matthias Rexroth, Romelia Lichtenstein, Mechthild Bach [2 DVD/2 CD]

4 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2007-02-27

Works: George Frideric Handel: Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22
Performers: Bach, Mechthild; Hirsh, Melanie; Lichtenstein, Romelia; Mead, Timothy; Nolte, Raimund; Rexroth, Matthias; Vogel, Gerd
Conductors: Arman, Howard
Ensemble: Handel Festival Orchestra

Run Time: 196 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, Germ...continue...
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AHM 101257
Handel: Israel In Egypt / Bramall, Cornelius, et al
Handel: Israel In Egypt / Bramall, Cornelius, et al

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2007-02-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
Performers: Berchtold, Bernhard; Bourvé, Antonia; Cornelius, Susan; Kares, Mika; Mead, Timothy; Sander, Klemens
Conductors: Bramall, Anthony
Ensemble: Chamber Choir of Europe; German Handel Soloists Orchestra

Handel will always be associated with his Messiah. But of course he wrote quite a number of other oratorios as well. "Israel in Egypt" -...continue...
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