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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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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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Rossini: Opera Arias & Overtures / Hofstetter, Cencic, et al
Rossini: Opera Arias & Overtures / Hofstetter, Cencic, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2007-09-18

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Tancredi; Aureliano in Palmira; La Donna del Lago; Semiramide
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel
Conductors: Hofstetter, Michael
Ensemble: Geneva Chamber Orchestra

In this exciting new disc, Virgin Classics countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic breaks the 200-year-old tradition of female mezzo-sopranos incarnating male characters. Paving the way for...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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Constantinople
Constantinople

1 CD / ATMA / 2007-09-04

Works: Anonymous, Cancionero de Palacio: Ya soi desposado, Oy comamos y bebamos; Gillebert de Berneville: De moi doleros vos chant; Anonymous, Manuscrit du Roi: La Septime Estampie Real; Chastelain de Couci...
Performers: Atlan, Francoise; Azema, Anne; Constantinople; Shbeir, Ghada; Taylor, Daniel
Conductors: Tabassian, Kiya;
Ensemble: Constantinople; En Chordais; Ensemble En Chordais

Personnel: Ghada Shbeir, Francoise Atlan, Anne Azema, Daniel Taylor (vocals)....continue...
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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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CRS 83242
Henry Du Mont: Grands Motets
Henry Du Mont: Grands Motets

1 CD / Ricecar / 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 Duran...
Performers: Arrieta, Bernard; Bovi, Patrizia; Guillon, Damien; Levreur, Bruno; Maigrot, Florent; Meier, Arno; Planinsek, Marie; Vittorio, Pino de
Conductors: Schneebeli, Olivier
Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
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AHP 009
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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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

Import Hybrid-SACD pressing....continue...
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BIS 1611SA
Legrenzi: Dies Irae, etc / Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar
Legrenzi: Dies Irae, etc / Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar

1 CD / Ricecar / 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
Concerto Imperiale - Monteverdi, etc  / Tubéry, La Fenice
Concerto Imperiale - Monteverdi, etc / Tubéry, La Fenice

1 CD / Ricecar / 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 Vocals]; 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
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 is like Love; M.S. Georges delight (Poetic...
Performers: Boquet, Pascale; Boterf, Bruno [Tenor Vocals]; Gallon, Pascal; Guillon, Damien; Linos, Andreas; Maurette, Arianne
Conductors: David, Nima Ben
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AHP 061
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; Désert, Claire; Gastinel, Anne; Guy, François-Frederic; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lee, Noël [Piano]; Meyer, Wolfgang [Clarinet]; Salle, Lise de la; Say, Fazil; Smith...
Conductors: ; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Lislevand, Rolf; Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Griffiths, Howard
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Kapsberger; Matheus Ensemble; Quatuor Mosaïques
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NAI 5097
Opera - New Generation - Greatest Arias
Opera - New Generation - Greatest Arias

2 CD / Virgin Classics Import / 2007-08-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Don Giovanni; Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Così fan tutte, K 588; Christoph Willibald Gluc...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Beuron, Yann; Blythe, Stephanie; Bostridge, Ian; Ciofi, Patrizia; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Daniels, David; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Garanca, Elina; Genaux, Vivica; Gens, Ver...
Conductors: Langrée, Louis; Harding, Daniel; Bolton, Ivor; Norrington, Roger; Bicket, Harry; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Il Complesso Barocco; Curtis, Alan; Christie, William; Nelson, John; Biondi, Fabio [Violin...
Ensemble: ; Il Complesso Barocco; Matheus Ensemble

This new compilation of 2 CDs for the price of 1 brings together a new generation of internationally-renowned voices, in varied repertoire spanning several centuries....continue...
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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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Originals - Handel: Saul / Gardiner, Miles, Dawson, Ragin, Ainsley
Originals - Handel: Saul / Gardiner, Miles, Dawson, Ragin, Ainsley

3 CD / Philips / 2007-08-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Saul; Recorded Sound: Applause
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Brown, Donna; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Holton, Ruth; Mackie, Neil; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Oberst, Simon; Ragin, Derek Lee; Salmon, Philip; Savage, Richard; Slane, P...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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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; Kvam, Terje; Brulund, Sverre; Christian Eggen, Christia
Ensemble: ; BIT 20 Ensemble (Norway)
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ARRA 5070
Bach: Weimar Cantatas Vol 2 / Kirkby, Purcell Quartet
Bach: Weimar Cantatas Vol 2 / Kirkby, Purcell Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-07-31

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 12 "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", BWV 12 (BC A68); Cantata no 18, "Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt" BWV 18; Cantata no 61, "Nun komm, der Heid...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Bengton, Katarina; Blackadder, David; Byrt, Rachel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Hunt, William; Kirkby, Emma; Latham, Catherine; Robson, Anthony; Watts, A...
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

"The performances themselves, while fully sympathetic to the text, the music and the mood, are essentially light, clear, even ultimately life-affirming. Part of this is...continue...
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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
The Water is Wide and other Lute Songs / Perrin, Parsons
The Water is Wide and other Lute Songs / Perrin, Parsons

2 CD / Meridian / 2007-07-10

Works: British Isles Traditional: The Water Is Wide, folk song; English Traditional: Scarborough Fair; Through Bushes and through Briars; Lillibulero, lute song; The Turtle Dove; The Three Ravens, folk song...
Performers: Parsons, David; Perrin, Nigel

Nigel Perrin sang with the legendary King's Singers from 1968 to 1980. He initially left the group to work for the Church Army in an...continue...
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MER 84539
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 Vocals]; 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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The Only Classical Album You Will Ever Need
The Only Classical Album You Will Ever Need

2 CD / Sheridan Square / 2007-06-26

Works: Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Ludwig van Beethoven: Od...
Performers: Beltrami, Antonio; Cheek, John; Darré, Jeanne-Marie; Ferrante, John; Feyer, George; Fleisher, Leon [Piano]; Gershwin, George; Hadley, Jerry; Kent, Garrison; Meredith, Morley; Stahlman, Sylvia;...
Conductors: Somary, Johannes; Janigro, Antonio; Shaw, Robert; Ermler, Mark; Schmidt, Ole; Rossi, Mario; Davies, Dennis R.; Davis, Carl; Paavo, Järvi; Abravanel, Maurice; Schifrin, Lalo [Composer]; Comission...
Ensemble: ; Camerate of St. Andrew; I Solisti di Zagreb
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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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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
Handel: As steals the morn, etc / Padmore, Manze, et al
Handel: As steals the morn, etc / Padmore, Manze, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alceste, incidental music, HWV 45; Semele; Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno; Tamerlano; Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Rodelinda; Esther; Jephtha; L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il M...
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Crowe, Lucy; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Spreckelsen, Katharina

"This represents a quantum leap forward for Mark Padmore, who now seems to be firmly in the line of Anthony Rolfe-Johnson and John Mark Ainsley...continue...

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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Jacobs, Dawson, Finley, et al
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Jacobs, Dawson, Finley, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-06-12

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Blaze, Robin; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Joshua, Rosemary; Kiehr, Maria Cristina [Soprano Vocal]; Visse, Dominique [Countertenor Vocal]; Wa...
Conductors: Jacobs, René

"An uninhibited and richly coloured Dido with a starry cast - arguably the first truly persuasive account from a continental director - puts this account...continue...
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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 Vocal]; 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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Gibbons: Anthems / Hill, Blaze, Varcoe, Westminster Choir
Gibbons: Anthems / Hill, Blaze, Varcoe, Westminster Choir

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-06-12

Works: Orlando Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David; Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints, anthem for voices; This is the record of John; If ye be risen again with Christ, anthem for voices; O Lord, in thy wrath...
Performers: Baldock, Sarah; Blaze, Robin; Farr, Stephen [Organ]

"An essential addition to any collection of English church music." -International Record Review...continue...
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Bach: Motets / Hilliard Ensemble
Bach: Motets / Hilliard Ensemble

1 CD / ECM / 2007-05-22

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, motet for chorus, BWV 225 (BC C1); Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227; Fürchte dich nicht, ich bi...
Performers: Covey-Crump, Rogers; Gould, David [Vocals]; Harrold, Steven; James, David; Jones, Gordon [Baritone]; Lunn, Joanne; MacDonald, Robert [Bass Voice]; Outram, Rebecca

"Words are an essential element in the Hilliard's approach, and the articulation in these recordings is accurate almost to a fault. The words drive the...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
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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ANA 299705
Odes to Saint Cecilia - Draghi, Blow / Holman, et al
Odes to Saint Cecilia - Draghi, Blow / Holman, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-05-08

Works: Giovanni Battista Draghi: From harmony, from heav'nly harmony; John Blow: The Glorious Day is Come, ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1691), for soloists, chorus & ensemble
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Chance, Michael; Cornwell, Joseph; Koc, Jozik; LeBlanc, Suzie [Soprano Vocal]; Wistreich, Richard [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'As ever, the disc is a revelation ... Once heard this infectious music is not easily forgotten, which is a tribute to the enthusiasm and...continue...
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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
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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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LMG 2075
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 vocals]; 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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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; Chance, Michael; Clarkson, Julian; Jones, Della; Kenny, Jonathan Peter; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Mosley, George; Ragin, Derek Lee; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
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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Il Duello Amoroso - Handel / Dantone, Scholl, et al
Il Duello Amoroso - Handel / Dantone, Scholl, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-04-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Amarilli Vezzosa (Daliso ed Amarelli) (Il Duello Amoroso), cantata for soprano, alto, 2 violins & co; Nel dolce tempo, cantata, HWV 135; Vedendo Amor, cantata, for alto & con...
Performers: Guilmette, Hélène; Scholl, Andreas
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Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina

"Galvanised by the zesty playing of the Accademia Bizantina, Andreas Scholl brings to these works all his familiar liquid beauty of tone and eloquence of...continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Budday, Chance, et al
Handel: Messiah / Budday, Chance, et al

2 CD / K&K / 2007-04-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Allan, Miriam; Chance, Michael; LeBrocq, Marc; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Budday, Jürgen
Ensemble: Maulbronn Chamber Choir
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KK 20
Klaas de Vries: A King, Riding [Hybrid SACD]
Klaas de Vries: A King, Riding [Hybrid SACD]

2 Super Audio CD / Composers' Voice Import / 2007-04-03

Works: Klaas de Vries: A King, Riding, scenic oratorio
Performers: Hardy, Rosemary; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Rameker, Bruce; Saffer, Lisa; van der Kamp, Harry; Vries, Gerrie de
Conductors: Leeuw, Reinbert de
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; Schoenberg Ensemble
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PID 910234
100 Best Sacred Works
100 Best Sacred Works

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-04-03

Works: Gregorian Chant: Sub tuum praesidium, antiphon in mode 7; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; John Dunstable: Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32; Thomas Tallis: In manus tuas; Spem i...
Performers: Alain, Marie-Claire; Altmeyer, Theo; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Argenta, Nancy; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bär, Olaf; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barley, Peter; Bayco, Fre...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; ; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Wulstan, David; Stevens, Denis; Willcocks, David; Guest, George; Parrott, Andrew; Mackerras, Charles; Jochum, Eugen; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Nelson, Jo...
Ensemble: ; Clerkes of Oxenford; Collegium Cartusianum; Consortium Musicum; Maîtrise d'Antony; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Royal Military School of Music Band; String & Brass Ensemble; The Hilliard Ense...

The newest title in the Best Classics 100 series, Best Sacred Classics 100, features 6 CDs, each containing an average of 16-17 tracks. 6 CDs...continue...
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EMI 892272B
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
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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; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Kooij, Peter [Bass Vocal]; Lamy, Herve [Tenor Vocals]; 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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Monteverdi: Lamento d'Arianna, etc / Concerto Vocale
Monteverdi: Lamento d'Arianna, etc / Concerto Vocale

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-03-20

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 6; Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben?, madrigal in 4 parts for 2 sopranos (from Book 7), SV 140; Non è di gentil core chi non arde, madrigal for 2 sopra...
Performers: Jacobs, Rene
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Concerto Vocale
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HAR 1951129
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; Figueras, Montserrat; Hamon, Pierre; Mayoral, David; Mena, Carlos [Countertenor Vocal]; Ol...
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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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 2 - Vocal Works Vol 1
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 2 - Vocal Works Vol 1

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-03-13

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Das Jüngste Gericht, oratorio ("Wacht! Euch zum Streit gefasset macht"), BuxWV Anh. A3 (doubtful)
Performers: Bentvelsen, Donald; Blaze, Robin; Isidro, Orlanda Velez; Karasiak, Andreas; Mertens, Klaus; Stam, Caroline; Steur, Rene; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton

"Assuming [the oratorio is] the real McCoy, it represents a major, heretofore unknown vocal work by this great North German composer that all baroque fans...continue...
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El siglo de oro / Lionheart
El siglo de oro / Lionheart

1 CD / Koch International / 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
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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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KCH 7676
Spotlight - Handel: Arias / Russell Oberlin
Spotlight - Handel: Arias / Russell Oberlin

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-03-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54; Muzio Scevola, HWV 13; Rodelinda; Radamisto, HWV 12
Performers: Fuller, Albert; Oberlin, Russell
Conductors: Dunn, Thomas
Ensemble: Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Celebrated for his strong, sweet tone and elegant phrasing, American countertenor Russell Oberlin helped to popularize rare repertory and the countertenor voice itself. Originally released...continue...
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PID 1078555
Monteverdi:  L'incoronazione di Poppea / Nikolaus Harnoncourt [DVD]
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea / Nikolaus Harnoncourt [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2007-03-13

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Performers: Esswood, Paul; Huttenlocher, Philippe; Minetto, Maria; Oliver, Alexander; Perry, Janet; Salminen, Matti; Schmidt, Trudeliese; Tappy, Eric; Yakar, Rachel
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus; Zurich Opera Orchestra

An operatic legend returns-the celebrated Zurich Monteverdi cycle of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Until the 1970s, Monteverdi had been quietly fated to academia until...continue...
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, LPCM Stereo, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS 5.1 Surround,
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese
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DGG B000824009
Hilliard Live vol 1 - Perotin and the Ars antiqua
Hilliard Live vol 1 - Perotin and the Ars antiqua

1 CD / Coro / 2007-03-13

Works: Anonymous, Notre Dame School: Vetus abit littera, 4-part conductus; Deus misertus hominis, 4-part conductus; Veni creator spiritus, 3-part conductus (MS Florencia); Haec dies quam fecit Dominus, orga...
Performers: Covey-Crump, Rogers; James, David; Jones, Gordon [Baritone]; Potter, John [Tenor Vocal]

The Hilliard LIVE Series was originally produced by the BBC for lobby sale at Hilliard Ensemble concert events, and was not available commercially. This album...continue...
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