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A Royal Trio: Arias by Handel, Bononcini & Ariosti / Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor), La Nuova Musica, David Bates
A Royal Trio: Arias by Handel, Bononcini & Ariosti / Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor), La Nuova Musica, David Bates

1 Super Audio CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-10-14

Works: Attilio Ariosti: Vespasiano; Il naufragio vicino; Coriolano; George Frederick Handel: Flavio; Admeto; Giulio Cesare; Ottone; Rodelinda; Giovanni Bononcini: Crispo; Griselda; Muzio Scevola
Performers: Zazzo, Lawrence
Conductors: Bates, David
Ensemble: La Nuova Musica

Founded in 1719 as the first opera company in the English-speaking world, the Royal Academy of Music commissioned and premièred some of the finest 18th-century...continue...
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Handel: Heroes from the Shadows / Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto; Phillipe Jaroussky, countertenor; Orfeo 55
Handel: Heroes from the Shadows / Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto; Phillipe Jaroussky, countertenor; Orfeo 55

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-10-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Poro; Ariodante; Orlando; Amadigi di Gaula; Alessandro; Serse; Partenope; Radamisto; Agrippina; Tamerlano; Scipione; Giulio Cesare; Arianna in Creta; Rodelinda; Silla
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe; Langot, Patrick; Pasotti, Michele
Conductors: Stutzmann, Nathalie
Ensemble: ; Orfeo 55

In 2009, contralto and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann founded her own chamber orchestra, Orfeo 55, with which she tours extensively and with whom she partners on...continue...
Recording information: Église du Bon Secours, Paris (05/19/2014-05/23/2014)....continue...
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Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act / Della Jones, Christopher Robson, Martyn Hill, Neil Jenkins, Henry Herford, Gerald Finley
Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act / Della Jones, Christopher Robson, Martyn Hill, Neil Jenkins, Henry Herford, Gerald Finley

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-08-12

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act with prologue, J. 216
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Herford, Henry; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Jenkins, Neil; Jones, Della; Robson, Christopher [Counter Tenor Vocal...
Conductors: Maxwell Davies, Peter
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies began work on his parodic opera Resurrection whilst studying at Princeton in the early 1960s but it wasn't until the 1980s...continue...
Recording information: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England (09/08/1994)....continue...
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Michael Giacchino: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Michael Giacchino: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2014-07-08

Works: Michael Giacchino: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, film score
Performers: Acosta, John [Cello]; Acuna, Alex Y Su Acuarela De Tambores; Amerson, Stephen; Anassian, Armen; Baptist, Rick; Beal, Joan; Beasom, Mark; Beasom, Samela; Becknell, Steven; Bedlion, Josh [Vocals]; Bish...
Conductors: Simonec, Tim

Recording information: Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Post Production.

A stand-alone sequel to the 2011 reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise, 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes...continue...
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Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610) / Namur Chamber Choir, Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610) / Namur Chamber Choir, Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon

2 CD / Ambronay / 2014-07-08

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Magnificat (I), for 8 voices, 2 violins and 4 violas/trombones (from Selva morale e spirituale), SV
Performers: Bellotto, Matteo; Flores, Mariana [Soprano Vocal]; Foresti, Sergio; Guimaraes, Fernando; Scheen, Celine; Schofrin, Fabian; Torres, Victor; Wilder, Zachary
Conductors: Garcia Alarcon, Leonardo
Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea; Namur Chamber Choir

A bona-fide masterpiece of sacred music, Monteverdi's Vespro della beata Vergine not only sealed the connection between Renaissance polyphony and the virtuoso opulence of the...continue...
Recording information: the abbatial church of Ambronay, France (09/07/2013-09/12/2013)....continue...
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L'Oiseau Lyre - Florilegium Series: The Baroque Era / Hogwood, Pickett, Rifkin, Preston, Dantone et al. [50 CD Limited Edition set]
L'Oiseau Lyre - Florilegium Series: The Baroque Era / Hogwood, Pickett, Rifkin, Preston, Dantone et al. [50 CD Limited Edition set]

50 CD / Decca / 2014-06-17

Works: Thomas Arne: Overtures (8) in Eight Parts, for orchestra; Rosamunde; The Masque of Comus; William Boyce: Symphonies (8), Op. 2; John Blow: Venus and Adonis; Lovely Salina, innocent and free; Henry Pu...
Performers: Accademia Bizantina; Ainsley, John Mark; Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet; Armonico, Il Giardino; Bach Ensemble; Baird, Julianne; Beznosiuk, Pavlo; Bonner, Tessa; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Bo...
Conductors: Hogwood, Christopher; Pickett, Philip; ; Rifkin, Joshua; Dantone, Ottavio; Preston, Simon
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Accademia Bizantina; Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet; Bach Ensemble; Handel & Haydn Society; Il Giardino Armonico; Les Talens Lyriques; New London Consort

A 50 CD Original Jackets Collection celebrating the greatest Baroque recordings from Decca's pioneering early music label L'Oiseau-Lyre.

Key Baroque works featuring best-selling albums

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X-Men: Days of Future Past [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
X-Men: Days of Future Past [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2014-06-10

Works: John Ottman: X-Men; Jim Croce: Time In A Bottle; Ewan MacColl: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Performers: Adams, Mark [Horn]; Ahn, Eun Mee; Altenbach, Richard; Amerson, Stephen; Baptist, Rick; Becknell, Steven; Brenes, Laura; Brophy, Robert [Viola]; Brown, Andy [Tenor (Vocal)]; Brown, Karen Hogle; Bruton...
Conductors: Schindler, Jeffrey

Personnel: John Ottman (programming); Roger Suen (programming).

Recording information: Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Studios, Los Ang.

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John Maynard (1577-1633): The XII Wonders of the World, 1611; Character Songs of Campion, Hume, Ravenscroft, Parsons
John Maynard (1577-1633): The XII Wonders of the World, 1611; Character Songs of Campion, Hume, Ravenscroft, Parsons

1 CD / Decca / 2014-06-03

Works: John Maynard: The 12 Wonders of the World, for voice, lute & bass viol; Thomas Campion: Jack and Joan, for voice & lute; Tobias Hume: Tobacco, Tobacco, Sing Sweetly for Tobacco!, song for consort (a....
Performers: Elliot, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kirkby, Emma; Rooley, Anthony [Lute]; Skinner, John York; Thomas, David [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Rooley, Anthony; Jones, Trevor
Ensemble: Consort of Musicke

Eloquence is a series of classical recordings culled from the archives of Decca and Deutsche Grammophon and originating from Australia. One of the most critically-acclaimed...continue...
Recording information: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK (01/1975)....continue...
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Francesco Ratis: Dialoghi con l'Angelo (1657) / Chiyuki Okamura, Cornelia Samuelis, Franz Vitzthum, Christian Dietz, Yorck Felix Speer
Francesco Ratis: Dialoghi con l'Angelo (1657) / Chiyuki Okamura, Cornelia Samuelis, Franz Vitzthum, Christian Dietz, Yorck Felix Speer

1 CD / Accent / 2014-05-13

Works: Francesco Ratis: Ciaccona di Paradiso e dell'Inferno, for ensemble; Dialogo frà l'Angelo et un Musico, for ensemble; Non si và al Cielo, for ensemble; Dialogo frà l'Angelo, l'Anima et ...
Performers: Dietz, Christian; Okamura, Chiyuki; Samuelis, Cornelia; Speer, Yorck Felix; Vitzthum, Franz
Conductors: Dücker, Michael
Ensemble: Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto

There was a rumor that the Passacalli della Vita - a genuine hit in the early music scene - was not an original composition from...continue...
Recording information: WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany (07/17/2013-07/20/2013)....continue...
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Handel: Teseo (highlights) / Amanda Forsythe, Amy Freston, Dominique Labelle, Céline Ricci, Robin Blaze, Drew Minter, Jeffrey Fields
Handel: Teseo (highlights) / Amanda Forsythe, Amy Freston, Dominique Labelle, Céline Ricci, Robin Blaze, Drew Minter, Jeffrey Fields

1 CD / Philharmonia Baroque / 2014-05-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Teseo
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Fields, Jeffrey; Forsythe, Amanda; Freston, Amy; Labelle, Dominique; Minter, Drew [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Ricci, Celine; Smucker, Jonathan
Conductors: McGegan, Nicholas
Ensemble: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Music Director Nicholas McGegan leads Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and an acclaimed cast of soloists in highlights from Teseo, a rarely performed masterpiece of Handelian opera....continue...
Recording information: First Congregational Church, Berkley, CA (04/13/2013-04/14/2013)....continue...
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Byrd: Mass for Four Voices;  Taverner / Pro Cantione Antiqua
Byrd: Mass for Four Voices; Taverner / Pro Cantione Antiqua

1 CD / Regis Records / 2014-05-12

Works: William Byrd: Mass for 4 Voices; Liber primus sacrarum cantionum; Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum; Ave verum corpus; John Taverner: Dum transisset Sabbatum I; Magnificat sexti toni; Audivi vocem de...
Performers: Brett, Charles; Elliott, Paul [Classical]; Etheridge, Brian; George, Michael [bass]; Griffett, James; Keyte, Christopher; Partridge, Ian; Penrose, Timothy; Roberts, Stephen [baritone]; Smith, Kevin
Conductors: Turner, Bruno; Brown, Mark
Ensemble: Pro Cantione Antiqua
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Purcell: Songs and Sacred Arias / Alfred Deller, countertenor
Purcell: Songs and Sacred Arias / Alfred Deller, countertenor

1 CD / Regis Records / 2014-05-12

Works: Henry Purcell: Oedipus; I love and I must, Z 382 "Bell Barr"; Don Quixote; The Fairy Queen; Fairy Queen, Z 629; Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"; History of King Ri...
Performers: Bergmann, Walter; Bevan, Maurice; Cantelo, April; Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond; Gibbs, Peter; Jones, Granville; Malcolm, George; Marriner, Sir Neville

A collection of Purcell's songs and sacred arias by the Deller Consort. Twelve of the eighteen tracks feature the inimitable voice of Alfred Deller....continue...
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New Music Collections, Vol. 2: Electronic - works by David Lumsdaine, Paul Whitty, Dave Price, Claudia Molitor, Richard Barrett, Harrison Birtwistle et al.
New Music Collections, Vol. 2: Electronic - works by David Lumsdaine, Paul Whitty, Dave Price, Claudia Molitor, Richard Barrett, Harrison Birtwistle et al.

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29

Works: Roger Smalley: Pulses; Richard Barrett: Transmission 2, for guitar & electronics; Anna Meredith: Axeman, for bassoon & electronics; Rajmil Fischmann: Dreams of Being, for electronics; Claudia Molitor...
Performers: Barrett, Richard; Birtwistle, Harrison [Composer]; Buckley, Daryl; Chance, Michael; Chapman, Jane [Harpsichord]; Collins, Sarah; Dennehy, Donnacha; Ficarra, Evelyn; Fischmann, Rajmil; Harvey, Jonatha...
Conductors: Bernas, Richard; Christian Eggen, Christia; ; Protheroe, Guy
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Cikada Ensemble; Elision; Noszferatu; Sound Intermedia; Spectrum

NMC explores the rich offerings of its back catalogue in a new mid-price series called New Music Collections. (See what we did there?) Each album...continue...
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NMC 205
50 Great Recordings
50 Great Recordings

50 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2014-04-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatas (2) for cello & piano, Op. 5; Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1; Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, O...
Performers: Abbado, Claudio [Conductor]; Angeli, Giovanni de [Oboe]; Ax, Emanuel; Azzolini, Sergio; Balthasar-Neumann-Chor; Batiashvili, Elisabeth; Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Berli...
Conductors: Reiner, Fritz; Bernstein, Leonard; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Basile, Arturo; Rother, Artur; Becker, Gerhard; Schmidt-Bolcke, Werner; Melichar, Alois; Cillario, Carlo Felice; Kleiber, Carlos; Bernius, F...
Ensemble: ; Concentus Musicus Wien; Concerto Melante; Duo Tal & Groethuysen; Huelgas Ensemble; L'Archibudelli; Musica Fiata; Smithsonian Chamber Players; Streicher-Akademie Bozen
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Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King
Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-04-08

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Fairy Queen, Z 629; O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406; Sing, sing, ye druids (from "Bonduca"), song, Z. 574/13; O dive custos; No, resistance is but vain (from "Ma...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; King, Robert; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: ; The King's Consort

This recording of duets by the great composers of the Restoration is one of the gems of Hyperion's catalogue. It features the celebrated countertenors James...continue...
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The Art of Melancholy - Songs by John Dowland / Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Dunford (lute)
The Art of Melancholy - Songs by John Dowland / Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Dunford (lute)

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-04-08

Works: John Dowland: Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Go crystal tears,...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Dunford, Thomas [Lute]

Of all English songwriters, John Dowland has enjoyed the most powerful afterlife, his voice unmistakably present in any version of his songs. The preeminent marriage...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (04/06/2013-04/08/2013)....continue...
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Handel: Peace & Celebration - Coronation Anthems; Concerto Grosso Op. 3/2/ 'Queen Anne' Ode / European Union Baroque Orch., Choir of Clare College Cambridge
Handel: Peace & Celebration - Coronation Anthems; Concerto Grosso Op. 3/2/ 'Queen Anne' Ode / European Union Baroque Orch., Choir of Clare College Cambridge

1 CD / Obsidian Records / 2014-03-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Alleluia; Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op. 3 no 2; Coronation Anthems (4); Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74; The King Shall Rejoice, coronati...
Performers: Mortensen, Lars Ulrik; Potter, Alex
Conductors: Mortensen, Lars Ulrik
Ensemble: ; Choir of Clare College Cambridge

Recorded live at a concert at St John's Smith Square, London, this recording of famous works by Handel celebrates the 300th anniversary of the accession...continue...
Recording information: St John's Smith Square, London, England (09/03/2013)....continue...
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OBID 711
'America' - Choral music of Copland, Reich, Cage, Feldman, Bernstein, Barber / SWR Voklemsemble Stuttgart, Creed
'America' - Choral music of Copland, Reich, Cage, Feldman, Bernstein, Barber / SWR Voklemsemble Stuttgart, Creed

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2014-03-25

Works: Aaron Copland: Motets (4), for chorus; Steve Reich: Proverb, for 3 sopranos, 2 tenors, 2 vibes & 2 organs; John Cage: Five, for any 5 voices or instruments; Morton Feldman: Rothko Chapel for soprano,...
Performers: Bach, Franz; Becker, Ulrike; Darzins, Andra; Drope, Kirsten; Hemmi, Tomoko; Kaleschke, Johannes; Kaliss, Peer [Percussion]; Kruse, Jurgen; Lenter, Angelika [Soprano (Vocal)]; Linn, Rudiger; Muller, B...
Conductors: Creed, Marcus
Ensemble: ; SWR Voklemsemble Stuttgart

America' is the first disc in a new series with each CD focusing on the choral music of a different country. The works are presented...continue...
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HAN 93306
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Timothy Dickinson, Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge, Simon Birchall
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Timothy Dickinson, Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge, Simon Birchall

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2014-03-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; Hymn to the Virgin; A...
Performers: Baker, Martin [Choral Conductor]; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Chance, Michael; Drake, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Neary, Martin
Ensemble: ; Westminster Abbey Choir

This setting of eleven texts from the English Galaxy of Shorter Poems displays Britten's immense abilities to find a huge wealth of musical textures and...continue...
This superior recording with the Westminster Abbey Choir includes "A Ceremony of Carols," "Rejoice in the Lamb," "A Hymn to the Virgin" and "Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac." ~ Gina Boldman...continue...
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Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus; Pergolesi: Stabat Mater / Lemieux, Mingardo, Jaroussky, Alessandrini.
Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus; Pergolesi: Stabat Mater / Lemieux, Mingardo, Jaroussky, Alessandrini.

2 CD / Naïve / 2014-03-25

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608; Credo in G major, RV 592; Amen; Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Alessandro Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, for soprano, alto, 2 violins & continuo
Performers: Bertagnoli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Alessandrini, Rinaldo
Ensemble: ; Concerto Italiano

Especially designed for the Easter period, this special project gathers three of the most famous Stabat Mater in music history, those of Vivaldi, Pergolesi and...continue...
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Pancrace Royer (1705-1755): Pyrrhus, opera / Guillemette Laurens, Emmanuelle De Negri, Alain Buet, Jeffrey Thompson
Pancrace Royer (1705-1755): Pyrrhus, opera / Guillemette Laurens, Emmanuelle De Negri, Alain Buet, Jeffrey Thompson

2 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-03-25

Works: Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer: Pyrrhus, opera
Performers: Añorga, Solange; Ancely, Virgile; Buet, Alain; Collobert, Laurent; Cummings, Brian; de Negri, Emmanuelle [Vocals]; Decaudaveine, Sophie; Dubrovitch, Nicole; Fichet, Olivier [Vocals]; Gautier, ...
Conductors: Greenberg, Michael
Ensemble: Les Enfants d'Apollon

World premiere recording! With a first-rate cast, this new production from Alpha brings to light a major work of the French operatic heritage. Pyrrhus by...continue...
Recording information: Salle des Croisades du Château de Versailles (09/14/2012/09/16/2012)....continue...
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AHP 953
Your Tuneful Voice: Handel Oratorio Arias from Solomon, Jephtha, Esther, Belshazzar et al. / Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Your Tuneful Voice: Handel Oratorio Arias from Solomon, Jephtha, Esther, Belshazzar et al. / Iestyn Davies, countertenor

1 CD / Vivat / 2014-03-18

Works: George Frederick Handel: Belshazzar; The Triumph of Time and Truth; Esther; Alexander Balus; Jephtha; Birthday Ode for Queen Anne; Solomon; Semele; The Choice of Hercules; Samson; Israel in Egypt
Performers: Chaplin, Rachel [Oboe]; Davies, Iestyn; Debretzeni, Kati; Sampson, Carolyn; Steele-Perkins, Crispian [Trumpet]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

Acclaimed countertenor Iestyn Davies and The King's Consort perform an outstanding programme of Handel arias from some of the composer's finest oratorios.

Eleven varied solo

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Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell / Philippe Jaroussky, Raquel Andueza, Vincenzo Capezzuto
Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell / Philippe Jaroussky, Raquel Andueza, Vincenzo Capezzuto

1 CD / Erato / 2014-03-11

Works: Henry Purcell: 'Twas within a furlong (from "Mock Marriage"), song, Z. 605/2; Music for a while; Begin the song and strike the living lyre, sacred song, for bass & continuo, Z. 183; Evening Service (...
Performers: Andueza, Raquel; Jaroussky, Philippe; Muthspiel, Wolfgang; Trovesi, Gianluigi; Visse, Dominique [Countertenor Vocal]
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

After the intoxicating heat of Mediterraneo, released in 2013, Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L'Arpeggiata now head to the cooler climes of England with Music...continue...
Recording information: Institut Culturel Roumain de Paris, Salle Byzantine, Pa (06/2013)....continue...
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Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783) Opera Arias 'Rokoko' / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor
Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783) Opera Arias 'Rokoko' / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor

1 CD / Decca / 2014-03-11

Works: Johann Adolf Hasse: Il Cantico de' Tre Fanciulli; Arminio; Siroe rè di Persia, opera; Tito Vespasiano, opera; L'Olimpiade, opera; Ipermestra; Concerto for mandolin in G; Il Trionfo di Clelia; La...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Kitsos, Theodore
Conductors: Petrou, George
Ensemble: ; Armonia Atenea

Launching his new recording contract with Decca Classics, critically-acclaimed countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic performs arias from the finest of Hasse's dramatic works.

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Arise, My Muse / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Richard Egarr & friends
Arise, My Muse / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Richard Egarr & friends

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2014-03-04

Works: Henry Purcell: Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday, Z 320; Come ye sons of Art, away, Z 323; Welcome to all the Pleasures, Z 339; Yorkshire Feast Song, Z 333; Hail! bright Cecilia, Z 328; Celebrate this fe...
Performers: Carter, William; Cicic, Bojan; Davies, Iestyn; Debus, Tabea [Recorder]; Egarr, Richard; Kuhn, Julia [Violin/Viola]; Levy, Mark [Viol]; Pedder, Stephen [Violin]; Thorby, Pamela

Famed for the crystalline beauty of his voice and the breath-taking daring of his artistry, British countertenor Iestyn Davies returned to Wigmore Hall with a...continue...
Personnel: Richard Egarr (harpsichord); William Carter (theorbo); Bojan Cicic (violin); Mark Levy (viola da gamba); Pamela Thorby (recorder).

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Transcriptions 2 / Mendelssohn: Christus; Cantatas Chorales; Vivaldi; Prokofiev; Mahler; Schubert; Bach; Debussy; Ravel
Transcriptions 2 / Mendelssohn: Christus; Cantatas Chorales; Vivaldi; Prokofiev; Mahler; Schubert; Bach; Debussy; Ravel

2 CD / Naïve / 2014-02-25

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Franz Schubert: Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343; Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D. 810; Der Wegweiser (...
Performers: Añorga, Solange; Butter, Markus; Champion, Romain; Getchell, Robert; Piau, Sandrine; Slaars, Laurent
Conductors: Equilbey, Laurence
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Monts du Reuil

To mark their 15th anniversary, Naïve presents limited edition 2 CD sets featuring recordings from their most emblematic artists....continue...
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NAI 40043
John Danyel: Like as the Lute Delights / Michael Chance, countertenor; Paul Beier, lute
John Danyel: Like as the Lute Delights / Michael Chance, countertenor; Paul Beier, lute

1 CD / Stradivarius / 2014-02-11

Works: John Danyel: Can doleful notes?; No, Let Chromatic Tunes; Uncertaine certaine turnes; Dost Thou Withdraw Thy Grace?; Rosamund, pavan; Eyes Look No More; Coy Daphne Fled; Like As the Lute Delights; Th...
Performers: Beier, Paul; Chance, Michael

In modern production, the tendency has always been to present each work of the Danyel songbook with the maximum forces possible: four voices plus instruments...continue...
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SVS 33903
J.S. Bach: Motets / Collegium Vocale Gent; La Chapelle Royale, Herreweghe
J.S. Bach: Motets / Collegium Vocale Gent; La Chapelle Royale, Herreweghe

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-02-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226; Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227; Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229; Lobet den Herrn, all...
Performers: Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Darras, Vincent; de Reyghere, Greta; Kooij, Peter [Bass Vocal]; Mellon, Agnes [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe
Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale

Bach's motets, most of them composed during the 1730s, occupy a rather special position in his output. Never did the Cantor of St. Thomas's devote...continue...
Recording information: Minderbrooderskerk, Gand (11/15/1985-11/21/1985)....continue...
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How Sweet the Sound - music Palestrina and Purcell to Tavener and Thomas / Chanticleer [14 CDs]
How Sweet the Sound - music Palestrina and Purcell to Tavener and Thomas / Chanticleer [14 CDs]

14 CD / Teldec / 2014-01-28

Works: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Gaude, Barbara, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book II for 5, 6, & 8 voices); Missa pro defunctis a 5; Salve Regina, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book V); Pange ...
Performers: Alatorre, Eric; Alber, Matthew; Albinder, Frank; Antin, Jesse; Barnett, Steve [Choral Music]; Baum, Kevin; Biggs, Allen; Bischoff, John; Brenner, Eric S.; Fitch, Kenneth; Flunder, Yvette; Fortin, Oli...
Conductors: Jennings, Joseph; Stratta, Ettore; Albinder, Frank; Sempe, Skip
Ensemble: ; Capriccio Stravagante; Chanticleer; Chanticleer Sinfonia; Don Haas Trio; Handel & Haydn Society

  • 14CD set- 'How Sweet the Sound' is an homage to the vast recorded legacy of Chanticleer
  • This set includes a wealth of Renaissance and Baroque
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Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli / Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Cecilia Bartoli (appearing in two selections)
Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli / Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Cecilia Bartoli (appearing in two selections)

1 CD / Erato / 2014-01-28

Works: Nicola Porpora: Arianna e Teseo; Semiramide Riconosciuta; Semiramide Regina Dell'Assiria; Polifemo; Mitridate; Ifigenia in Aulide; Orfeo
Performers: Bartoli, Cecilia; Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Marcon, Andrea

  • Nicola-Antonio Popora, the castrato Farinelli's teacher, was a international star in his day; his 50 or so operas taking him across Europe.
  • This is the
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Recording information: Gustav Mahler Hall, Dobbiaco, Bolzano, Italy (2012-08-14_2012-08-15&2012-)....continue...
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Baroque Favourites - music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi / Australian Brandenburg Orch.
Baroque Favourites - music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi / Australian Brandenburg Orch.

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-01-22

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV1048; George Frederick Handel: Solomon, HWV67; Rinaldo, HWV7; Flute Suite in G major, HWV350, from the Water Music; Jeptha; Wolfgang Am...
Performers: Hill, Craig; Kandaridis, Mina; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Lacey, Genevieve; Macliver, Sara; Montgomery, Belinda; Scholl, Andreas; Sieden, Cyndia
Conductors: Dyer, Paul
Ensemble: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
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ABCC 4764056
Britten: The Five Canticles / Marcus Farnsworth
Britten: The Five Canticles / Marcus Farnsworth

25 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2013-12-03

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; Canticle V; Canticle IV; Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain"
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Farnsworth, Marcus; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Wakeford, Lucy; Watkins, Richard [Horn]

'A masterclass in producing expressively direct and unaffected Britten' was the Guardian's verdict on the sold-out Wigmore Hall concert on November 30, 2012 featuring all...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording WGMR 0064
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate Pueri; Confitebor / Julia Lezhneva; Philippe Jaroussky. Diego Fasolis
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate Pueri; Confitebor / Julia Lezhneva; Philippe Jaroussky. Diego Fasolis

1 CD / Erato / 2013-11-19

Works: Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate pueri, psalm for soprano, chorus & orchestra; Confitebor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Jaroussky, Philippe; Lezhneva, Julia
Conductors: Fasolis, Diego
Ensemble: I Barocchisti

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is a setting of 13th century text that expresses the Virgin Mary's suffering as she stands by the Cross. Written for solo...continue...
Recording information: Auditorio Stelio Molo/Studio 2, RSI, Lugano, Switzerlan (03/14/2012-03/21/2012); Chiesa del Sacro Cuore, Bellinzona, Switzerland (03/14/2012-03/21/2012)....continue...
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ERA 19147
Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 55 - Freue dich, erlöste Schar - Cantatas BWV 30, 69, 191 / Bach Collegium Japan, Suzuki
Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 55 - Freue dich, erlöste Schar - Cantatas BWV 30, 69, 191 / Bach Collegium Japan, Suzuki

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-11-19

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 69, "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele," BWV 69; Cantata no 30, "Freue dich, erlöste Schar" BWV 30; Cantata no 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo" BWV 191
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Blazikov, Hana; Kooij, Peter [Bass Vocal]; San'nomiya, Masamitsu; Terakado, Ryo [Violin]; Turk, Gerd
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: ; Bach Collegium Japan

On Friday February 22, 2013, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan put the final touches to what will be the 55th and last volume...continue...
Recording information: Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan (02/2013)....continue...
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Britten: Canticles; The Heart of the Matter / Daniel Norman: tenor; Christopher Gould: piano
Britten: Canticles; The Heart of the Matter / Daniel Norman: tenor; Christopher Gould: piano

1 CD / Stone Records / 2013-11-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; The Heart of the Matter, for tenor, narrator, horn & piano; Canticle IV; Canticle V
Performers: Gould, Christopher; Norman, Daniel; Towers, William; Watkins, Richard [Horn]; Webb, Hugh; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]

A wonderful new live recording of Britten's Canticles, recorded live in Oxford's Holywell Music Room to celebrate the centenary of the composer's birth. The disc...continue...
Recording information: Holywell Music Room, Oxford, UK (02/15/2013-02/16/2013)....continue...
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SOER 8031
Músicas del Alcázar - A collection of Spanish music from the 12th to the 17th century, inspired by Spanish Alcazars / Eduardo Paniagua
Músicas del Alcázar - A collection of Spanish music from the 12th to the 17th century, inspired by Spanish Alcazars / Eduardo Paniagua

1 CD / Pneuma / 2013-11-12

Works: Alfonso X: Cantiga de Santa María 159, Non sofre Santa María de seeren perdidosos; Cantiga de Santa María 352, Fremosos miragres mostra a Madre de fremosura; Cantiga de Santa Marí...
Performers: Akrim, Larbi; Allal, Jamal Eddine Ben; Almendros, Enrique; Alvarez, Maria Luz; Ambrosini, Marco; Berraq, Mohamed; Bouamar, Aouatif [Vocals (Background)]; Carazo, Cesar; Delfino, Riccardo; Delgado, Lu...
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PNA 1400
The Sound Of Alison Balsom, trumpet
The Sound Of Alison Balsom, trumpet

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-10-29

Works: Henry Purcell: King Arthur, suite, Z 628; Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for Cello no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008; Aria variata in A minor, BWV 989; Concerto for solo keyboard no 1 in D major (after Vivaldi...
Performers: Balsom, Alison; Carey, Colm; Davies, Iestyn; Pinnock, Trevor; Ross, Alastair; Thomas, Quentin
Conductors: Gardner, Edward; ; Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: ; Scottish Ensemble; The English Concert
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WRNC 19162
Fede e Amor - Baroque music with trombones at the Imperial Court in Vienna / Alex Potter (countertenor); Chaterine Motuz & Simen Van Mechelen (Trombones)
Fede e Amor - Baroque music with trombones at the Imperial Court in Vienna / Alex Potter (countertenor); Chaterine Motuz & Simen Van Mechelen (Trombones)

1 CD / Ramee / 2013-10-29

Works: Johann Joseph Fux: Jesu Christo nell'orto; Sonata à 3, for 2 violins, trombone & continuo, E 68; Sonata a 3 in A minor, K365; Sonata a 3 in D minor, K379; Marco Antonio Ziani: Alma Redemptoris M...
Performers: Mechelen, Simen Van; Motuz, Catherine; Potter, Alex
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Ensemble: Ensemble La Fontaine

This recording explores some of the lesser-known music from 18th-century Vienna that combines solo voice with virtuoso trombones. Many of the arias presented on this...continue...
Recording information: Beuggen Castle, Rheinfelden, Germany (10/2012)....continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording RME 1304
 
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