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Arthur Honegger: Jeanne D'Arc au Bûcher (Joan of Arc), oratorio / Marion Cotillard, Xavier Gallais, Barcelona SO, Marc Soustrot [DVD]
Arthur Honegger: Jeanne D'Arc au Bûcher (Joan of Arc), oratorio / Marion Cotillard, Xavier Gallais, Barcelona SO, Marc Soustrot [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Alpha Productions / 2015-05-26

Conductors: Soustrot, Marc
Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony Orchestra

Jeanne d'Arc au Būcher, written by Swiss composer Arthur Honegger in 1938, is a fascinating oratorio. The text by Paul Claudel is constructed like a...continue...
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Arthur Honegger: Jeanne D'Arc au Bûcher / Marion Cotillard; Barcelona Symphony; Catalonia Nat'l Orch.; Soustrot
Arthur Honegger: Jeanne D'Arc au Bûcher / Marion Cotillard; Barcelona Symphony; Catalonia Nat'l Orch.; Soustrot

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2015-05-26

Works: Arthur Honegger: Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, dramatic oratorio for various speakers & vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra,
Conductors: Soustrot, Marc
Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony; Catalonia National Orchestraá

Jeanne d'Arc au Būcher, written by Swiss composer Arthur Honegger in 1938, is a fascinating oratorio. The text by Paul Claudel is constructed like a...continue...
Recording information: Sala Pau Casals, L'Auditori, Barcelona, Spain (11/17/2012)....continue...
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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Orchester Wiener Akademie; Haselböck
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Orchester Wiener Akademie; Haselböck

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2015-05-26

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Conductors: Haselböck, Martin
Ensemble: Orchester Wiener Akademie

The Re-Sound Beethoven collection brings the symphonies of Beethoven back to the locations of their Viennese premieres. Four of the six venues where first performances...continue...
Recording information: Landhaussaal, Palais Neiderösterreich, Vienna, Austria (12/07/2014-12/09/2014)....continue...
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Telemann: Overtures & Concerti for Darmstadt / Zefira Valova, violin; Les Ambassadeurs; Kossenko
Telemann: Overtures & Concerti for Darmstadt / Zefira Valova, violin; Les Ambassadeurs; Kossenko

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2015-03-31

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Overture, suite for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings & continuo in F major, TWV 55; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in A minor, TWV 51; Concerto for flute, strings &...
Performers: Valova, Zefira [Violin]
Conductors: Kossenko, Alexis
Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs (France)

Alexis Kossenko returns to centre stage with a project focussing on works by Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in the history...continue...
Recording information: Temple St. Marcel, Paris, France (2014-09-03_2014-09-04&2014-)....continue...
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AHP 200
Henry Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Vivica Genaux, Ana Quintans, Henk Neven et al.; Le Poème Harmonique; Dumestre; Opéra de Rouen et al. [DVD]
Henry Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Vivica Genaux, Ana Quintans, Henk Neven et al.; Le Poème Harmonique; Dumestre; Opéra de Rouen et al. [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Alpha Productions / 2015-03-31

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aenaeas
Performers: Dumestre, Vincent; Genaux, Vivica; Mauillon, Marc; Neven, Henk; Venite, Stephane
Conductors: Dumestre, Vincent
Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique

After the success of the DVDs devoted to Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Cadmus & Hermione, Vincent Dumestre and Le Poème Harmonique continue their exploration of...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Motets BWV 225-230 & Anh. 159 / Capella Cracoviensis, Bonizzoni
J.S. Bach: Motets BWV 225-230 & Anh. 159 / Capella Cracoviensis, Bonizzoni

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2015-01-27

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; Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, motet for double c...
Conductors: Bonizzoni, Fabio
Ensemble: Capella Cracoviensis

Capella Cracoviensis, recently discovered on the Alpha release Te Deum, returns here under the direction of Fabio Bonizzoni. Together they present a highly vigorous reading...continue...
Recording information: The European Krzysztof Penderecki Center for Music, Lus (03/25/2014-03/29/2014)....continue...
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AHP 199
Love I Obey - baroque ballads / Elisabeth Geiger, harpsichord; Rosemary Standley, voice; Helstroffer's Band
Love I Obey - baroque ballads / Elisabeth Geiger, harpsichord; Rosemary Standley, voice; Helstroffer's Band

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2015-01-27

Works: William Lawes: Love I Obey, song for voice; Anonymous: Bruton Town, song; Scottish Traditional: Geordie; American Traditional: The Wagoner's Lad, folk song; Wayfaring Stranger, religious ballad; Henr...
Performers: Standley, Rosemary
Conductors: Helstroffer, Bruno
Ensemble: Helstroffer's Band

Rosemary Standley, a Franco-American singer with a gentle, charismatic voice, tackles Baroque repertory with sobriety and elegance. She is accompanied by the ensemble of Bruno...continue...
Recording information: Studio Sextan-La Fonderie, Malakoff at Temple du Foyer (2013-07-07_2013-07-11&2013-)....continue...
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AHP 538
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: Miserere; Francois Couperin: Lecons de Ténebres / Vincent Dumestre, Hasnaa Bennani, Isabelle Druet, Claire Lefilliatre
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: Miserere; Francois Couperin: Lecons de Ténebres / Vincent Dumestre, Hasnaa Bennani, Isabelle Druet, Claire Lefilliatre

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-11-18

Works: Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: Miserere, 3-part motet; François Couperin: Leçon de Ténèbres 1, for treble voice & continuo; Leçon de Ténèbres 2, for treble voice &...
Conductors: Dumestre, Vincent
Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique

It seemed natural for Le Poème Harmonique, which has already recorded some of the greatest works in the 17th-century French sacred repertoire, to contribute to...continue...
Recording information: la Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles (2010-11-10_2010-11-17&2013-)....continue...
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AHP 957
Au Sainct Nau - works by Goudimel, Janequin, Du Caurroy, Costeley & Sermisy / Ens. Janequin
Au Sainct Nau - works by Goudimel, Janequin, Du Caurroy, Costeley & Sermisy / Ens. Janequin

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-11-18

Works: Gregorian Chant: Conditor alme siderum, hymn, mode 4; O Beata infantia, antiphon in mode 2; Anonymous, French: Conditor le jour de Noel; O gras tondus, poem; Eustache du Caurroy: Fantasy no 4 on "Une...
Performers: Moulin, Yoann
Conductors: Visse, Dominique
Ensemble: Ensemble Clément Janequin

Humour and contemplation. With all the delicacy bestowed on them by their humour and their talent, Dominique Visse and his Ensemble Clément Janequin juxtapose various...continue...
Recording information: l'église St Laurent de Laval-en-Brie (06/22/2013-06/25/2013)....continue...
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AHP 198
Guido Morini (b.1959): Solve et Coagula, opera / Marco Beasley, tenor; Accordone
Guido Morini (b.1959): Solve et Coagula, opera / Marco Beasley, tenor; Accordone

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-10-28

Conductors: Morini, Guido
Ensemble: Accordone

This new recording pays tribute to a little-known, mysterious figure of 18th c. Naples: Prince Raimondo di Sangro. A soldier, scientist, poet, alchemist and freemason,...continue...
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AHP 537
Captain Tobias Hume (c.1569-1645):
Captain Tobias Hume (c.1569-1645): "Harke, harke!"; Lyra Violls Humors & Delights / Balestracci, Bruno Cocset

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-10-28

Conductors: Balestracci, Guido
Ensemble: Bruno Cocset; Les Basses Réunies

With this new recording, Bruno Cocset's Les Basses Réunies, in partnership with talented Italian guest gambist Guido Balestracci, propose a journey back to 17th c....continue...
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AHP 197
C.P.E. Bach: Trio Sonatas; Flue Concertos / Alexis Kossenko, recorder; Les Ambassadeurs
C.P.E. Bach: Trio Sonatas; Flue Concertos / Alexis Kossenko, recorder; Les Ambassadeurs

3 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-10-28

Conductors: Kossenko, Alexis;
Ensemble: Arte dei Suonatori; Les Ambassadeurs

For the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach's birth, Alpha proposed discovering the work of one of the Cantor's sons from an original angle: that of...continue...
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AHP 821
Everybody's Tune: Music from the British Isles & Flanders, 17th century - 3 albums: Nobody's Jig; Manuscrit Susanne Van Soldt; Lord Gallawy's Delight / Les Witches
Everybody's Tune: Music from the British Isles & Flanders, 17th century - 3 albums: Nobody's Jig; Manuscrit Susanne Van Soldt; Lord Gallawy's Delight / Les Witches

3 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-10-28

Works: English Traditional: Nobody's Jig / Mr. Lane's Maggott / Black and Grey, medley; Virgin Queen / Bobbing Joe, medley; Drive the Cold Winter Away / The Beggar Boy, medley; Siege of Limerick, dance melo...
Performers: Armstrong, Siobhan; Boquet, Pascale; Cozien, Mickael; Edouard, Odile; Eichelberger, Freddy; Michon, Claire; Moquet, Sylvie; Rivalland, Francoise; Wonner, Sebastien
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Ensemble: Les Witches

Les Witches have been enchanting audiences and listeners since the end of the 20th c. Their aim is to bring back from the depth of...continue...
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AHP 823
La Passione - F.J. Haydn: Symphonies nos. 1, 39 & 49; Gluck: Don Juan, ballet pantomine (1761) / Il Giardino Armonico, Antonini
La Passione - F.J. Haydn: Symphonies nos. 1, 39 & 49; Gluck: Don Juan, ballet pantomine (1761) / Il Giardino Armonico, Antonini

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-10-28

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 39 in G minor ("The Fist"), H. 1/39; Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in G major, H 15 no 25; Symphony no 1 in D major, H. 1/1; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Don Juan ou ...
Conductors: Antonini, Giovanni
Ensemble: ; Il Giardino Armonico

This new Alpha disc from il Giardino armonico and conductor and ensemble founder Giovanni Antonini, 'La Passione', unites two of Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphonies, Nos....continue...
Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (10/20/2013-10/24/2013)....continue...
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AHP 670
Chansons d'Autrefois & Chemins de Mélancolique / Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre
Chansons d'Autrefois & Chemins de Mélancolique / Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre

3 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-10-28

Works: Traditional: J'ai vu le loup; Anonymous, French: Le Roi Renaud (15th century); La fille au roi Louis (Concordance de Ballard); Le 31 du mois d'août; Au marches du palais; Réveillez-vous, be...
Performers: Brel, Daniel
Conductors: Dumestre, Vincent
Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique

When considering music of the past, two groups can be distinguished: music descended from oral tradition, and music descended from written tradition. This double-disc explores...continue...
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AHP 822
Kohlhaas - Music from and inspired by the film, by Martin Wheeler, Freddy Eichelberger & Ludwig Senfl / Martin Wheeler & Les Witches
Kohlhaas - Music from and inspired by the film, by Martin Wheeler, Freddy Eichelberger & Ludwig Senfl / Martin Wheeler & Les Witches

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-09-30

Conductors: Wheeler, Martin
Ensemble: Les Witches

This album represents an unexpected dialogue between two musical worlds, the fruit of our encounter with Arnaud des Pallie`res for the film Michael Kohlhaas. This...continue...
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AHP 536
Beethoven: The Last Three Sonatas, Opp. 109, 110 & 111 / Eric Le Sage, piano
Beethoven: The Last Three Sonatas, Opp. 109, 110 & 111 / Eric Le Sage, piano

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-09-30

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109; Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110; Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Performers: Le Sage, Eric [Piano]

'Of Beethoven and his worlds in music, some will remember more the herald of pure music or of program music, the Dionysian bearer of joy,...continue...
Recording information: Salle Philharmonique, Liège, Belgium (01/07/2012-01/10/2012)....continue...
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AHP 607
Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos / Arthur Schoondenwoerd, piano
Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos / Arthur Schoondenwoerd, piano

3 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-07-29

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"; Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a; Concerto for P...
Performers: Schoonderwoerd, Arthur
Conductors: Schoonderwoerd, Arthur
Ensemble: Ensemble Cristofori

Alpha proposes rediscovering the three discs of the complete recording made between 2004 and 2008 by Arthur Schoonderwoerd, conducting the Ensemble Cristofori from the keyboard....continue...
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AHP 820
Joseph Haydn: Fortepiano Sonatas, Adagios & Variations / Bobby Mitchell, pianoforte (1775)
Joseph Haydn: Fortepiano Sonatas, Adagios & Variations / Bobby Mitchell, pianoforte (1775)

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-07-29

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 38 in F major, H 16 no 23; Sonata for Keyboard no 43 in E flat major, H 16 no 28; Sonata for Keyboard no 58 in C major, H 16 no 48; Adagio for Keyboard in F...
Performers: Mitchell, Bobby [Piano]

For his first disc, Bobby Mitchell, 'Alpha winner' of the legendary Bruges Competition, proposes a program devoted to Joseph Haydn. His interpretation, juvenile yet based...continue...
Recording information: la grande salle du Concertgebouw de Bruges, Belgique (01/13/2014-01/15/2014)....continue...
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AHP 196
Les Grandes Eaux Musicales de Versailles, 2014 - Music by Moulinié, Lully, Corrette & Rameau / Pygmalion; Le Poème harmonique; Café Zimmermann
Les Grandes Eaux Musicales de Versailles, 2014 - Music by Moulinié, Lully, Corrette & Rameau / Pygmalion; Le Poème harmonique; Café Zimmermann

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-06-24

Works: Etienne Moulinié: Mariage de Pierre de Provence avec la belle Maguelonne; Anonymous, French: La Magnotte / La petite Jeanneton / Les 6 visages; La Caroline, Le Sabotier; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Psy...
Performers: Arnould, Benoit; Arquez, Gaelle [Soprano Vocal]; Buet, Alain; Champion, Romain; de Negri, Emmanuelle [Vocals]; Devieilhe, Sabine; Richard, Arnaud; Richter, Bernard [Tenor]; Warnier, Eugenie; Wolff, K...
Conductors: Dumestre, Vincent; Lazarevitch, François; Sempe, Skip; ; Haas, Frederick; Pichon, Raphaël
Ensemble: ; Ausonia; Café Zimmermann; Le Poème Harmonique; Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien; Pygmalion (Chorus/Orchestra)

The event known as 'Les grandes eaux Musicales de Versailles 2012', when all the fountains are working, accompanied by music, is presented by the Palace...continue...
Includes la provencalle (anonymous) / tambourin des fêtes d by various composers....continue...
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AHP 956
Kapsberger: Labirinto d'Amore / Thomas Dunford, archlute; Anna Reinhold, mezzo-soprano
Kapsberger: Labirinto d'Amore / Thomas Dunford, archlute; Anna Reinhold, mezzo-soprano

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-06-24

Works: Barbara Strozzi: L'Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2; Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger: Toccata for lute no 3 (from D'intavolatura di Lauto, 1611); Toccata for lute no 6; Toccata for lute no 7 (from Boo...
Performers: Dunford, Thomas [Lute]; Reinhold, Anna [Soprano Vocal]

The 'Eric Clapton of the lute' (BBC Magazine) comes back to the Alpha microphones, this time with the soprano Anna Reinhold. Here, Thomas Dunford applies...continue...
Recording information: La chapelle de l'hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, Par (10/26/2013-10/29/2013)....continue...
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AHP 195
J.S. Bach: Sonatas and solos for traverse flute / Jean Rondeau, Lucile Boulanger, Thomas Dunford
J.S. Bach: Sonatas and solos for traverse flute / Jean Rondeau, Lucile Boulanger, Thomas Dunford

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-05-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030; Sonata for flute & continuo in E minor, BWV 1034; Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in E major, BWV 1035; Partita for F...
Performers: Boulanger, Lucile; Dunford, Thomas [Lute]; Rondeau, Jean [Harpsichord]
Conductors: Lazarevitch, Francois; Lazarevitch, François
Ensemble: Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

As director of Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, François Lazarevitch has enabled the discovery of numerous works stemming from dance and folk music. For the first...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle de L'Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, Paris, (12/20/2013-12/22/2013)....continue...
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AHP 186
'Exploring Time with My Piano' Works by Rameau, Lully, Godowsky, Scarlatti, Tausig, Bach, Rachmaninov / Sergei Kasprov, piano
'Exploring Time with My Piano' Works by Rameau, Lully, Godowsky, Scarlatti, Tausig, Bach, Rachmaninov / Sergei Kasprov, piano

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-04-29

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Prélude for harpsichord in A minor (Premier livre de pièces de clavecin); Leopold Godowsky: Menuet in A minor/major (Book I, no 3) Allegretto grazioso for piano (after...
Performers: Kasprov, Sergei [Piano]

For his first recording on the Alpha label, Sergey Kasprov, a young Russian artist trained at the Moscow Conservatory, defies the laws of time. He...continue...
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AHP 606
J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier / Frédéric Desenclos, organ
J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier / Frédéric Desenclos, organ

4 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-03-25

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier (48), collection of preludes & fugues in 2 Books, BWV 846-893 (BC L80-127)
Performers: Desenclos, Frederic

Recorded on four different organs, J. S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, 48 Preludes and Fugues equally divided into two books, is a veritable manifesto of...continue...
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AHP 819
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
Gabriel Fauré: Sonates 1 & 2; Berceuse; Romance; Andante / Daishin Kashimoto, violin; Eric Le Sage, piano
Gabriel Fauré: Sonates 1 & 2; Berceuse; Romance; Andante / Daishin Kashimoto, violin; Eric Le Sage, piano

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-02-25

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 108; Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 16; Morceau de lectu...
Performers: Kashimoto, Daishin [Violin]; Le Sage, Eric [Piano]

Fifth and final volume of Alpha's Faure chamber music series. French master composer and pedagogue whose harmonic advancements greatly influenced later generations of composers, including...continue...
Recording information: Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Belgique (01/02/2012-01/04/2012)....continue...
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John Blow (1649-1708): Venus & Adonis / Céline Scheen, Marc Mauillon. Bertrand Cuiller [DVD]
John Blow (1649-1708): Venus & Adonis / Céline Scheen, Marc Mauillon. Bertrand Cuiller [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Alpha Productions / 2014-01-28

Works: John Blow: Venus and Adonis
Performers: Augustin, Gregoire; Mauillon, Marc; Scheen, Celine
Conductors: Cuiller, Bertrand
Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Paradis & La Maitrise de Caen

  • Early English Baroque-era composer/organist, whose only surviving stage work (and possible influence on Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas), Venus and Adonis, is featured herein.
  • Conduct
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Run Time: 86 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: German, English, Spanish
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AHP 703
Te Deum: Charpentier & Lully / Bucher, Brahim-Djelloul, Mechelen, Arnould, Thompson
Te Deum: Charpentier & Lully / Bucher, Brahim-Djelloul, Mechelen, Arnould, Thompson

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2014-01-28

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Te Deum, motet for double chorus & orchestra, LWV 55
Conductors: Dumestre, Vincent
Ensemble: Capella Cracoviensis; Le Poème Harmonique

  • During a January, 1687 performance of his Te Deum, Lully struck his foot with his cane whilst conducting, leading to his succumbing to gangrene later
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AHP 952
Cantate Deo, A voce sola, in dialogo - arias & duos by Grandi, Graziani, Donati, Marini, Grandi et al. / Marco Beasley, tenor; Guido Morini, organ, clavecin
Cantate Deo, A voce sola, in dialogo - arias & duos by Grandi, Graziani, Donati, Marini, Grandi et al. / Marco Beasley, tenor; Guido Morini, organ, clavecin

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-11-19

Works: Bonifazio Graziani: Ave Maris Stella, hymn; Alessandro Grandi: O beate Hieronime, motet for voice & continuo; Il secondo libro de motetti; Ignazio Donati: Cantate Deo, motet for voice & continuo; In ...
Performers: Beasley, Marco; Morini, Guido
Conductors: Morini, Guido
Ensemble: Accordone

Marco Beasley offers an original way to discover the Italian religious repertoire for two tenors of the nascent Baroque. Thanks to the technique of re-recording,...continue...
Recording information: Santa Maria Incoronata Church, Martinengo, Bergamo, Ita (02/25/2013-03/01/2013)....continue...
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L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar: The Complete Alpha Recordings [6 CDs]
L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar: The Complete Alpha Recordings [6 CDs]

6 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-11-19

Works: Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger: Avrilla mia; O fronte serena; Occhi soli d'amore; Sinfonia no 9; Ite sospiri miei; Sonino, scherzino; Io parto; O cor sempre dolente; Toccata Arpeggiata for lute (from...
Performers: Antico, Alfio; Karamazov, Edin; Vitale, Marcelo
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Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

Between 2000 and 2005, L'Arpeggiata and Christina Pluhar introduced new ways to discover and interpret the Baroque repertoire. The five recordings made for Alpha are...continue...
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Gabriel Fauré: Dolly; Masques et Bergamasques; Fantaisie; Trio, Vol. 4 / Le Sage, Tharaud, Pahud, Colombet, Merlin
Gabriel Fauré: Dolly; Masques et Bergamasques; Fantaisie; Trio, Vol. 4 / Le Sage, Tharaud, Pahud, Colombet, Merlin

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-11-19

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Dolly, Op. 56; Masques et bergamasques, suite for piano, 4 hands, Op. 112; Fantaisie for Flute and Piano, Op. 79; Morceau de concours for Flute and Piano in F major; Pavane, Op. 5...
Performers: Colombet, Pierre; Le Sage, Eric [Piano]; Merlin, Raphael; Salque, Francois; Tharaud, Alexandre

For the fourth and penultimate volume of his Faure series, Eric Le Sage is joined by Alexandre Tharaud, Emmanuel Pahud and Francois Salque to record...continue...
Recording information: MC2, Maison de la Culture de Grenoble (10/25/2012-10/28/2012)....continue...
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Vivaldi: Estro Armonico, book 2 / Café Zimmermann
Vivaldi: Estro Armonico, book 2 / Café Zimmermann

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-10-29

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in D minor ("L'estro armonico" no 11), Op. 3/11,; Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in F major ("L'estro armonico" n...
Conductors: Valetti, Pablo
Ensemble: Café Zimmermann

Having attracted attention in particular for the energy and boldness in its approach to the works of J. S. Bach (Bach's complete works for instrumental...continue...
Recording information: Grand Théâtre de Provence (Aix-en-Provence) (11/11/2012-11/14/2012)....continue...
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J.S. Bach: Missa Breves, BWV 232-236, complete / Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
J.S. Bach: Missa Breves, BWV 232-236, complete / Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon

3 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-10-29

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Dem Gerechten muss das Licht, BWV 195; Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 235 (BC E5); Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 flutes, strings & contin...
Performers: Fierro, Sydney; Gonzales-Toro, Emiliano; Immler, Christian M.; Reinhold, Anna [Soprano Vocal]; Warnier, Eugenie; Wolff, Konstantin
Conductors: Pichon, Raphaël
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Pygmalion

In the Baroque musical landscape, Pygmalion is the major revelation of these last few years. In the tradition of the greatest conductors, Raphaël Pichon, has...continue...
Recording information: l'Église Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris V (10/25/2009-10/29/2009); Temple du Saint-Esprit, Paris, France (10/25/2009-10/29/2009); l'Église Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris V (20...continue...
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Rameau: Dardanus / Bernard Richter, Gaëlle Arquez, João Fernandes, Benoit Arnould, Alain Buet, Sabine Devieilhe
Rameau: Dardanus / Bernard Richter, Gaëlle Arquez, João Fernandes, Benoit Arnould, Alain Buet, Sabine Devieilhe

2 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-10-29

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus
Conductors: Pichon, Raphaël
Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion

After the exploration of Bach's 'five' Missae Breves concluding with the success of the original version of the B minor Mass, Ensemble Pygmalion has recorded...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle Royale, Château de Versailles, Versailles, Fra (02/14/2012/02/16/2012)....continue...
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Court music and Opera Overtures for Louis XIV: Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Marais / Ricercar Consort, Skip Sempe
Court music and Opera Overtures for Louis XIV: Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Marais / Ricercar Consort, Skip Sempe

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-09-24

Conductors: Sempe, Skip
Ensemble: Café Zimmermann; Capricio Stravagante Orchestra; Ricercar Consort

The divertissements of the French court, renowned throughout Europe, were at their height during the reign of Louis XIV (1638-1715). Earlier genres, especially the air...continue...
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Splendors of Sacred Music of Louis XIV - music of Lebegue, Charpentier, Couperin, de Lalande, Marchand /
Splendors of Sacred Music of Louis XIV - music of Lebegue, Charpentier, Couperin, de Lalande, Marchand /

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-09-24

Conductors:
Ensemble: Les Agrémens and La Fenice; Les Pages and les Chantres du CMBV; Poeme Harmonique

The famous 'pomp' of Versailles, as illustrated by the glorious Te Deum setting by Marc-Antoine Charpentier heard on this recording, involving soloists, a large chorus...continue...
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AHP 954
Purcell: How Pleasant 'tis to Love! / Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor; Scherzi Musicali
Purcell: How Pleasant 'tis to Love! / Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor; Scherzi Musicali

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-08-27

Works: Henry Purcell: Sound the Trumpet; Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love, for soprano & continuo, Z. 353; O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406; Almand for keyboard in D major, ZD 219/1 (doubtful); Still I'm ...
Performers: Achten, Nicolas [Conductor]; Van Mechelen, Reinoud
Conductors: Achten, Nicolas
Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali

On this recording well-known pieces by Purcell take on an entirely new and unexpected coloring, while also highlighting the theatricality of the vocal airs. Scherzi...continue...
Recording information: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)....continue...
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Deux Siecles d'Orgue, Chapelle Royale Versailles - works by Lebegue, Thomelin, Nivers, Couperin, Balbastre et al. / four resident organists
Deux Siecles d'Orgue, Chapelle Royale Versailles - works by Lebegue, Thomelin, Nivers, Couperin, Balbastre et al. / four resident organists

2 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-08-27

Works: Nicolas-Antoine Lebègue: Suite du Sixième Ton; La venue de Noël, noël for organ; Or nous dites Marie; Les cloches, noël for organ; Jacques-Denis Thomelin: Ave Maris Stella, h...
Performers: Bouvard, Michel; Desenclos, Frederic; Espinasse, Francois; Robin, Jean-Baptiste

The recently restored organ of the chapel bears witness to the glorious past of this historic site and the magnificence of the royal liturgy. This...continue...
Recording information: la Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles (04/04/2011-04/09/2011)....continue...
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AHP 950
Judith - Une Histoire Biblique de la Croatie Renaissante / Livljanic [DVD + CD]
Judith - Une Histoire Biblique de la Croatie Renaissante / Livljanic [DVD + CD]

2 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-07-30

Works: Katarina Livljanic: Judith, for voice & period instrument ensemble; Unspecified: Bonus DVD Material
Performers: Livljanik, Katarina
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Ensemble: Dialogos

This project comes into the category of a 'reconstruction', inspired by studying Dalmatian, Gregorian, and Glagolitic sources. This repertory, sung in the local vernacular though...continue...
Recording information: Zadar, Croatia (09/2010)....continue...
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Dowland: Lachrimae / Thomas Dunford, lute; R. Hugues; R van Mechelen; P. Agnew; A Buet (voices)
Dowland: Lachrimae / Thomas Dunford, lute; R. Hugues; R van Mechelen; P. Agnew; A Buet (voices)

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-06-25

Works: John Dowland: Preludium, for lute, P 98; Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Fortune My Foe, song arranged for lute, P 62; The King of Denmark, his Gall...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Buet, Alain; Dunford, Thomas [Lute]; Hughes, Ruby; Van Mechelen, Reinoud
Conductors: Dunford, Thomas [Lute]

Alpha is particularly pleased to present this first disc of Thomas Dunford. The program combines lute pieces by Dowland with lute songs for several voices....continue...
Recording information: Studio Flagey, Belgique (08/21/2012/08/22/2012)....continue...
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AHP 187
Antonio Vivaldi: Concertos for the Dresden Orchestra / Les Ambassadeurs
Antonio Vivaldi: Concertos for the Dresden Orchestra / Les Ambassadeurs

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-06-25

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns and Bassoon in F major, RV 569; Concerto for Violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns & bassoon, strings & continuo in F major, RV 568; Concerto per la solennit...
Performers: Muller, Markus; Starr, Anna; Valova, Zefira [Violin]
Conductors: Kossenko, Alexis
Ensemble: ; Les Ambassadeurs

Les Ambassadeurs launch a series of recordings devoted to the repertory of the Dresdner Hofkapelle at the time of Bach, with the aim of rediscovering...continue...
Recording information: Studio Lutoslawski de la Radio, Varsovie, Pologne (07/07/2012-07/09/2012)....continue...
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AHP 190
My Precious Manuscript: Fantastic Sonatas from England to Germany / La Sainte Follie Fantastique
My Precious Manuscript: Fantastic Sonatas from England to Germany / La Sainte Follie Fantastique

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-06-25

Works: Anonymous, Uppsala University Manuscript: Sonata & suite "a due," for 2 instruments & continuo in A minor (Uppsala University MS Imhs 011.010); Anonymous, Durham Manuscript: Sonata for violin, bass v...
Conductors:
Ensemble: La Sainte Folie Fantastique

Four musicians among the most talented of their generation join forces to play unknown manuscripts containing unpublished sonatas by Young, Abell and anonymous composers -...continue...
Personnel: Anders Kilström (harpsichord).

Recording information: L'Église Saint-Pardoux de Pindray (09/24/2012-09/27/2012)....continue...
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Je Voy le Bon Tens Venir - A collection of courtly and dance songs from the later medieval period
Je Voy le Bon Tens Venir - A collection of courtly and dance songs from the later medieval period

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-05-14

Works: Anonymous, French: Kere dame, for voice & lute; J'ai grant désespoir de ma vie, motet; Tres dous compains; Baude Cordier: Ce jour de l'an que maint; Anonymous, Trouvères: Donne moy, song; A...
Performers: Busnel, Marc; Sorini, Enea; Sorini, Simone
Conductors: Lazarevitch, François
Ensemble: Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

A collection of courtly and dance songs of the later medieval period Focusing on the theme of Robin and Marion immortalized by Adam de la...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Secours, Paris (11/30/2011-12/03/2011)....continue...
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Lord Gallaway's Delight: Dances & Gaelic Laments from the 16th & 17th centuries / Les Witches; Siobhán Armstrong: Irish harp
Lord Gallaway's Delight: Dances & Gaelic Laments from the 16th & 17th centuries / Les Witches; Siobhán Armstrong: Irish harp

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-03-12

Works: Scottish Traditional: She Rose and Leit Me In; Lord Galloway's Lamentation; I Loved Thee Once; Lads of Leight; Irish Traditional: The Ragg Set by a Gentleman (a.k.a. "Irish Rag"); Molly Halfpenny (a....
Performers: Armstrong, Siobhan
Conductors:
Ensemble: Les Witches

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Lord Gallaway's Delight from Alpha Productions is, as the album's subtitle states "An Excellent Collection of Dances & Gaelic Laments" as performed by...continue...
Recording information: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)....continue...
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Schumann Project: Complete Piano Solo Music / Eric le Sage, piano
Schumann Project: Complete Piano Solo Music / Eric le Sage, piano

13 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-01-08

Works: Robert Schumann: Moderato; Davidsbündlertänze for Piano, Op. 6; Intermezzi (6) for piano (Pièces phantastiques), Op. 4; Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor ("Concerto Without Orchestra"),...
Performers: Le Sage, Eric [Piano]

Winner of the Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, this set brings together Robert Schumann's complete works for solo piano. This great cycle benefited from having...continue...
Recording information: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse....continue...
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Ostinato / Vincent Dumestre, La Poeme Harmonique
Ostinato / Vincent Dumestre, La Poeme Harmonique

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-01-08

Works: Luis de Briçeño: Danza de la Hacha, for ensemble; Dime que te quexas, seguidilla for consort; Que tenga yo a mi mujer, pasacalle for consort; Españoleta, for ensemble; Ay amor loco, to...
Conductors: Dumestre, Vincent
Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique

The Ostinato literally went through ages ... it's a musical process founded on the repetition of a rhythmic, or melodic, or harmonic formula. It's the...continue...
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Marco Beasley: Storie di Napoli / Guido Morini, Ensemble Accordone
Marco Beasley: Storie di Napoli / Guido Morini, Ensemble Accordone

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2012-11-13

Works: Anonymous, Italian: Ballo de li Sante (The Saints' Ball), song; In galera li panettieri! (To Jail with Bakers!), song; Cicerenella; Stella Diana; Andrea Falconieri: Cara è la rosa, villanelle ...
Performers: Alloisio, Roberta; Beasley, Marco
Conductors: Morini, Guido
Ensemble: Accordone

Recording information: Santa Maria Incoronata Church, Martinengo, Bergamo, Ita (03/05/2012-03/09/2012)....continue...
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Fauré: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 & 2 / Ébène Quartet; Eric Le Sage: piano
Fauré: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 & 2 / Ébène Quartet; Eric Le Sage: piano

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2012-10-09


In a genre set by Boccherini, represented in the 19th century by the masterpieces of Schumann, Brahms, and Franck, Gabriel Fauré composed two scores that...continue...
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Missa 1733 (Mass in B minor, short form) / Pygmalion Ensemble - Raphaël Pichon
Johann Sebastian Bach: Missa 1733 (Mass in B minor, short form) / Pygmalion Ensemble - Raphaël Pichon

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2012-10-09

Conductors: Pichon, Raphaël
Ensemble: Pygmalion Ensemble

The Pygmalion Ensemble continues its interpretative work on the music of J.S. Bach with the Mass in B minor in its version of 1733. Pygmalion's...continue...
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Nueva Espana / Songs and dances from the South West United States
Nueva Espana / Songs and dances from the South West United States "New Spain" / Nora Tabbush, soprano

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2012-09-11

Works: Mexican Traditional: La Bamba, song; Danza de los Gigantes; El Guajolote; La Petenera, folk song; El Torito; El Gusto (Son Huasteco); La Morena; Johannes Cornago: Ayo visto lo mappamondi; Anonymous, ...
Performers: Carlo, Andrea de; Tabbush, Nora
Conductors: Carlo, Andrea de;
Ensemble: Ensemble Mare Nostrum

Ensemble Mare Nostrum (dir. Andrea De Carlo) and Nora Tabbush (a worthy heir to Montserrat Figueras) revive some pure treasures of Spanish music. Combining early...continue...
Recording information: Church of San Giovanni Battista in Sacrofano (Rome) (09/2010)....continue...
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