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Purcell: England, My England (music from the film by Tony Palmer); Monteverdi: Balli e balletti / English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir. Gardiner
Purcell: England, My England (music from the film by Tony Palmer); Monteverdi: Balli e balletti / English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir. Gardiner

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2016-03-18

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 7; L'Orfeo; Scherzi musicali, volume 1; Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi... Libro ottavo; Madrigals, Book 8; Henry Purcell: Sonata for trumpet and strings in D majo...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Argenta, Nancy; Blackadder, David; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael [Countertenor Vocal]; Dale, Lawrence [Tenor Vocal]; David Thomas; Dawson, Lynne [Sopr...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

Balli e Balletti includes music written for Monteverdi's opera Orfeo. The ballo e baletto were favorite forms of 17th century Italy. They combined signing and...continue...
Recording information: Air Studios, London (01/02/1995-01/07/1995); Barbican Concert Hall, London (01/02/1995-01/07/1995); Air Studios, London (02/1982); Barbican Concert Hall, London (02/1982)....continue...
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Philips Classics, The Stereo Years - 50 analogue stereo albums by Accardo, van Beinum, Arrau, Janet Baker, Brendel, Carreras, Doráti, Haskil, Haitink, Ozawa et al. [50 CDs]
Philips Classics, The Stereo Years - 50 analogue stereo albums by Accardo, van Beinum, Arrau, Janet Baker, Brendel, Carreras, Doráti, Haskil, Haitink, Ozawa et al. [50 CDs]

50 CD / Decca / 2016-02-19

Works: Jean Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47; Humoresques (4) for violin & orchestra, Op. 89; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op....
Performers: Accardo, Salvatore [Violin/Conductor]; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocals]; Arrau, Claudio [Piano]; Ayo, Felix; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Baldwin, Dalton; Berger, Othmar [Horn]; Brendel, A...
Conductors: Davis, Colin; Haitink, Bernard; Leppard, Raymond; ; Beinum, Eduard Van; Marriner, Sir Neville; López-Cobos, Jesús; De Waart, Edo; Franci, Carlo; Allers, Franz; Dorati, Antal; Markevitch, Ig...
Ensemble: ; Beaux Arts Trio; Los Romeros; Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet (Members); Netherlands Wind Ensemble

This 50-CD collection of analogue albums aims to represent the heyday of Philips' passion for great natural sound - the Stereo Years. There was a...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243a; Christmas Cantata, BWV 3 / Dunedin Consort; John Butt
J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243a; Christmas Cantata, BWV 3 / Dunedin Consort; John Butt

1 Super Audio CD / Linn Records / 2015-10-09

Works: Giovanni Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est; Johann Sebastian Bach: Gott, durch deine Güte, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 2), BWV 600 (BC K29); Cantata no 63, "Christen, &aum...
Performers: Doyle, Julia; Lunn, Joanne; Mulroy, Nicholas; Vocal], Matthew Brook [Bass-Baritone; Wilkinson, Clare
Conductors: Butt, John
Ensemble: Dunedin Consort

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata. Dunedin...continue...
Recording information: Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, UK (07/27/2014-07/31/2014)....continue...

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Ian Bostridge, tenor: Autograph - Operatic Excerpts and Songs of Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi, Britten, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf et al. [7 CDs]
Ian Bostridge, tenor: Autograph - Operatic Excerpts and Songs of Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi, Britten, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf et al. [7 CDs]

7 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Franz Schubert: Erlkönig ("Wer reitet so spät"), song for voice & piano, D. 328 (Op. 1); Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1; Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3; Geheimes ("Über meines Liebchens ...
Performers: Ades, Thomas [Conductor/Composer]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Danby, Graeme; Daniels, David; Davies, Neal [Bass-Barito...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Rattle, Simon; Knussen, Oliver; Mackerras, Charles; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Bicket, Harry; Christie, William; Adès, Thomas; Harding, Daniel; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Arts Florissants; Les Sacqueboutiers

Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1996-02-10&1996-02-12&1996-)....continue...
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Vivica Genaux: Mezzo-Soprano Arias by Donizetti, Rossini, Handel et al. / Europa Galante, Biondi; Les Violons du Roy, Labadie; Ens. Orchestral de Paris, Nelson
Vivica Genaux: Mezzo-Soprano Arias by Donizetti, Rossini, Handel et al. / Europa Galante, Biondi; Les Violons du Roy, Labadie; Ens. Orchestral de Paris, Nelson

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella); L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera; La dona del lago; Semiramide, opera; Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Ga...
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Genaux, Vivica
Conductors: Nelson, John; Labadie, Bernard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Europa Galante
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WRNC 552542
Agrippina: Graun, Händel, Petti, Porpora
Agrippina: Graun, Händel, Petti, Porpora

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 2015-04-21

Works: Giacomo Antonio Perti: Nerone fatte Cesare; Nerone fatto Cesare; Nicola Porpora: L' Agrippina; Carl Heinrich Graun: Brittanico; Giuseppe Maria Orlandini: Nerone; Johann Mattheson: Nero; George Freder...
Performers: Bader, Lea Rahel [Cello]; Bakieva, Alfia; Barneschi, Stefano; Baudhuin, Vinciane; Christiaens, Elise; D'Alessio, Giulio; Decock, Annelies [Violin, Viola]; Emelyanychev, Maxim; Hallenberg, Ann; Madeuf...
Conductors: Minasi, Riccardo

The Guardian, 30th April 2015
Singers will be queueing up to include Mi Paventi from Graun's Britannico in their recitals, and there's an equally dazzling vengeance...continue...
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Tempesta: Works of Handel & Vivaldi / Blandine Staskiewicz, mz.; Les Ambassadeurs, Kossenko
Tempesta: Works of Handel & Vivaldi / Blandine Staskiewicz, mz.; Les Ambassadeurs, Kossenko

1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31

Works: Nicola Porpora: Carlo il Calvo; Antonio Vivaldi: Antromeda liberata; La verità in cimento; Griselda; L'Olimpiade; George Frederick Handel: Agrippina; Aggrippina; Radamisto; Alessandro; Serse; ...
Performers: Kossenko, Alexis; Staskiewicz, Blandine; Valova, Zefira [Violin]; Vanssons, Gilles [Oboe]
Conductors: Kossenko, Alexis
Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs (France)

Mezzo-soprano Blandine Staskiewicz Tempesta has, for her first recital disc, chosen to venture into the emotional storms and calms beloved of Baroque composers - notably...continue...
Recording information: Paris, Temple St Marcel (09/01/2014-09/11/2014)....continue...
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Handel: Berenice / Julianne Baird, Drew Minter et al.; Edward Brewer, harpsichord; Brewer CO; Palmer
Handel: Berenice / Julianne Baird, Drew Minter et al.; Edward Brewer, harpsichord; Brewer CO; Palmer

3 CD / Newport Classic / 2015-01-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, HWV 38
Performers: Baird, Julianne; Brewer, Edward; Fortunato, D'Anna; Lane, Jennifer; Matthews, Andrea; McMaster, John; Minter, Drew [Countertenor Vocal]; Opalach, Jan
Conductors: Palmer, Rudolph
Ensemble: Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra
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NPTC 85620
50 x Bach / Andras Schiff, David Munrow, Janos Starker, Heinz Holliger, Arthur Grumiaux, Salvatore Accardo et al. [3 CDs]
50 x Bach / Andras Schiff, David Munrow, Janos Starker, Heinz Holliger, Arthur Grumiaux, Salvatore Accardo et al. [3 CDs]

3 CD / Decca / 2014-11-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, cantata, BWV 140; Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G m...
Performers: Accardo, Salvatore [Violin/Conductor]; Adeney, Richard; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bennett, William [Oboe/English Horn]; Carmirelli, Pina; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Colandrea, Italo; ...
Conductors: Marriner, Neville; Marriner, Sir Neville; Rifkin, Joshua; Leppard, Raymond; Munchinger, Karl; Schiff, Andras [Piano]; Preston, Simon; ; Brown, Iona; Solti, Georg; De Waart, Edo; Gérecz, Arpad;...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bach Ensemble; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; I Musici; Les Solistes Romandes; Royal Concertgebouw; Stuttga...

50 Tracks' is a new physical & digital series of 3 CD sets, each with a digital mirror. It is a more compact version of...continue...
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Adversaries
Adversaries

1 CD / Sony / RCA Import / 2014-07-14

Works: Giuseppe Arena: La clemenza di Tito; Giovanni Bononcini: Astianette; Astianatte; Johann Adolf Hasse: Cleofide; Artaserse; Issipile; Geminiano Giacomelli: Scipione in Cartagine nuova; Domenico Natale ...
Performers: Genaux, Vivica; Kermes, Simone
Conductors: Gabetta, Andrés
Ensemble: Cappella Gabetta

Recording information: Schloss Elmau (01/16/2014-01/19/2014)....continue...
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Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Staskiewicz, Abadie, Invernizzi. Fabio Bonizzoni
Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Staskiewicz, Abadie, Invernizzi. Fabio Bonizzoni

2 CD / Glossa / 2013-09-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"; Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96
Performers: Abadie, Lisandro; Fabio Bonizzoni [Harpsichord, Organ]; Invernizzi, Roberta; Staskiewicz, Blandine
Conductors: Bonizzoni, Fabio
Ensemble: ; La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni returns with his long-awaited new recording of Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo which serves both as a pendant for his award-winning series of...continue...
Recording information: Saint Michel en Thiérache, France (06/25/2012-06/30/2012)....continue...
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Vivaldi: Operas, Vol. 2 - Arias sung by Sandrine Piau, Julia Lezhneva, Vivica Genaux, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathalie Stutzmann et al.
Vivaldi: Operas, Vol. 2 - Arias sung by Sandrine Piau, Julia Lezhneva, Vivica Genaux, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathalie Stutzmann et al.

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-08-27

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Argippo, RV 697; Orlando furioso, RV 728; La fida ninfa, RV 714; Atenaide, RV 702; Griselda, RV 718; Ottone in villa, RV 729; Orlando 1714, RV 819; Teuzzone; Farnace, RV 711; Armida,...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Ferrari, Stefano; Genaux, Vivica; Jaroussky, Philippe; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, David DQ; Lehtipuu, Topi; Lezhneva, Julia; Lopez, Paolo; Novaro, Riccardo; Piau, Sandrine; Zanasi, Furio
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Antonini, Giovanni; Savall, Jordi; Alessandrini, Rinaldo
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus

Along the release of Catone in utica, 50th title and 15th opera recording of the Vivaldi Edition, this compilation gathers some of the finest opera...continue...
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Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]
Dame Janet Baker Anniversary Edition: The Great EMI Recordings [20 CDs]

20 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-06-18

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Arianna; L'incoronazione di Poppea; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore; Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina, motet for soprano, strings...
Performers: Aronowitz, Cecil; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Erwen, Keith; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gauntlett, Ambrose; Heath, Kenneth [Cello];...
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Willcocks, David; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Klemperer, Otto; Mackerras, Charles; Ferencsik, János; H...

The Arts Desk, 2nd November 2013
How many artists are capable of tackling such a wide range of composers with such consistent generosity and musical intelligence?...an...continue...
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Hidden Handel - unfamiliar and unknown arias and orchestral pieces / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Il Complesso Barocco
Hidden Handel - unfamiliar and unknown arias and orchestral pieces / Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Il Complesso Barocco

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-04-30

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sento prima le procelle, aria for voice & orchestra (for A. Scarlatti's Pirro e Demetrio); Rinaldo; No, non così severe, aria for voice & orchestra (for A. Scarlatti's P...
Performers: Hallenberg, Ann
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: ; Il Complesso Barocco

Expedition Audio Recommended
The performances by Alan Curtis, his excellent period instrument ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, and especially Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg cinch the dea...continue...
Recording information: Lonigo, Italy (06/2010/07/2010)....continue...
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Virgins, Vixens & Viragos / Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, et al. / Susan Graham, soprano; Malcom Martineau
Virgins, Vixens & Viragos / Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, et al. / Susan Graham, soprano; Malcom Martineau

1 CD / Onyx Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Henry Purcell: Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"; Hector Berlioz: La Mort d'Ophélie, song for soprano (or tenor) & piano, Op. 18/2; Franz Schubert: Gesän...
Performers: Graham, Susan; Martineau, Malcolm

Virgins, Vixens & Viragos, Susan Graham's eagerly awaited second album for Onyx, focuses on iconic female characters of history, literature and song. Accompanied by Graham's...continue...
Recording information: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/06/2012-07/08/2012)....continue...
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Vivaldi: New Discoveries, Vol. 2 / Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo
Vivaldi: New Discoveries, Vol. 2 / Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo

1 CD / Naïve / 2012-05-29

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in D minor ("Il Gran Mogul"), RV 431a; L'inganno trionfante in amore, opera (fragments), RV 721; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in A m...
Performers: Hallenberg, Ann; Steck, Anton
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: ; Modo Antiquo

Naïve Classique is delighted to present "Vivaldi: New Discoveries II", the world premiere recording of Vivaldi scores discovered in Europe in the past few years....continue...
Recording information: Teatro della Pergola, Florence, Italy (11/2011)....continue...
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Ladies Sing Baroque / Piau, Kozena, Lemieux, Antonacci, Petibon, Stutzmann, Crowe et al.
Ladies Sing Baroque / Piau, Kozena, Lemieux, Antonacci, Petibon, Stutzmann, Crowe et al.

2 CD / Naïve / 2012-03-27

Works: Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat mater dolorosa a due; Antonio Vivaldi: Mottetto In furore iustissimae irae; Ercole sul Termodonte, RV 710; Juditha triumphans; La verità in cimento; Orlando furioso;...
Performers: Antonacci, Anna Caterina [Soprano]; Bertagnolli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Bertini, Rossana; Cangemi, Veronica; Cousin, Florian; Crowe, Lucy; Gauvin, Karina; Hallenberg, Ann; Invernizzi, Roberta; Kazimi...
Conductors: Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Dantone, Ottavio; Minkowski, Marc; Sardelli, Federico Maria; Marchi, Alessandro de; Spering, Christoph; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Rousset, Christophe; ; Curtis, Alan; Antonini,...
Ensemble: ; Academia Montis Regalis; Accademia Bizantina; Bizzarrie Armoniche; Concerto Italiano; Ensemble Amarillis; Ensemble Matheus; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Giardino Armonico; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Gre...

Naïve Classique presents a special project dedicated to the gorgeous voices that enlighten masterpieces of the baroque masters, featuring Sandrine Piau, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Karina Gauvin,...continue...
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Bellissimo Baroque: Handel & Vivaldi Arias
Bellissimo Baroque: Handel & Vivaldi Arias

1 CD / Dynamic / 2011-10-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina; Ariodante; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo; Antonio Vivaldi: Catone in Utica; Motezuma
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Bertagnolli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Cangemi, Veronica; Cherici, Laura; Edwards, Simon [Tenor Vocal 1]; Gens, Véronique; Gottwald, Franziska; Hallenberg, Ann; Jaroussky, Philipp...
Conductors: Malgoire, Jean-Claude; Curtis, Alan; Florio, Antonio

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DYN 705
In Search of Vivaldi / Music from the Operas, Sacred Music & Concertos
In Search of Vivaldi / Music from the Operas, Sacred Music & Concertos

2 CD / Naïve / 2011-10-25

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: La fida ninfa; Orlando furioso; Atenaide; Ottone in villa; L'Olimpiade; Juditha triumphans; La verità in cimento; Griselda; Farnace; Argippo; Orlando finto pazzo; Concerto in ...
Performers: Azzolini, Sergio; Basso, Romina; Bernardini, Alfredo; Coin, Christophe; Genaux, Vivica; Invernizzi, Roberta; Jaroussky, Philippe; Kozená, Magdalena; Lehtipuu, Topi; Lezhneva, Julia; Lislevand,...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Sardelli, Federico Maria; Antonini, Giovanni; Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Marchi, Alessandro de; ; Dantone, Ottavio
Ensemble: Academia Montis Regalis; Accademia Bizantina; Concerto Italiano; Ensemble Kapsberger; Ensemble Matheus; Il Giardino Armonico; L'Aura Soave (Cremona); Modo Antiquo; Zefiro

Amazing product: 2 CD & Book set, created to (re) discover Vivaldi. Disc 1 contains opera Highlights. Disc 2 includes sacred music & concertos. The...continue...
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NAI 5274
Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel
Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel

1 CD / Gift of Music / 2011-10-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Alessandro Scarlatti: Oh di Betlemme altera povertà, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati; Johann Sebastian B...
Performers: Hubert, Kurt; Lane, Jennifer; Majkut, Erich; Price, Dave; Schmalhofer, Josef; Speiser, Elisabeth; Stocklassa, Gertraud; Wilhelms, Gunther
Conductors: Radu, Valentin; Kehr, Günter; Rilling, Helmuth; Grossmann, Ferdinand
Ensemble: ; Stuttgart Bach Orchestra; The Amadeus Ensemble; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Joyous & uplifting Christmas music by the 4 great baroque composers. A musical telling of the Christmas story from Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Schutz...continue...
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J.C. Bach: Welt, Gute Nacht / The English Baroque Soloists - Gardiner
J.C. Bach: Welt, Gute Nacht / The English Baroque Soloists - Gardiner

1 CD / Soli Deo Gloria / 2011-09-27

Works: Johann Christoph Bach: Herr, wende Dich und sei mir gnädig, vocal concerto; Mit Weinen hebt sich an, aria, for 4 voices & continuo; Wie bist du denn, O Gott, vocal concerto; Der Gerechte, ob er ...
Performers: Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Homburger, Maya; Mulroy, Nicholas; Vocal], Matthew Brook [Bass-Baritone; Wilkinson, Clare
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

Recorded live at Cadogan Hall in 2009, this CD features internationally acclaimed singers (Matthew Brook, Peter Harvey and Katherine Fuge) in this knock-out performance of...continue...
Recording information: Cadogan Hall, London (2009-04-16&2009-04-17&2009-)....continue...
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Chamber Vespers - Miniature Masterpieces Of The Italian Baroque / Faye Newton, soprano
Chamber Vespers - Miniature Masterpieces Of The Italian Baroque / Faye Newton, soprano

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-09-27

Works: Orazio Tarditi: Domine ad adjuvandum me; Nisi Dominus (Psalm 4), for 2 voices & continuo; Adriano Banchieri: Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109); Magnificat primi toni; Giovanni Paolo Cima: Sonatas (6) "Concer...
Performers: Devine, Steven; Glenton, Gawain; Newton, Faye; Sweeney, Richard; Wilkinson, Clare
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Ensemble: Gonzaga Band

Vespers, the evening portion of the Divine Office of the Roman-Catholic Church, has provided both occasion and inspiration for some of the most sumptuous music...continue...
Recording information: St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London (08/04/2010-08/06/2010)....continue...
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Antonio Vivaldi: Opera Arias / Sandrine Piau, Ann Hallenberg, Paul Agnew
Antonio Vivaldi: Opera Arias / Sandrine Piau, Ann Hallenberg, Paul Agnew

1 CD / Naïve / 2011-09-27

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: La Candace, RV 704; La Silvia, RV 734; La verità in cimento, RV 739; Ercole sul Termodonte, RV 710; Tito Manlio, RV 738a; Tieteberga, RV 737; Medea e Giasone
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Hallenberg, Ann; Laurens, Guillemette; Piau, Sandrine
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: ; Modo Antiquo

Following the success of the first 40 recordings in the 'Baroque voice' series, a further ten volumes have been added under the same, easyily identifiable...continue...
Recording information: Oratorio dei Vanchetoni, Firenze, italy (01/2005)....continue...
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NAI 30523
Johann Adolf Hasse: Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Mari
Johann Adolf Hasse: Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Mari

1 CD / Oehms / 2010-09-28

Works: Johann Adolf Hasse: Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Blaise, Kirsten; Genaux, Vivica; Kordes, Heidrun; Laszczkowski, Jacek
Conductors: Hofstetter, Michael

Recording information: Schlosskirche Ludwigsburg (11/22/2008-11/23/2008)....continue...
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Vivaldi!
Vivaldi!

1 CD / Naïve / 2010-08-31

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: La fida ninfa, RV 714; In Furore iustissimae irae, RV 626; Laudate Pueri, RV 601; La Candace, RV 704; Atenaide, RV 702-B; Ercole sul Termodonte, RV 710; La Silvia, RV 734
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Cangemi, Veronica; Hallenberg, Ann; Jaroussky, Philippe; Laurens, Guillemette; Lehtipuu, Topi; Piau, Sandrine
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Dantone, Ottavio; Sardelli, Federico Maria
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NAI 30508
Opera 2010
Opera 2010

2 CD / HBDirect Import / 2010-06-29

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot; Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette; Gioachino Rossini: La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), opera; Antonio Vivaldi...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brightman, Sarah; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Cor...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Ettinger, Dan; Müller, Eduardo; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Muti, Riccardo; Langrée, Louis; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Bicket, Harry; Bateman, Paul; Pidò, Evelino; Harding...

Following the enormous success of the album 'Opera 2009', EMI Classics releases Opera 2010. With 40 tracks, and over 21/2 hours of operatic arias and...continue...
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HBIM 1634483
An Anthology Of English Song
An Anthology Of English Song

1 CD / Dal Segno / 2010-02-01

Works: Henry David Leslie: Annabelle Lee; Amy Woodforde-Finden: Indian Love Lyrics (4); W.S. Gwynn Williams: My little Welsh Home, song; Carrie Jacobs-Bond: A perfect day; Roger Quilter: Now Sleeps the Crim...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Burrows, Stuart; Herincx, Raimund; Jeffes, Peter; Masterson, Valerie; Rees, Jonathan; Walker, Sarah; White, Patricia

Recording information: The Henry Wood Hall (03/11/1989)....continue...
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DAL 055
Pyrotechnics - Vivaldi Opera
Pyrotechnics - Vivaldi Opera

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-12-08

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Cantone in Utica, RV 705; Semiramide, RV 733; La fida ninfa, RV 714; Griselda, RV 718; Work(s); Ipermestra, RV 722; Farnace, RV 711G; Tito Manlio, RB 778; Rosmira fedele, RV 731; Sin...
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Genaux, Vivica
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]

This album of Vivaldi arias features numbers from a dozen or so operas and includes five arias receiving their first recording. It joins Genaux's existing...continue...
Recording information: Biblioteca del Monastero di San Giovanni, Parma (12/17/2008-12/23/2008)....continue...
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VCL 945730
Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco: La Purpura de la Rosa
Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco: La Purpura de la Rosa

1 CD / Nuova Era / 2009-10-27

Works: Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco: La Purpura de Rosa, opera
Performers: Akerlund, Lina; Benet, Josep; Bentley, Julia; Cabre, Josep; Liendo, Pedro; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Martin, Andreas [Baritone Vocal]; Mildenhall, Pamela; Page, Louise; Prewitt, Stephanie; Sigurdardotti...
Conductors: Clemencic, René

The opera La Purpura de la Rosa by the Spanish composer Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco was written in 1701. This is a work of...continue...
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NUO 232587
Bach: Cantatas - 24 Highlights / Koopmann, Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
Bach: Cantatas - 24 Highlights / Koopmann, Amsterdam Baroque Soloists

2 CD / Challenge / 2009-10-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 214, "Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erchallet, Trompeten!" BWV 214; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Cantata no 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir da...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Grimm, Anne; Larsson, Lisa; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Prégardien, Christoph [Tenor Vocal]; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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CHL 72337
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2009-09-29

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Indian Queen, Z 630; Bid the virtues; In guilty night, Z 134; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184; Dido and Aeneas, ...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Argenta, Nancy; Blackadder, David; Chance, Michael; Chance, Michael [Countertenor Vocal]; Dawson, Lynne; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Graham, Susan; Harvey, Peter Harvey...
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.; Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

This release contains music from the original soundtrack of the prize-winning movie which Tony Palmer directed about the great English composer Henry Purcell. Very little...continue...
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USDS 1572
Treasures of Baroque Opera / Sutherland, Horne, Baker, et al
Treasures of Baroque Opera / Sutherland, Horne, Baker, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-06-05

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Thomas Arne: Rosamond, opera; Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique; Le T...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Dilley, Harry; Greevy, Bernadette [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-sopr...
Conductors: Pickett, Philip; Hogwood, Christopher; Lewis, Anthony; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Leppard, Raymond; Bonneau, Paul; Bonynge, Richard; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Lewis, Henry
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; New London Consort; New Symphony Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; St. Anthony Singers; V...
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Handel: Ezio / Curtis, Prina, Hallenberg, Giustiniani, Gauvin, Andersen, Priante, et al
Handel: Ezio / Curtis, Prina, Hallenberg, Giustiniani, Gauvin, Andersen, Priante, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2009-05-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ezio, HWV 29
Performers: Andersen, Marianne; Gauvin, Karina; Giustiniani, Anicio Zorzi; Hallenberg, Ann; Priante, Vito; Prina, Sonia
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

The next installment in Alan Curtis' award-winning recordings of Handel's operas is a real rarity. Given only five performances in Handel's lifetime, this opera has...continue...
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Telemann: Brockes Passion / Jacobs, et al
Telemann: Brockes Passion / Jacobs, et al

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2009-04-14

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Brockes Passion, TV 5 no 1
Performers: Behle, Daniel; Chappuis, Marie-Claude; Christensen, Birgitte; Havar, Donat; Teuscher, Lydia; Weisser, Johannes
Conductors: Jacobs, René

"This Brockes-Passion certainly stands as a masterpiece, both as a compelling musical work and as a profoundly affecting dramatic rendering of the Passion story... the...continue...
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Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al
Handel Gold - Bartoli, Fleming, Kozená, Terfel, Villazón, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2009-04-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno; MEDLEY; Alcina; Ariodante; Atalanta; Giulio Cesare; Tamerlano; Il Floridante, HWV 14; Muzio Scevola, HWV 13; Jep...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bumbry, Grace; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Fleming, Renée; Fuller, Albert; Gritton, Sus...
Conductors: Rose, Barry; Minkowski, Marc; Viotti, Marcello; Bonynge, Richard; Bicket, Harry; McCreesh, Paul; Curtis, Alan; Dunn, Thomas; Gardiner, John E.; Boult, Adrian; Preston, Simon; Mackerras, Charles; Lepp...
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Baroque Chamber Orchestra; Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra; Cappella Coloniensis; Dresden Staatskapelle; English B...

This 2-CD set celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel's death and includes selections from Handel's most beautiful operas, oratorios, arias and choruses. This definitive greatest...continue...
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DEC B001280102
Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 / Minkowski, Crowe, Lunn, Wey, Balzer, et al
Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 / Minkowski, Crowe, Lunn, Wey, Balzer, et al

2 CD / Naïve / 2009-03-31

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Balzer, Colin; Brutscher, Markus; Crowe, Lucy; Immler, Christian; Lezhneva, Julia; Lunn, Joanne; Staskiewicz, Blandine; Tittoto, Luca
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc
Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre

"Twentieth century scholarship has uncovered information about performances of individual movements of the Mass during the composer's lifetime indicating that, in spite of its length,...continue...
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Vivaldi Edition - Orlando furioso [Highlights], etc / Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, et al
Vivaldi Edition - Orlando furioso [Highlights], etc / Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, et al

2 CD / Naïve / 2008-10-28

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728; Griselda, RV 718; La verità in cimento, opera in 3 acts, RV739; Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"; Amen
Performers: Bertagnolli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Cangemi, Veronica; Ferrari, Stefano; Hallenberg, Ann; Jaroussky, Philippe; Kermes, Simone; Larmore, Jennifer; Marq, Sébastien; Regazzo, Lorenzo; Staskiewicz...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe
Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus

"Soprano Simone Kermes' coloratura is nothing less than flabbergasting in two arias from Griselda. These samples are a transparent ploy to entice listeners to seek...continue...

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine

2 CD / Glossa / 2008-09-29

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Proserpine, opera, LWV 58
Performers: Arnould, Benoît; Auvity, Cyril; d'Oustrac, Stéphanie; Fernandes, Joao [Vocals]; Geslot, François-Nicolas; Haller, Salome; Labonnette, Marc; Pruvot, Pierre-Yves; Staskiewicz, Bland...
Conductors: Niquet, Hervé
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GLS 921615
Handel: Tolomeo / Clark, Lane, Harris, Matthews, Hart, et al
Handel: Tolomeo / Clark, Lane, Harris, Matthews, Hart, et al

3 CD / Vox Classical / 2008-06-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Tolomeo, HWV 25
Performers: Brookshire, Bradley-Vincent; Castaldi, Peter; Harris, Brenda; Hart, Mary Ann [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Lane, Jennifer; Matthews, Andrea
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon
Ensemble: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
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Bach: Latin Church Music Vol 1 / Koopman, Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, et al
Bach: Latin Church Music Vol 1 / Koopman, Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, et al

2 CD / Challenge / 2008-05-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass for 3 voices, chorus, orchestra & continuo in F major, BWV 233 (BC E6); Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 235 (BC E5); Magnificat; Mas...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Durmuller, Jorg; Larsson, Lisa; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Mertens, Klaus; Stam, Caroline; Turk, Gerd; York, Doborah; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Ensemble

With this extensive summary of Bach's church music from his period as a cantor and music director in Leipzig, Koopman and his crew once more...continue...
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CHL 72188
Arias for Farinelli /Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik
Arias for Farinelli /Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-04-08

Works: Nicola Porpora: Orfeo, opera; Polifemo, opera; Riccardo Broschi: Idaspe; Geminiano Giacomelli: Adriano in Siria, opera; Merope, opera; Baldassare Galuppi: Concerto a 4, for voice & chamber ensemble i...
Performers: Genaux, Vivica
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

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Handel: Ezio / Clark, Baird, Fortunato, Lane, et al
Handel: Ezio / Clark, Baird, Fortunato, Lane, et al

2 CD / Vox Classical / 2008-04-06

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ezio, HWV 29
Performers: Baird, Julianne; Brewer, Edward; Fortunato, D'Anna; Lane, Jennifer; Pellerin, Raymond; Somary, Johannes [Conductor]; Urrey, Frederick; Watson, Nathaniel
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon
Ensemble: Magic Circle Opera Ensemble
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VOXC 7503
Handel: Tolomeo / Curtis, Hallenberg, Gauvin, Basso, et al
Handel: Tolomeo / Curtis, Hallenberg, Gauvin, Basso, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2008-03-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Tolomeo, HWV 25
Performers: Basso, Romina; Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gauvin, Karina; Hallenberg, Ann; Spagnoli, Pietro
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

Following highly acclaimed, award-winning recordings of Handel’s 'Rodelinda' and 'Floridante' and Vivaldi's 'Motezuma', Alan Curtis and his Il Complesso Barocco bring another neglected Baroque j...continue...

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Vivaldi: 100 Chefs d'Ouvre
Vivaldi: 100 Chefs d'Ouvre

6 CD / Virgin Import / 2008-01-13

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Concerto for 3 violins, strings & continuo in F major, RV 551; Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10...
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Comparato, Marina; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Daniels, David; Genaux, Vivica; Labelle, Dominique; LeBlanc, Suzie [Soprano Vocal]; Lisi, Leonardo de; McFadden, C...
Conductors: Warren-Green, Christopher; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; ; Parrott, Andrew; Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]; Medlam, Charles; Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: ; Europa Galante; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; London Baroque; Taverner Choir, Consort & Players; Teatro Lírico
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VIRI 504381
Vivaldi: Atenaide / Sardelli, Piau, Genaux, et al
Vivaldi: Atenaide / Sardelli, Piau, Genaux, et al

3 CD / Naïve / 2007-10-30

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for strings & continuo in E minor, RV 133; L'Atenaide, RV 702
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocal]; Basso, Romina; Ferrari, Stefano; Genaux, Vivica; Laurens, Guillemette; Piau, Sandrine
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble

The Vivaldi Edition presents the world premiere recording of the opera 'Atenaid'. The cast features some of the greatest modern day interpreters of Vivaldi’s music,...continue...
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Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker
Monteverdi, Graziani, Schubert, etc / Janet Baker

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 10; Si dolce è'l tormento, madrigal for solo voice, SV 332; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; M...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hall, Joy; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]

This CD encapsulates a great partnership (which lasted for more than 30 years) of Janet Baker and Raymond Leppard who both started coming to Benjamin...continue...
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BBC 42182
Handel: Ariodante / McGegan, Hunt, Gondek, Saffer, et al
Handel: Ariodante / McGegan, Hunt, Gondek, Saffer, et al

3 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2007-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ariodante
Performers: Cavallier, Nicolas; Gondek, Juliana; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine [Mezzo-Soprano (Vocals)]; Lane, Jennifer; Lindemann, Jorn; Müller, Rufus [Tenor Vocals]; Saffer, Lisa
Conductors: McGegan, Nicholas
Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

"McGegan directs in his usual spirited style. There is a real theatrical sense to his conducting: this is one of those opera sets where, after...continue...
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Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo / Haïm, Dessay, et al
Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo / Haïm, Dessay, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-05-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Performers: Breslik, Pavol [Tenor Vocal]; Degand, Stéphanie-Marie; Dessay, Natalie; Haïm, Emmanuelle [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Hallenberg, Ann
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month, May 2007. "The first fruit of Handel's early collaborations with Italian musicians in Rome, this sublime cantata is...continue...
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Flaming Heart - Monteverdi: Madrigals, etc / I Fagiolini
Flaming Heart - Monteverdi: Madrigals, etc / I Fagiolini

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-01-16

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Madrigals, Book 4; Madrigals, Book 7; Madrigals, Book 5; Madrigals, Book 8; Piagn' e sospira, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 93
Performers: Campbell, Richard; Crookes, Anna; Halls, Matthew; Hogan, Louise; Lane, Carys-Anne; Martin, Catherine; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]; Mulroy, Nicholas; Pierron, Catherine; Quinteiro, Eligio; Smi...

"As anyone who has experienced a concert by Robert Hollingsworth and I Fagiolini, the group he founded 20 years ago, would expect, their first Monteverdi...continue...
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Alveri: Mia vita, mio bene;  Gasparini, etc / Katschner
Alveri: Mia vita, mio bene; Gasparini, etc / Katschner

1 CD / Berlin Classics / 2006-09-27

Works: Francesco Gasparini: E piú dolce, aria; Vorresti o labro amante; Penso, ma mi confondo, aria; Antonio Caldara: Nigella e tirsi, pastorale for 2 voices & orchestra; Giovanni Battista Alveri: Mia ...
Performers: Andersen, Ditte; Hallenberg, Ann; Katschner, Wolfgang

"Mia vita, mio bene"- the title penned by the composer Giovanni Alveri is a perfect description of the arias and cantatas on this compilation. Just...continue...
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