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Thu 12 May, 2016:
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances; The Birds

A far cry from the extravagances of his Roman Triptych (Fountains, Pines and Festivals), Ottorino Respighi’s three sets of Ancient Airs and Dances...

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Tue 19 Apr, 2016:
Monteverdi: Operatic Arias and Madrigals

This exciting issue includes various styles of madrigal, other songs and three excerpts from L’incoronazione di Poppea. There is also some...

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Thu 31 Dec, 2015:
Mozart: Operatic Arias; Symphony No 36 in C major, K 425 (Linz)

Recorded in fine sound from live concerts, this is an enterprising traversal of Mozart’s major baritone arias for the noblemen and servants from the...

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Tue 15 Dec, 2015:
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54; Piano Trio No 2 in F major, Op 80

Robert Schumann’s romantic Piano Concerto is here informed by ‘period’ instruments. Alexander Melnikov plays on an 1837 Erard fortepiano,...

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Thu 03 Sep, 2015:
Simpson: 20 Ayres for two trebles and two basses; Four Divisions

Christopher Simpson (c1605-69) remains best known – to those in the know at least – as the author of a treatise called “The Division Viol”,...

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Mon 24 Aug, 2015:
Time Present and Time Past – Works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Górecki, CPE Bach, Geminiani, Reich & JS Bach

The almost ubiquitous Mahan Esfahani has now popped up on Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv label with what threatens to be a curate’s egg of a recital...

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Fri 14 Aug, 2015:
Gorczycki: Conductus funebris; Litaniae de Providentia Divina; Missa Rorate coeli

Under the leadership of their Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan, and with the backing of Culture.Pl, a Polish cultural initiative, The Sixteen have...

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Mon 10 Aug, 2015:
Bach: The Six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012

It’s no longer a unique selling point simply to perform these suites on an historic instrument – four strings, five strings, gut strings and all;...

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Wed 05 Aug, 2015:
Vinci: Catone in Utica

For sheer exotica, Leonardo Vinci’s Catone in Utica, with its four castrato leads – substituted by countertenors in its first appearance on disc...

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Tue 04 Aug, 2015:
Orfeo[s] – Italian & French Cantatas by Pergolesi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Clerambeault and Rameau

Korean soprano Sunhae Im, backed by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, essays four versions of the Orpheus story from the Italian and French Baroque...

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Thu 11 Jun, 2015:
Avi Avital – Vivaldi

On his latest album Avi Avital bucks the modern trend for genre-hopping with a thoroughly traditional take on Vivaldi. Previous recordings of similar...

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Tue 09 Jun, 2015:
Henze: Il Vitalino raddoppiato; Violin Concerto No 2

Warning: the Violin Concerto No 2 (1971) by Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) is not for the faint-hearted. It opens with an arresting dissonant statement...

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Fri 29 May, 2015:
Agrippina – Baroque Opera Arias by Perti, Porpora, Graun, Orlandini, Mathesson, Handel, Telemann, Magni, Sammartini and Legrenzi

Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg’s star has been shining brightly in baroque circles for some time. Boasting 12 first recordings, this thrilling...

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Wed 06 May, 2015:
Bach: Sonatas for viola da gamba (cello) and harpsichord – in G major, BWV1027; in D major, BWV1028; in G minor, BWV1029; CPE Bach: Trio in G minor, Wq88

Two members of the Brook Street Band, Tatty Theo and Carolyn Gibley, here duet on the viola da gamba sonatas by Bach father and son. The twist here is...

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