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Thu 07 Dec, 2017:
Rameau: Pygmalion; Les Fȇtes de Polymnie Suite d’orchestra

A reminder of why Rameau’s Pygmalion should have been so popular in the composer’s lifetime (and why it has remained in the repertoire) comes in...

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Mon 20 Nov, 2017:
Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto; Serenade in E flat major; Sonatina No 2 in E flat major

Russian oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk already has an impressive discography of Baroque and Classical concertos, to which this Strauss is a welcome...

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Mon 30 Oct, 2017:
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation); The Hebrides – Concert Overture, Op 26; Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64

Realistically engineered within the lively acoustic of Sala 1 Pau Casals at Barcelona's L'Auditori, the latest instalment in Pablo Heras-Casado's...

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Wed 17 May, 2017:
Haydn: The Seasons

What, a 50-bar fugue on just six words “for thy bounty, thanks be given”? Placed at the end of section 6, it is but one example of canny mastery...

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Tue 06 Sep, 2016:
Boismortier: Six Sonates, Op 51

Greg Dikmans (baroque flute) and Lucinda Moon (baroque violin), the two leads of the period-instrument Elysium Ensemble, here essay a somewhat unusual...

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Fri 05 Aug, 2016:
Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 2 – Leclair: Suite from 'Scylla et Glaucus'; Charpentier: Suite from 'Le malade imaginaire'; Rameau: Suite from 'Les fêtes de Polymnie'

The Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare, continue their exploration of French Baroque theatre music on a second album that features three...

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Tue 26 Jul, 2016:
Marais: Pièces à une et à deux violes et basse continue

Published in 1689, Marin Marais’s “Pieces for One and Two Viols” (Pièces à une et à deux violes) was a significant development in the...

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Thu 14 Jul, 2016:
The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan arranged and adapted by William Hamilton Bird

“Being a collection of the most favourite airs of Hindoostan, compiled and adapted for the Harpsichord”, The Oriental Miscellany was published in...

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Thu 14 Jul, 2016:
The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan arranged and adapted by William Hamilton Bird

“Being a collection of the most favourite airs of Hindoostan, compiled and adapted for the Harpsichord”, The Oriental Miscellany was published in...

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Tue 12 Jul, 2016:
Telemann: Recorder Sonatas & Fantasias

It’s positively impossible not to smile at least once (indeed, several times) when listening to Pamela Thorby’s account of Telemann’s whimsical...

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Tue 05 Jul, 2016:
Mondonville: Grands Motets – De profundis (1748); Magnus Dominus (1734); Nisi Dominus (1743); Cantate Domino (1743)

A younger contemporary of Rameau, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-72) enjoyed considerable success in his lifetime as a violinist with the...

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Wed 25 May, 2016:
Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas

I wouldn’t claim to have heard each one of Domenico Scarlatti’s 555 Keyboard Sonatas (but I’d like to), for those many I do know are each the...

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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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