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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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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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