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(UK) Linn Records Reflects on "The Best of 2011"

Contributed by Admin on Jan 05, 2012

The year that was

“It’s that time of year where we take a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. As Gramophone Editor James Inverne put it: "Having won Gramophone's coveted Label of the Year award in 2010, Linn Records are not a label to have rested on their laurels. Instead, as we have come to expect from them, the slate of fine new releases continued apace."
   

(US) Opera Today Review: "San Marco in Hamburg: Motets by Hieronymus Praetorius" (CD) (Steven Plank, 19 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 03, 2012
“In the first part of the seventeenth century, the north German city of Hamburg spawned an unusually rich organ culture, with Jacob Praetorius, the younger, and Heinrich Scheidemann both pupils of the famous Dutch organist, Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck, as leading figures.
  

(UK) Hyperion Records Ltd. New Releases - January 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jan 01, 2012

New releases for January 2012 from Hyperion Records Ltd.

Handel in Hamburg
THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS / PETER HOLMAN

A boisterous selection of the orchestral music Handel wrote for the Hamburg opera, some recorded for the first time. He arrived aged just eighteen and spent four hectic years absorbing the influences of this most culturally diverse of cities.
   


(US) Opera Today Review: "A Year at King’s" (CD) (By Steven Plank, 18 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 30, 2011
“This recent recording of the men and boys from King’s College, Cambridge, is an anthology organized around the texts and themes of the liturgical year, a scheme that offers ample opportunity for diverse works—in that sense the recording feels something like a “sampler”—but a scheme that also reflects the real experience of the daily life of the choir which sings demanding choral services six days of the week in term time.
  

(US) ArkivMusic Weekend Specials & New Year's from Vienna (Newsletter: 30 Dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 30, 2011

For those of you who may be interested: 

“This holiday weekend at ArkivMusic includes an extra day of savings for our Weekend Specials, which include the 2012 New Year's Concert from Vienna, a gorgeous set of Mozart's quartets, a wonderfully vibrant box of Marais's viol music, one of the great recordings of the 13th-century Carmina burana, and an exceptional Hammerklavier from Emil Gilels. Remember, these deals end Monday at midnight EST!”
 


(US) BEMF Holiday Sale Extended to January 1-Save on tickets and CDs!

Contributed by Admin on Dec 25, 2011

(From the latest BEMF news -- ed.)

“Due to overwhelming response, we will be extending our Holiday Sale through January 1, 2012!
  


(US) ArkivMusic.com Newsletter: (22 Dec 2012): "Get Holiday Music Now at ArkivMusic"

Contributed by Admin on Dec 23, 2011

(From the latest ArkivMusic.com Newsletter.)

“ If you need music for Christmas, we have it. King's College Choir, The Waverly Consort, Chanticleer, John Rutter, Canadian Brass, a Steinway Grand, a string quartet, and more -- all ready to be delivered immediately as digital downloads.
  


(US) Folger Consort New CD Release: A New Song (Record Label: Bard) (Release Date: Dec. 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 22, 2011
A New Song is Folger Consort’s first entirely new recording in eleven years. It was produced in 2011 as part of the worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
  

(US) Harmonia Mundi Christmas Music

Contributed by Admin on Dec 19, 2011
For those of you searching for the right choice in Christmas music, Harmonia Mundi, in its latest promotion, links to its website with all of its Christmas-related music available for browsing.
  

(IT) Cappella Artemisia CD Release: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy

Contributed by Admin on Dec 12, 2011
Cappella Artemisia is delighted to announce the release of our new recording: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy, an anthology of works written by and for Italian cloistered nuns calling for a great variety of forces ranging from solo voices to double choirs of both singers and instruments, and involving no fewer than 18 musicians. We can't imagine a better way to celebrate Christmas than with this glorious music.
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Fretwork’s Reinterpretation Of Goldberg (CD)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011
“A few weeks ago, we featured a reinterpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in which pianist Lara Downes asked that contemporary composers create their own pieces inspired by the Variations’ aria. Now Fretwork has also been inspired to create their own arrangement of the Goldberg Variations in their 2011 CD.
  

(BE) New CD from Capilla Flamenca: "Heinrich Isaac, Ich muss dich lassen" (Prix de Choc Dec 2011/Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2011

(* Re-Posted by Editor)
(* And now this very cd has received a Prix choc by CLASSICA! for December/January -- ed.)

“Heinrich Isaac's work is a true synthesis of all existing Franco-Flemish polyphonic compositional techniques sweeping through Europe in the 16th century.
  


(CA) ATMA Label News: 7 ATMA CDs nominated for OPUS Prize

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2011

Seven ATMA recordings across four different categories have been nominated for the 2011 OPUS Prize. Founded in 1996 by the Conseil québécois de la musique, the Opus Prize reflects excellence in Quebec’s dynamic music scene. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on January 29, 2012.

Good luck to all of our nominees!
  


(US) "Harmonia Mundi Congratulates 54th Annual Grammy Award Nominees"

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2011

“Congratulations to all our Nominees!
Harmonia Mundi and Distributed Labels
Earn Six GRAMMY® Nomination”

 In the latest newsletter from Harmonia Mundi, congratulations are given to the nominees of the upcoming 54th Grammy Awards. Of particular note for “Best Orchestral”:

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan
Haydn: Symphonies Nos.88, 101 & 104
  


(US) Folger Shakespeare Library: FREE Selections From Handel's Messiah: Recorded Live December 20-23, 1993

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2011
“ In celebration of the season (and in honor of our Manifold Greatness project), we're sharing Selections from Handel's Messiah, recorded by the Folger Consort and the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. You can download these six tracks in the link above [below -- ed.]. Happy Holidays!“
  

(US) ArkivMusic Newsletter (05 Dec 2011): Every DVD On Sale at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2011
“Dear ArkivMusic Customers,

Every DVD at ArkivMusic -- nearly 5,000 titles, from complete operas to ballets, recitals, documentaries & more -- is on sale now, just in time for the gift-giving season. …”
  

(SE) BIS Records - New Release: Nov 2011

Contributed by Admin on Dec 05, 2011

C.P.E. Bach – Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 23
Miklós Spányi, clavichord

BIS-CD-1763   |   EAN 7318590017630   |   TT: 63'52
Sonatas from 1750–58 and other pieces

“Clavierstück für die rechte oder linke Hand allein, Wq117/1 (H 241); Fantasia in D minor, Wq117/12 (H 224); Sonata in G major, Wq62/11 (H 63); Fugue in D minor, Wq119/2 (H 99); Fantasia in G major, Wq117/11 (H 223); Sonata in G major, Wq62/14 (H 77); Fantasia in D major, Wq117/14 (H 160); Solfeggio in A major, Wq117/4 (H 222); Sonata in C minor, Wq65/31 (H 121); Solfeggio in E flat major, Wq117/3 (H 221); Solfeggio in C minor, Wq117/2 (H 220); Sonata in A major, Wq65/32 (H 135)


  


(SE) eClassical 2011 Advent Calendar (Christmas Sale)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 04, 2011
“We are celebrating our first year of high-resolution downloads from Sweden with a special pre-Christmas promotion. Every day, from December 1 until Christmas Eve, you will find two different 24-bit albums from BIS and PentaTone at a 50% discount that day. If you miss one, don't worry, you will still have the opportunity to download it at a reduced price for two more days, the first day at 25% and the second at 10% discount.”
  

(US) ArkivMusic.com Newsletter: Gifts of Classical Music

Contributed by Admin on Nov 28, 2011
“It's official, the holidays are here! ArkivMusic has gifts of classical music as well as music for the holiday season ready to ship. Once again this year, we have limited editions and exclusive items you won't find anywhere else.”
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music Podcast: "Harvest Season" By Laura Osterlund (20 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 24, 2011
“For our first course of this musical feast, we’ve assembled merchants from 17th-century London. The voices of merchants hawking their wares served as the inspiration for a generation of English composers and formed the basis for a genre of works now known as the cries.
  

(US) Shop Now: The New York Times Holiday Gift Guide

Contributed by Admin on Nov 23, 2011

The New York Times Holiday Gift Guide has been sent out on its newsletter lists. It features titles from harmonia mundi and its distributed labels. You may find some titles of interest to you.

Visit the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide web page to view/read the list.


(US) Gizmodo: "Google Music vs Amazon MP3 vs iTunes: Which Online Music Store Is the Best for You?" by Alan Henry

Contributed by Admin on Nov 20, 2011

Recently Google jumped into the music selling business with Google Music (store). The following is an article comparing the services of the three largest music download services on the Internet. (Editor)

“Google opened its new music store to all comers in the US this week, touting its partnerships with music labels and indie musicians, and its broad reach thanks to the Android Market. The new store has millions of songs for sale, but whether it's a game changer, serious competition for iTunes and Amazon MP3, or the best online music store out there is another question entirely. Let's take a look at each service based on its features. 
  


(US) ArkivMusic - New Release: " Vivaldi - The Return Of The Angels / Maute, Ensemble Caprice"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 20, 2011

Following Ensemble Caprice’s first recording of Vivaldi’s sacred music (Gloria! Vivaldi and his Angels) we return to Vivaldi’s Venice and find ourselves yet again within the confines of the Ospedale della Pietà orphanage where, beginning in 1703, Vivaldi, the Red Priest, not only taught the orphan girls violin and singing, but also composed many of his most dazzling concertos as well as a substantial part of his highly inspired corpus of sacred music.

Watch the video clip!”
  


(UK) Linn Digital Music Collections (18 nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 20, 2011
“Back by popular demand Linn's brilliant value, no-hassle, highest quality Digital Music Collections make a welcome return for a limited time only. And, for the first time, our premium Digital Music Collections are all available in Apple Lossless as well as FLAC.
  

(US) New from Harmonia Mundi: "Lucy Crowe, sopranoThe English Concert, Harry Bicket" (nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 19, 2011
“Soprano Lucy Crowe joins The English Concert led by Harry Bicket in this dazzling programme of Handel arias and cantatas dating from his sojourn in Italy, where he was affectionately dubbed “the dear Saxon”.
  
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