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An order of Benedictine nuns has signed a major record deal with the company behind Lady Gaga, it has been revealed.
The Nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation, from France, won a global search of more than 70 convents across Europe, the US and Africa.
Countertenor Daniel Taylor is a world-class vocalist who’s worked with many early music ensembles. His 2006 ATMA label recording with the Theatre of Early Music explores German 17th- and 18th-century repertoire through the vocal music of Buxtehude, Schütz, J.S. Bach, and E.T.A. Hoffmann.
Entitled “Lamento,” the recording is an ideal showcase for Taylor’s beautiful and expressive voice. His performance of Buxtehude’s Jubilate Domino is especially memorable.
Music of Mattheson and Fischer with the Koelner Akademie, Byzantine chant with John Michael Boyer, and Paul O’Dette performs lute pieces by Marco dall’Aquila.
The German period instrument orchestra known as the Koelner Akademie has been recording world-premieres since its inception. Led by American conductor Michael Alexander Willens, the Akademie has been a champion of famous and little-known composers whose music remains continues to remain relevant.
The English ensemble Florilegium has been exploring Bolivian baroque music for a number of years. Their latest Channel Classics recording, volume 3, focuses on repertoire found in Bolivia’s historic missions as well as the city of La Plata (the colonial name for Sucre, the capital of Bolivia).
(US) An Exploration of the Countertenor in Rrecording From the 1960s to the 1980s -- Harmonia Early Music (30 Nov. 2009)
The countertenor voice is one of most unusual and alluring sounds heard in Western classical music. It is the highest natural male voice and one that has been heard in recording with increasing frequency from the middle of the 20th Century to the present day.
La Simphonie du Marais Hugo Reyne informs us of their latest CD release: “Viennoiseries musicales”. Out of the usual real of the Baroque era, the “Viennoiseries musicales” reflect the ambiance of the Vienese “salons” at the beginning of the XIXth century.
Visit website for more information of this latest CD: La Simphonie du Marais Hugo Reyne
Renaissance singer-composers of Picardy
Odhecaton – Paolo Da Col (direction)
“Between about 1400 and 1550, musical life in Europe was dominated by five generations of musicians born and formed in a well-defined geographical area generally described by musicologists as franco-flemish.
Paraty Label announce the newly pressed CD of fortepianist Natalia Valentin “Beethoven Rodos & Bagatelles” performed on a XVIIIth century German fortepiano (anonymous maker) restored Christopher Clarke.
“This month’s program (10 minutes and 32 seconds) explores the music of Giovanni Battista Lully. In 1646, at the tender age of 14, Lully was pressed into service for the French Chevalier de Guise as a dishwasher.
Follow the link to view or even stream some of the music from their site. (ed.) Naxos The Art of The Baroque Harpsichord