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(FR) L'Encelade CD Release: "Le Voyage d'Allemagne by Emmanuell Guigues, Viole de Gambe" (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2016

"This album is a journey into the German school of music for solo viola de gamba and takes place in the years between 1705 and 1729. There are twenty-four years of music history between the earliest and latest pieces, namely the works by Schenck (1660 - 1712) and Telemann (1681 - 1767) respectively. In its own way, the programme symbolises the place occupied by instrumental music both in Germany and in Northern Europe as a whole in the first quarter of the 18th century. It is a landscape which shows the wide range of different influences on this repertoire - whether English, French or Italian - not to mention the extraordinary flowering of the German organ school and its stylus fantasticus. ...


(CA) Analekta CD Release: "Luc Beauséjour: Baroque Session on Piano" (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 10, 2016

Newly released from Analekta record label:

"Outstanding harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour has done the unexpected. Analekta is proud to present his brand new recording, Baroque Session on Piano, which once again raises the question of whether works intended for the harpsichord should be played on the piano. Luc Beauséjour answers the question by playing. ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Cantigas de Santa Maria" (by Janelle Davis, 29 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 03, 2016

"The collection of over 400 Marian devotional songs compiled sometime in the middle to late 13th century at the court of Alfonso X, is monumental in size.  The sheer number of pieces contained in the collection is impressive.

Alfonso’s Cantigas de Santa Maria are unique for the vernacular language, Galician-Portuguese, in which they are written. The collection is also unique in terms of its musical notation. ...


(ES) Glossa Music CD Release: "Marais 1689 - Pièces à une et à deux violes et basse continue" (Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 02, 2016

Newly released by Glossa Music (Jan 2016)

"That the viola da gamba music of Marin Marais represents a treasure trove of expressive and technical possibilities is just reason for Paolo Pandolfo’s eagerly-awaited return to the composer’s works with his new Marais 1689 recording for Glossa. Pandolfo’s style of playing is apt for this music: meticulousness and sensitivity, and a technical strength which allows him to demonstrate the instrument’s versatility and gives him a sense of rare freedom. ...


(US) Los Angeles Times Article: "Spotify hit with second songwriter lawsuit in two weeks" (by Ryan Faughnder, 08 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 13, 2016

"Another songwriter has sued streaming music service Spotify -- accusing the company of "wholesale copyright infringement" -- in an escalation of the ongoing battle over online royalties and licensing.  ...


(US) New York Times Article: "Discogs Turns Record Collectors’ Obsessions Into Big Business" (by Ben Sisariodec, 29 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jan 01, 2016

"In the beginning, Kevin Lewandowski just wanted a way to keep track of his techno records.Now, 15 years later, the free website he set up for that purpose, Discogs.com, has become a vital resource for record collectors and the music industry, with a sprawling database of more than 6.5 million releases.  ...


(US) BEMF Wins Big on the International Stage!

Contributed by admin on Dec 22, 2015

(From a recent Boston Early Music Festival newsletter)


BEMF's two latest CD releases - Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe and Charpentier's La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers - have received a host of major international awards and recognition in 2015. The prestigious honors include a 2015 GRAMMY Award, two 2015 ECHO Klassik Awards, a 2015 Diapason d'Or de l'Année, a 2015 German Record Critics' Award, and two appearances on the Gramophone Awards shortlist! ...


(FR) Jean Rondeau CD Release: "Vertigo" (Rameau & Royer) (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 20, 2015

News from Jean Rondeau of his upcoming CD release "Vertigo"

"France’s leading young harpsichordist performs works by two masters of the French Baroque. No surprises there, perhaps … but the harpsichordist in question is Jean Rondeau and the album is called Vertigo. It conceives the harpsichord in vividly theatrical terms. Vertigo takes its name from a dramatic, rhapsodic piece by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, who, along with Jean-Philippe Rameau, forms the focus of this album. If Rameau (1683–1764) is the better-known composer today, especially admired for such operatic masterpieces as Hippolyte et Aricie and Platée, the younger Royer (1705–1755) was also a major figure in his time, rising to become master of music at the court of Louis XV. Both Rameau and Royer excelled ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "In Memoriam Thomas Binkley" (16 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 16, 2015

"... For around 35 years, Binkley was one of early music’s foremost performers, scholars, and educators, particularly in the area of medieval music. His recordings with his colleagues in the Studio der frühen Musik—Andrea von Ramm, Sterling Jones, and at different times, singers Nigel Rogers, Richard Levitt, and Willard Cobb—brought to the table ...


(SE) BIS CD Release: "Bach – Lutheran Masses, Volume 2"

Contributed by admin on Dec 12, 2015

"Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Mass in A major, BWV 234; Lutheran Mass in F major, BWV 233

Marco Gioseppe Peranda (1625–75): Missa in A minor

Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki
Hana Blažiková, soprano (BWV 233 & 234); Joanne Lunn and Aki Matsui, sopranos (Peranda); Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Katsuhiko Nakashima, tenor (BWV 234); Gerd Türk and Yusuke Fujii, tenors (Peranda); Peter Kooij, bass (BWV 233 & 234); Dominik Wörner, bass (Peranda)

By Bach's time, the traditional forms of church service had been fundamentally altered by the Reformation, and in German churches Latin had yielded to the country's own language. To an extent, however, ...


(SE) BIS CD Release: Vivaldi – Recorder Concertos

Contributed by admin on Dec 11, 2015

"Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G major, RV 443 (originally C major); Concerto in F major, RV 442; Concerto in C major, RV 444; Concerto in E minor, RV 445 (originally A minor); Concerto in C minor, RV 441; Concerto in A minor, RV 108 for recorder, 2 violins & b.c.; Concerto in D major, RV 92 for recorder, violin & b.c

Dan Laurin, recorder and musical direction
1B1 / Jan Bjøranger, leader
Anna Paradiso, harpsichord
Jonas Nordberg, theorbo/baroque guitar

The Swedish recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin has demonstrated his remarkable versatility on some thirty recordings for BIS, ranging from ...


(BE) Outhere Music Christmas Special

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

For those of you interested in purchasing some music CD's at Christmas time, Outhere Music is offering a 10% reduction off the price of it large inventory of CD titles. As there are too many early music CD titles to name ...


(DE) Covielo Classics New CD Release: "LA BATAILLE D'AMOUR Tabulatures & Chansons of the French Renaissance" (Nov. 2015) (Maria Ferré · Renaissance guitar, lute & direction)

Contributed by admin on Dec 04, 2015

"The desire of Maria Ferré was to combine two of the most important instruments for her, which have accompanied her during her musical career – the Renaissance lute and Baroque guitar – led her on her path towards the Renaissance guitar. The “master instrument” lute thereby profited from the sincere energy of the guitar.  ...


(DE) L'Orfeo Barockorchester New CD Release: " "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - String symphonies Nr. I–VI (Vol.1)" (Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 03, 2015

(Viennese built fortepiano from ca 1815)

Stretching the reach of historically informed performance (HIP), a fresh look on the performance of Mendelssohn with fortepiano injected into the performance.


(DE) L'Orfeo Barockorchester New CD Release: "Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantatas for Soprano solo" (Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 01, 2015

"The recent release is the third CD with Dorothee Mields, one of the leading interpreters of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Discovering these Bach vocal highlights with her was a profoundly enriching experience for us.  ...


(FR) Le Poème Harmonique CD Release: "Coeur" (Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 28, 2015

"In this new release, Vincent Dumestre’s Le Poème Harmonique once again immerses us in the France of the second half of the 16th century, which witnessed the emergence of new centres of artistic activity. These ‘bourgeois’ societies were initiated by patron princes concerned with building their prestige through the arts and letters just as much as by arms. At the same time, refined circles held by cultivated women enabled them to ...


(DE) TYXart New CD Release: "TIERISCH BAROCK - When animals talk" (October 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 27, 2015

Works by Biber, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Uccellini, Merula, Buonamente, Cazzati, Williams, Matteis and Orme (Premiere Rec.)

Tierisch Barock - Incredible baroque zoo - the title lives up to its expectations: a CD full of baroque music, full of animal voices and thus full of baroque aesthetics and fascination.

Nel Dolce approaches the topic of "Man, animal and music" through a multifaceted selection of compositions of the early and the high baroque showing the musical study of the animal kingdom in the most diverse ways possible. ...


(DE) TYXart New CD Release: "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonatas for Flute & Basso Continuo" (October 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 26, 2015

Katalin Horvath, Transvers Flute - Eva Maria Pollerus, Harpsichord/Clavich./Square Piano - Thomas Platzgummer, Cello

"Time and again, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's (1714-1788) music undergoes fascinating metamorphoses in the interplay with instruments and interpretation. Inspired by these, the flute (Katalin Horvath, transverse flute) participates in a lively dialogue with the manifold timbres of harpsichord, clavichord, square piano (Eva Maria Pollerus), and cello (Thomas Platzgummer). This results in a multifaceted and highly musical recording portraying the development of almost the entire productive period of the composer. ..."


(US) A Latin Holiday Voyage-CD release (11 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 24, 2015

(From a recent La Donna Musicale newsletter )

"Launch the holiday season with the sizzling Afro-Hispanic rhythms of our Latin-Baroque Fusion program! An entrancing performance of Renaissance, Baroque, and Afro-Hispanic music from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Colombia, played on Baroque and folk instruments. We will release our new CD, "I’ve Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Latin Jazz", at this concert. ..."


(UK) Soundboard Records New Release: "Louis Couperin, Harpsichord Music" (10 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 16, 2015

"Like Grounds for Pleasure, Colin [Booth]'s latest CD, Louis Couperin, was recorded on the early French harpsichord by Nicholas Celini that he restored during 2013. The music is by the 17th century French master Louis Couperin, uncle of the more famous François. ..."


(UK) Opera Today CD Review: "John Taverner: Missa Corona spinea" (by Claire Seymour, 04 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 08, 2015

"This new release of John Taverner’s virtuosic and florid Missa Corona spinea (produced by Gimell Records) comes two years after The Tallis Scholars’ critically esteemed recording of the composer’s Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas, which topped the UK Specialist Classical Album Chart for 6 weeks, and ... "


(US) Billboard Article: "PIAS Acquires Classical Specialist Label Harmonia Mundi" (By Richard Smirke, 28 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Oct 01, 2015

"European independent PIAS has acquired historic classical, jazz and world music label Harmonia Mundi for an undisclosed sum. ...


(SE) BIS Records CD Release: "Bach - Organ Works" (Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Aug 15, 2015

"Masaaki Suzuki playing the Schnitger/Hinz organ in the Martinikerk, Groningen

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach – as a reviewer in International Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career – at the age of 12! – playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. ...


(UK) Hyperion CD Release: Loyset Compère (c1445-1518) "Magnificat, motets & chansons" by The Orlando Consort (August 2015)

Contributed by admin on Aug 15, 2015

"The Orlando Consort’s third recording for Hyperion turns to the music of Loyset Compère, a composer the group first investigated some twenty years ago. In the intervening decades musicological goal-post shifting has elevated our composer from also-ran outsider to something of a trailblazer, the wonderfully complex Magnificat recorded here, for example, now being thought to predate the masterworks of Josquin by some fifteen years. A gorgeous selection of motets and chansons further charts this period of radical musical experimentation." ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Smell the Roses" by Elizabeth Clark (20 Jun 2015)

Contributed by admin on Aug 01, 2015

"Roses are red, violets are blue…and this week on Harmonia, we invite you to go tripping through the tulips with us as we bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers. Later in the program we’ll feature Anonymous 4’s recent recording, 1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War. ...

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