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(UK) Recently Released by Il Complesso Barocco Christoph Gluck "Ezio" (Review by Andrew Clements, 15 Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2011

Release Date: 29 Aug 2011
Label: Virgin Classics

“Before he changed the course of operatic history with his "reform" operas of the 1760s and 1770s, Gluck was a respected and thoroughly conventional composer of opera seria, almost all of them written to librettos by Metastasio.  …


(UK) CD Release:: 'An Innocent Diversion' Music of the era of Jane Austen (c 1770-1820) (Austentation.org)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 08, 2011
“This album represents music popular during the late Georgian period, 1770-1820, the period of the life of novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) who was also an accomplished musician.
  

(US) Harmonia Early Music - Beasts And Bestiaries

Contributed by Admin on Aug 25, 2011
Medieval bestiaries combined descriptions of animals with religious and moral meaning.  These collections of stories were very popular in the middle ages, and musicians expanded on the idea, creating musical works referencing one or more animals.
  

(FR) Recently Released: "Per la Vergine Maria" (Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano) (CD - Naïve)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 19, 2011
“To listen one after the other to musical settings of the same texts by composers from different periods and places is always an interesting opportunity to compare their diverging musical solutions; but …
  

(US) ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Jul 18, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

ArkivMusic specializes in the efficient delivery of the broadest selection of classical music titles in the U.S., direct to the consumer. There are currently over 90,000 CD, DVD, SACD, Blu-ray Disc, and 320-kbps MP3 titles in the ArkivMusic database, shipping from over 20 distribution centers around the country. This distribution network allows ArkivMusic to have more titles in stock every day than any other online retailer, assuring the most expeditious delivery and largest selection of classical music.
  


(BE) Recently Released: "Giuseppe SAMMARTINI, Concertos & Overtures" (Les Mufatti)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2011

Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen
Benoît Laurent, oboe

In developing this program, we had to choose between sixty concertos and overtures, all works of particularly high quality. We mainly chose works never performed so far, for works that can be performed by our orchestra and for the most representative works of the orchestral body of Sammartini.
  


(FR) Newly Released: Atys by Jean-Baptiste Lully (Hugo Reyne et la Symphonie du Marais)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011

Previously, with only one recording of this opera that has revolutionized the iconic baroque movement, 

With a young team of lyrical talent, Hugo Reyne, in this new recording, offers with this new production, an aesthetic of the work closer to its nature.
  


(US) Harmonia Mundi: Music From Colonial America

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011
“Imagine yourself in New England at around the time of the American Revolution. Now, put yourself in class at one of the popular singing-schools that flourished at that time. You’re there to learn how to read your notes, sing in tune, and do choral singing.
  

(US) Recently Released: Sfumato (Ron Andrico and Donna Stewart) (2011 June 22)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2011
“We are very pleased to announce that our new CD, Sfumato, is now available. Pre-ordered copies are already wending their merry way through the postal system and into the hands of our valued patrons. 
  

(US) Recently Released: "George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 Belshazzar" (Harmonia Mundi DVD) (2011 May)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2011

Coproduction Festival d'Aix-en-Porvence

René Jacobs - Conductor
Rias Kammerchor - Ensemble vocal
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Chamber ensemble
Kenneth Tarver - Tenor (Belshazzar)
Rosemary Joshua - Soprano (Nitocris)
Bejun Mehta - Countertenor (Cyrus)
Kristina Hammarström - Mezzo-soprano (Daniel)
Neal Davies - Baritone (Gobrias)

This live recording from the Festival of Aix-en-Provence 2008 reveals one of Handel's most gripping dramatic works.
  

(US) SFUMATO: Musica per voce e liuto del Rinascimento Italiano - new release from Mignarda (2011 June 30)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 01, 2011

Pre-order Mignarda's latest CD by June 15th, 2011
and we'll list you as a 21st century Patron of the Arts on our liner notes!

Pre-order now for shipment on June 30, 2011.
Tracklisting and sound clips from this CD

Turmoil and tribulation, disease and death, faith and fraud, passion and pathos describe life in early 16th century Italy.
  

(US) Music of Baroque Mexico: Fernandes, Padilla, and Murcia (Harmonia Episode - Recording) (2010 September 13)

Contributed by Admin on May 31, 2011
Works by Gaspar Fernandes and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, music from the Jesús Sánchez Garza Collection, and Santiago de Murcia with Ensamble Continuo.


(US) Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) CD Store

Contributed by Admin on May 13, 2011
GEMS is all about increasing public understanding and appreciation of early music, enrich our community, and enhance the quality and stability of participating artists and organizations in New York. One area worth visiting on the GEMS website is the GEMS CD Store.


(FR) Stabat Mater - Messe de Madrid -- Domenico Scarlatti (Recently released by Ensemble Jacques Moderne)

Contributed by Admin on May 06, 2011
Recently released by the Ensemble Jacques Moderne, the “Stabat Mater - Messe de Madrid by Domenico Scarlatti” has received wonderful reviews.


(US) Handel’s Harp with Maxine Eilander (Harmonia Episode -Recording) (2011 September 20)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.


(US) Queen Christina of Sweden (Harmonia Episode-Recording) (2011 March 7)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 25, 2011
One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.


(US) A Springtime Celebration With Early Music Song And Dance (Harmonia Early Music radio recording) (2011 March 29)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2011
Harmonia celebrates springtime with songs and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque.

In temperate regions, there is no more highly-anticipated season of the year than spring. After many long and dreary winter months, spring brings relief in the form of warmer weather, more sun, a welcoming outdoors, and the flowering of trees and other vegetation. Spring can be seen, heard, and felt.


(US) Cançonièr and the Black Dragon -- Harmonia Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2011
…  The American medieval ensemble Cançonièr has taken inspiration from Benheim’s poem as well as the music from Dracula’s time. Their recording “The Black Dragon” includes traditional and art music of the period in addition to excerpts from the blood-curdling poem.


(US) The Farallon Recorder Quartet announces the release of its new CD (December 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 31, 2011
The Farallon Recorder Quartet announces the release of its new CD entitled "From Albion's Shores."


(US) Mignarda and CDBaby

Contributed by Admin on Jan 27, 2011
To those who may be interested, we are trying a new idea - for us at least.  Responding to requests from our audiences, we have just posted a few singles of pieces that we frequently perform live but have not been included on our CDs.


(US) The Tudor Choir Highlighted by Harmonia Early Music (2010 Oct.)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2011
The Seattle-based Tudor Choir has been performing Renaissance polyphony and early American music for nearly two decades. The flexible ensemble is made up of twelve core singers and is directed by its founder, Doug Fullington. The choir’s performances and recordings have received international acclaim.

(US) Top Ten Discoveries of 2010 from Harmonia Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Jan 08, 2011
This is the third annual podcast to focus on some of the most interesting early music heard throughout the year. The list, whittled down from hundreds of choices, is meant to cover recordings that have been heard either on the weekly podcast or program, yet there is at least one gem that will be new to Harmonia’s loyal followers.

(US) "The Magic Flute" -- New release by Harmonia Mundi

Contributed by Admin on Nov 11, 2010
This recording represents in a sense the accomplishment of René Jacobs’s Mozartian enterprise: after showing us another way of looking at the Da Ponte trilogy and taking a profoundly innovative approach to the two great opere serie (Idomeneo and La clemenza di Tito), he has now set out to harmonise the multitude of viewpoints exposed more or clearly in Die Zauberflöte, ranging far beyond its Masonic rituals and mixture of dramatic genres. As a result, Mozart’s most ‘nocturnal’ work is illuminated as if by . . . magic.

(UK) Major record deal for reclusive Benedictine nuns (BBC News, 2010 Jul. 25)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2010
The nuns hope the album will help people 'find peace'

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.

(US) Opera CD, Charpentier's Actéon -- Boston Early Music Festival

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2010
The Boston Early Music Festival is proud to announce the release of its latest Opera CD, Charpentier's Actéon, one of the first operas presented in the BEMF Chamber Opera Series. The CDs will arrive just in time for the upcoming annual chamber opera, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, on November 27 and 28.
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