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Harmonia extends congratulations to all of the 2011 Grammy winners!
In the classical music genre, there were several early music recordings nominated. Harmonia would like to highlight these recordings for your enjoyment.
Release Date: 01/10/2006
Label: Ecm Catalog #: 000591702 Spars Code: DDD
Composer: Nicolas Gombert
Performer: Robert [Bass Voice] MacDonald, Andreas Hirtreiter, David James, Gordon Jones, Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hilliard Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins.
Tune Thy Musicke to thy Hart
Tudor and Jocobean Music for Private Devotion
On Tune thy Musick to thy Hart the young British stars of song Stile Antico are joined by the award-winning viol consort Fretwork to explore the wealth of Tudor and Jacobean sacred music written not for church performance, but for the court and for the home. Sung entirely in English, the program invites audiences to eavesdrop on this profound and moving musical experience.
(US) American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas-Artistic Director Announces: Bach's St. Matthew Passion is now on iTunes
(From the latest ArkivMusic Newsletter, 2 feb 2012 -- ed)
“ArkivMusic now has the Apex budget series of titles from Erato, Teldec, and Warner Classics on sale at 3 CDs for $20! Our featured titles are below. Buy 3 or more CDs from our complete section of eligible titles and you will be charged only $6.66 per disc. The more you buy, the more you save! Be sure to also view our list of Apex 2-disc sets at just $9.99 each! (Note: Our Apex 3-for-$20 sale does not include ArkivCDs or imports; sale ends 3/12/12.)”
(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog (18 feb 2012): "Heart songs: When you and I were young, Maggie" (Ron & Donna/Mignarda)
(Note from editor -- The Sixteen continue adding to their digital shop with both new and back catalogue titles.)
“Since launching our digital site in September it has been our aim to make The Sixteen’s latest recordings available as Master Quality downloads. And so we are delighted to announce that our new disc The Earth Resounds, which features all of the repertoire from this year’s Choral Pilgrimage, is available in 96kHz/24-bit FLAC or ALAC files which were created direct from the studio master. MP3 and AAC files of the recording are also available to purchase. …
- Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart / Stile Antico (Stile Antico and Fretwork explore a long-neglected repertory – the wealth of Tudor and Jacobean sacred music written for domestic devotion, rather than for church worship)
- Beethoven: Complete Symphonies / Thielemann, Vienna Philharmonic (Thielemann’s Beethoven is rigorous, intellectual, and well considered, and the playing is outstanding throughout. A bold attempt to recapture and redefine Beethoven for the 21st century. (6 CDs + DVD);
- Air: The Bach Album / Meyers, Mercurio, English Chamber Orchestra (On her new album, Anne Akiko Meyers performs both solo parts in Bach's Double Concerto on two different Stradivari violins as well as Violin Concertos 1 & 2, the Air on the G String, and the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria.) …
There seems to be a lot on special this weekend at ArkivMusic. You may want to take a look at their early music offerings from Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart / Stile Antico; Air - The Bach Album / Anne Akiko Meyers; Air - The Bach Album / Anne Akiko Meyers.
Additionally, ArkivMusic is also running Hungaroton which has a proud tradition of promoting Hungarian music and artists.
(Available in FLAC 24, FLAC16 and MP3)
“BIS's Boss Robert von Bahr:
It is hard to sit and write texts about certain SACD:s without succumbing to ridiculous boasting, and this is one case in point. The very fact that we have asked Ronald Brautigan to record Complete Mozart (10 CD:s), Complete Haydn (16) and the Mozart Concerti (ongoing),
“La Catena d'AdoneLa Catena d'Adone, first performed on 12 February 1626, presents the characteristics of the genre. A pastoral tale in a prologue and five acts, it relates the tumultuous love affairs of Adonis, Apollo, Venus and the enchantress Falsirena. The frivolous and sensual, even erotic, tone of the work has its response in the Christian moral...”
(US) Harmonia Early Music: "2011 EMA Naxos Recording Competition Finalists" (By Anna Pranger Posted January 15, 2012)
(US) Opera Today Review: "Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina e la Compagnia dei Musici di Roma, Messa di Santa Cecilia" by Steven Plank (28 dec 2011) (Christophorus CHR 77288 [SACD])
New Titles at Harmonia Mundi
“Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714-1788
Trio Sonatas Wq 154-156, 158
C. P. E. Bach was particularly attached to the trio sonata, to which he devoted some of his finest works.
(US) ArkivMusic Newsletter (17 jan 2012): "Featured Titles from Chandos - Winter 2012" (Sale ends: 14 feb 2012)
News from Ensemble Syntagma that its most recent CD release “Rosa e Orticha” (November 2011, Carpe Dium Records) has received “Best Recordings of the Year (2011)” by the Medieval Music and Art Foundation (USA) website. In addition, it has received a“20/20” from Musik and Sich, “Best Recordings of the Year” from “O Templo das Heresias” and, finally, was featured on the “In the Mode” (Public Valley Radio, California) programme on 8 Jan 2012.
(US) Opera Today Review: "Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau" (DVD) (Donald R. Boomgaarden Dean, College of Music and Fine Arts Loyola University New Orleans, 19 Dec 2011)
(From the latest eClassical newsletter of 02 Jan 2012. Some of you may be interested in some of the CD titles on sale.)
“Introducing our Daily Deal.
Starting this month, we would like to offer an album every day at a huge discount of 50%. We hope this will be attractive for you helping you to enlarge your classical library and perhaps discover new and exciting music. Click here for our Daily Deal“
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)
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.