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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.
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!”
(From the latest BEMF news -- ed.)
“Due to overwhelming response, we will be extending our Holiday Sale through January 1, 2012!
(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.
(IT) Cappella Artemisia CD Release: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy
(BE) New CD from Capilla Flamenca: "Heinrich Isaac, Ich muss dich lassen" (Prix de Choc Dec 2011/Jan 2012)
(* 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.
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!