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(US) ArkivMusic: "Brilliant Classics Bargains at ArkivMusic"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 15, 2011

From the latest ArkivMusic Newsletter:

“Bargain label extraordinaire Brilliant Classics is on sale now at ArkivMusic, with plenty of affordable classical boxed sets that make great gifts! You will find several new collections to choose from, covering the Renaissance to the 20th century, from orchestral music to solo piano to chamber and choral, for collectors and novices alike -- all tremendous values.”
  


(SE) BIS Records New Releases October 2011

Contributed by Admin on Nov 14, 2011

Vivaldi – Concertos for Strings
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C major, RV114; Sonata a 4 in E flat major (‘Al Santo Sepolcro’), RV 130; Concerto in G minor, RV152; Concerto in D minor, RV128; Concerto in D minor (‘Concerto madrigalesco’), RV129; Sinfonia in C major (from La Senna festeggiante, RV693); Concerto in F minor, RV143; Concerto in G minor, RV157; Concerto in E minor, RV134; Concerto in A major, RV158

Arte dei Suonatori Ensemble
  


(CA) ANALEKTA OFFER: 30% OFF TAFELMUSIK CDS

Contributed by Admin on Nov 09, 2011

For those interested in the following discount offer:

“Tafelmusik celebrates the release of its 78th recording, BACH: Tafelmusik and Daniel Taylor.   Until midnight on November 11th, get 30% off any Tafelmusik title with Analekta with the promo code TAFEL.  Make your selection now!
  


(SE) BIS Records -- New York Polyphony Signs Up (08 Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 08, 2011
“BIS is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive recording contract with the male vocal quartet New York Polyphony. 

Male classical vocal quartet New York Polyphony, who received international acclaim with the CDs I sing the birth (2007) and Tudor City (2010), has signed an exclusive recording contract with BIS Records.
  

(US) New from Harmonia Mundi: "George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 -- Agrippina"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2011
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Chamber ensemble, René Jacobs, Conductor

“After his acclaimed explorations of such Handel operas as Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, René Jacobs now tackles the first great operatic success of the ‘caro Sassone’ (Venice, 1710), the climax of his Italian period.

(FR) New CD from ensemble Syntagma: "ROSA E ORTICHA"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011
“The new CD of Alexandre Danilevski and his Ensemble Syntagma presents some of the most elaborate works of the mediaeval musica composita by Bardolino da Padova and his contemporaries.
  

(FR) Recently Released from Le Parlement de Musique: "Le Retour de la Paix" (CD, Release date: 13 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
Cantates et concert royaux
Monteclair-Clérambault
Le Parlement de Musique -- Martin Gester
Dorothy Leclair -- Soprano


“Shards
and evocation of war - view from the Court, symphonies with trumpets, fifes and drums. Invocation of peace and followed by entertainment to the sound of bagpipes. Delights of the island of Delos, where Apollo's sits surrounded by muses, birds and
happy shepherds. 
  

(UK) Chandos Introduces New Plug & Play Collection

Contributed by Admin on Oct 16, 2011
Chandos offers some of its classic recordings in a new format – high-quality pre-loaded memory sticks. Initially, 14 collections have been made available on USB drives from Chandos’ catalogue, each stick based on a themed series or composer, such as the Haydn Complete Mass Editions & London Symphonies, Elgar Oratorios and the Vaughan Williams symphony collection.  
   

(UK) (Re-Post) Early Music discounts from Chaconne Label

Contributed by Admin on Oct 14, 2011

(Re-posted as a reminder to our readers who may have missed the Chaconne October discount offer.)

200 Early Music Albums at 25% Off

“This month we are offering over 200 early music albums at 25% off, courtesy of the early music label Chaconne, which is renowned for its broad cross section of early-music repertoire from Medieval to Classical, performed on original or period instruments. 
  


(US) New from Harmonia Mundi: "Down by the Salley Gardens" (Bejun Mehta, countertenorJulius Drake, piano)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 14, 2011

19th & 20th Century English Songs (Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Howells, Quilter...)

“This programme offers a vivid and varied cross-section of English song, ranging from the Edwardian aesthetic of Quilter and early Vaughan Williams to the intensely expressive style of Howells and Finzi.


(IT) Il Complesso Barocco New CD Release: Venetian Curiosities (27 sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 10, 2011
“Following the great success of Tiere und Töne / Handel's Bestiary we are happy to announce the release of Il Complesso Barocco's second MusicBook in cooperation with Donna Leon and Diogenes Verlag.
  

(FR) New Recording : 2nd Recording of Johann Herman Schein (13-17 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2011
After having recorded a first CD dedicated to the “Opella Nova” and to a few pieces from Johann Herman Schein’s Fountains of Israël, Sagittarius will follow with a second CD dedicated to  17 motets from the Fountains of Israël. These motets have till now, never been recorded.
  

(UK) New Chaconne Release: "Chamber Vespers, Miniature Masterpieces of the Italian Baroque" (CHAN 0782)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011
The Gonzaga Band
Faye Newton soprano    
Jamie Savan treble cornett • mute cornett    
Richard Sweeney theorbo    
Steven Devine harpsichord • chamber organ    
with
Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano    
Gawain Glenton treble cornett • mute cornett
  

(UK) Early Music discounts from Chaconne Label

Contributed by Admin on Sep 30, 2011

200 Early Music Albums at 25% Off

“This month we are offering over 200 early music albums at 25% off, courtesy of the early music label Chaconne, which is renowned for its broad cross section of early-music repertoire from Medieval to Classical, performed on original or period instruments. 
  


(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.
  
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