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(US) "Florilegium and the Bolivian Baroque Series" -- Harmonia Early Music Weekly Posting

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2010

The English ensemble Florilegium has been exploring Bolivian baroque music for a number of years. Their latest Channel Classics recording, volume 3, focuses on repertoire found in Bolivia’s historic missions as well as the city of La Plata (the colonial name for Sucre, the capital of Bolivia). 

(US) An Exploration of the Countertenor in Rrecording From the 1960s to the 1980s -- Harmonia Early Music (30 Nov. 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

The countertenor voice is one of most unusual and alluring sounds heard in Western classical music. It is the highest natural male voice and one that has been heard in recording with increasing frequency from the middle of the 20th Century to the present day.

(NL) 'Clear or Cloudy, Lute Songs' Valeria Mignaco, Soprano; Alfonso Marin, Lute (CD)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 27, 2009
“This recording project features a selection of our favorite lute-songs and airs of John Dowland and his comtemporaries. For us it represents the culmination of years of studying and performing this very same repertoire until we finally felt ready to record it and make it comercially available.

(US) Au Pres de Vous: French chansons of the 16th century (CD release by Mignarda)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2009
“We're happy to announce the release of our 6th CD, Au Pres de Vous. Recorded in the warm and vibrant acoustic of an old country church, our latest release explores the important marriage of music, poetry and dance tunes of sixteenth century France.

(US) FRENCH CHANSONS OF THE 16TH CENTURY -- MIGNARDA EDITIONS

Contributed by Admin on Nov 22, 2009
“At long last and after several interruptions, our performing edition of 16th century French chansons is now available.

(FR) "Viennoiseries musicales" (CD) -- La Simphonie du Marais Hugo Reyne

Contributed by Admin on Nov 10, 2009

La Simphonie du Marais Hugo Reyne informs us of their latest CD release: “Viennoiseries musicales”.  Out of the usual real of the Baroque era, the “Viennoiseries musicales” reflect the ambiance of the Vienese “salons” at the beginning of the XIXth century. 

Visit website for more information of this latest CD:   La Simphonie du Marais Hugo Reyne


(DE) Ramée Label -- Releases CD: O GENTE BRUNETTE

Contributed by Admin on Oct 24, 2009

Renaissance singer-composers of Picardy
Odhecaton – Paolo Da Col (direction)

“Between about 1400 and 1550, musical life in Europe was dominated by five generations of musicians born and formed in a well-defined geographical area generally described by musicologists as franco-flemish.


(FR) Natalia Valentin, Rondos & Bagatelles (Beethoven) -- Paraty Label

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2009

Paraty Label announce the newly pressed CD of fortepianist Natalia Valentin “Beethoven Rodos & Bagatelles” performed on a XVIIIth century German fortepiano (anonymous maker) restored Christopher Clarke. 

Visit either of these websites for more information and video/sound excerpts: Paraty Label or Natalia Valentin


(US) ArsAntiguaPresents.com: July 2009 edition

Contributed by Admin on Jul 14, 2009

“This month’s program (10 minutes and 32 seconds) explores the music of Giovanni Battista Lully. In 1646, at the tender age of 14, Lully was pressed into service for the French Chevalier de Guise as a dishwasher.


(FR) Centre de musique médiévale de Paris

Contributed by Admin on May 07, 2009
The “Centre de musique médiévale de Paris”, home to  Ensemble Discantus and Ensemble Alla francesca, have made available online some of their repertoire for your listening pleasure. ..

Record Label Finds Singing Monks (UK)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2008
A record label's search for a group of monks to record a Gregorian chant album has ended after an Austrian monastery submitted a YouTube clip. ...

Naxos -- The Art of The Baroque Harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Mar 12, 2008
Naxos continues adding to its fine collection of "Baroque Harpsichord " collection with the addition of Girolamo Frescobaldi and Dieterich Buxtehude recordings.

Follow the link to view or even stream some of the music from their site. (ed.)   Naxos The Art of The Baroque Harpsichord

HYPERION RECORDS FAILS AT APPEAL

Contributed by Admin on Oct 17, 2005
-- FROM THE NEWS DESK AT HYPERION --

"HYPERION RECORDS FAILS AT APPEAL

Hyperion Records is very sorry to announce that it has lost its defence of the copyright case brought against it by Dr Lionel Sawkins.

Dr Sawkins claimed musical copyright in four editions of the musical works of Lalande. He lost at first instance in relation to the recording of o­ne of the pieces of music but won o­n the other three. Hyperion appealed with the leave of the trial judge.

Hyperion’s principal objection to the claim made by Dr Sawkins was its contention that a performing edition does not amount to a new and substantive musical work in its own right unless the performing edition is original, in the sense that it amounts to a new musical work. Thus, Hyperion contended that if an edition is an arrangement or interpretation of an existing musical work then it may obtain copyright as an original musical work. Dr Sawkins expressly made clear that he was not contending that his editions were arrangements of Lalande's music." ...
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