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(US) Naxos - Paladino Music Label CD Release: "PEDRINI, T.: Complete Violin Sonatas" (Release, originally 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 22, 2016

"Teodorico Pedrini had quite the journey during his lifetime. Over the course of eight years, he traveled from Italy to the Canary Island, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines. Pedrini is the sole 18th-century composer of which we know that wrote European compositions in China, where he finally arrived in 1711. Upon arrival in Beijing, he worked for emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong until he died in 1746. ...


(ES) Ediciones Singulares

Contributed by admin on Feb 21, 2016

"Ediciones Singulares is a publishing imprint specializing in the production of stylish book-CDs which set music securely into its historical, cultural and social background and discourse. The series “Los escritores y la música”, with six titles already published and with new releases in preparation, has been acting as our means of introduction into the Spanish publishing market, and its reception there has been extremely positive.  ...


(US) Naxos CD Release: "GRATIANI, B.: Cantatas (Consortium Carissimi, Comeaux)" (Consortium Carissimi, Garrick Comeaux, conductor, Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 21, 2016

"Bonifazio Graziani, maestro di cappella at the Jesuit Church in Rome, is now emerging as one of the most eminent figures of the mid-seventeenth century Roman baroque period, the so-called Scuola romana. Like his great contemporary, Giacomo Carissimi, he favoured the genre of the solo cantata for one, two, three and four voices. The liturgical cantatas, or motets, from Musiche sagre e morali, are notable for their tremendously varied subject matter, ranging from  ...


(UK) Linn Records CD Release: "Trevor Pinnock ~ Journey" (12 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 21, 2016

"This unique harpsichord recital by Trevor Pinnock charts two incredible musical journeys four hundred years apart. Inspired by the travels of Antonio Cabezón, the sixteenth century organist and composer, Pinnock's programme weaves a path not only through Cabezón's life but also through his own enviable career. ...


(DE) Deutsche Grammophone - Archiv Produktion CD Release: "Magdalena Kožená Monteverdi" (19 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 21, 2016

"To celebrate the Monteverdi year in 2017, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená presents her first ever Monteverdi arias album on our label. Inspired by the improvisational nature of this music, she reveals another aspect of her musical personality and presents an album full of real hits! The album is released this month. ...


(ES) GlossaMusic.com CD Release: "GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL(1685-1759) Imeneo, HWV 41" (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 20, 2016

"Fabio Biondi signs his fifth release on Glossa with a further opera exploration, here with Europa Galante and providing a vital interpretation of Handel’s late opera Imeneo, given in its serenade style 1742 Dublin version.

If, by this date, the London public was tiring of the Italian opera in which Handel had been excelling for decades, and the composer was now turning both to the oratorio and in the direction of the galant style, he was still able to call upon divos and divas of the quality of La Francesina and Giovanni Battista Andreoni to perform his music.  ...


(DE) Carpe Diem Records New CD Release: ""Quando cala la notte" (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 20, 2016

"This album of Corina Marti, harpsichord and Enea Sorini, tenor,  features a selection of songs and instrumental pieces from Early 16th Century Italy. Being a rather soft and intimate program, it contains Frottole, Ricercari, Dances and other Italian keyboard music, along with seven songs for voice and harpsichord. ...


(US) Wired Magazine Article: "Music Can’t Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet" (by Klint Findley, 17 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 18, 2016

"... The trouble is that, even as music has become more durable, it has—paradoxically—also become more ephemeral. Your physical records don’t evaporate if the store you bought it from closes shop or the record label that published them goes out of business. If a streaming music company goes under, a stockpile of important cultural artifacts could go with it. ...


(UK) Capilla Cayrasco CD: Sacred Music by Ockeghem & Josquin (Recording April 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2016

"Capilla Cayrasco and its artistic director Eligio Luis Quinteiro are planning to record their first CD for Barn Cottage Records, dedicated to sacred music by Johannes Ockeghem & Josquin Desprez, in London in April 2016. We will be recording some of the most beautiful polyphonic works by these two important Renaissance Flemish composers, using a chamber choir of twelve voices. All the members of Capilla Cayrasco are professional singers, specialised in consort / a cappella singing, active with various other early music groups in the UK. ...


(SE) BIS Records AB New Releases: "Mozart – Piano Concertos Nos 5 & 6 etc" and "Bach – Secular Cantatas, Volume 6"

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

BIS Records AB annouces two new releases for the month of February 2016:

Mozart – Piano Concertos Nos 5 & 6 etc

BIS-2084 | SACD     EAN 7318599920849      TT: 69'30

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.5 in D major, K 175
Piano Concerto No.6 in B flat major, K 238
Three Concertos after J. C. Bach, K 107 (D major, G major, E flat major)

Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Die Kölner Akademie / Michael Alexander Willens

On the final stretch of their series of Mozart’s piano concertos, Ronald Brautigam, Michael Willens and Die Kölner Akademie are working their way backwards through the composer’s catalogue. Here, on the penultimate disc, they have reached the earliest of the original works, composed in 1773 and 1776 respectively. ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "A Tribute To Handel" (by Janelle Davis, 12 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

"There he connected with another foreign born musician, G.F. Handel who, in the 18th century was up to his elbows in opera production. Handel eventually named Caporale his principal cellist for which he wrote several solo obbligato parts ...


(FR) L'Encelade CD Release: "Le Voyage d'Allemagne by Emmanuell Guigues, Viole de Gambe" (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2016

"This album is a journey into the German school of music for solo viola de gamba and takes place in the years between 1705 and 1729. There are twenty-four years of music history between the earliest and latest pieces, namely the works by Schenck (1660 - 1712) and Telemann (1681 - 1767) respectively. In its own way, the programme symbolises the place occupied by instrumental music both in Germany and in Northern Europe as a whole in the first quarter of the 18th century. It is a landscape which shows the wide range of different influences on this repertoire - whether English, French or Italian - not to mention the extraordinary flowering of the German organ school and its stylus fantasticus. ...


(CA) Analekta CD Release: "Luc Beauséjour: Baroque Session on Piano" (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 10, 2016

Newly released from Analekta record label:

"Outstanding harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour has done the unexpected. Analekta is proud to present his brand new recording, Baroque Session on Piano, which once again raises the question of whether works intended for the harpsichord should be played on the piano. Luc Beauséjour answers the question by playing. ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "Cantigas de Santa Maria" (by Janelle Davis, 29 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 03, 2016

"The collection of over 400 Marian devotional songs compiled sometime in the middle to late 13th century at the court of Alfonso X, is monumental in size.  The sheer number of pieces contained in the collection is impressive.

Alfonso’s Cantigas de Santa Maria are unique for the vernacular language, Galician-Portuguese, in which they are written. The collection is also unique in terms of its musical notation. ...


(ES) Glossa Music CD Release: "Marais 1689 - Pièces à une et à deux violes et basse continue" (Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 02, 2016

Newly released by Glossa Music (Jan 2016)

"That the viola da gamba music of Marin Marais represents a treasure trove of expressive and technical possibilities is just reason for Paolo Pandolfo’s eagerly-awaited return to the composer’s works with his new Marais 1689 recording for Glossa. Pandolfo’s style of playing is apt for this music: meticulousness and sensitivity, and a technical strength which allows him to demonstrate the instrument’s versatility and gives him a sense of rare freedom. ...


(US) Los Angeles Times Article: "Spotify hit with second songwriter lawsuit in two weeks" (by Ryan Faughnder, 08 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 13, 2016

"Another songwriter has sued streaming music service Spotify -- accusing the company of "wholesale copyright infringement" -- in an escalation of the ongoing battle over online royalties and licensing.  ...


(US) New York Times Article: "Discogs Turns Record Collectors’ Obsessions Into Big Business" (by Ben Sisariodec, 29 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jan 01, 2016

"In the beginning, Kevin Lewandowski just wanted a way to keep track of his techno records.Now, 15 years later, the free website he set up for that purpose, Discogs.com, has become a vital resource for record collectors and the music industry, with a sprawling database of more than 6.5 million releases.  ...


(US) BEMF Wins Big on the International Stage!

Contributed by admin on Dec 22, 2015

(From a recent Boston Early Music Festival newsletter)


BEMF's two latest CD releases - Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe and Charpentier's La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers - have received a host of major international awards and recognition in 2015. The prestigious honors include a 2015 GRAMMY Award, two 2015 ECHO Klassik Awards, a 2015 Diapason d'Or de l'Année, a 2015 German Record Critics' Award, and two appearances on the Gramophone Awards shortlist! ...


(FR) Jean Rondeau CD Release: "Vertigo" (Rameau & Royer) (Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 20, 2015

News from Jean Rondeau of his upcoming CD release "Vertigo"

"France’s leading young harpsichordist performs works by two masters of the French Baroque. No surprises there, perhaps … but the harpsichordist in question is Jean Rondeau and the album is called Vertigo. It conceives the harpsichord in vividly theatrical terms. Vertigo takes its name from a dramatic, rhapsodic piece by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, who, along with Jean-Philippe Rameau, forms the focus of this album. If Rameau (1683–1764) is the better-known composer today, especially admired for such operatic masterpieces as Hippolyte et Aricie and Platée, the younger Royer (1705–1755) was also a major figure in his time, rising to become master of music at the court of Louis XV. Both Rameau and Royer excelled ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "In Memoriam Thomas Binkley" (16 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 16, 2015

"... For around 35 years, Binkley was one of early music’s foremost performers, scholars, and educators, particularly in the area of medieval music. His recordings with his colleagues in the Studio der frühen Musik—Andrea von Ramm, Sterling Jones, and at different times, singers Nigel Rogers, Richard Levitt, and Willard Cobb—brought to the table ...


(SE) BIS CD Release: "Bach – Lutheran Masses, Volume 2"

Contributed by admin on Dec 12, 2015

"Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Mass in A major, BWV 234; Lutheran Mass in F major, BWV 233

Marco Gioseppe Peranda (1625–75): Missa in A minor

Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki
Hana Blažiková, soprano (BWV 233 & 234); Joanne Lunn and Aki Matsui, sopranos (Peranda); Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Katsuhiko Nakashima, tenor (BWV 234); Gerd Türk and Yusuke Fujii, tenors (Peranda); Peter Kooij, bass (BWV 233 & 234); Dominik Wörner, bass (Peranda)

By Bach's time, the traditional forms of church service had been fundamentally altered by the Reformation, and in German churches Latin had yielded to the country's own language. To an extent, however, ...


(SE) BIS CD Release: Vivaldi – Recorder Concertos

Contributed by admin on Dec 11, 2015

"Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G major, RV 443 (originally C major); Concerto in F major, RV 442; Concerto in C major, RV 444; Concerto in E minor, RV 445 (originally A minor); Concerto in C minor, RV 441; Concerto in A minor, RV 108 for recorder, 2 violins & b.c.; Concerto in D major, RV 92 for recorder, violin & b.c

Dan Laurin, recorder and musical direction
1B1 / Jan Bjøranger, leader
Anna Paradiso, harpsichord
Jonas Nordberg, theorbo/baroque guitar

The Swedish recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin has demonstrated his remarkable versatility on some thirty recordings for BIS, ranging from ...


(BE) Outhere Music Christmas Special

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

For those of you interested in purchasing some music CD's at Christmas time, Outhere Music is offering a 10% reduction off the price of it large inventory of CD titles. As there are too many early music CD titles to name ...


(DE) Covielo Classics New CD Release: "LA BATAILLE D'AMOUR Tabulatures & Chansons of the French Renaissance" (Nov. 2015) (Maria Ferré · Renaissance guitar, lute & direction)

Contributed by admin on Dec 04, 2015

"The desire of Maria Ferré was to combine two of the most important instruments for her, which have accompanied her during her musical career – the Renaissance lute and Baroque guitar – led her on her path towards the Renaissance guitar. The “master instrument” lute thereby profited from the sincere energy of the guitar.  ...


(DE) L'Orfeo Barockorchester New CD Release: " "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - String symphonies Nr. I–VI (Vol.1)" (Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 03, 2015

(Viennese built fortepiano from ca 1815)

Stretching the reach of historically informed performance (HIP), a fresh look on the performance of Mendelssohn with fortepiano injected into the performance.

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