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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)
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)
(FR) Recently Released: "Per la Vergine Maria" (Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano) (CD - Naïve)
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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.
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) Recently Released: "George Frideric Handel 1685-1759 Belshazzar" (Harmonia Mundi DVD) (2011 May)
Coproduction Festival d'Aix-en-PorvenceRené 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)
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.
(US) Music of Baroque Mexico: Fernandes, Padilla, and Murcia (Harmonia Episode - Recording) (2010 September 13)
(FR) Stabat Mater - Messe de Madrid -- Domenico Scarlatti (Recently released by Ensemble Jacques Moderne)
(US) A Springtime Celebration With Early Music Song And Dance (Harmonia Early Music radio recording) (2011 March 29)
In temperate regions, there is no more highly-anticipated season of the year than spring. After many long and dreary winter months, spring brings relief in the form of warmer weather, more sun, a welcoming outdoors, and the flowering of trees and other vegetation. Spring can be seen, heard, and felt.
An order of Benedictine nuns has signed a major record deal with the company behind Lady Gaga, it has been revealed.
The Nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation, from France, won a global search of more than 70 convents across Europe, the US and Africa.