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(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)
For those of you who value EMI recodings, “ArkivMusic has a tremendous deal on a select group of classic recordings reissued in the EMI Classics Encore series. CDs from Neville Marriner, Sviatoslav Richter, Klaus Tennstedt, Kathleen Battle, Kiri Te Kanawa, and more are now available at just 5 for $20!“
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(A previously recorded programme celebrating Father’s day.)
“Even though Father’s Day is a recent invention, we thought it would be fun to explore early music by drawing inspiration from popular gifts ideas for good ‘ol Dad. …”
(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)
“11 JUNE 2012 (TORONTO, ON) — Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is delighted to announce the June 19 release of Beethoven For All, a two-CD compendium of some of the composer’s best known and beloved works. Comprised of selections from the symphonies, piano sonatas and piano concertos, all works are performed and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, whom The Times has described as, “…one of the few musicians in the world today who could accurately be described as legendary.”
In keeping with the spirit of Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which is comprised of musicians from a variety of Mideast countries, the Canadian release of Beethoven For All is accompanied by a celebratory concert comprised of Canadian musicians from all corners. UMC, Decca, Classical 96, L’Atelier Grigorian and Lippert Music have banded together to sponsor a search for 12-15 musicians, amateur or semi-professional, any age and any instrument, to perform a selection by Beethoven. …
(From the latest Outhere newsletter.)
A lot of interesting news in this most recent instalment of Outhere’s Spring newsletter. There are quite a few early music titles, of note:
“Homage to Gustav Leonhardt
Over the past ten years Alpha had the honour of working with the great Gustav Leonhardt. Here we present in their entirety five recordings that have had a strong musical impact. The booklet includes the original liner notes, along with a gallery of hitherto unpublished photos of this unforgettable man and musician. …”
(US) Harmonia Early Music: Marcel Pérès: Musician, Musicologist, Medievalist (by Laura Osterlund Posted 3 jun 2012)
Early June New Releases!The start of June brings with it some great new releases from a wide variety of labels. Two releases of note come on the Glossa label; A release of Vivaldi arias by Robert Invernizzi, and Paolo Pandolfo playing gamba works of De Machy. Also on Glossa is a new recording of Montevrdi's Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria. On the Coro label, there is a new collaboration between The Sixteen and the Hilliard Ensemble of Manuscripts from the British Library, and is not to be missed! Keeping in the theme of choral music, there is a new release on the Phaia label of Tudor Church Music, and on the Signum Label of a new work; Patrick Hawes' Lazarus Requiem. Two early music releases of note are on the Alpha label, Works by Carissimi, Mazzocchi, and Rossi, and on the Christophorus label, Baroque Suites for Guitar. …”
(From the latest ATMA newsletter)
Two new releases that may be of interest to you from ATMA Classique: “Les goûts accordés” Esteban La Rotta, theorbo and “Nouveaux «Brandebourgeois»” Montréal Baroque …
(From the latest Hyperion newsletter)
“Hyperion's Record of the Month for June 2012 sees the long-awaited third release in Marc-André Hamelin's Haydn Piano Sonatas series … Our long-standing relationship with St Paul's Cathedral Choir is re-vivified as new director of music Andrew Carwood leads captivating performances of the Mozart Missa solemnis & other works with a host of distinguished soloists. Contrasting Renaissance delights come from The Brabant Ensemble and Stephen Rice in the enlightening Mouton Missa Tu es Petrus & other works which includes the complete eight-part motets, and in Arias for Guadagni, Iestyn Davies' imaginative homage to his eponymous eighteenth-century predecessor and the wondrous vocal showpieces he inspired from the likes of Handel and Gluck; Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen provide glorious accompaniment. …”
(From the latest eClassical newsletter)
“We are happy to be able to report a break-through in our negotiations with different labels, enabling us to provide you with more high-resolution content from labels already here, as well as from a number of labels new to eClassical.
Harmonia Mundi Newsletter of March 10, 2012 reminds us to surf to their website and to take stock of their latest releases.
“Leading off the month on Harmonia Mundi is Richard Egarr's new recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (p.5), Egarr's keep scholarship and musical joie3-de-vivre are present in equal measure in a set that is sure to win the hearts of critics everywhere. ... Philippe Herreweghe returns to the music of JS Bach with Jesu, deine Passion, a new disc of cantatas (p.3). ... New from The Tallis Scholars is a disc of masses by Josquin for Gimell (p.14) ..."
(UK) Linn Records Recently Available: Dunedin Consort Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720
From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter, new early music titles available on their site:
Gesulado: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali / Hilliard Ensemble
Bottesini: Capriccio Di Bravura / Stotijn, Thompson, Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Castello, Fontana: Sonate Concertate In Stil Modern / John Holloway
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Andreas Staier
(SE) eClassical: Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano, Volume 12 (Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano)
Available in FLAC 24, FLAC16 and MP3 for purchase download. This brand New Release is sold at the same price for FLAC 24 as FLAC 16 and MP3 during a limited time.
“In March 1783, the readers of Cramer’s Magazin der Musik could read about a certain ‘Louis van Betthoven’, a ‘boy … of most promising talent’, whose first published work was being advertised as 'nine variations for the pianoforte, written by him on a march, engraved at Mannheim.’ The piece in question was the Dressler Variations, WoO 63, and it marked not only the beginning of an illustrious career, but also the start of Ludwig van Beethoven's lifelong involvement with variation form, culminating almost forty years later in the monumental Diabelli Variations for solo piano, and – in another field – the third movement of his Ninth symphony. …
Recent awards and previous awards bestowed upon this fabulous group make their offerings on their site as well as on the music distribution channels even more enticing.
“The vocal and instrumental consort Capilla Flamenca takes its name from the choir of the court chapel of Emperor Charles V. When Charles left the Low Countries in 1517, he took his best musicians with him in order to accompany him as 'living polyphony' to Spain.
Today's Capilla Flamenca recruits its specialized musicians mainly from Flanders so as to bring to life again the unique timbre of this brilliant 15th - 16th music in its full authenticity. According to the needs of the programme or genre, today's vocal core of the ensemble (counter tenor - tenor - baritone - bass) is enlarged with an alta capella (wind instruments), a bassa capella (string instruments), an organ or with complementary singers. …
(US) Weekend Specials at ArkivMusic: Carmelite Vespers - Handel, Caldara / De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis
(From the latest newsletter from ArkivMusic (4 apr 2012))
““Carmelite Vespers 1709” presents a reconstruction of musical performances in Rome in 1709, based on a new critical edition by Italian Handel expert Angela Romagnoli.
In early 18th century-Rome the holiday of Madonna del Carmine was celebrated with a lavish musical pasticcio. Italian Early Music specialist Alessandro de Marchi, his Academia Montis Regalis and an excellent ensemble of solo vocalists present the reconstruction of such a service as it might have been performed in 1709 under the direction of Venetian master Antonio Caldara (1670–1736). The programme combines lesser-known but stunningly beautiful pieces by Caldara himself with famous motets by his predecessor Handel such as “Dixit Dominus” or “Laudate pueri”. …