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“Congratulations to all our Nominees!
Harmonia Mundi and Distributed Labels
Earn Six GRAMMY® Nomination”
In the latest newsletter from Harmonia Mundi, congratulations are given to the nominees of the upcoming 54th Grammy Awards. Of particular note for “Best Orchestral”:
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan
Haydn: Symphonies Nos.88, 101 & 104
(US) Folger Shakespeare Library: FREE Selections From Handel's Messiah: Recorded Live December 20-23, 1993
Every DVD at ArkivMusic -- nearly 5,000 titles, from complete operas to ballets, recitals, documentaries & more -- is on sale now, just in time for the gift-giving season. …”
C.P.E. Bach – Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 23
Miklós Spányi, clavichord
BIS-CD-1763 | EAN 7318590017630 | TT: 63'52
Sonatas from 1750–58 and other pieces
“Clavierstück für die rechte oder linke Hand allein, Wq117/1 (H 241); Fantasia in D minor, Wq117/12 (H 224); Sonata in G major, Wq62/11 (H 63); Fugue in D minor, Wq119/2 (H 99); Fantasia in G major, Wq117/11 (H 223); Sonata in G major, Wq62/14 (H 77); Fantasia in D major, Wq117/14 (H 160); Solfeggio in A major, Wq117/4 (H 222); Sonata in C minor, Wq65/31 (H 121); Solfeggio in E flat major, Wq117/3 (H 221); Solfeggio in C minor, Wq117/2 (H 220); Sonata in A major, Wq65/32 (H 135)
The New York Times Holiday Gift Guide has been sent out on its newsletter lists. It features titles from harmonia mundi and its distributed labels. You may find some titles of interest to you.
Visit the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide web page to view/read the list.
(US) Gizmodo: "Google Music vs Amazon MP3 vs iTunes: Which Online Music Store Is the Best for You?" by Alan Henry
Recently Google jumped into the music selling business with Google Music (store). The following is an article comparing the services of the three largest music download services on the Internet. (Editor)
“Google opened its new music store to all comers in the US this week, touting its partnerships with music labels and indie musicians, and its broad reach thanks to the Android Market. The new store has millions of songs for sale, but whether it's a game changer, serious competition for iTunes and Amazon MP3, or the best online music store out there is another question entirely. Let's take a look at each service based on its features.
“Following Ensemble Caprice’s first recording of Vivaldi’s sacred music (Gloria! Vivaldi and his Angels) we return to Vivaldi’s Venice and find ourselves yet again within the confines of the Ospedale della Pietà orphanage where, beginning in 1703, Vivaldi, the Red Priest, not only taught the orphan girls violin and singing, but also composed many of his most dazzling concertos as well as a substantial part of his highly inspired corpus of sacred music.
Watch the video clip!”
(DE) Carpe Diem Records News November 2011: "Ensemble Syntagma" and "The Carpe Diem Christmas Special"
Ensemble Syntagma: "Rosa e Orticha"
We are happy to present you the new Carpe Diem CD "Rosa e Orticha" by the French ensemble SYNTAGMA. It is available in stores since November 14th, 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. …
“In Venice, one of the 16th century’s most influential composers died. Adrian Willaert served as organist, choirmaster, and composer at St. Mark’s basilica for thirty-five years, and cultivated a style of writing for cori spezzati, or “separated choirs.” The sonic effects of Willaert’s innovative compositions were emulated by succeeding musicians at St. Mark’s, such as Cipriano de Rore and Andrea Gabrieli.
Release Date: 01 oct 2011
Label: Harmonia Mundi Catalog
“The unprecedented expansion of music in the age of enlightenment
The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume' it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.“
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.”
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
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!“
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.
“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) Recently Released from Le Parlement de Musique: "Le Retour de la Paix" (CD, Release date: 13 oct 2011)
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.
(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)
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.