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(US) Harmonia Early Music: Barqouevolution

Contributed by admin on Jun 07, 2014
"Renaissance to Baroque: a new era The 16th century’s interweaving lines of contrapuntal choral polyphony gave way in the 17th century to monody—accompanied solo song—in which treble and bass lines...

(BE) Outhere Music: Highlights of 2013!

Contributed by admin on Jan 12, 2014

From a recent newsletter from Outhere Music

"what a year it has been! Once again we've just finished a year full of good surprises! With various awards and distinctions in the press all over Europe, we want to put forward the STAR artists and albums for 2013!" ...


(BE) Scherzi Musicali CD Release: "How pleasant 'tis to Love!" (Henry Purcell)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

"Few of the many recordings devoted to Henry Purcell have succeeded in capturing all the richness and diversity of musical instruments of the late 17th century. Here well-known pieces by Purcell played take on an entirely new and unexpected colouring, while also serving to highlight the theatricality of the vocal airs.  ...


(BE) il Gardellino: New CD Release "Solo Cantatas for Bass"

Contributed by admin on Oct 03, 2013

From a recent il Gardellino newsletter news item:

il Gardellino announces the release of their latest CD recording “Solo Cantatas for Bass”.

BWV 82, 158, 56, 203
il Gardellino & Dominik Wörner (Bass)


(CA) Grigorian.com Decca Sale (Month of September)

Contributed by admin on Sep 08, 2013


From the latest Grigorian.com newsletter:

"Over the month of September, the Decca label will be on sale, with over one thousand titles involved in this sale. Single CDs are on sale for $11.98! All other Decca products will be 20% off! Decca has a huge catalog, and is one of the best in the business. With artists such as Pavarotti, Bartoli, Fleming, Sutherland, Fischer, Richter, and Solti, how could you not love Decca."



(US) Thousands of Reissues Exclusively at ArkivMusic

Contributed by admin on Jun 18, 2013

"Have you ever heard a wonderful piece of music on the radio and then tried to track down a copy on CD?

ArkivMusic works with most classical radio stations in the U.S. to help with that search. But early on, we realized that many of those recordings (over half) are actually out of print.

So some years ago we started our ArkivCD program ...


(CA) Grigorian.com May New Releases

Contributed by admin on May 13, 2013


Many new titles added to the Grigorian.com site of which many in the early music field. You may want to see what is on their list. You can see their latest catalog for the month of may on the Grigorian.com website.



(US) Opera Today CD Review: "1612 Italian Vespers" (Reviewer: Claire Seymour, 10 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 09, 2012
“Following their 2011 Decca recording of Striggio’s Mass in 40 Parts (1566), I Fagiolini continue their quest to unearth lost treasures of the High Renaissance and early Baroque, …
  

(US) Harmonia Mundi New Release: "Stile Antico -- Passion and Resurrection" (Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 22, 2012

(From a recent Harmonia Mundi news release)

The award-winning choral ensemble Stile Antico presents Passion and Resurrection, an album featuring texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers from England and the Continent. Included is a setting of the poem "Woefully arrayed" composed especially for Stile Antico by John McCabe. This is the work's first recording.”


(SE) eClassical Weekly Special

Contributed by Admin on Nov 18, 2012

(From a recent eClassical newsletter)

“This week we (eClassical) would like to present a number of releases from the small Japanese company: Arte dell'arco, led by Hidemi Suzuki, the famous Baroque Cellist, brother of Masaaki Suzuki, Leader of the Bach Collegium Japan. They are also 24-bits for the price of mp3, and as a pair, we offer BIS-CD-807 with Concerti by CPE Bach, played by Hidemi and the BCJ, for a 30% discount. …”
   


(CA) Grigorian.com New Releases: "Great Gift Ideas and New Releases!"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 17, 2012

(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)

“Can you believe it is already mid-November!? With Holiday Season upon us, we at Grigorian have begun to compile a list of some of the great gift items that have come out this past year. These include some of the amazing box sets that have been released, as well as outstanding CDs and DVDs.”

(Editor) Of particular interest to early music enthusiasts …
    


(US) Harmonia Mundi New Release: "Kristian Bezuidenhout Plays Mozart Concertos" (13 Nov 2012) and Performance (19 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 13, 2012

(From a recent Harmonia Mundi news release)

“Mozart places melody at the very heart of his concertos. Introverted and sometimes uncertain at the start of K.453, it is subsequently transmuted into birdsong - foreshadowing Papageno - and leads to a finale worthy of an opera buffa. …
    


(US) Holiday Music at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Nov 13, 2012
“Ready or not, here come the holidays! Next week is Thanksgiving, so it's time to get your holiday playlist in order. We have great deals aplenty at ArkivMusic to make the holidays merry. …”
    

(DE) Carpe Diem Records New Release: "mundus et musica" (Qualia Ensemble)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012
“On their first CD, QUALIA presents a collection of polyphonic music from late medieval sources, especially from manuscripts around the year 1500. In a very short period of time around the turn of the 15th century, the European music culture changed from the ancient phytagoreic to meantone temperament and created some astounding, highly complex and intellectually as well as musically challenging works …
    

(CA) Grigorian.com: "Sales on Naive ... New Releases!"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 04, 2012

(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)

“… Natural, just born, innate, Simple, innocent, sincere. So why this name “naïve”? Many thought you had to be a little naïve to launch a record label just when digital music and hi-tech began their ascent. As you can see, diehard music lovers still believe in beautiful packages, the smell of freshly-printed paper, booklets you spend hours admiring, the beauty a human voice and a few strums on a guitar. The Naive label is the Gramophone Label of the Year, and Grigorian offers the entire Label at a tremendous sale price. In most cases, over 30% off . See what Gramophone has recognized and sample some of this excellent label! Click here to see all of the Naive catalogue! …


(IT) Andrea Chezzi New CD Release: "L'Orfeo Britannico, La musica di Haendel nelle trascrizioni per tastiera del Settecento"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2012

Newly released on the Fugatto label, Andrea Chezzi performs Handel on a period Italian organ (Benedetti, 1765). 

Andrea Chezzi, born in Colorno (PR) in 1975, graduated in organ and composition from the Conservatory A. Boito in Parma, and then studied harpsichord in Amsterdam under the guidance of Bob van Asperen. He followed courses in performance practice of early music with L. F. Tagliavini, W. van de Pol, Ch. Stembridge, G. Murray, A. Marcon, Ch. Rousset at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. …


(US) ArkivMusic Storewide Sale (ends in 3 days)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)

“The ArkivMusic 10th Anniversary Storewide Sale ends in just 3 more days! Take part in the celebration and save yourself a bundle. We are also extending this weekend's Weekend Specials an extra day, so make sure to place your orders before our Storewide Sale ends on Monday at midnight ET!”


(US) Fall Opera Sale at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

(From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter 10 Oct 2012)

“Do you thrive on drama, spectacle, and glorious voices like Bartoli, Kaufmann, Fleming, and Flórez? Then get ready for ArkivMusic's Fall Opera Sale, with every complete opera on sale -- DVD and Blu-ray, too! Plus, we have a select group of specially priced vocal recitals. If you can't afford the orchestra seats, our large selection of clearance opera CDs and clearance vocal recitals offers plenty of great music at tremendous discounts. Plus, we have over 100 clearance opera DVDs & Blu-rays at our best prices ever -- up to 75% off!…”


(UK) The Sixteen New "Palestrina series" CD Release (5 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2012

(From the latest The Sixteen Newsletter)

“This week saw the release of the second disc in our award-winning Palestrina series. Each disc is based on a theme: the first on the theme of the Assumption and this new disc on the theme of the nativity. Alongside the festive motet and mass, Hodie Christus natus est, is Palestrina’s motet O magnum mysterium, some of his settings of the Song of Songs and his Magnificat Quinti toni


(UK) Gramophone Awards 2012

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2012
“Once again, the classical record industry has delivered! A constant stream of recordings continues unabated that bears witness to the creativity, imagination, flair, tenacity, style and prodigious talent of musicians, A&R directors and labels’ creative and editorial teams the world over…
    

(CA) Grigorian.com: Celebrating Glenn Gould's 80th Birthday

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2012
“ With September 25th, 2012 marking the 80th Birthday of Glenn Gould, there has been a flurry of new editions being released. Gould single-handedly turned the classical piano world on its side, and created a niche for himself as a recording artist, and also as a musical thinker and lecturer. …
  

(US) ArkivMusic "EMI Classics Encores" Sale

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

(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!
    


(US) ArkivMusic August Sale

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2012
“August brings an especially large group of independent labels on sale, including two with distinctive reputations in their home countries. Delos, often referred to as "the Great American Label," is a pioneer in the digital recording process and a champion of American artists and composers. Atma Classique has quickly become a dominant standard-bearer for Canada's recording industry. Yet neither label limits its focus. Delos has developed a growing relationship with Russian artists, and Atma constantly expands its musical horizons in intriguing ways. …”
    

(SE) eClassical CD Release: "In The Dark: Platinum Consort"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012
“The Platinum Consort, with their director Scott Inglis-Kidger, make their debut recording on Resonus with a programme of music both for and inspired by the Tenebrae tradition. Featuring some of the most powerful and poignant choral music to come from the western world, the Platinum Consort present a survey of works from the sixteenth century to the present day - including James MacMillan's stunning Miserere and Tenebrae settings by the consort's  …”
     

(UK) Hyperion New Releases for July 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2012
Hyperion has released the titles available as of the month of July 2012. There may be one early music title of interest to you.
    
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