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(US) The Farallon Recorder Quartet announces the release of its new CD (December 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 31, 2011
The Farallon Recorder Quartet announces the release of its new CD entitled "From Albion's Shores."


(US) Mignarda and CDBaby

Contributed by Admin on Jan 27, 2011
To those who may be interested, we are trying a new idea - for us at least.  Responding to requests from our audiences, we have just posted a few singles of pieces that we frequently perform live but have not been included on our CDs.


(US) The Tudor Choir Highlighted by Harmonia Early Music (2010 Oct.)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2011
The Seattle-based Tudor Choir has been performing Renaissance polyphony and early American music for nearly two decades. The flexible ensemble is made up of twelve core singers and is directed by its founder, Doug Fullington. The choir’s performances and recordings have received international acclaim.

(US) Top Ten Discoveries of 2010 from Harmonia Early Music

Contributed by Admin on Jan 08, 2011
This is the third annual podcast to focus on some of the most interesting early music heard throughout the year. The list, whittled down from hundreds of choices, is meant to cover recordings that have been heard either on the weekly podcast or program, yet there is at least one gem that will be new to Harmonia’s loyal followers.

(US) "The Magic Flute" -- New release by Harmonia Mundi

Contributed by Admin on Nov 11, 2010
This recording represents in a sense the accomplishment of René Jacobs’s Mozartian enterprise: after showing us another way of looking at the Da Ponte trilogy and taking a profoundly innovative approach to the two great opere serie (Idomeneo and La clemenza di Tito), he has now set out to harmonise the multitude of viewpoints exposed more or clearly in Die Zauberflöte, ranging far beyond its Masonic rituals and mixture of dramatic genres. As a result, Mozart’s most ‘nocturnal’ work is illuminated as if by . . . magic.

(UK) Major record deal for reclusive Benedictine nuns (BBC News, 2010 Jul. 25)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2010
The nuns hope the album will help people 'find peace'

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.

(US) Opera CD, Charpentier's Actéon -- Boston Early Music Festival

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2010
The Boston Early Music Festival is proud to announce the release of its latest Opera CD, Charpentier's Actéon, one of the first operas presented in the BEMF Chamber Opera Series. The CDs will arrive just in time for the upcoming annual chamber opera, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, on November 27 and 28.

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Countertenors: Daniel Taylor and Matthew White By Bernard Gordillo

Contributed by Admin on Nov 05, 2010

Countertenor Daniel Taylor is a world-class vocalist who’s worked with many early music ensembles. His 2006 ATMA label recording with the Theatre of Early Music explores German 17th- and 18th-century repertoire through the vocal music of Buxtehude, Schütz, J.S. Bach, and E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Entitled “Lamento,” the recording is an ideal showcase for Taylor’s beautiful and expressive voice. His performance of Buxtehude’s Jubilate Domino is especially memorable.


(US) Harmonia Early Music -- 1 hour long episode (July 19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2010

Music of Mattheson and Fischer with the Koelner Akademie, Byzantine chant with John Michael Boyer, and Paul O’Dette performs lute pieces by Marco dall’Aquila.

The German period instrument orchestra known as the Koelner Akademie has been recording world-premieres since its inception. Led by American conductor Michael Alexander Willens, the Akademie has been a champion of famous and little-known composers whose music remains continues to remain relevant.


(US) "Florilegium and the Bolivian Baroque Series" -- Harmonia Early Music Weekly Posting

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2010

The English ensemble Florilegium has been exploring Bolivian baroque music for a number of years. Their latest Channel Classics recording, volume 3, focuses on repertoire found in Bolivia’s historic missions as well as the city of La Plata (the colonial name for Sucre, the capital of Bolivia). 

(US) An Exploration of the Countertenor in Rrecording From the 1960s to the 1980s -- Harmonia Early Music (30 Nov. 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

The countertenor voice is one of most unusual and alluring sounds heard in Western classical music. It is the highest natural male voice and one that has been heard in recording with increasing frequency from the middle of the 20th Century to the present day.

(NL) 'Clear or Cloudy, Lute Songs' Valeria Mignaco, Soprano; Alfonso Marin, Lute (CD)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 27, 2009
“This recording project features a selection of our favorite lute-songs and airs of John Dowland and his comtemporaries. For us it represents the culmination of years of studying and performing this very same repertoire until we finally felt ready to record it and make it comercially available.

(US) Au Pres de Vous: French chansons of the 16th century (CD release by Mignarda)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2009
“We're happy to announce the release of our 6th CD, Au Pres de Vous. Recorded in the warm and vibrant acoustic of an old country church, our latest release explores the important marriage of music, poetry and dance tunes of sixteenth century France.

(US) FRENCH CHANSONS OF THE 16TH CENTURY -- MIGNARDA EDITIONS

Contributed by Admin on Nov 22, 2009
“At long last and after several interruptions, our performing edition of 16th century French chansons is now available.

(FR) "Viennoiseries musicales" (CD) -- La Simphonie du Marais Hugo Reyne

Contributed by Admin on Nov 10, 2009

La Simphonie du Marais Hugo Reyne informs us of their latest CD release: “Viennoiseries musicales”.  Out of the usual real of the Baroque era, the “Viennoiseries musicales” reflect the ambiance of the Vienese “salons” at the beginning of the XIXth century. 

Visit website for more information of this latest CD:   La Simphonie du Marais Hugo Reyne


(DE) Ramée Label -- Releases CD: O GENTE BRUNETTE

Contributed by Admin on Oct 23, 2009

Renaissance singer-composers of Picardy
Odhecaton – Paolo Da Col (direction)

“Between about 1400 and 1550, musical life in Europe was dominated by five generations of musicians born and formed in a well-defined geographical area generally described by musicologists as franco-flemish.


(FR) Natalia Valentin, Rondos & Bagatelles (Beethoven) -- Paraty Label

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2009

Paraty Label announce the newly pressed CD of fortepianist Natalia Valentin “Beethoven Rodos & Bagatelles” performed on a XVIIIth century German fortepiano (anonymous maker) restored Christopher Clarke. 

Visit either of these websites for more information and video/sound excerpts: Paraty Label or Natalia Valentin


(US) ArsAntiguaPresents.com: July 2009 edition

Contributed by Admin on Jul 14, 2009

“This month’s program (10 minutes and 32 seconds) explores the music of Giovanni Battista Lully. In 1646, at the tender age of 14, Lully was pressed into service for the French Chevalier de Guise as a dishwasher.


(FR) Centre de musique médiévale de Paris

Contributed by Admin on May 07, 2009
The “Centre de musique médiévale de Paris”, home to  Ensemble Discantus and Ensemble Alla francesca, have made available online some of their repertoire for your listening pleasure. ..

Record Label Finds Singing Monks (UK)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2008
A record label's search for a group of monks to record a Gregorian chant album has ended after an Austrian monastery submitted a YouTube clip. ...

Naxos -- The Art of The Baroque Harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Mar 12, 2008
Naxos continues adding to its fine collection of "Baroque Harpsichord " collection with the addition of Girolamo Frescobaldi and Dieterich Buxtehude recordings.

Follow the link to view or even stream some of the music from their site. (ed.)   Naxos The Art of The Baroque Harpsichord
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