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Joélle Harvey (soprano), Olivia Vermeulen (mezzo), Thomas Walker (tenor), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Bauer (baritone)
Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
You would be hard-pressed to find a more illuminating disc than this latest offering from Arcangelo…There’s nothing overfamiliar about the captivating freshness and buoyancy that both chorus... — More…
The Rise of Classical Opera
Bejun Mehta (counter-tenor)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs
Jacobs and Bejun Mehta unleash the primal energies buried in magnificent yet largely forgotten operas...Jacobs's abrupt tempo twists, the instrumentalists' boldness and the chorus's power make... — More…
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The Unprecedented Expansion of Music in the Age of Enlightenment
Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Richard Egarr, Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, Andrew Manze
Harmonia Mundi have somehow contrived to telescope that most industriously inventive of musical centuries into this 30CD set, by dint of ingenious thematic programming which apportions discs... — More…