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Tudor & Jacobean music for private devotion
Stile Antico & Fretwork
a varied treasure trove of seldom heard but extremely affecting music, nicely sung and spliced together with some darkly-glittering string In Nomines played by Fretwork...[They] easily persuade... — More…
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Heath (cello), George Malcolm (organ), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Robert Spencer (lute), Martin Isepp (harpsichord), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Douglas Whittaker (flute), George Malcolm (harpsichord), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Yehudi Menuhin...
in terms of the time-span of the recordings and the breadth of the repertoire it’s a veritable Portrait of the Artist...The few controlled experiments with more dramatic, Romantic repertoire... — More…
Dame Janet Baker, Daniel Barenboim (piano), Robert Spencer (lute), Martin Isepp (harpsichord), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Douglas Whittaker (flute), Gerald Moore (piano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir (men's voices), London Symphony Orchestra,...
this is a treasurable set — More…
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) & David Miller (lute & theorbo)
If you think of lute songs as secular repertory, think again...Elin Manahan Thomas and lutenist David Miller illuminate this music's subtleties, infusing their reading with warmth and intimacy...this... — More…
The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley
...the singing is most attractive, the accompaniments rhythmically supportive, the recording clear and efficient — More…
Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Andreas Martin (lute), Julian Behr (lute), Hélène Guilmette (soprano), Marcel Ponseele (oboe) & Markus Märkl (organ)
Accademia Bizantina & Orchestre du Collegium Vocale, Ottavio Dantone & Philippe Herreweghe
the music is gorgeous … The performances are of a consistently high standard, with Scholl’s searingly beautiful voice strong and pure. He is perfectly controlled, and boasts both excellent communication... — More…