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Ensemble Arte Musica, Francesco Cera (harpsichord and direction)
Emma Kirkby (soprano) with Jakob Lindberg (lute), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord), Anthony Rooley (lute), Agnès Mellon (soprano), John Abberger (oboe), Thomas Georgi (viola d’amore), Lucas Harris (lute) & Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann (cello)
London Baroque, Royal Academy of Music Baroque...
…it's often in the modest-looking pieces that she's at her most compelling. Robert Johnson's Full Fathom Five is 109 seconds of breathtaking stillness and beauty, Böddecker's Natus est Jesu... — More…
Songs from early baroque Italy
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) & Craig Marchitelli (archlute & theorbo)
This is vocal writing that thrives on extremes: complex, emphatic, dissonant and brilliantly embellished...Invernizzi is a fearless singer. Some notes are stripped violently dry and thin, others... — More…
Monteverdi, Caccini, Merula, Brunelli, Castello, Cima, Landi
Karim Sulayman (tenor)
Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell
Sulayman’s approach tends more towards the lyrical than the rhetorical – his lucid, velvety tenor and pop-star charisma best suited to melodious arias rather than the text-driven stile recitativo…Under... — More…
Marie-Claire Alain (organ), Julia Migenes (Carmen), Placido Domingo (Don Jose), Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Quatuor Via Nova, Nikolai Lugansky (piano), Olivier Baumont (organ), Ton Koopman (organ), Helen Grimaud (piano), Sophie Daneman (soprano), Paul Agnew (tenor), Susan Graham (mezzo), Sumi Jo (soprano),...