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Cristiana Arcari, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Furio Zanasi, Paolo Lopez, Enea Sorini, Antonio Abete, Luigi de Donato, Carlos Natale, Gabriella Martellacci, Martin Oro, Elena Cecchi Fedi, Francesco Ghelardini & Francesco Ghelardini
Auser Musici, Carlo Ipata
Most of these singers are accomplished, but the male soprano Paolo Lopez as Cupid is truly exceptional. The sound is good and the music is well-crafted. — More…
Paula Murrihy (Orontea), Sebastian Geyer (Creonte), Juanita Lascarro (Tibrino, Amore), Guy de Mey (Aristea), Xavier Sabata (Alidoro), Simon Bailey (Gelone), Matthias Rexroth (Corindo), Louise Alder (Silandra), Kateryna Kasper (Giacinta), Katharina Magiera (Filosofia)
Frankfurter Opern- und...
Simon Bailey’s reading of ‘Chi non beve’ begins with a coarse throaty tone that catches the boozy mood nicely…elsewhere Louise Alder settles down, after some striking opening passagework, to... — More…
Italian vocal duets and trios
Emma Kirkby and Susanne Rydén (sopranos), Peter Harvey (baritone), Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann (cello), & Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
Many of the settings exploit the sensual intertwining of two soprano voices over a basso continuo...Emma Kirkby, dewy-voiced as ever, and Swedish soprano Susanne Rydén make exquisite partners,... — More…
Music from the Habsburg Imperial Court
Le Jardin Secret: Elizabeth Dobbin (soprano), David Blunden (harpsichord), Sofie Vanden Eynde (theorbo, baroque guitar), Romina Lischka (viola da gamba), Marian Minnen (baroque cello, basse de violon)
Symphonic Transcriptions by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977)
Christopher Blake (oboe), Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot), Peter Dixon (cello), Richard Davis (flute)
BBC Philharmonic, Matthias Bamert
Dawn divides the light from the shadows
Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano) & Donald Suzen (piano)
Antonacci and her scrupulous accmpanist Donald Sulzen, provide alert and imaginative accounts of all their material...Antonacci brings individuality to everything she sings, her colouristic range... — More…
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
How does Hvorostovsky deport himself in this baroque apparel? Of course, there is nothing 'authentic' about his approach, but the cut of the music suits him well enough and he brings with him... — More…