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Browse: L'Oiseau Lyre (series)
L'Oiseau-Lyre is the specialist early music label from Decca. It has a fine reputation for quality recordings performed by renowned artists from the early music world. Artists include Andrew Parrott, Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley and Christophe Rousset. Many of these recordings have been absent from the catalogue for several years. Now they are being re-mastered and re-issued.
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Judith Nelson (soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (alto), Paul Elliot (tenor), David Thimas (bass), James Bowman (countertenor)
Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, Simon Preston, Christopher Hogwood
Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
Fink sings… with fervour and unassuming charm, supported by the sensitive playing of Il Giardino Armonico. This talented ensemble comes into its own in the five short instrumental pieces on... — More…
Ballades, Rondeaus and Virelais of the late 14th century.
The Medieval Ensemble of London (Medieval instruments rebec, fiddle, douçaine, gittern and lute, join alto, tenor and baritone voices from within the Ensemble), Peter Davies & Timothy Davies
These late-14th century courtly avant-garde songs are superbly performed in minimalist groupings by the ensemble which inspired Gothic Voices. Long overdue on CD. — More…
Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Elliot, David Thomas
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood
Stodge no more. In Christopher Hogwood's hands, Messiah was no longer a ponderous and portentous work, but something tightly sprung and which demanded your attention. — More…