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Handel - Arias & scenes for tenor

Mark Padmore (tenor), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor) & Katharina Spreckelsen (oboe obligato)

The English Concert, Andrew Manze

Handel was one of the first Baroque composers to invest his talents in the tenor voice and here this unique English legacy is recalled. Through his shading, dynamic range and commitment to the... More…

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No digital booklet included

Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV46a

Natalie Dessay (Bellezza), Ann Hallenberg (Piacere), Sonia Prina (Disinganno), Pavol Breslik (Tempo)

Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Beauty's final aria (sung by Natalie Dessay) is unconventionally slow and intensely moving, accompanied by obbligato violin possibly intended for Corelli who may have led the first performance.... More…

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2 CDs

$20.25

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Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op. 35, etc.

Martha Argerich (piano), Sergei Nakariarov (trumpet), Renaud Capucon (violin), Mischa Maisky (cello), Lilya Zilberstein (piano), Alissa Margulis (violin) & Lyda Chen (viola)

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Alexander Verdernikov

Here's an excellent, multi-faceted programme which reflects both Shostakovich's madcap humour and his more "private", expressive side. A truly charismatic and exhilarating experience. More…

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This release includes a digital booklet

Stockhausen: Stimmung

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier

A turning point for composer and contemporary music alike, Stimmung merges the serialist's rigour with the minimalist's empiricism. Barely tangible shifts between timbres, thythms, meters and... More…

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Fray's debut is marked by an imaginative collation, Bach and Boulez, played with vibrant imagination. He pushes the boundaries but resists the merely quirky. Impeccable technique allows him... More…

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CD

$12.00

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J S Bach - Complete Cantatas Volume 22

Sandrine Piau, Johannette Zomer (soprano), Bogna Bartosz, Nathalie Stutzman (alto), James Gilchrist, Christoph Prégardien, Jörg Dürmüller (tenor) & Klaus Mertens (bass)

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman

Koopman's irrepressible enthusiasm and impish wit remain undiminished as he ends his immense 12 year project recording all Bach's cantatas. Assured vocal soloists, fluent choir and impeccable... More…

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3 CDs

$45.50

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No digital booklet included

Mauricio Kagel: All Things Change

Netherlands Chamber Choir, Schönberg Ensemble Amsterdam, Reinbert de Leeuw

The three contrasting works on this vibrant disc combine drama, wit, lyricism and a wealth of instrumental and vocal colour. Although these are amongst Kagel's most recent works, the performances... More…

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CD

$16.25

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