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Janet Baker (Dido), Raimund Herincx (Aeneas), Patricia Clark (Belinda), Monica Sinclair (Sorceress)

English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Singers, Anthony Lewis

listening to Janet Baker as Dido in her celebrated recording made at the dawn of her career, in 1962, still leaves one breathless with admiration and moved to the core by her combination of glorious... More…

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Marisa Robles (harp)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown

The ASMF accompaniment, so stylish and beautifully balanced, is a treat in itself, and the recording is well-nigh perfect. More…

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Ton Koopman

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

They take precedence over all the competition, both as performances and as recordings. The playing has wonderful life and warmth, tempi are always aptly judged, and although original instruments... More…

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Andrew Manze (violin), Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Corelli's Sonatas have never felt more alive and less perfectly preserved than they do here, and if you care at all for the baroque repertoire or fine fiddle playing, you owe it to yourself to... More…

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Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Laurence Cummings (harpsichord & spinet), Elizabeth Kenny (archlute / theorbo), Anne-Marie Lasla (bass viol), Sarah Sexton (violin I), Andrea Morris (violin II) & Jane Rogers (viola)

Her tone is extraordinarily beautiful: natural, warm and unforced, with almost superhuman vocal athleticism More…

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John Holloway (violin), Davitt Moroney (chamber organ & harpsichord)), Stephen Stubbs (lute/chitarrone), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp/regal), Erin Headley (gamba/lirone)

Biber's 15 Mystery Sonatas with their additional Passacaglia for unaccompanied violin were written in about 1678 and dedicated to his employer, the Archbishop of Salzburg. Each Sonata is inspired... More…

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Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

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Emma Kirkby (soprano)

London Baroque

I've seldom been as moved by a recording, both music and performance More…

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Six violin concertos from the Vienna MS

The English Concert, Andrew Manze

Vivaldi published his Op 9 concertos, La cetra ('The Lyre'), in 1727. Soon after, he presented Charles VI, the Habsburg emperor, with a manuscript set of concertos, also called La cetra. It was... More…

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