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Harmony Through Music

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev

Though the top of her voice is wiry under pressure, her coloratura is tightly sprung, her diction is flawless, and her phrasing of the often underrated poetry is sympathetic and sophisticated…Il... More…

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Early Italian Masterpieces

Rachel Podger (violin), Marcin Świątkiewicz (harpsichord & organ) & Daniele Caminiti (theorbo)

there's the sense of music in possession of a free spirit and keen to test boundaries both expressive and virtuosic...Predictably there's an unfailing eloquence to everything Podger does, whether... More…

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Music By John Taverner & Court Music For Henry VIII

Emily Van Evera (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor)

Taverner Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott

The Western Wynde Mass nicely contrasts with The Tallis Scholars’ recording, being incisive and brisk where Peter Phillips’s reading is smoother and more leisurely. Parrott is perhaps more persuasive... More…

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Shibe performs with superb artistry some of the now classics that Bream inspired...Prime in any such catalogue is Britten's 1963 Nocturnal after John Dowland, and Shibe gathers the listener into... More…

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Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Adam Walker (flute), Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet)

Five songs from Finzi’s incomparable Let us Garlands Bring see the tenor’s head voice floating sympathetically through the melismatic vowels and ever-shifting metres of Finzi’s most sensitive... More…

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The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

The Mass requires singers of the highest calibre and the Scholars rise magnificently to the challenge - both literally and figuratively speaking. The sopranos sing with razor-sharp precision,... More…

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I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth

This is a glorious addition to the Monteverdi 450 celebrations. More…

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Music from the Baldwin Partbooks I

Contrapunctus, Owen Rees

Contrapunctus really knows what to do with these pieces and from the very first item...the tuning is superb and the ensemble rock solid. Moreover, Owen Rees's interpretations are revelatory and... More…

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Jakob Lindberg (lute)

The sound of Jakob Lindberg's lute, made by Sixtus Rauwolf in the last decade of the 16th century, is unusually warm...It a meticulously voiced recital that moves between court, theatre and tavern...Lindberg... More…

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Phantasm is an inspired fit for this repertoire. The musicians’ distinctive sound – immediately warm but spiced with an edgy kick – is as assured as ever, ideal for Tye’s oft-madcap In nomines…Director... More…

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