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 Offer Haydn: The Seasons

Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass)

Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh

the performance matches the high standards of McCreesh's previous grand choral projects...McCreesh revels in Haydn's masterly skills in writing for orchestra, choir and soloists...The choir's... More…

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2 CDs

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 New  Offer Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626

Sophie Karthäuser (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor, Johannes Weisser (baritone)

Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS Kammerchor, René Jacobs

Choir members are the virtuosos here. Their flexibility enables them to enrich or bleach vocal colour, and flood or dry up volume levels, to the subtlest degree. Jacobs plays the choir like an... More…

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Brahms & Bruckner: Motets

Mark Templeton (trombone), Helen Vollam (trombone), Patrick Jackman (trombone), Alexander Mason (organ)

Tenebrae, Nigel Short

Nigel Short and Tenebrae have come up with a beautifully balanced and contrasted programme…The beauty of sound and dignified expression of intensity that Tenebrae create in the opening of the... More…

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$15.50

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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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 Offer Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell

& other works

Emma Walshe (soprano), Zoë Brookshaw (soprano), Samuel Boden (tenor), Thomas Walker (tenor), William Gaunt (bass)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

Duets for high tenor seem to have been something of a Blow speciality…and in Samuel Boden and Thomas Walker, director Jonathan Cohen has harnessed a quintessentially English sound whose lyricism... More…

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 Offer Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Gerhild Romberger (alto)

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Cantemus Children's Choir, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Iván Fischer

As vivid a performance as one would expect. That stylishly lazy trombone, a dying monster, is emblematic of the characteristic licence the conductor gives to his splendid Budapest players…the... More…

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 Offer Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

James Gilchrist (Evangelist), Stephan Loges (Jesus), Hannah Morrison, Zoë Brookshaw, Charlotte Ashley (soprano), Reginald Mobley, Eleanor Minney (alto), Hugo Hymas (tenor), Ashley Riches, Alex Ashworth, Jonathan Sells (bass)

English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Trinity Boys Choir, Sir...

James Gilchrist is among the most communicative of storytellers and his lightly articulated, subtly nuanced declamation and, where required, sense of urgency are eloquent and dependable…the many... More…

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 Offer Monteverdi: The Other Vespers

I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth

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

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Handel: Messiah

Erin Wall (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), John Relyea (bass-baritone)

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

Astonishingly well controlled…the solo voices are rich and weighty…[the] flute provides a charming obbligato to ‘How beautiful are the feet’, while the tenor’s ‘Thy rebuke…’ is intensely moving…a... More…

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 Offer Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op. 58

Eri Nakamura (soprano), Elisabeth Kulman (contralto), Michael Spyres (tenor), Jongmin Park (bass)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jiří Bělohlávek

They bring a depth and richness of warm colours to a score still insufficiently appreciated…Bělohlávek is the authoritative interpreter leading his forces through the piece with confidence and,... More…

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2 CDs

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