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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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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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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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Elin Manahan-Thomas (soprano)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Harry Christophers

…what really marks Thomas out is the humanity and intimacy of her very personal interpretations of such familiar pieces as Handel's 'Ombra Maio Fu' (which also features lovely trumpet playing... More…

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Royal Music of Purcell and Handel

Alison Balsom (trumpet), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Lucy Crowe (soprano)

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

This charming disc contains some of the most imaginative and polished trumpet playing you're ever likely to hear...Born-again authenticists may cavil at Balsom's vented trumpet, a modern development... More…

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Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

a maddening, fascinating and often bewitching disc More…

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Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Joseph Middleton (piano)

The art of vocal duetting is exemplified at its best in this recital by two of today’s finest British singers, working with an accompanist of equal merit…each singer has solo items…Yet the most... More…

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Les Trompettes des Plaisirs, Lingua Franca & Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

one might call it a classically 'English' choral sound - but any suspicions of coolness are easily dispelled by the commitment shown to the meaning of both music and text...Once again, Vox Luminis... More…

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vocal chamber music from the 17th century

Ruby Hughes (soprano), Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann (cello) & Jonas Nordberg (lute / theorbo / archlute)

Ruby Hughes’s soprano has an effortless beauty: pliant, subtly expressive, never forced. She captures the chaste fervour of the sacred works…Brinkmann and Nordberg proffer aptly spontaneous continuo... More…

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