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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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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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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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Music of the Restoration

Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Richard Egarr (harpsichord), Pamela Thorby, Tabea Debus (recorder), Bojan Čičić (violin), Stephen Pedder (violin), Julia Kuhn (viola, violin), Mark Levy (viola da gamba), William Carter (theorbo, baroque guitar)

after an hour in Iestyn Davies's genial company, 'music for a while' does indeed all our 'cares beguile'...an enthralling stroll throughout Restoration London at its musically most sophisticated. 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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Andreas Scholl (countertenor), with Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)

Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari

Ethereal yet visceral, Scholl's voice is the dream vehicle for Purcell...Stefano Montanari coaxes thrilling playing from Accademia Bizantina, who dance and swagger, throb and pulsate with true... 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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English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

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