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The Unprecedented Expansion of Music in the Age of Enlightenment
Patrizia Ciofi (Susanna), Lorenzo Regazzo (Figaro), Simon Keenlyside (Count Almaviva), Véronique Gens (Countess Almaviva), Angelika Kirchschlager (Cherubino), Marie McLaughlin (Marcellina), Kobie van Rensburg (Basilio/Curzio), Antonio Abete (Bartolo), Nuria Rial (Barbarina), Bernarda Fink (Orfeo)...
Harmonia Mundi have somehow contrived to telescope that most industriously inventive of musical centuries into this 30CD set, by dint of ingenious thematic programming which apportions discs... — More…
Jordi Savall (bass viol 7-string, anon, French, XVII century), Ton Koopman (harpsichord, Gilbert des Ruisseaux, end XVII century) & Ariane Maurette (bass viol Barak Norman, London 1697)
Although still at the beginning of his career as a viol player, Savall, serenely supported by Ton Koopman, plays with consummate mastery of Couperin's style. He caresses the notes, and shapes... — More…
Alexandre Tharaud (piano), with Pablo Pico (tambour)
Alexandre Tharaud's disc of Rameau keyboard works was a refreshing demonstration that French harpsichord music can be convincingly transferred to the piano, twiddles and all, if its essential... — More…
Pablo Casals (cello), with Eugene Istomin (piano), with Leopold Mannes (piano), with Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano), with Nikolai Mednikoff (piano)
Prades Festival Orchestra, Perpignon Festival Orchestra
Virtuoso Works for Baroque Bassoon and Continuo
Peter Whelan (bassoon)
Late Baroque composers were attracted by the expressive character of this mellow, darkly coloured instrument, and Peter Whelan explores its potential with affection and technical assurance...A... — More…