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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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Rolando Villazón, Patrizia Ciofi & Topi Lehtipuu

Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

The atmosphere is electric. Villazón is pouring out Monteverdi’s beautiful lines of remorseful agony with spell-binding force. It’s his first foray into early music, but he tosses off the tricky... More…

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Masato Suzuki (organ)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

The 12 voices of Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis put their faith in tonal focus and sweetly balanced textures. Though one might expect from that a certain coolness, their singing produces music-making... 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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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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Le Concert des Nations - Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Panagiotis, Neochoritis, Jordi Savall

No one anthologises as expertly as Savall and, in these increasingly specialist days, possibly no one else could present a millennium of music with such quality, depth of scholarship and attention... 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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Everywhere [Skinner] negotiates an ear-opening path through the changing shapes and densities of Tallis’s ever-fluid formulations; the polyphony is delineated with laser-sharp precision, and... More…

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Stile Antico is a vastly experienced ensemble and projects these pieces with poise, technical finesse and nuance. Their account of Christ’s betrayal by Peter (‘Jesum traditit’), for example,... More…

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Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh

Sweet tuning and subtle dynamic distinctions mark James MacMillan’s Ave maris stella, with gleamingly pure-toned contributions from the soprano…Technically the most difficult piece is probably... More…

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