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In War & Peace

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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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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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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 Offer Schubert: Death and the Maiden

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

This must have been an enthralling concert. It’s almost impossible to imagine Schubert’s Death and the Maiden in a string orchestral arrangement better played, with Kopatchinskaja a dynamic leader... More…

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Monteverdi: The Other Vespers

I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth

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

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 New  Offer Venezia Millenaria (Venice 700-1797)

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Le Concert des Nations - Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Panagiotis, Neochoritis, Jordi Savall

Savall’s forces place atmospheric Orthodox and other non-western music alongside pieces by composers from Beethoven to Dufay, performing it all with panache. More…

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 Offer Shakespeare Songs

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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 Offer Spem in alium

Music for Monarchs and Magnates

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

Spem is literally a surround-sound piece, so this recording, the first to use the latest technology in new audio formats, gets closer than most. The Sixteen (enlarged to the requisite 40) have... More…

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Western Wind

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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 Offer In Dulci Jubilo

Music for the Christmas season by Buxtehude and Friends

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier

Taking Bach’s predecessor Buxtehude as its focal point, Hillier’s programme steers a chronological passage through the events of Christ’s nativity, illustrating them with music by Buxtehude himself,... More…

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