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 Offer 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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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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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 New Lost Is My Quiet

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

Carolyn Sampson and Iestyn Davies make a symbiotic partnership in these assorted duets, their tone (not least their control of vibrato) and style ideally matched. They are compelling interpreters,... More…

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Victorious Love - Songs by Henry Purcell

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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[the Retrospect Trio] speak the language of Purcell as naturally as if it was their mother tongue. There isn't a nuance that escapes them...The conversational cut and thrust is always dapper... More…

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 Offer Alison Balsom: Sound The Trumpet

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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Serpent & Fire

Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

a maddening, fascinating and often bewitching disc More…

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The Alehouse Sessions

Barokksolistene, Bjarte Eike

Bjarte Eike’s Barokksolistene is an alchemical miracle of an ensemble, a collective of virtuosos whose instinctive, playful communication and delight in one another’s skill amplifies their individual... More…

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Nowadays, Fretwork takes a brisker view of the music though not perhaps a crisper one where matters of articulation are concerned. The playing in its new recording, with partly different personnel... More…

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Andreas Scholl: Purcell - O Solitude

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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