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Recorded live at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 2008
Katharine Fuge (soprano), Matthew Brook (bass)
Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner
The recorded sound has great immediacy, and the chorus produces a beautifully sustained and richly coloured vocal tone. Gardiner's flexibility in tempo, phrasing and dynamics (which Brahms favoured)... — More…
Recorded live at Royal Festival Hall, London, 5-8 October 2008
The Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner
everything seems in focus: not just the tempo, but also the rhythmic drive and urgency seem absolutely right in the third and fourth movements...This performance gives a lively sense of what... — More…
Luther and the Music of the Reformation
Bart Jacobs (organ)
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier
Lionel Meunier’s assured direction never misses (nor overstates) an expressive trick; and Vox Luminis’s warmly inflected singing is throughout finely-attuned to the way in which every note has... — More…
Emma Kirkby (soprano) with Jakob Lindberg (lute), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord), Anthony Rooley (lute), Agnès Mellon (soprano), John Abberger (oboe), Thomas Georgi (viola d’amore), Lucas Harris (lute) & Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann (cello)
London Baroque, Royal Academy of Music Baroque...
…it's often in the modest-looking pieces that she's at her most compelling. Robert Johnson's Full Fathom Five is 109 seconds of breathtaking stillness and beauty, Böddecker's Natus est Jesu... — More…