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The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court
Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
Harmonia Mundi's production has all the sumptuousness of the original Medici spectacle...The performances are highly polished, chorus and ensemble, producing a glossy and liberally embellished... — More…
2 CDs + Book
Magdalena Kožená (mezzo soprano)
Private Musicke, Pierre Pitzl
She soars the heights and plumbs the depths with fitting ardour...it is hard not to be swept away by such intensity felt and highly dramatic readings...[Pitzl] and his crack instrumental ensemble... — More…
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Renee Fleming (soprano), Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Anna Netrebko (soprano), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Elina Garanca (mezzo), Andrea Bocelli (tenor), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Juan Diego Florez (tenor), Jose Carreras (tenor), Angela Gheorghiu...
Songs from early baroque Italy
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) & Craig Marchitelli (archlute & theorbo)
This is vocal writing that thrives on extremes: complex, emphatic, dissonant and brilliantly embellished...Invernizzi is a fearless singer. Some notes are stripped violently dry and thin, others... — More…
Elina Garanča (mezzo-soprano)
Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon
The sustained line in the 'Laudate Dominum' by Mozart is amazing, especially given the sedate pace, and her intonation is flawless throoughout...If this collection of titles seems like a bit... — More…
Barbara Jane Gilby (violin), David Stanhope (piano), Dimity Hall (violin), Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Daniel Yeadon (cello), Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo-soprano), Sara Macliver (soprano), Nicole Forsyth (viola), Maxime Bibeau (double bass), Paul Stanhope (chamber organ), Aiko Goto (violin), Helena...