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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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Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Sol Gabetta (cello)

Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta

Bartoli and cellist Sol Gabetta make for valiant duelling partners who converse, parry and riposte in spirited combat. Bartoli is velvet-toned, vivacious and voluptuous as ever. Her diction is... More…

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Marisa Robles (harp)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown

The ASMF accompaniment, so stylish and beautifully balanced, is a treat in itself, and the recording is well-nigh perfect. More…

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Petra Müllejans

Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz

Divided into two large groups, the Freiburg period players relish the distinctive sounds of their instruments, with particularly strongly flavoured oboes and proud horns. The vital overall sound... More…

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Franco Fagioli (countertenor)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Zefira Valova

Arrestingly, uncompromisingly thrilling...while the coloratura thrills here are predictably spectacular, it’s the other elements – the new-found care and weight of the slower arias, the range... More…

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Natalie Dessay (Bellezza), Ann Hallenberg (Piacere), Sonia Prina (Disinganno), Pavol Breslik (Tempo)

Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Beauty's final aria (sung by Natalie Dessay) is unconventionally slow and intensely moving, accompanied by obbligato violin possibly intended for Corelli who may have led the first performance.... More…

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

With St Paul's Deptford standing in for Westminster Abbey the acoustic is ideally focused - no 'billow' blurring the edges of a wonderfully buoyant 'The King Shall Rejoice' (its ensuing 'Exceeding... More…

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The Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr

I can’t think of anything that would improve this package: performances are stylish and beautifully polished. The recording is a beauty More…

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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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Recorded in the English Church, Den Haag and in Saint-Michel en Thiérache in January 2007 & June 2009

Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (bass), Furio Zanasi (bass) & Fabio Bonizzoni (harpsichord & direction)

La Risonanza

The vocalists here are electrifying...Above all, it is the instrumentalists that make this a stellar disc; their eloquence equals and at times overflows that of the vocalists. The invention of... More…

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