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 Offer Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

Nicholas Daniel (oboe & conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)

Britten Sinfonia, James MacMillan

[Daniel] tends to let the tempo slacken when the harmonic pulse slows down [on the Vaughan Williams]...it's hard to complain when that leaves more space for his consistently golden tone...MacMillan... More…

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 Offer Bach, J S: St John Passion, BWV245

Werner Güra (Evangelist), Johannes Weisser (bass arias/Christus), Andrew Redmon (Petrus), Johannes Schendel (Pilatus), Sunhae Im (soprano arias), Benno Schachtner (alto arias), Sebastian Kohlhepp (tenor arias), Fabienne Weiss (Ancilla), Minsub Hong (Servus)

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS...

Clarity of sound and purpose distinguish [this] recording…woodwind are placed in front of the strings, allowing for exceptional detail in the turba choruses [while] the soloists sing throughout,... More…

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Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Britten Sinfonia, Thomas Gould

So bold are Glenn Gould's fingerprints on the score, not just in the intricate decorations but also the colours, the phrasing, the idiosyncratic articulation, that it is more an arrangement of... More…

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Heavenly Harmonies

Stile Antico

The most striking feature of these performances is how wonderfully varied they are. In some pieces… the presentational style almost enters the realm of musical theatre, while in Tallis's God... More…

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The Phoenix Rising

The Carnegie Trust & the revival of Tudor Church Music

Stile Antico

The expertise of the Stile Antico group in this repertory is not in doubt and, as always, these singers give us splendid performances. Gibbon's O Clap Your Hand, for example, has a sure-footed... More…

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Giaches de Wert: Divine Theatre

Sacred Motets

Stile Antico

Stile Antico brings experience and a steady technique to these pieces…in the joyous opening motet ‘Gaudete in Domino’ they are fresh and exuberant…[and] their ‘Quiescat vox’ is beautiful as is... More…

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 Offer Scattered Rhymes

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Orlando Consort, Paul Hillier (director)

This collection has been programmed with considerable care. Machaut's glorious Messe de Nostre Dame forms its centre, both in terms of its musical substance and its famously provocative rhythmic... More…

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 Offer Stockhausen: Stimmung

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier

A turning point for composer and contemporary music alike, Stimmung merges the serialist's rigour with the minimalist's empiricism. Barely tangible shifts between timbres, thythms, meters and... More…

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The Sacred Spirit of Russia

Glen Miller (basso profundo)

Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson

Conspirare’s reading of these pieces is passionate without being perfumed. A lovely recording, in immaculate sound. More…

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Puer natus est

Tudor Music for Advent & Christmas

Stile Antico

Conductorless Stile Antico may be, but they could never be accused of lacking direction or clear-sighted commitment to the works on this generously-filled album...The approach encourages long-range... More…

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