A Well-Tempered Clavier Full Of Character

Rebecca Pechefsky makes an engaging addition to the catalog with confident, characterful interpretations of Bach’s “other” 24 preludes and fugues composed in all major and minor keys.

Orpheus Brought To Blazing Life

Tenor Karim Sulayman and the Cleveland-based ensemble Apollo’s Fire under Jeannette Sorrell’s direction run the historical/stylistic gamut with emotional engagement and technical aplomb.

Purcell’s Popularity On Intimate Display

Tenor Michael Slattery and the Canadian chamber ensemble La Nef infuse concern for a casual, direct, and, above all, personal interpretation throughout the program, with Slattery’s vocals driving the approach.