CD: Rising Contralto Triumphs In Handel Arias

CD: Rising Contralto Triumphs In Handel Arias

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
Avery Amereau’s debut solo recording, a collaboration with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan, covers Handel’s music for star operatic altos of both sexes.
CD Review: Double Dose Of Bachs By Daring Harpsichordist

CD Review: Double Dose Of Bachs By Daring Harpsichordist

By:
Daniel Hathaway
Charlotte Mattax Moersch, harpsichord professor at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, impressively made two recordings of music by members of the Bach family on adjacent days in June 2018.
CD Review: Blue Heron Soars On Two Recordings

CD Review: Blue Heron Soars On Two Recordings

By:
Karen Cook
Having ambitious projects devoted to Ockeghem and De Rore come to fruition in the same year is a feast for doting fans and newcomers alike. Both are landmark recordings.
CD Review: Alana Youssefian Enchants In Music Of Guillemain

CD Review: Alana Youssefian Enchants In Music Of Guillemain

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
For her recorded debut, the American violinist performs works from the French composer's Opus 1 sonatas and comparatively lighthearted trio symphonies.
Book Review: Collection Abounds In Telemann Topics

Book Review: Collection Abounds In Telemann Topics

By:
Nicholas Lockey
As the only English-language resource of its kind, Steve Zohn's excellent book should be considered a long overdue and much welcomed addition for libraries and anyone with an interest in 18th-century music.
CD Review: Intimate Songs In Assured Interpretations

CD Review: Intimate Songs In Assured Interpretations

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
American soprano Kathryn Mueller's first solo recording focuses on music’s most basic subject and three of the Baroque era’s best-known composers.
CD Review: Handel's 'Samson' Stylishly Done Minus Cuts

CD Review: Handel’s ‘Samson’ Stylishly Done Minus Cuts

By:
Karen Cook
John Butt and the Dunedin Consort reimagine the full original version — not once, but twice, including both choral options of soloists singing alongside a choir of men and boys and the chorus comprising only the soloists.
CD Review: Vivaldi Violin Sonatas Performed With Flair

CD Review: Vivaldi Violin Sonatas Performed With Flair

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
Violinist Mark Fewer and harpsichordist Hank Knox seize on the variety in Vivaldi's sonatas to create a sensitive and exciting recital.
Book Review: Hummel Provides Invaluable Keyboard Advice

Book Review: Hummel Provides Invaluable Keyboard Advice

By:
Robert Winter
Mark Kroll’s commentary airs issues of interest to anyone playing not just Hummel but also the keyboard music of Schubert to the very early Romantics.
CD Review: Medieval Chant Blossoms In Virtual Acoustic

CD Review: Medieval Chant Blossoms In Virtual Acoustic

By:
Karen Cook
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, painstaking work of two college professors, and radiant sound of Cappella Romana, it is possible to imagine what a medieval Byzantine service might have sounded like.

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