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I find myself returning to this album over and over again for its spectacular research and remarkable subject matter, contributions in world-premiere recordings, and incomparable musicianship.
Although keyboard works form only a small part of Mattheson’s oeuvre, they have been lovingly recorded by English harpsichordist Colin Booth on two CDs using one of the 300-some instruments Booth himself has built.
Zachary Carrettín's recording of the Suites 1-3 reaffirms the idea that Bach’s music can provide solace in the midst of difficult times.
Violinist Augusta McKay Lodge, violist Georgina McKay Lodge, cellist Eva Lymenstull, and harpsichordist David Schulenberg curate a concise, intriguing program of music by lesser-known but gifted composers.
Fabrice Fitch has given us a compact yet nuanced account of a splendid period in music history in a book that is as deeply musical as it is rich with possibility.
The new album by The Breathtaking Collective is constructed primarily around the musical pairing of the cornetto (Bruce Dickey) and the voice (soprano Hana Blažíková) — but also around works referring to angels.
The disc once again displays New York Polyphony's impeccable balance, rich blend, seamless phrasing, and constant engagement with words and music.
This album captures the Green Mountain Project's final performance of Monteverdi's 'Vespers of 1610' from New York’s Church of St. Jean Baptiste in January 2020, after a decade devoted to the work.
For a glamorous decade, Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna and his wife, Maria, stood at the heart of the Roman social world, as they did in Venice during Carnival as avid patrons of the opera houses there.
On this latest release from the American early-music ensemble Armonia Celeste, the musicians turn a keen eye and ear to works Christina would have helped to cultivate at court, chapel, and home.