Reviews by the editorial staff of Early Music America. Have a new CD or book? Submit it for consideration.
This book provides new insights into how benefit performances “for musicians, composers and singers became an integral part of the commercial music business during the eighteenth century.” Little has changed in the music world since that time.
New Trinity Baroque performs 'Membra Jesu nostri,' seven interrelated cantatas each describing a part of the body of the crucified Jesus (thus: feet, knees, hands, sides, breast, heart, and face).
"Gli equivoci nel sembiante" makes a very pleasant impression on the Canadian label Musica Omnia’s well-engineered new recording featuring Capella Intima, Gallery Players of Niagara, and Nota Bene Baroque Players.
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.
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.
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.
For her recorded debut, the American violinist performs works from the French composer's Opus 1 sonatas and comparatively lighthearted trio symphonies.
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.
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.
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.