A. Scarlatti: Clori, Ninfa e Amante – Arias & Cantatas Sep12
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A. Scarlatti: Clori, Ninfa e Amante – Arias ...

The music of Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) lacks the representation in the catalog it deserves. The Italian composer, who is probably best known as the father of Domenico Scarlatti, composed over 50 works for the stage (predominately operas) and over 700 chamber cantatas, two of the most...

Music from 18th-Century Prague – works by Zelenka, Tůma & Orschler / Collegium 1704 Sep10
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Music from 18th-Century Prague – works by Ze...

A recent release in Supraphon’s Music from eighteenth-century Prague series, this CD is subtitled Bohemian Disciples of Johann Joseph Fux. The music of Fux (1660-1741) does not appear on the disc at all. What these pieces have in common is that each of the three composers, František...

French Romantic Cantatas – works by Catel, Boisselot, Hérold & Cherubini / Karine Deshayes, mezzo; Opera Fuoco Sep08
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French Romantic Cantatas – works by Catel, B...

The concert going public of 19th-century France was consumed by opera. While composers kept opera stages humming, it wasn’t quite enough and a new genre evolved, one which allowed audiences to get an operatic shot in the concert hall. The scene lyrique, in its ultimate form, was a series...

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs / Ars Nova Copenhagen; Paul Hillier Sep06
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The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs / Ars Nova Cope...

This splendid album, The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs, should be an obvious acquisition for any listener who enjoys Romantic choral music. It’s been released by the Danish Dacapo label and is performed by Ars Nova Copenhagen under the direction of eminent choral conductor, Paul...

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Gems from the Belgian Treasure Trove – Piano...

A common denominator to the three piano trios on this Phaedra Classics album is each composer’s passionate commitment to the principles of the Romantic era. The composers represented, François Rasse (1873-1955), Joseph Ryelandt (1870-1965) and Victor Vreuls (1876-1944) were all born in...

A German Soul: Devotional Music from 17th-century Hamburg / Ensemble Méridien Aug27
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A German Soul: Devotional Music from 17th-century ...

Subtitled Devotional Music from 17th-century Hamburg, A German Soul from Brilliant Classics is a varied program of instrumental, solo vocal and organ pieces dating, for the most part, from the early Baroque. The eight composers represented were all active in northern Germany at some point or...

Dave Stryker: Eight Track Aug18
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Dave Stryker: Eight Track

With nearly a record a year as leader since his late 1980s recording debut, not to mention the dozens of recorded sideman appearances, veteran guitarist Dave Stryker has amassed a substantial discography of considerable depth and quality, leading varied small group combinations from trio to...

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Out of Darkness – An Opera of Survival by Ja...

Jake Heggie is one of the today’s outstanding composers. He has written many fine works and is perhaps this country’s greatest living opera composer. Heggie made a big splash with Moby Dick and was greatly praised for Dead Man Walking. Working again with his long-standing librettist,...

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Michelagnolo Galilei: Intavolatura di liuto / Anth...

The story behind the two composers whose music appears on this Ramée CD is as fascinating as the music itself. Performed on a ten-course lute by Anthony Bailes, the disc is titled Intavolatura di liuto. Two members of an illustrious Italian family, Michelagnolo Galilei and his father,...

Randy Ingram: Sky|Lift Jul28
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Randy Ingram: Sky|Lift

Sky | Lift, the Sunnyside label debut of pianist Randy Ingram and most welcome and overdue successor to 2009s The Road Ahead (Brooklyn Jazz Underground), announces itself immediately as an album of warmth, openness, buoyancy, thoughtfulness and optimism, and maintains a course reflective of...

Fortepiano Sonatas of Felipe Rodriguez (1760-1815) / Josep Roger, fortepiano Jul27
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Fortepiano Sonatas of Felipe Rodriguez (1760-1815)...

Imagine listening to some amazing music, written by a contemporary of Mozart who is not even listed in Grove’s or Baker’s. That is the case with this wonderful CD of the fortepiano works of Felipe Rodriguez. There are very few existing works from this priest who became an organist....

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Atostrio: The French Album – Chaminade; Fran...

Award winning German trio Atos Trio perform on this excellent Farao Classics release titled The French Album. Four works for piano trio make up the program, ranging from the seldom-heard Chaminade, Françaix and Boulanger pieces to one that lies at the core of the repertoire by Debussy. The...