Generation harmonia mundi
Harmonia mundi and [pias] are promoting an excellent collection of material from Harmonia mundi’s vast archives, developed over the sixty years since their inception in 1958.
The first of these two box sets, entitled Generation harmonia mundi: The Age of Revolution, reflect a sweep of music traditions—from the ancients to the moderns—on 16 CDs, culled from the first 30 years of their libraries. These include:
Ancient Greek Music
From Renaissance to Baroque
The Baroque Revolution
A fresh look at the score
The twentieth century
This collection includes works by Purcell, Schütz, Bach (Magnificat, Mozart, Brahms, Schobert, Chausson, Berio, Schoenberg, and others
The second set—Generation harmonia mundi: The Family Spirit— takes another pass the archives, in its 18 CDs of recordings taken over the past 30 years.
From Monteverdi to Vivaldi
The New Keyboard Virtuosos
The New Romantic
Historically Informed Performance
The Masters of Lied
These box sets, offered this month courtesy of [pias] and Harmonia mundi—all you need to do to enter is to fill out the form here: Register To Win.
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