early music Archive

Eric VLOEIMANS / Holland Baroque Society – Old, New and Blue – Channel Classics

Eric VLOEIMANS / Holland Baroque Society – Old, New and Blue – Channel Classics

Eric VLOEIMANS / Holland Baroque Society – Old, New and Blue – Channel Classics multichannel SACD 35613, 63:05 (12/10/13) *****: (Eric Vloeimans; trumpet/ Marc Constandse; bandeon/ Judith Steenbrink; violin and director) A spectacular collaboration between Dutch genre-hopping trumpeter and Holland’s leading early music ensemble. Dutch jazz has for a long time now distinguished itself from […]

MONDONVILLE: Trio Sonatas – Johannes Pramsohler/ Ens. Diderot – Audax

MONDONVILLE: Trio Sonatas – Johannes Pramsohler/ Ens. Diderot – Audax

MONDONVILLE: Trio Sonatas Op. 2 – Johannes Pramsohler/ Ensemble Diderot – Audax 13707, 67:22 (11/8/16) ****: World premier chamber music from the twilight era of the French Baroque led by researcher/performer Johannes Pramsohler. (Johannes Pramsohler- violin/ Roldan Bernabe – violin/ Kristen Huebner – transverse flute/ Gulrim Choi – baroque cello/ Philippe Grisvard – harpsichord) Johannes […]

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Sym. No. 2, “A London Symphony”; Sym. No. 8 ‒ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch. / Andrew Manze ‒ Onyx

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Sym. No. 2, “A London Symphony”; Sym. No. 8 ‒ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch. / Andrew Manze ‒ Onyx

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 2 in G, “A London Symphony”; Symphony No. 8 in d‒ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch. / Andrew Manze ‒ Onyx 4115, 75:33 (4/29/16) ****: Symphonies from the opposite ends of Vaughan Williams’ symphonic career. Interesting programming choice and fine performances. It’s interesting to note that Ralph Vaughan Williams’ first two symphonies […]

“Lamentations” – LOBO: Missa Maria Magdalene; Lamentations; Regina caeli; O quam suavis est, Dominie; GUERRERO: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria – Ch. Of Westminster Cathedral/ Martin Baker – Hyperion

“Lamentations” – LOBO: Missa Maria Magdalene; Lamentations; Regina caeli; O quam suavis est, Dominie; GUERRERO: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria – Ch. Of Westminster Cathedral/ Martin Baker – Hyperion

A  fine disc of second-tier Renaissance music. “Lamentations” – ALONSO LOBO: Missa Maria Magdalene; Lamentations; Regina caeli; O quam suavis est, Dominie; FRANCISCO GUERRERO: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria – Ch. Of Westminster Cathedral/ Martin Baker – Hyperion CDA6806, 68:37 (5/27/16)  [Distr. by Harmonia mundi/PIAS] ***: Lobo (1555 – 1617) was considered by the great […]

DOWLAND: Lachrimae or Seven Tears – Phantasm – Linn

DOWLAND: Lachrimae or Seven Tears – Phantasm – Linn

JOHN DOWLAND: Lachrimae or Seven Tears – Phantasm – Linn multichannel SACD CKD 527, 57:00 (8-12-16) [Distr. by Naxos] *****: Phantasm just keep doing excellent recordings of early music. This new audiophile recording, featuring lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and Phantasm, directed by Laurence Dreyfus, takes listeners on a refreshingly varied Dowland soundscape in which sublime sadness, […]