harmonic mundi Archive
“Venice, The Golden Age” – Oboe Concerti by VIVALDI, PORTA, MARCELLO and others – Xenia Löffler, oboe /Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin – Harmonia mundi
The very best Italian baroque oboe concertos.
Boesch scores a real winner here, perhaps his finest solo outing to date.
Bravo to all concerned in one of the finest Russian choral music releases in years.
BRITTEN: Les Illuminations; Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge; Serenade; Now sleeps the Crimson Petal – Barbara Hannigan, sop./ James Gilchrist, tenor/ Jasper de Waal, horn/ Amsterdam Sinfonietta/ Candida Thompson – Channel Classics
Luminous performances and stunning SACD sound characterize these three Britten classics for string orchestra and voice.
You will be blown away by the artistry of this album, and blown away in great sound to boot.