“Nine Notes That Shook the World” [TrackList follows] – Ronn McFarlane & Mindy Rosenfeld – various Renaissance, Celtic & Baroque instruments – (Sono Luminus audio-only Blu-ray & CD)
Again intimate music receives the regal treatment and benefits greatly by it.
MOERAN: Cello Concerto; Serenade in G; Lonely Waters; Whythorne’s Shadow Guy Johnston, cello/ Rebekah Coffey, sop./ Ulster Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos
Composer Edward Moeran emerges as more than “a singular success” in this fine assortment of concert works.
“Weynacht Gesaenge”: Advent and Christmas in the Renaissance and Early Baroque – Stimmwerck – Christophorus
The perfect way to celebrate Christmas Eve.
A significant release for jazz-funk aficionados.
Do the Tallis Scholars ever make a bad recording?
Vergine Bella: Madrigali da sonar – Madrigals and instr, arr. by ARCADELT, BASSANO, CIMA, MAINIERO, DE RORE, PALESTRINA, RUFFO – Arianna Savall, sop./ Il Desiderio/ Thomas Kügler – Aeolus
A glance into the transitional world of the late Renaissance, expertly rendered.
A German jazz trio doing arrangements of early music chorales and songs.
Two more composers from the Renaissance well worth their salt.
To be one of the 12 AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who will receive the 4-CD “Sacred Music in the Renaissance” Vol. 3 boxed set from Gimell Records, you will only need to register this month using our simple non-intrusive email-secure form. These recordings from the famed Tallis Scholars won universal critical acclaim when they were first released. Both masterworks […]
OTTORINO RESPIGHI: Trittico Botticelliano; Three Corali; The Pines of Rome – Beethoven Orchester Bonn/ Stefan Blunier – MD&G Live
The first SACD discing of the evocative chamber orchestra work based on three Botticelli paintings.
“Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1: The Tallis Scholars Finest Recordings, 1980–1989” – The Tallis Scholars /Peter Phillips – Gimell (4 CDs)
A great bargain and just about the best way I know to sample the rich legacy of Renaissance sacred music.
* Borgia Dynasty – Church and Power in the Renaissance – Soloists/La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Hesperion XXI/Jordi Savall – Alix Vox (3 discs & book)
********* MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH *********
Who would guess that a musical chronicle of the Borgia family could be so rewarding?
“Via Crucis: Rappresentazione della gloriosa Passione di Cristo” = Nuria Rial, soprano / Phillippe Jaroussky, countertenor / Fulvio Bettini, baritone / Vincenzo Capezzuto, Neapolitan tenor / Barbara Furtuna / L’Arpeggiata / Christina Pluhar – Virgin
A steady diet of Pluhar/L’Arpeggiata is not in my future, but occasional grazing is definitely indicated.