Friday, October 31, 2014


HYMNODY OF EARTH
A Ceremony of Songs for Choir, Hammer Dulcimer & Percussion
Malcolm Dalglish
Wendell Barry; libretto
Glen Velez; percussion
Malcolm Dalglish; Hammer dulcimer
The American Boychoir
James Litton; conductor

Musical Heritage Society

L'HOMME ARMÉ MASSES
Josquin des Prés
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips; director

Gimell

A FEATHER ON THE BREATH OF GOD
Sequences and Hymns
Abbess Hildegard von Bingen
Gothic Voices
Emma Kirkby
Christopher Page, director

Hyperion

Thursday, October 30, 2014


WORKS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Maurice Bourgue; oboe
English String Orchestra
William Boughton; conductor

Nimbus

FOR JEAN ON HER BIRTHDAY
Violin Sonata in A minor, String Quartet No.2 in A minor (For Jean on her Birthday), Six Studies in English Folk-Song, Phantasy Quintet
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Music Group of London
Hugh Bean; violin, director

EMI

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


IN C
Terry Riley
Ars Nova Copenhagen, vocal ensemble
Percurama Percussion Ensemble
Paul Hillier, director

Ars Nova

THE NEW QUARTET
Gary Burton

ECM

SHE WANTS TO BE FLOWERS BUT YOU MAKE HER OWLS YOU MUST NOT COMPLAIN THEN IF SHE GOES HUNTING
The Owl Service

Stone Tape Recordings

OFFERTORIUM
FREUE DICH
Sofia Gubaidulina
Oleh Krysa, violin
Torleif Thedéen, cello
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
James DePreist, conductor

BIS

HARMONIA ARTIFICIOSO-ARIOSA
Diversi Mode Accordata
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Musica Antiqua Köln
Reinhard Goebel, director

Archiv

SONGS AND DANCES FROM THE SPANISH RENAISSANCE
Camerata Iberia

M-A Recordings

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


EXTEMPORE II
A modern Mass for the Feast of St. Michael based on the medieval melody L'homme Armé
The Orlando Consort
Perfect Houseplants


Harmonia Mundi

FOR HAMP, RED, BAGS, AND CAL
Gary Burton

Concord Jazz

MUSIC FOR A LARGE ENSEMBLE
Steve Reich
Steve Reich Musicians

ECM

LUTE RECITAL
Vincenzo Capirola (1474-c1548)
Anthony Holborne (c1547-1602)
Lutebook of Robert Gordon of Straloch, Aberdeen, 1627
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (c1575-1661)
Nicolas Vallet (c1583-1642)

Anthony Bailes, lute

EMI Reflexe

SHE WANTS TO BE FLOWERS BUT YOU MAKE HER OWLS YOU MUST NOT COMPLAIN THEN IF SHE GOES HUNTING
The Owl Service

Stone Tape Recordings

SONATAS FOR VIOLIN, BASS VIOL AND ORGAN
William Lawes
London Baroque

Harmonia Mundi

Monday, October 27, 2014


QSF PLAYS BRUBECK
Dave Brubeck
Quartet San Francisco
Jeremy Cohen, violin
Alisa Rose, violins
Keith Lawrence, viola
Michelle Djokic, cello

ViolinJazz

SUITES POUR LUTH BAROQUE
BWV 1010 & 1012
J.S. Bach
Hopkinson Smith

Astrée

EL CANT DE LA SIBIL-LA
Mallorca & València, 1400-1560
Spanish Anonymous
La Capella Reial De Catalunya
Montserrat Figueras; soprano
Jordi Savall; viola da gamba, director

Alia Vox

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014


MUSIC FOR COMPLINE
Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, John Sheppard, Robert White, Hugh Aston
Stile Antico

Harmonia Mundi

MOTETTEN
BWV 225-230
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Hilliard Ensemble

ECM New Series

PARIS ENCOUNTER
Gary Burton & Stephane Grappelli
with Steve Swallow and Bill Goodwin

Label M

WELCOME TO HELL
The John Kirkpatrick Band

Fledg'ling

FOREIGN LEGION
Tin Hat

BAG

HOUSE ON HILL
Brad Mehldau Trio

Nonesuch

CANTATES
Dietrich Buxtehude
Hannover Knabenchor
The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman, director

Erato

Friday, October 24, 2014


CONCERTI DI FLAUTI
Baroque Recorder Concertos
Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann David Heinichen, Johann Christian Schickhardt, Alessandro Marcello
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, recorders
The Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood, director

L'Oiseau-Lyre

Thursday, October 23, 2014


6 AND 12-STRING GUITAR
Leo Kottke

Takoma

OLD GAUTIERS NIGHTINGHALL
French & English Lute Music
Nicolas Bouvier, Pierre Gaultier, Simon Ives, Thomas Mace, Rene Mesangeau
Anthony Bailes, lute

Ramée

WOULDN'T YOU MISS ME?
The Best Of...
Syd Barrett

Harvest

ROLL AWAY THE STONE
Kelly Joe Phelps

Ryko

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


DAY IS DONE
Brad Mehldau Trio 

Nonesuch

WHITE MAN SLEEPS
Charles Ives, Jon Hassell, Thomas Oboe Lee, Ornette Coleman, Ben Johnston, Béla Bartók, Kevin Volans
Kronos Quartet

Nonesuch

GETZ/GILBERTO #2
Live at Carnegie Hall
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
with Gary Burton

Verve

APPASSIONATA
Ramsey Lewis Trio

Narada Jazz

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


APOLLON ORATEUR
17th Century French Lute Music
Denis Gaultier
Anthony Bailes, lute

Ramée

Monday, October 20, 2014


THE MAGIC HOUR
Wynton Marsalis Quartet

Blue Note

CELLO CONCERTO
Luigi Boccherini
SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE
GRAND OVERTURE, OP.18, NO.1
Johann Christian Bach
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Layton James, harpsichord
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, director

CBS Masterworks

Saturday, October 18, 2014


TARPAN SEASONS
Solveig Slettahjell
Slow Motion Orchestra

Jazzland

OREGON
Oregon

ECM

MIRACLES OF SANT'IAGO
Medieval Chant & Polyphony for St. James from the Codex Calixtinus
Anonymous 4

Harmonia Mundi

Friday, October 17, 2014


FOUR SEASONS
Lawrence Ashmore
CLARINET CONCERTO, OP. 31
Gerald Finzi
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
Guildhall String Ensemble
Robert Salter, leader/director

RCA Victor Red Seal

Thursday, October 16, 2014


CHANGE OF HEART
Martin Speake
Bobo Stenson
Mick Hutton
Paul Motian

ECM

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


SEVEN WORDS
Sofia Gubaidulina
Maria Kliegel, cello
Kathrin Rabus, violin
Elsbeth Moser, bayan
Camerata Transylvanica
György Selmeczi, conductor

Naxos

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


AUDIVI VOCEM
Latin Church Music from 16th-century England
Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye, John Sheppard
The Hilliard Ensemble

ECM New Series

Monday, October 13, 2014


EL CANCIONERO DE LA COLOMBINA
1451-1506
Hespèrion XX
Jordi Savall, director

Astrée

1492
Music from The Age of Discovery
Various (mostly anonymous) Italian, Jewish, Arabic, and Spanish Composers
The Waverly Consort
Michael Jaffee, artistic director

EMI Classics

Sunday, October 12, 2014