Tuesday, December 20, 2016


THE NEW POSSIBILITY
Guitar Soli Christmas Album
John Fahey

Takoma

Monday, December 19, 2016


A MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS
The Boston Camerata
Joel Cohen - director

Elektra Nonesuch Erato

Friday, December 16, 2016


CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR SOLO GUITAR
Traditional
Charlie Byrd - guitar

Koch

LE SIÈCLE DU TITIEN
La Musique à Venise, 1490-1576
Doulce Memoire
Denis Raisin Dadre - direction

Astrée

Wednesday, December 14, 2016




ABOVE THE STARRS
Verses, Anthems & Consort Music
Thomas Tomkins
Fretwork
Catherine King, Emma Kirkby, Richard Wistreich, Donald Greig, Jonathan Arnold, Charles Daniels - vocals

Harmonia Mundi

Monday, December 12, 2016


DREAM SEASON
The Christmas Harp
Yolanda Kondonassis - harp
Jurji Konje - percussion

Telarc

Sunday, December 11, 2016


A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Cyrus Chestnut
& Friends

Atlantic

RAMEAU
Jean Philippe Rameau
Bob James - digital synthesizer

Columbia Masterworks

DEEP LISTENING
Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros - accordion
Stuart Dempster - trombone
Panaiotis - voice, electronics, sounds

New Albion

PANAGIA
Six Byzantine Greek prayers to the Panagia, one of the names of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ, set to music.
Stephan Micus - Bavarian zither, dilruba, chitrali sitar, sattar, 14-string guitar, nay, voice

ECM

FROM BYZANTIUM TO ANDALUSIA
Medieval Christian, Jewish and Islamic Music and Poetry
Oni Wytars Ensemble
Peter Rabanser - voice, direction
Belinda Sykes - voice, direction

Naxos

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016


DA PACEM
Arvo Pärt
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Paul Hillier - director
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent - organ

Harmonia Mundi

EARLY ITALIAN MADRIGALS
Capella Antiqua München
Elisabeth Ruhland, Gustav Leonhardt - harpsichord
Franz Brüggen - flute
Michael Schäffer - lute
Wieland Kuijken - viol da gamba
Konrad Ruhland - director

Pro-Arte

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


LOS PÁJAROS PERDIDOS
The South American Project
L'Arpeggiata
Christina Pluhar - director

Erato

THE HARP CONSORTS
William Lawes
Maxine Eilander - harp
Les Voix Humaines

ATMA

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


LUKAS-PASSION
Heinrich Schütz
Ars Nova Copenhagen
Paul Hillier - director

Dacapo

HOME STRETCH
Home Stretch - Mozart Coronation Concerto Recomposition - Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno
Timo Andres
Metropolis Ensemble
Timo Andres - piano
Andrew Cyr - conductor

Nonesuch

Saturday, December 3, 2016




COMPLETE MUSIC FOR SOLO LUTE
John Dowland
Jakob Lindberg - lute

Brilliant Classics

via BIS

4 CD set

Wednesday, November 30, 2016





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

Astrée

SIXXES
Music from the Acoustic Neighbourhood
John Cage, Richard Cornell, Lee Santana, Martha Bishop, Christian Wolff
Lee Santana - archlute
Hille Perl - viol

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monday, November 28, 2016




EARLY AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC, VOL. 1
Anthems and Fuging Tunes
William Billings
His Majestie's Clerkes
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi

SIMPLE GIFTS
Shaker Chants and Spirituals
Shakers of Sabbathday Lake
Schola Cantorum
The Boston Camerata

Joel Cohen - director

Erato

Sunday, November 27, 2016


SHINING LIGHT
Advent Music from Aquitanian Monasteries (12th c.)
Aquitanian Repertory Anonymous, Traditional, Anonymous, Italian Anonymous
Cologne Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music
Barbara Thornton, Benjamin Bagby, directors

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi


LE PARLER ET LE SILENCE
Music for Flute Consort and Lute from the Late 16th to the Early 18th Centuries
The Attaignant Consort

Ramée - Outhere Music

IN SEARCH OF DOWLAND
Consort Music of John Dowland and Carl Rütti
Lachrimae
John Dowland
Dowland-Suite
Carl Rütti
bFIVE Recorder Consort

Coviello

Saturday, November 26, 2016


THE AMERICAN VOCALIST
Spirituals and Folk Hymns, 1850-1870
Boston Camerata
Joel Cohen - director

Erato

Friday, November 25, 2016




MEMORYHOUSE
Max Richter
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists
Rumon Gamba - conductor

Fatcat Records - BBC Radio 3

CAPE TOWN REVISITED
Abdullah Ibrahim Trio

Tip Toe

Thursday, November 24, 2016


DIE ROSENKRANZ-SONATEN
The Mystery Sonatas 
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
John Holloway - violin
Davitt Moroney - chamber organ, harpsichord
Tragicomedia
  Stephen Stubbs, Erin Headley, Andrew Lawrence-King

Erato Veritas

OI ME LASSO
Gavin Bryars
Anna Maria Friman - soprano
John Potter - tenor
Gavin Bryars - double bass
Morgan Goff - viola
Nick Cooper - cello

GB Records

HOME TO THANKSGIVING  
Songs of Thanks and Praise
Various Composers - Medieval to Early American
His Majestie's Clerkes
Theatre of Voices
 
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi

Monday, November 21, 2016




TENEBRAE RESPONSORIA
Don Carlo Gesualdo
The Hilliard Ensemble

ECM New Series

Saturday, November 19, 2016




KAPSBERGIANA
Libro Terzo
Girolamo Kapsberger
Los Otros
- Hille Perl - viola da gamba, lirone
- Lee Santana - chitarrone
- Steve Player - chitarrone, guitar

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi


POUR LA VIOLLE ET LE THÉORBE
Marin Marais
Hille Perl - viola da gamba
Lee Santana - Théorbe

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

RETROUVÉ & CHANGÉ
Seven Strings and More
Sainte Colombe
Hille Perl - viola da gamba
Andrew Lawrence-King - harp, Irish harp, organ
Lee Santana - archlute, baroque lute, theorbo

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Friday, November 18, 2016




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

RCA Victor Red Seal


SIGN OF LIFE
Music for 858 Quartet
Bill Frisell - guitar, composer
858 Quartet - string quartet

SLG

Thursday, November 17, 2016


PRAIRIE LIGHT
Three Texas Watercolors of Georgia O'Keeffe
Dan Welcher
Honolulu Symphony Orchestra 
Donald Johanos, conductor

Marco Polo

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


DREAMS SO REAL
Music of Carla Bley
Gary Burton Quintet

ECM

STANDARDS
Jimmy Smith - organ
Kenny Burell - guitar
Donald Baily - drums

Blue Note

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


ABOVE THE STARRS
Verses, Anthems & Consort Music
Thomas Tomkins
Fretwork
Catherine King, Emma Kirkby, Richard Wistreich, Donald Greig, Jonathan Arnold, Charles Daniels - vocals

Harmonia Mundi




TRAIL OF SOULS
Solveig Slettahjell - vocal
Knut Reiersrud - guitar
In The Country
Morten Qvenild - piano
Roger Arntzen - double-bass
Pål Hausken - drums

ACT

Monday, November 14, 2016


CLARIFICA ME
The Historical Organ At Oosthuizen (c. 1521)
William Byrd
Léon Berben - organ

Ramée

BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS
Bill Frisell - guitar
Eyvind Kang - viola
Rudy Royston - drums

Savoy Jazz

Saturday, November 12, 2016



DU TEMPS & DE L'INSTANT
Moments in Time
Jordi Savall - viele and violes de gambe
Montserrat Figueras - vocals
Arianna Savall - vocals, harps
Ferran Savall - vocals and lute
Pedro Estevan, percussion

Alia Vox

NEXT GENERATION
Gary Burton

Concord Jazz

Friday, November 11, 2016