Sunday, July 31, 2016


SYMPHONY NO. 22 "CITY OF LIGHT"
CELLO CONCERTO
Alan Hovhaness
Janos Starker - cello
Seattle Symphony
Dennis Russell Davies - conductor

Naxos

Saturday, July 30, 2016


IN C
2009 Remaster
Terry Riley
Center of Creative and Performing Arts (SUNY-Buffalo)

Columbia Masterworks - Sony

THE COSMOPOLITAN
Oswald von Wolkenstein
Ensemble Leones
Marc Lewon - director

Christophorus

Friday, July 29, 2016


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

HOMAGE TO JOHANNES CICONIA (1370-1412)
Johannes Ciconia
Ensemble P.A.N.

New Albion

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


SONGS OF MYSELF
Oswald von Wolkenstein
Andreas Scholl - counter tenor
Shield of Harmony - ensemble

Harmonia Mundi

MORE CRAZY OTTO
Fritz 'Crazy Otto' Schulz-Reichel - prepared piano

Polydor

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


A CHOICE COLLECTION
Music of Purcell's London
Matthew Locke, Nicola Matteis, Thomas Baltzar, John Weldon, John Blow, Henry Butler, John Banister (the elder), Anonymous
Palladian Ensemble

Honest / Linn Records

KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
Cannonball Adderley
Bill Evans

Riverside

'ROUND MIDNIGHT
Alan Broadbent - piano
Brian Bromberg - double bass
Joe LaBarbera - drums

Artistry

THE LAST SLEEP OF THE VIRGIN
A Veneration for String Quartet and Handbells
THE HIDDEN TREASURE
John Tavener
SUMMA, FRATRES
Arvo Pärt
Chilingirian Quartet

Virgin Classics

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
Bill Frisell - electric and acoustic guitar
Petra Haden - voice
Eyvind Kang - viola
Thomas Morgan - bass
Rudy Boyston - drums, percussion

OKeh

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

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monday, July 25, 2016



IMPRESSIONS FOR HARP AND MARIBA
Ludwigsburger Festspiele: From Baroque to Rag
Georg Philipp Telemann, Leonardo Vinci, Angelo Conti, Jan Koestier, Jean-Michel Damase, Francois-Joseph Gossec, Tom Turpin
Duo Arparimba
   Babette Haag - marimba
   Gudrun Haag - harp 

Koch

JIM HALL & PAT METHENY
Jim Hall 
Pat Metheny

Nonesuch

MISSA L'HOMME ARMÉ
SUPREMUM EST MORTALIBUS BONUM
Guillaume Dufay
Oxford Camerata
Jeremy Summerly - director

Naxos

MISSA APOSTOLORUM (1568)  
Messa d'Intavolatura d'organo  
Claudio Merulo
Frédéric Muñoz - organ
Grupo Vocal Grégor
Dante Andreo - director

Naxos

BATTAGLIE E LAMENTI
Various 16th & 17th Century Venetian Compositions
Hespèrion XX
Montserrat Figueras - soprano
Graham Pushee - countertenor
Harry van der Kamp - bass
Jordi Savall - director

Archiv Produktion

VESPRO DELLA BEATA VERGINE
Second Vespers for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Hannke van Proosdij - organ
John Dorenburg - violone
David Tayler - theorbo
Magnificat - vocal ensemble
Warren Stewart - director

Musica Omnia

Sunday, July 24, 2016


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

Ramée

Saturday, July 23, 2016


SAD DAYS LONELY NIGHTS
Junior Kimbrough
and the Soul Blues Boys

Fat Possum

VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS
Kantaten und Chorsätze
Carl Orff
Hildegard Fendt - soprano
Alison Browner - alto
Hans Werner Bunz - tenor
Klaus Schredl - baritone
Michael Winter - bass
Carl Orff Choir
Arthur Gross - conductor

WERGO

ARS POETICA
Concerto for Mixed Choir A Cappella
Tigran Mansurian
Amerian Chamber Choir
Robert Mikeyan - conductor

ECM New Series

FOR PHILIP GUSTON
Morton Feldman
S.E.M. Ensemble

Dog W/A Bone

Friday, July 22, 2016


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

Hyperion

TARPAN SEASONS
Solveig Slettahjell
Slow Motion Orchestra

Jazzland

FOREIGN LEGION
Tin Hat

BAG Production

THE AGE OF CATHERDRALS
Music from the Magnus Liber Organi
Anonymous, Albertus Parisiensis, Philip the Chancellor, Adam of St. Victor, Leoninus, Perotinus
Theatre of Voices
Paul Elliott - voice
Alan Bennett - voice
Paul Hillier - voice, director

Harmonia Mundi

CANTIGAS FROM THE COURT OF DOM DINIS
Devotional, Satirical, & Courtly Medieval Love Songs
Theatre of Voices
Margriet Tindemans - vielle
Paul Hillier - director, voice

Harmonia Mundi

Thursday, July 21, 2016


SIX SONATAS
Dietrich Buxtehude
John Holloway, Ursula Weiss - violin
Jaap ter Linden, Mogens Rasmussen - viola da gamba
Lars Ulrik Mortensen - harpsichord, organ

Naxos

FRAGMENTS
The fragmented survival of the distant musical past in manuscript collections which are often in incomplete or damaged condition, and to the fragmentation of Christianity into Eastern Orthodoxy and Western Catholicism.
Anonymous, Perotinus, Matteo Da Perugia, Antonio Zachara da Teramo, Manuel Gazes, John Plousiadenos
Theatre of Voices
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


PIÈCES EN TRIO
Pour les Flûtes, Violon & Dessus de Viole
Marin Marais
Musica Pacifica

Virgin Veritas 

side (disc) 2


PIÈCES EN TRIO
Pour les Flûtes, Violon & Dessus de Viole
Marin Marais
Musica Pacifica

Virgin Veritas X2

WHAT ARTEMISIA HEARD
Music and Art from the Time of Caravaggio and Gentilesch
Uccellina, Kapsberger, Frescobaldi, Casccini, Monteverdi, Falconieri, Rossi
El Mundo
Richard Savino - director

Sono Luminus

LA SUBLIME PORTE
Voix d'Istanbul 1430 – 1750
Gürsoy Dinçer
Lior Elmaleh
Montserrat Figueras
Hespérion XXI
Jordi Savall - director

Alia Vox

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


TITULI
CATHEDRAL IN THE THRASHING RAIN
Stephen Hartke
The Hilliard Ensemble
  David James - countertenor
  Rogers Covey-Crump - tenor
  Steven Harrold - tenor
  Andreas Hirtreiter - tenor
  Gordon Jones - baritone
Michelle Makarski - violin
Lynn Vartan - marimba, cymbals, shaker, cup bells, wood block
Javier Diaz - marimba, cymbals, shaker, cup bells, wood block
Donald Crockett - conductor

ECM New Series

COMPOSITEUR DE MUSIQUE
Erik Satie
Teodoro Anzellotti - accordion

Winter & Winter

Monday, July 18, 2016


WILD LIFE
Home Service

Fledg'ling

EL AIRE SE SERENA
Music from the Courts and Cathedrals of 16th-Century Spain
Seldom Sene - recorder quintet

Brilliant

Sunday, July 17, 2016


SCATTERED ASHES
Josquin's Miserere and the Savonarolan Legacy
Josquin Des Prez, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Orlande de Lassus, Claude Le Jeune, Jean Lhéritier, Nicolas Gombert, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, William Byrd
Magnificat
Philip Cave - director

Linn

Saturday, July 16, 2016


PEROTIN
Magister Perotin
The Hilliard Ensemble
Paul Hillier - director

ECM New Series

PASSENGERS
The Gary Burton Quartet
with Eberhard Weber

ECM

KLINGENDE KATHEDRALEN
Cathedral Sounds
John Dunstable (nee, Dunstaple)
Clemencic Consort
René Clemencic - artistic director, late Gothic positive organ

Arte Nova

Friday, July 15, 2016


THE ENCHANTED GARDEN
John Renbourn Group

Transatlantic

HEROES SYMPHONY
THE LIGHT
Philip Glass
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop - conductor

Naxos

DE PROFUNDIS
De Profundis (Psalm 129)- Missa Sillabica - Solfeggio - "And One Of The Pharisees" - Cantate Domino (Psalm 95) - Summa (Credo) - Seven Magnificat Antiphons - The Beatitudes - Magnificat Arvo Pärt
Theatre of Voices
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi

Thursday, July 14, 2016


TRANSMIGRATION OF THE MAGUS
John Zorn
Bill Frisell - guitar
John Medeski - organ
Kenny Wollesen, Al Upowski - vibes, bells
Carol Emanuel, Bridget Kibby - harps

Tzadik

REGARDS FROM CHUCK PINK
Leo Kottke

Private Music

CREATOR OF THE STARS
Christmas Music from Earlier Times
Anonymous, Praetorious, Erbach, De Lassus, Desprez, Du Fay, Byrd, Ockeghem
Pomerium
Alexander Blachly - director

Archiv Produktion

MASS FOR ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
Guillaume Du Fay
Pomerium
Alexander Blachly - director

Archiv Produktion