Tuesday, December 12, 2017


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

Brilliant

SEI SONATE Ò PARTITE
August Kühnel
Consort Les Voix Humaines

ATMA Classique

Monday, December 11, 2017


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

AFTER THE BALL
John Fahey and his Orchestra
John Fahey – guitar
Chris Darrow – guitar, fiddle
Joel Druckman – double bass
Dick Cary – piano, horn
Joe Darensbourg – clarinet
Jack Feierman – trumpet
Peter Jameson – guitar
John Rotella – saxophone
Allen Reuse – banjo, mandolin, ukulele
Britt Woodman – trombone

Reprise – BGO Records

OF RIVERS AND RELIGION
John Fahey and his Orchestra
John Fahey – guitar
Chris Darrow – guitar, dobro, fiddle, mandolin
Joel Druckman – double bass
Jack Feierman – trumpet
Ira Nepus – trombone
Joanne Grauer – piano, calliope
Nappy La Mare – banjo
Alan Reuse – banjo
Joe Darensbourgh – clarinet

Reprise – BGO Records

UN CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
The Way of St. James of Compostela
Arianna Savall - soprano & harp
Ensemble La Fenice
Jean Tubery - direction

Ricercar

Sunday, December 10, 2017


GUILLAUME DU FAY
Motets - Hymns - Chansons - Sanctus Papale
Guillaume Du Fay
Blue Heron
Scott Metcalf - director

Blue Heron

Saturday, December 9, 2017


EXTENDED CIRCLE
Tord Gustavsen Quartet

ECM

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

Ramée

AMERICAN CLASSIC
Willie Nelson

Blue Note

Friday, December 8, 2017


BYRD - PÄRT
William Byrd
Arvo Pärt
Calefax Reed Quintet
Kai Wessel - alto

MDG

WATERSHED
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Dragonfly Roots

Thursday, December 7, 2017


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 USA

VERLEIH UNS FRIEDEN GNÄDIGLICH
16th - 17th Century German Protestant Church Music
Hille Perl - treble viol
Anna Maria Friman - soprano
Lee Santana - lute
Sirius Viols

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monday, December 4, 2017


ZEICHEN IM HIMMEL
Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Stylus Phantasticus
Victor Torres - vocal
Friederike Heumann - conception, projectcoordination, viole de gambe

Alpha

THE AGE OF CATHEDRALS
Music from the Magnus Liber Organi
Theatre of Voices
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi USA

Saturday, December 2, 2017


MISSA MEDIA VITA IN MORTE SUMUS
Nicolas Gombert
The Hilliard Ensemble

ECM New Series

ESTAMPIE
A New Interpretation of the Oldest Preserved Instrumental Music of the Occident
Estampies Royales, Manuscrit du Roi, Frankreich, ca. 1290-1310
Ensemble Nu:n

Edition Raumklang

Friday, December 1, 2017


BLESSED QUIETNESS
A Collection of Hymns, Spirituals, and Carols
Cyrus Chestnut - solo piano

Atlantic Jazz

Thursday, November 30, 2017


MUSIC OF BILL EVANS
Bill Evans
Kronos Quartet
Eddie Gomez - double bass
Jim Hall - guitar

Landmark

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

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


AT THE GATES OF PARADISE
John Zorn
John Medeski - piano, organ
Kenny Wollesen - vibes
Trevor Dunn - bass
Joey Baron - drums

Tzadik

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


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

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monday, November 27, 2017


DEPTH OF MERCY
Red Mountain Church Hymn Project

Red Mountain

THE KING'S MUSICK
Aus Der Zeit Henry VIII
Henry VIII, A. de Fevin, J. Dunstable, R. Cooper, W. Cornish, and Hayne van Ghizeghem, and anonymous 
James Bowman - contratenor
Nigel Rogers - tenor
Ricercare-Ensemble für Alte Musik, Zürich

Reflexe - EMI

Sunday, November 26, 2017


PIANO SONGS
Meredith Monk
Ursula Oppens - piano
Bruce Brubaker - piano

ECM New Series


CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE  
Dino Saluzzi - bandoneon
Marc Johnson - double-bass
José M. Saluzzi - guitar  

ECM

Saturday, November 25, 2017


OCKEGHEM
Requiem - Missa 'Mi-mi' - Missa Prolationum
Johannes Ockeghem
Hilliard Ensemble
Paul Hillier - director

Veritas

Thursday, November 23, 2017


PASSENGERS
The Gary Burton Quartet
with Eberhard Weber

ECM

CROSSING BRIDGES
Mark O'Connor
Appalachia Waltz Trio
Mark O'Connor - violin
Carol Cook - cello
Natalie Haas - viola

OMAC

CANCIONERO
Music for the Spanish Court 1470-1520
The Dufay Collective

Avie


TRAV'LING HOME
American Spirituals 1770-1870
The Boston Camerata
Joel Cohen - director

Erato

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

Erato

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

Joel Cohen - director

Erato

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


UNSEEN RAIN
THREEFOLD VISION
SONGS OF THE SHINING WIND
Robert Kyr
Ensemble P.A.N.

New Albion

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


6 SONATE A DUE HAUTBOIS ET BASSON
(6) Sonatas for Two Oboes and Bassoon with Two Obligato Basses
Jan Dismas Zelenka
Paul Dombrecht - oboe
Marcel Ponseele - oboe
Ku Ebbinge - oboe
Danny Bond - bassoon
Chiara Banchini - violin
Richte Van Der Meer - violoncello
Robert Kohnen - harpsichord

Accent

PROVENCE MYSTIQUE
Sacred Songs of the Middle Ages from the South of France
Anne Azéma - programming, research, text translation, transcription, soprano
Laurence Brisset, Annelies Coene, Catherine Jousselin, Pasquale Mourey - voices
Kit Higginson - psaltery, recorder
Shira Kammen - medieval fiddle
Margriet Tindemans - harp, medieval fiddle

Apex via Erato

Monday, November 20, 2017


MORIMUR
Partita d-Moll BMV 1004 für Violine solo
Choräle

J.S. Bach
Christoph Poppen - violin
The Hilliard Ensemble

ECM New Series

Sunday, November 19, 2017


MOTETTEN
BWV 225-230
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Hilliard Ensemble

ECM New Series

Saturday, November 18, 2017


JEANNE LA PUCELLE
Bande Originalle du Film
Jordi Savall, Guillaume Dufay, Anonymous 15th Century
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hespèrion XX

Jordi Savall - music direction

Auvidis

GUILLAUME DU FAY
Motets - Hymns - Chansons - Sanctus Papale
Guillaume Du Fay
Blue Heron
Scott Metcalf - director

Blue Heron

Friday, November 17, 2017




SPIRITS
Richard Stolzman

RCA Victor

PÄRT - BYRD
Arvo Pärt, William Byrd
Calefax Reed Quintet
Kai Wessel, alto

MDG

BATTALIA À 10
REQUIEM À 15 IN CONCERTO
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concerts des Nations
Jordi Savall - director

Alia Vox

Thursday, November 16, 2017


DREAMS SO REAL
Music of Carla Bley
Gary Burton Quintet
Gary Burton—vibraphone
Mick Goodrick—guitar
Pat Metheny—guitar
Steve Swallow—electric bass
Bob Moses—drums

ECM

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


PROMISES KEPT
Steve Kuhn - piano
w/Strings

ECM

CONSORT MUSIC FOR 4, 5, AND 6 VIOLS
William Cranford
LeStrange Viols

Olde Focus

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


PAUL DESMOND & THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET
Recorded Live on December 25, 1971 at Town Hall/NYC
Paul Desmond
The Modern Jazz Quartet


Red Baron

Monday, November 13, 2017


WATERSHED
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Dragonfly Roots

Sunday, November 12, 2017


CHAMBER MUSIC
Sonatas, Trio Sonatas, Quartets
Georg Philipp Telemann
The Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
Ton Koopman - keyboards, director

Erato