Thursday, April 20, 2017


FANTASY
An English Fantasy for Viola and Harp
Arnold Bax, Frank Bridge, Benjamin Britten, Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Doris Lederer - viola
Jude Mollenhauer - harp

Centaur

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


LES ROIS DE VERSAILLES
Germain Pinel, Robert de Visée
Miguel Yisrael - lute

Brilliant

END/BEGINNING
A programme of Sacred Music by Franco-Flemish composers active in the first half of the 16th century
Antoine Brumel, Thomas Crecquillon, Clemens Non Papa, Josquin Desprez, Jackson Hill
New York Polyphony

BIS

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


CREATOR SPIRITUS
Veni Creator - The Deer's Cry - Psalom - Most Holy Mother of God - Solfeggio - My Heart's in the Highlands - Peace Upon You, Jerusalem - Ein Wallfahrtslied - Morning Star - Stabat Mater
Arvo Pärt
Theatre of Voices
Ars Nova Copenhagen
Paul Hillier - director
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent - organ
NYYD Quartet

Harmonia Mundi USA

MONK'S MUSIC
Thelonius Monk
Thelonius Monk Septet

Jazz Wax Records

Monday, April 17, 2017


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

Naxos



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

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

RELAXIN' WITH
The Miles Davis Quintet

Prestige

RING
The Gary Burton Quintet
with Eberhard Weber

ECM

Sunday, April 16, 2017


CRUX
Parisian Easter Music from the 13th & 14th Centuries
Ensemble Peregrina
Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett - direction

Glossa - Schola Cantorum Basilliensis

Saturday, April 15, 2017


LAMENTA
The Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah
Ferrabosco the Elder, Thomas Tallis, Antoine Brumel, Robert White, Palestrina
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Philips - director

Gimell

PASSIONMUSIK
O Bone Jesu, Fili Mariae
Heinrich Schütz
Membra Jesu Nostri
Dietrich Buxtehude
The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists
Fretwork

John Eliot Gardiner - director

Archiv Produktion

LAMENTATIONS
Holy Week in Provence
Bouzignac, Ceppede, Carpentras, Gilles, Vitre, Godolin, Gregorian chant
Schola Cantorum of Boston
Boston Camerata

Joel Cohen - director

Apex via Erato

Friday, April 14, 2017




STABAT MATER
O quam tristis et afflicta fuit illa benedicta, mater Unigeniti!
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Arvo Pärt, John Browne
Taverner Consort and Choir
Fretwork
Andrew Parrott - director

Virgin Classics


MUSIC FOR HOLY WEEK
Anonymous
In Proportional Rhythm
Schola Antiqua
Barbara Katherine Jones, John Blackley - directors

L'Oiseau Lyre Florilegium

LUX
Thomas Tallis, Gregorio Allegri, Massive Attack, Ben Folds Five, Ola Gjeilo, et al.
Voces8

Decca

THE LAST WORDS OF CHRIST
Max Reger, Joseph Hatdn, Anton Weber, Jean Sibelius, Dmitri Shostakovich
Petrus Herbert - spoken text
Ebonit Saxophone Quartet
Claron McFadden - voice

Challenge Classics

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


"QUEL LASCIVISSIMO CORNETTO..."
Virtuoso Solo Music for Cornetto
Bruce Dickey - cornetto
Tragicomedia
Stephen Stubbs - chitarrone, vihuela
Erin Headley - viola da gamba
Andrew Lawrence King - harp, organ

Accent

DOUBLE SEXTET (2007)*
2 X 5 (2008)**
Steve Reich
eighth blackbird*
Bang on a Can**

Nonesuch

EXSULTATE JUBILATE
Motets
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Emma Kirkby - soprano
Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir
Chorus & Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood - director

Florilegium Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre


Monday, April 10, 2017


ANCIENT VOICES
Vox Sacra: Various Sacred Works of the Middle Ages
Anonymous 4
Ensemble Organum
Sœur Marie Keyrouz


Harmonia Mundi

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

ELEMENTS
Fire - Earth - Water - Air (a mother-daughter-project)
Marthe Perl, Irish Traditional, Antonio Soler, Michel Farinel, Marin Marais, Tobias Hume, Richard Sumarte, John Dowland, Thomas Ford, Francis Poulenc
Hille Perl - viola da gamba
Marthe Perl - viola da gamba, treble viol

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Sunday, April 9, 2017


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

Saturday, April 8, 2017


QUATUOR POUR LA FIN DU TEMPS
(Quartet for the End of Time)
Olivier Messiaen
Trio Wanderer
with Pascal Moraguès - clarinette

Harmonia Mundi

SORROW
A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki - Colin Stetson
Matt Bauder - saxophone
Dan Bennett - saxophone
Ryan Ferreira - guitar
Rebecca Foon - cello
Greg Fox - drums
Shahzad Ismaily - synthesizer
Grey McMurray - guitar
Sarah Neufeld - violin
Colin Stetson - arranger, saxophone
Megan Stetson - vocals
Gyða Valtýsdóttir - cello
Justin Walter - keyboards, EVI

52Hz

Friday, April 7, 2017


NOVEMBER
John Abercrombie - guitar
Marc Johnson - double bass
Peter Erskine - drums
John Surman - saxophone and clarinet

ECM

IKOS
Arvo Pärt - Henryk Górecki - John Tavener - Anonymous Gregorian Antiphons
Choir Of King's College, Cambridge
David Goode - organ scholar
Stuart Tibbs, Guy Johnson - cantors
Stephen Cleobury - conductor

EMI

Thursday, April 6, 2017


GOOSTLY PSALMES
Anglo-American Psalmody 1550-1800
His Majestie's Clerkes
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi

BATTAGLIE E LAMENTI
16th & 17th Century Venetian Compositions
Hespèrion XX
Montserrat Figueras - soprano
Graham Pushee - countertenor
Harry van der Kamp - bass
Ton Koopman - organ, harpsichord
Bruce Dickey - cornett
Jordi Savall - bass viol, director

Archiv Produktion

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


MUSICKE OF SUNDRIE KINDES
A Four Disc Introduction to Renaissance Secular Music, 1480-1620
Josquin, Lasso, Marenzio, Obrecht, Isaac, Sermisy, Janequin, Gesualdo, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Gibbons and their lesser known contemporaries 
The Consort of Musicke
Anthony Rooley - director

Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre - Decca

6 CONCERTI GROSSI OP. 3
George Frideric Handel
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock - conductor

Philips

MARTIN LUTHER UND DIE MUSIK
Johann Walter, Josquin Desprez, Caspar Othmayr, Lucas Osiander, Arnold Von Bruck, Michael Praetorius, Ludwig Sennfl, Sixt Dietrich, Heinrich Scheidemann, Johann Schein, Samuel Scheidt, Melchior Franck, Leonhard Lechner
Weiner Motettenchor
Musica Antiqua Wien
Bernhard Klebel - director

Christophous

Monday, April 3, 2017


CARE-CHARMING SLEEP
Songs and Madrigals by:  
John Dowland, Robert Johnson, Giovanni Felice Sances, John Wilbye, Cherubino Busatti, Benedetto Ferrari, Cipriano da Rore
The Dowland Project
John Potter - tenor, direction
Barry Guy - double-bass
Maya Homburger - baroque violin
Stephen Stubbs - baroque guitar, chitarrone
John Surman - bass clarinet, soprano saxophone

ECM New Series

CATALOGUE D'OISEAUX
Olivier Messiaen
Martin Zehn - piano

Arte Nova

VOICE OF THE BLOOD
Hildegard von Bingen
Sequentia
Barbara Thornton - director

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

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

Harmonia Mundi

FANTASIA ON A THEME BY THOMAS TALLIS
Ralph Vaughan Williams
GYMNOPÉDIES Nos. 1 AND 3
Eric Satie
ADAGIO FOR STRINGS
Samuel Barber
PAVANE
Gabriel Fauré
IRISH TUNE FROM COUNTY DERRY
Percy Grainger
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin - conductor

Telarc

REQUIEM  
Jean Gilles
Patrick Mason - baritone, Anne Azema - soprano, Jean Nirouët - countertenor, William Hite - tenor
Ensemble de Tambours Provencaux
Boston Camerata
Aix-en-Provence Festival Choir

Joel Cohen - director

Apex - Erato

Sunday, April 2, 2017


MISSA PRO DEFUNCTIS
Portuguese Requiem Masses
Duarte Lôbo - Manuel Cardoso
Schola Cantorum of Oxford
Jeremy Summerly - director

Naxos

SANTIAGO DE MURCIA
Codex No.4
Mexico, C. 1730
Ensemble Kapsberger
Rolf Lislevand - lute, director

Naïve

LA BELLE HOMICIDE
Manuscrit Barbe
Charles Bocquet, Nicolas Dubut, Jacques Gallot, Denis Gaultier, Charles Mouton
Rolf Lisleland - 11-course baroque lute

Astrée

Saturday, April 1, 2017




SPEAK OF THE DEVIL
John Abercrombie Trio

ECM

AT CARNEGIE HALL
Thelonious Monk Quartet
with John Coltrane

Blue Note



MUSIC FOR QUEEN MARY
A Celebration of the Life and Death of Queen Mary
Henry Purcell and others
Westminster Abbey Choir
New London Consort
Emma Kirkby - soprano
Michael Chance - countertenor
Martin Neary - conductor

Sony Classical

BECOME OCEAN
John Luther Adams
Seattle Symphony
Ludovic Morlot - conductor

Cantaloupe Music

NEW YORK COUNTERPOINT
EIGHT LINES
FOUR ORGANS
Steve Reich
Bang On A Can

Nonesuch