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Madrigali per Laura Peperara Luzzasco LUZZASCHI (1545-1607) Jaches WERT (1535-1596) Lodovico AGOSTINI (1534-1590) Paolo VIRCHI (1551-1610) Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643) Silvia Frigato, Miho Kamiya (sopranoS) Silvia Rambaldi (harpsichord) rec. 2009 TACTUS TC 530001 [61:24] [JW]

An imaginative release covering often little known ground

Melodies - Violin and Guitar Recital Yi Chen (violin), Lars Hannibal (guitar), rec. 2009 OUR RECORDINGS 6.220602 [62:08] [JW]

One for gentle, lyrical listening

Musique française des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles Jehan TITELOUZE (c.1553-1633) Jacques BOYVIN (c.1653-1706) François COUPERIN (1668-1733) Marc-Antoine CHARPENTIER (1643-1704) Jean-Marie LECLAIR (1697-1764) Jean-François LALLOUETTE (1651-1728) Benjamin Alard (organ), Thomas Van Essen (baritone), Marie Rouquié (violin), Julie Léonard (viola da gamba) rec. 2009 HORTUS 076 [51:53] [JQ]

The French baroque organ in various roles - good performances, but a questionable choice of repertoire

Oshtali Music For String Quartet - Chickasaw Student Composers Ethel rec. 2010 THUNDERBIRD ACD71258 [65:01] [RB]

A fascinating insight.

Pierre Monteux - Early Recordings Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Le Sacre de Printemps Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) La valse Piero COPPOLA (1888-1971) Interlude dramatique Emmanuel CHABRIER (1841-1894) Fête Polonaise Paris SO/Pierre Monteux rec. 1929-30 PRISTINE AUDIO PASC219 [62:27] [JQ]

Despite the sonic limitations all admirers of Le Maître and anyone interested in Le Sacre and its performing history will want to hear this disc.

In Nativitate Beatae Mariae Virginis - Plainchant from Norway Espen Aalberg, Lars Sitter (percussion) Schola Sanctae Sunnivae/Anne Kleivset rec. 2009 2L-069-SACD [44.00] [GH]

Spiritual, thoughtful and often moving

The Art of the Netherlands Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow rec. 1975 VIRGIN VERITAS 6284972 [61:20 + 71:21] [JW]

An essentially vocal set with a wealth of detail and committed performances.

Ivo Pogorelich Piano works by Chopin, Beethoven & Scriabin Ivo Pogorelich (piano) rec. 1987 UNITEL CLASSICA DVD 701308 [101:00] [JW]

Fluency, elegance and fiery commitment

Polish Songs by Chopin, Moniuszko, Karlowicz & Paderewski Olga Maroszek (alto); Elzbieta Tyszecka (piano) rec. 2009 ACTE PRÉALABLE AP0201 [41:54] [GF]

Songs that are well crafted, deeply serious and artful.

Polyphonic Dialogues Rodion SHCHEDRIN (b.1932) Polyphonic Pieces & Preludes, Preludes and Fugues Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Preludes and Fugues Joachim Kwetzinsky (pno), rec. 2009 2L63 [63:51] [DC]

A fascinating and effective juxtaposition.

Quan el sol se'n va a dormir Cor Sant Esteve de Vila-Seca/Xavier Pastrana rec. 2009 COLUMNA MUSICA 1CM0230 [41:56] [GPu]

Attractive, unfussy arrangements of Catalonian lullabies, well sung, though short on playing time

Roma 1670 Works by Stradella, Lonati, Mannelli, Corelli Ens Vocale e Strumentale Il Concerto d’Arianna rec. 2006 DYNAMIC CDS632 [60:11] [GPu]

Fascinating for its fine performances of interesting music and its value as a document of a particular musico-social world

William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Love’s Labour’s Lost OPUS ARTE OA1035D [166:00] [KM]

Not one of Shakespeare’s best, but still an admirable performance

Le Sommeil de l’ange – Basque music for txistu and organ Jesús Martin Moro (organ); Sergio Torices Roldán (txistu) rec. 2009 HORTUS 077 [59:25] [JS]

I look forward to hearing this instrument and player again in more music from this interesting tradition.

Stabat Mater - Motets to the Virgin Mary Philippe Jaroussky (alto) Ensemble Artaserse rec. 2005 VIRGIN CLASSICS 6939072 [71:31] [JV]

If you didn’t purchase this disc when it was first released, you now get a second chance. Don't miss it.

A Yiddish Winterreise - A Holocaust survivor's inner journey told through Yiddish song Mark Glanville (bass-baritone), Alexander Knapp (piano) rec. 2008 NAXOS 8.572256 [79:35] [JW]

The voice of rebuke and regret, the voice that embraces but must stifle self-pity. It is the voice that goes on.

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