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Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1, Piano Sonata D664
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501048   Format: CD
Jean-Claude Pennetier, piano; Régis Pasquier, violin; Roland Pidoux, cello
Franz Schubert: Piano Trio Op.99; Piano Sonata Op.120
The Trio, Op.99 is one of the great piano trios in music: behind the graceful façade we discern the doubts and the anguish of a Schubert no more than a few months before his death. The Andante un ...
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Mozart: Sonates d'Église / Charles Medlam, London Baroque
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501137   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: John Toll
Ensemble / Conductor: London Baroque / Medlam, Charles
These sonatas composed in chamber style for several instruments seem to have been imposed on the Church by Salzburg custom of the time. Following in his father's footsteps, W.A. Mozart composed 17...
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Desprez: Missa Pange Lingua / Ensemble Organum  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501239   Format: CD
Ensemble Organum,conducted by Marcel Pérès Ensemble Clément Janequin, conducted by Dominique Visse
Josquin Desprez: Missa Pange Lingua
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Schutz: Musikalische Exequien / Herreweghe  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501261   Format: CD
La Chapelle Royale, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien & Kleine geistliche Konzerte
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Gesualdo: Madrigals / William Christie  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501268   Format: CD
Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie
Gesualdo: Madrigals
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Bach: Cantatas Bwv 78, 198/ Philippe Herreweghe  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501270   Format: CD
Ingrid Schmithüsen, sopran; Charles Brett, counter-tenor; Howard Crook, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Philippe Herreweghe
Johann Sebastian Bach: Trauerode BWV 198, Cantata BWV 78 - Jesu, der du meine Seele
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Faure: Requiem (1893 Version) / Herreweghe  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501292   Format: CD
Agnès Mellon, soprano; Peter Kooy, baritone; Jean-Philippe Audoli, violin La Chapelle Royale Ensemble Musique Oblique Philippe Herreweghe
Fauré: Requiem (1893 version)
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Charpentier. Te Deum. Les Arts Florissants/Christie
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501298   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Ensemble / Conductor: Les Arts florissants / Christie, William
"Christie's lively, dramatic and committed approach shines through consistently...the overall effect is impressive, particularly in the Litanies; here a careful vocal blend allied to a quietly re...
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Byzantine Chant: Sister Marie Keyrouz
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501315   Format: CD
Sister Marie Keyrouz, voice Byzantine Chorale of St-Julien-le-Pauvre
Byzantine Chant
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Vivaldi: Sonata a tre "La Follia", etc / Banchini, Ensemble 415
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501366   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Ensemble / Conductor: Ensemble 415 / Banchini, Chiara
Among various instrumental works composed by Vivaldi, there are twenty-seven trio sonatas, most of them written for two violins - either with or without continuo. Twelve of these sonatas were publi...
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Janácek: Quatuors à Cordes / Melos String Quartet
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501380   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Leos Janácek
Ensemble / Conductor: Melos String Quartet Stuttgart / 
'Search within yourselves and be true'...or music as a witness to a rule of life: Janácek's only precept is perfectly illustrated in these two autobiographical masterpieces. The subject of the ...
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Falla: 7 Popular Spanish Songs / De Los Angeles  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501432   Format: CD
Victoria de los Angeles, mezzo-soprano; Lluís Vidal, harpsichord Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure, Josep Pons
Manuel De Falla: Siete Canciones populares españolas / Harpsichord Concerto / El gran teatro del mundo
Following in the footsteps of his teacher Felipe Pedrell, Manuel de Falla chose to set his music within the twin Spanish traditions of art and folk music. If the mark the culmination of his work on...
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Krenek: Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae / Creed  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501551   Format: CD
RIAS-Kammerchor, Marcus Creed
Ernst Krenek: Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae
When Ernst Krenek wrote these Lamentations in 1941, his music had been banned by the Nazi regime as 'degenerate art' and he was an exile in the United States, where he earned his living as a teac...
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Machaut: Messe De Notre Dame / Ensemble Organum
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501590   Format: CD
Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès
Machaut: Messe de Notre-Dame
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Brahms: Sacred Choral Music / Marcus Creed  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501591   Format: CD
RIAS Kammerchor, Marcus Creed
Johannes Brahms: Geistliche Chormusik
This disc features neglected gems by the master of late German Romanticism. Johannes Brahms is known for his Symphonies, Lieder, and Chamber Music, but on this recording, part of the Harmonia Mundi...
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Brahms: Requiem / Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501608   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Gerald Finley,  Christiane Oelze
Ensemble / Conductor: Champs-Élysées Orchestra /  (more)
"The singing of [Herreweghe's] combined choirs is a joy: finely schooled and immaculately balanced, yet with feeling in the tone." - BBC Music Magazine
"Hereweghe leads a deeply involved...
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Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas / Junghanel  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501629   Format: CD
Cantus Cölln, Konrad Junghänel
Dietrich Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas
Buxtehude's major contribution to mid-baroque German sacred music lay in the Abendmusiken, the evening concerts organized before Christmas by the organist of Lübeck outside the context of his off...
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Kantate / Andreas Scholl, Concerto di Viole, Basel Consort
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 901651   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Heinrich Schütz , Giovanni Rovetta , Johann Christoph Bach , Franz Tunder , Giovanni Legrenzi (more)
Performer: Markus Märkl,  Stephanie Pfister,  Jochem de la Rosée,  Andreas Scholl,  Karl-Ernst Schröder (more)
Ensemble / Conductor: Basel Consort /  (more)
The pieces on this recording demonstrate the consummate art with which the German composers reconciled the new ideas imported from Italy at the very beginning of the 17th century (the principle of ...
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Canta la Maddalena / Kiehr, Aymes, Concerto Soave
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 901698   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Giovanni B. Agneletti, Michelangelo Rossi , Girolamo Frescobaldi , Bonifazio Gratiani , Domenico Mazzocchi (more)
Performer: Maria Cristina Kiehr,  Jean-Marc Aymes,  Matthias Spaeter,  Mara Galassi
Ensemble / Conductor: Concerto Soave / Aymes, Jean-Marc
The heartrending words of the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah have at all times inspired a multitude of musical settings imprinted with a characteristic mixture of pain and hope. It would be w...
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Blow: Venus & Adonis / Jacobs  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501684   Format: CD
Rosemary Joshua, soprano; Gerald Finley, baritone; Robin Blaze, counter-tenor Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment René Jacobs
John Blow: Venus & Adonis
First performed before the court at Oxford in 1681, Venus and Adonis was presented as a "masque for the entertainment of the King" (Charles II). Like Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, it is in fact a t...
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Maria Cristina Kiehr: Canta La Maddalena
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501698   Format: CD
Maria Cristina Kiehr, soprano; Concerto Soave; Jean-Marc Aymes, director
Giovanni-Battista Agneletti: Gloria
Luigi Rossi: Pender non prima vide sopra vil tronco (Pianto della Maddalena)
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Dove, dove sparir, sonetto spir...
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C.P.E. Bach: Symphonies, Concertos / Alperman, Bruns, et al
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 901711   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Carl Philipp E. Bach
Performer: Peter Bruns,  Raphael Alpermann
Ensemble / Conductor: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin / 
At the end of the 18th century, the most famous member of the Bach family was not Johann Sebastian, but his son, Carl Philipp Emmanuel! This prominent representative of the school of German, and mo...
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Allessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas / Kiehr  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 501725   Format: CD
Maria Cristina Kiehr, Concerto Soave, Jean-Marc Aymes
Allessandro Scarlatti: Bella madre dei fiori, Cantatas
Whether it be in Palermo, where Alessandro Scarlatti was born, or in Rome, where he worked as a composer, the chamber cantata was inextricably linked with the aristocratic salons of the Italian pen...
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Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, etc / Fink, Vignoles
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 501753   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Robert Schumann
Performer: Bernarda Fink,  Roger Vignoles
'The value of Schumann's songs lies chiefly in their spiritual depth, and in this respect they belong with the greatest and most magnificent inexistence; indeed one can say, with regard to the fi...
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Alkan, Liszt: Cello Sonatas & Works  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501758   Format: CD
Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello; Pascal Amoyel, piano
Charles-Valentin Alkan: Cello Sonata Op. 47
Franz Liszt: La Lugubre Gondole & Works for cello and piano
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Arias for Farinelli /Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 901778   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Nicolo Porpora , Riccardo Broschi , Gerolamo Giacomelli , Baldassare Galuppi , Johann Adolf Hasse (more)
Performer: Vivica Genaux
Ensemble / Conductor: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin / Jacobs, René
Thanks to the cinema, Farinelli is now popularly seen as the archetype of Baroque vocal art. His timbre and technique were an inspiration to the composers of his time, and many opera arias bearing ...
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Schubert Trout Quintet Hummel Piano Quintet Wander  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501792   Format: CD
According to his friend Albert Stadler, Schubert's celebrated 'Trout' Quintet was based, at the request of the patron who commissioned it, on an earlier piece by Hummel for this unusual comb...
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Haydn: Piano Trios 39, 43-45 / Trio Wanderer  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 501968   Format: CD
Trio Wanderer
Joseph Haydn: Piano Trios No. 39, 43-45
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Purcell: Music for a While / Alfred Deller, Deller Consort
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 50249   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Henry Purcell
Performer: William Christie,  Alfred Deller,  Wieland Kuijken,  Roderick Skeaping,  Robert Elliott (more)
Alfred Deller tirelessly promoted his core repertoire of Elizabethan lute songs and Purcell throughout his career. This recital anthology was recorded at Provence only three months before Deller's...
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Handel: Water Music / Mcgegan  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 507010   Format: CD
In 1715, King George I organised an entertainment on the Thames for his court. It was for this occasion that Handel composed the Water Musick, now his most popular work. This musical representation...
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Kapsberger: Lute Works - "Il Tedesco della Tiorba" / Paul O'Dette
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 507020   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Giovanni Kapsberger
Performer: Paul O'Dette
This is superb music, melodious, with just enough counterpoint, harmoincally and rhythmically cogent, nicely spiced with runs and trills, wonderfully apt for the instrument. O’Dette, for my money...
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Miracles of Compostela - Codex Calixtinus / Anonymous 4
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 507156   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Anonymous
Performer: Ruth Cunningham,  Marsha Genensky,  Susan Hellauer,  Johanna Rose
Ensemble / Conductor: Anonymous 4 / 
Since the late twelfth century, the Cathedral of Santiago in Campostela has possessed a manuscript entitled Jacobus (or Codex Calixtinus). How it found its way to Compostela is not known for certai...
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Elgar: Orchestral Works / Paul Goodwin  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 507258   Format: CD
Julie Price, bassoon; Osian Ellis, harpe; William Bennett, flûte with the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Paul Goodwin
Edward Elgar: Orchestral Works - Nursery Suite / Dream Children / Serenade / Romance
Paul Goodwin brings fresh insight and a spirit of renewal to this lyrical program of Elgar rarities, in which the composer recaptures happy memories of his youth. "Paul Goodwin conducts ...
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Petrucci: Harmonice Musices Odhecaton / Fretwork  
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 507291   Format: CD
Various Composers: Ottaviano Dei Petrucci Harmonic Musices Odhecaton Fretwork
The year 1501 saw the issue of the very first polyphonic score ever printed, the Harmonice Musices Odhecaton ['offering in 100 songs&apos']. This anthology permitted the diffusion of the works of...
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Orthodox Chant / Hillier, Estonian Philharmonic Choir
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi hmGold   Catalogue: 507318   Number of Discs: 1   Format: CD
Composer: Dimitri Bortniansky , Giuseppe Sarti , Anonymous, Baldassare Galuppi , Nikolai Diletsky (more)
Performer: Vladimir Miller,  Uku Joller,  Risto Joost,  Tiit Kogermann,  Toomas Tohert (more)
Ensemble / Conductor: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Hillier, Paul
For their second recording together, Paul Hillier leads the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a selection of deeply moving sacred choral masterworks from the Slavic tradition of "Divine worsh...
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Biber: Missa Christi Resurgentis / Andrew Manze  
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 507397   Format: CD
This mass was written for Salzburg Cathedral, a jewel of the German Baroque. The work vied in refinement with the edifice itself, and was intended to immortalise the nobility and power of the princ...
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