• 5-CD set: Organ Concertos
    REVIEW 11.03.14

    CD: Organ Concertos

    Organ Concertos Compilation CD of Varied Artists and Performances Capriccio, C7172 The corralling of so many organ recordings on these five CDs from Capriccio – part of Naxos – guarantees there is something for everyone. [...]

  • Handel: Trio Sonatas, Opus 2
    REVIEW 11.03.14

    CD: Handel Trio Sonatas, Opus 2

    Handel: Trio Sonatas, Opus 2 The Brook Street Band Avie Records, AV2282 Tatty Theo’s magnificent Brook Street Band has whipped up a delicious recording of Handel’s six trio sonatas, Op.2, with a bonus track, the [...]

  • Untitled
    REVIEW 12.12.13

    Performance: The Hilliard Ensemble’s 40th Birthday Party

    11 December 2013 – Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013 Trust the Hilliard Ensemble to organise their fortieth anniversary concert on a date of numerological significance; I’m sure Josquin and his contemporaries would have appreciated the [...]

  • Credit Eric Richmond
    REVIEW 29.11.13

    Conference: Gesualdo 400th anniversary

    The University of York has held a conference to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of the Renaissance composer Don Carlo Gesualdo. In a wide-ranging weekend of events – from a forensic analysis of [...]

  • Vivaldi Cantone in Utica
    REVIEW 06.11.13

    CD: Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (1737)

    Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (1737) Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (d) Naïve OP30545 This newest offering from Alan Curtis and his Complesso Barocco is the exquisite marriage of an outstanding performance with a crisp recording [...]

  • Telemann
    REVIEW 05.11.13

    CD: Georg Philipp Telemann: Klingende Geographie

    Telemann: Klingende Geographie Musica Fiorita, Daniela Dolci (conductor) Pan Classics PC10291 This delightful disc contains the little-known suite of character dances assembled in 1959 by Adolf Hoffmann from various instrumental works by Telemann as a counterpart [...]

  • New York
    REVIEW 04.11.13

    CD: Times Go By Turns

    Times Go By Turns New York Polyphony BIS: BIS2037 Three settings of the mass from fifteenth-century England interspersed with two modern motets and a Kyrie make for a superb programme from New York Polyphony. The [...]